The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix has a palpable Caribbean vibe with rainforests, top-notch fishing and rum distilleries. Attractions are peppered throughout the island -- consider renting a car, cross-island taxis are pricey -- and touristy beach resorts are few. The north shore boasts miles of secluded coastline, like Cane Bay, while Christiansted and Frederiksted have a positively European appeal.
Orbitz can help you plan the perfect trip with these St. Croix travel tips. Explore historic forts, snorkel in secret reefs, and sip local rum on a relaxing St. Croix vacation.
A popular day trip from Christiansted, this boat-accessible national monument features shallow corals and an underwater trail for snorkelers.
Head to the remote north side of the island to discover a great beach bar and fringing reef wall with some of the region's best scuba diving.
The Danish fort and houses, built along the Christiansted waterfront in the 1700s, offer windows onto colonial island life with ranger- or self-guided tours.
Come for tastings and tours at this local rum distillery. See how rum is made, including historic old windmills and barrels.
The only casino in the Virgin Islands is part of an all-inclusive resort with games, three golf courses and a romantic beach on the secluded east end of St. Croix.
Explore the island's sugar-plantation past at this restored estate, complete with cane fields, windmill and guides in period dress.
Scuba divers, bring an underwater camera -- you'll find seahorses, bat fish, mantis shrimp, eels and rare sea creatures.
Be the first to see the sunrise: this remote, arid shore is the easternmost point in the U.S. Afterward, take a short hike to Isaac's Bay beach.
Explore rich mangroves, reef ecosystems and archeological sites -- Columbus himself landed here in 1493.
Head to the sugar-white sands at Sandy Point beach on the weekends -- the sea turtle refuge is off-limits during the week -- for perfect swimming and sunbathing. Spy hundreds of birds including pelicans and black-necked stilt.