About St. Croix
Nicknamed “the big island” or “Twin Cities,” St. Croix is the territory’s largest island, consisting of 84 square miles and a population of 53,234. The island is 28 miles long and 7 miles wide. The topography is considered flatter in comparison to the other Virgins, but does have its share of majestic mountains.
St. Croix is not overdeveloped or flooded with cruise ships on a daily basis, resulting in an easy pace. Little to no traffic, easily traversed roads, and not much stress.
St. Croix’s landscape is diversified, from lush mountain rainforest and white sandy beaches in the west to more arid areas with cactus popping up in the east.
The south shore is sparsely populated, having served primarily as old plantations and cattle farms. To the west of the farmlands is an area of industry where the Hovensa oil refinery and Diageo and Cruzan Rum distilleries are situated. A brand new Home Depot will soon open its doors, and is located close to the airport.
The “North Shore” is reminiscent of vistas much like those in Hawaii. With very lush mountains and world famous dive spots, the winding drive along the sea is like a mini Big Sur.