To visit St. Croix there is good news for US citizens- no passport required! In 1917 the United States purchased islands from the Danish government for military reasons. Before the US bought the islands they were well known for their agricultural based economy which lasted until the 1950s, when tourism became the leading industry. St. Croix is the largest of the three US Virgin islands, and the one with the best diving. The landscape is very diverse and can range from mountains, to rainforest to fertile coastal plains. Some of the activities that you may enjoy while visiting are rum making, shopping, exploring 18th-century forts or diving in the crystal clear waters. The Wall is the most famous dive site, you can either access it by boat or shore diving located just off of Cane Bay Beach. Once underwater you may encounter sea turtles, blue tang, spiny Caribbean lobster, seahorses, pufferfish and reef sharks, among many other species of fish and coral. Nowhere else in the Caribbean can you dive a wreck, wall, pier and reef all in one day making St. Croix the perfect vacation spot!
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Cane Bay Dive Shop (DI)
“Come as a customer, leave as a friend.” Cane Bay Dive Shop’s mission is to share passion and enthusiasm for all levels of scuba diving through extensive training, instruction and certification. Their purpose is to inspire, mentor and develop new divers, and encourage certified divers to remain active.
Sand Castle on the Beach
Along a palm tree–lined beach facing the Caribbean Sea, this laid-back hotel is a 21-minute walk from an art gallery, a museum and a waterfront park at Fort Frederik. It's 6 km from Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge and 12 km from Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. Accommodations range from simple rooms and studios with private bathrooms, to airy 1- and 2-bedroom villas offering separate living rooms, kitchens and furnished terraces. All have Wi-Fi access and TVs, plus safes, minifridges and coffeemakers.
The Fred, named after King Frederik V of Denmark (also the namesake for the town of Frederiksted where the property is located) is a brand new beachfront, boutique resort, spa, restaurant, bar AND a gift shop all wrapped up in a tiny little jewel box! It’s the only beach front resort that’s also located in town and the first new hotel to open on St. Croix since 1986. St. Croix is well known as the culinary island AND the most historically significant island in the Caribbean. The Fred is a magnificent collection of 6 beautifully renovated and preserved historic structures, each with its own unique personality and story. Guests can "lime" on the beach or lounge next to one of the two salt water pools, swim or walk to the pier, or stroll to downtown Frederiksted. Enjoy a fruity cocktail by the bar and take in another breathtaking sunset while enjoying a meal in the barefoot chic restaurant.
The Palms at Pelican Cove
This relaxing Adult Only Beachfront Resort has 40 beach front guest rooms that are perched at the ocean in two freestanding buildings designed with comfort and privacy in mind. Each and every guest room has its own separate patio or balcony, complete with a sea breeze and infinite view of the sea or garden. A Boutique Adult Only St. Croix hotel with an 8 acre stretch of white sandy beach, great snorkeling, kayaking, large swimming pool, award-winning Restaurant that offers Daily Chef Specials in addition to our Tasty Menu, The Palms at Pelican Cove's lively Beach Bar has Handcrafted Specialty Drinks, Cold Beer, and Wine. On site weekly activities like Live Music, Fire Dancing, Magic, Bingo, Trivia. The resort also has satellite TV and Internet.