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Wonderful Caribbean Island

Since 1917, when paradise was first called American, St. Croix has presented its idyllic landscape to many a modern explorer. Today, with tourism St. Croix's largest industry, people still arrive here looking for spices. They find them, too in our local restaurants, bars, and shops. While sugarmills still grace our hills, they now stand as picturesque ruins for neo-explorers to discover. Yes, people still arrive at our shores dreaming of treasure, and they find it whether in the exotic bounty at our local stands, in a dessert prepared by a celebrated chef, or in the ready Crucian smile.

St. Croix's culture leaves you no choice but to celebrate it. It's almost impossible not to smile as you savor a slice of anything smothered in mango salsa, or sip a Calypso Daiquiri created with Cruzan Rum. Check out a Harbour Night, a Jump Up, or a night of culture at Hotel on the Cay. You'll find yourself dancing in the sand or the street.

Take a journey into the past at the Whim Museum or at some hidden, haunting ruins of an old plantation. Learn about how St. Croix came to be what it is today by exploring the St. Croix Heritage Trail. You will look around with a renewed appreciation for Island culture! You can find it in the streets, in the hills, and in the water. While you're talking with one of our captains about the sea, we suggest you excuse yourself for a moment to peer at your own reflection in the pristine water. You'll be sure to catch yourself smiling!

Harbour Nights - Making the most of a warm tropical night along the beautiful and historic Frederiksted waterfront, St. Croix's Harbour Nights are not to be missed. Local residents show off their talents with offerings of dance, music, culture, food, and arts & crafts ranging from inexpensive souvenirs to the most beautiful and unique gifts. It is a night for Frederiksted to come alive - shops stay open late and merchants share the street with a mix of locals and welcome visitors from cruise ships and hotels who can dance the starry night away with mocko jumbies (on stilts)! This cultural festival is on alternating Wednesdays year-round, so you're likely to overlap with the fun.

Jump Up - Many inbound island visitors plan their vacations to coincide with a Jump Up - family oriented, safe, fun block party style events. The streets are closed off to traffic so that the mocko jumbies can roam through the streets. Youth & calypso bands sprinkle the town, restaurants and businesses stay open late offering great specials. Visitors can enter drawings to win prizes.

La Grange Marketplace - Still in its infancy, La Grange is striving to be a cultural center and marketplace where visitors can go for entertainment, theatre, shopping, local food & drinks. Its offerings appeal to everyone in the family, and so does the location. Less than one mile from the Frederiksted Pier (where cruise ships dock), there is a free shuttle service to & from the pier every 20 minutes. Set amid scenic ruins in the peaceful countryside, don't miss the chance to watch La Grange grow into its name - a cultural center for St. Croix.

Cruzan Rum Distillery - Using only the purest natural ingredients and processes, Cruzan Rum has for over 300 years made this best-selling rum at its distillery on St. Croix. For a small fee, guests can have a guided tour of the distillery and see first-hand how rum is made. Tours conclude with complimentary rum drinks at the Pavilion Gift Shop.

Everyone here on St. Croix knows that life's a beach. The question is, what kind of beach do you want your life to be? Better yet, what kind of beach do you want your life to be today? With so many beaches to choose from, at least one a day might indeed be the way to go!

Sunday, your life could be a secluded beach you hike to over rocks and hills on the east end. Monday, if it's time for a lifestyle change, you could ferry over to Hotel on the Cay to swim and sip frosty drinks in your lounge chair watching sailboats pass through your view of colorful Christiansted. Tuesday, feeling spontaneous? Take a long drive along a shore road, and pull off with your partner where the mood strikes you, to lay a blanket or search for shells. Wednesday: Celebrate at Carambola, where body surfing beckons. Thursday, check out the waves at Judith Fancy. Ah, Friday and still so many beaches to choose from Shoys, Cane Bay, Rainbow, Coakley, Divi, Grapetree the possibilities seem endless.

Just be sure to save Saturday (or change your flight and try Sunday) for Sandy Point, which opens for life forms other than turtles on weekends. There's beach life at night, too join the biggest beach party on St. Croix every month at Cane Bay's Full Moon Party. If you can't make it to all our beaches, remember you can always come back!

Cottages By The Sea - All cottages are situated a few feet from one of the Caribbean's most lovely white coral sand beaches. Large community beach patios are used by guests for sunning, lounging and outdoor grilling. They are also a favorite gathering place to await the spectacular sunsets and catch a glimpse of the elusive "green flash". The grounds are lush with tropical trees and flowering shrubs, and during much of the year you can pick a fresh lime for your favorite cold drink.

