Caribbean Tourism

St Croix

At the east of the island, St Croix is rocky and arid terrain, the west is higher, wetter and forested. Columbus thought that St Croix looked like a lush garden when he first saw it during his second voyage in 1493. He landed at Salt River on the north coast, which has now been approved as a national park encompassing the landing site as well as the rich underwater Salt River drop off and canyon.


It had been cultivated by the Carib Indians, who called it Ay-Ay, and the land still lies green and fertile between the rolling hills. St Croix is the largest of the group with 84 square miles, lying 40 miles south of St Thomas. The name is pronounced to rhyme with ‘boy’. People born on the island are called Crucians, while North Americans who move there are known as Continentals.


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St John

St John is covered with steep hills and is hot. The roads are steep and rocky and require four-wheel drive to get to many places. A drive...

Charlotte Amalie

The harbour at Charlotte Amalie capital of St Thomas and also of the entire USVI, still bustles with colour and excitement, although the...

Christiansted

The old town square and waterfront area of Christiansted, the old Danish capital, still retain the colourful character of the early days....

Before Travelling

Climate The climate in the Virgin Islands is very pleasant, with the trade winds keeping the humidity down. The average temperature varies...

Communication

Telephone Services Local telephone calls within the USVI from coin-operated phones are US$0.25 for each five minutes. Privately owned...

Tourist Information

Embassies & Consulates St Thomas: Danish, T7741780. Dominican Republic, T7752640. Dutch, T7760656. Finnish, T7766666. French, T7744663...

St Thomas

St Thomas rises out of the sea to a range of hills that runs down its spine. The highest peak, Crown Mountain, is 1,550ft. On St Peter...