St Croix Information and Points of Interest

The gorgeous island of St Croix is the ideal getaway for a holiday and when you're looking for a summer heaven. The attractive white golden beaches, clear blue seas and beautiful year round weather are only some of the explanations that so many people are choosing to purchase Fractional Real Estate in St Croix.

History of St Croix

The history of St Croix dates back long before Christopher Columbus arrived on the island, and it is known that the first man to live on the island did so in around 2500BC, with several other pre-ceramic tribes following on until the Tainos and Arawak tribes arrived in 650AD and the Caribs arrival in AD1425. Christopher Columbus arrived in 1493 and proceeded to send a crew ahead of him to search for freshwater, this crew was confronted by the Caribs resulting in fatalities on both sides. Seven flags have flown over St Croix including: Spain, England, Holland, France, the Knights of Malta, Denmark and the US. The longest ruling was by the Dutch and today this can be seen clearly on the island.

Things to do on St Croix

When you think of St Croix the first thing that may spring to mind is the beautiful white sandy beaches, perfect for relaxation. There is more to this beautiful island than the beaches, if you are interested in a bit of adventure, there are plenty of water sports available with scuba diving and snorkeling being the most popular. For those who want to explore the island while staying in one of the many beautiful vacation rentals there are many tours for cycling, hiking and horse riding, these are perfect for seeing all the beautiful views that you would not usually get to see on organized tours. There are several interesting historical attractions which are well worth a visit while you are staying on the island, such as Apothecary museum, Salt River and Columbus Landing among others.

Shopping in St Croix

Shopping in St Croix is a sightseeing experience in its own right, with the little quaint boutique shops built in historic buildings and made from cut coral, molasses mortar and Danish bricks. You can shop for a wide range of items in St Croix including, duty free goods, jewelry, beautiful designer and local clothing, locals crafts and souvenirs. Christiansted is a popular shopping area with plenty of shops and cafes and also the opportunity to visit historical buildings such as Fort Christiansvaern and the Scale House.

Dining & Nightlife on St Croix

Dining out when you are staying in a villa in St Croix is guaranteed to be a brilliant experience with some of the best restaurants in the whole Caribbean serving delicious traditional dishes including Lime and Coconut Ceviche, Callaloo and Johnnycake among many others. It is possible to find any type of cuisine on the island from traditional Caribbean cuisine to international fast food restaurants. When it comes to nightlife in St Croix, you will be spoiled for choice with live music bars, casinos and beautiful relaxing beach bars for quiet drinks in the moonlight. You will always be able to find a local musician on every corner entertaining the crowds at one of the local hotspots. If you are feeling lucky the casino is a great night out with Las Vegas style gaming and a Caribbean care free spirit.

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