Frederiksted Hotel - Experience the essence of the Caribbean in this unique waterfront 40 room hotel set in the colorful downtown historic district of Frederiksted. Appreciate the old world Danish architecture, a professional or amateur photographer’s dream. We are a modern, practical, family owned small inn with personality. Enjoy warm, respectful Caribbean hospitality. Over 80% of the hotel's guests are repeat guests!

Pink Fancy Hotel - Pink Fancy Hotel is a small historic inn located in downtown Christiansted. It's new owners have completely and meticulously restored and refurbished the complex, which is comprised of four buildings that once served as a townhouse, a private club, and then as a hotel in 1948. Not only is it immaculately clean, it has been enhanced by gardens featuring unusual tropical plants and a beautiful fountain, bringing to life the old foundation walls and spirit of the Caribbean. The property is designated as a National Historic Trust, but the beauty of this charming inn goes one step further with the antique 4-poster beds and furnishings in every room.

Tamarind Reef Hotel - For a Caribbean vacation the way it should be, consider Tamarind Reef Hotel. Tamarind Reef Hotel is a truly relaxing place. Nestled on its own stretch of beach on St. Croix’s East End, it features 46 oceanfront rooms with all the latest amenities. A daily Continental breakfast is included with the room and is served poolside. All snorkeling equipment is provided as well as ocean kayaks for exploring nearby Green Cay. For informal dining, the Deep End Bar is the perfect spot for sandwiches, hamburgers, salads, etc. The Galleon Restaurant in Green Cay Marina next door provides fine dining at its best. Conference facilities are among the best on the island with two meeting rooms and all the latest equipment. Catering is available for small to large parties. Completing the facilities are a gift shop and four-lighted tennis courts.

Dorado Inn - Newly renovated quaint hotel, conveniently located in downtown historic Christiansted. Reasonable rates, featuring Spanish and West Indian Cuisine. We specialize in steak and seafood in a friendly home atmosphere, minutes from the beach. Locally owned. Come for drinks or dinner, or spend your vacation with us.

Kronegade Inn - Situated at the edge of Christiansted's historic district, the Kronegade Inn offers economy lodging with the convenience of a downtown location. All rooms include a kitchen, living room, A/C and telephone service. Personal service is our specialty - call us for rates and availability.

Cormorant Beach Hotel - Our love of Hospitality and St. Croix inspired us to acquire the Cormorant Beach Club & Hotel and offer it to you. From the private balcony of all of our guest rooms, enjoy a turquoise ocean view; step out your door and onto the palm studded white sand beach or into the beach side fresh water pool. Play tennis, snorkel or just doze in a hammock. With our on-premises restaurant, you can enjoy an elegant lunch or seaside dinner.

Divi Carina Bay Resort Vacation Club - Divi Carina Bay Resort offers 20 beautifully appointed oceanview villas. Clustered on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, each villa includes the resort's comfortable European-inspired decor, as well as an endless list of amenities-private oceanfront balcony, entertainment unit, air conditioning, plush bathrobe, logoed towels, hairdryer, scented bath accessories, and a master bath with whirlpool tub and private shower. In addition to a private bedroom with either a queen or king size bed, upper villas include one queen size sleeper sofa, while lower villas feature both queen and twin size sleeper sofas. Guests will also find a full kitchen complete with refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker, cookware, and dishes en each of the villas. Call or stop by to view the luxurious villas and learn how to secure one for your next vacation. When you enjoy a private showing of the Divi Carina Bay Resort's new vacation villas, you'll receive a voucher for free play in the casino. Certain restrictions and qualifications apply.

Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino - Situated among sweeping palms, brilliant aquamarine water and sugar-white beaches, Divi Carina Bay Resort offers 130 oceanfront rooms, including two one-bedroom suites and five handicapped-accessible, plus 20 oceanview villas. Each room has been designed for comfort and ease, with either two queen beds or one king size bed with queen size sleeper sofa. Amenities include a private oceanview patio or balcony, mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, wet bar and bar ware, air conditioning, telephone with data port and voice mail system, alarm clock radio, in-room safe, sitting area and private bath and shower with plush bathrobe, hairdryer, and logoed towels. At Divi, you'll find as many activities as amenities. Play tennis on lighted Har-Tru courts, relax by one of the resort's pools or Jacuzzis, enjoy a visit to the spa, fitness room and full-service beauty salon or go kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing right off Divi's 1000 foot beach. Golf, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding are just minutes away.