St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands. It is also the least visited, being some 70 km from its side-by-side sister islands of St. Thomas and St. John. As you’d expect, St. Croix is quieter, less developed and less tourist-centric than the others.
Its main attractions are natural ones, including beautiful beaches, lush green hills and numerous great snorkelling and dive sites. St. Croix also has a fascinating history, including spells under French and, more tellingly, Danish rule. The latter is reflected in the architecture of the two mains towns: Frederiksted and Christiansted.
Photo: Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted is a reminder of St. Croix’s Danish heritage.