Have you been vacationing in the Caribbean and dreaming of owning your own home and enjoying living a Caribbean lifestyle year round? Then buying a piece of paradise in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands may be the solution for you. St. Croix is a U.S. Territory and is protected by the laws of the United States of America. It is the largest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, and has many vacation activities to explore. You can enjoy all kinds of water sports from snorkeling and wind surfing to world class scuba diving, sailing, and deep sea fishing, You can explore eco-tourism, with kayak tours of Salt River Bay National Park and Ecological Preserve. Or go shopping in the historical towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted, and while there take a walking tour and learn more about the historical buildings located in both towns. World class golf is available at the Carambola Golf and Country Club, and fine dining available at the many restaurants on St. Croix.
If you buy property for sale on St. Croix, then you'll be living in a place where you could pick a different water sport for each day of the week. Although the island is the largest of the U. S. Virgin Islands, the beaches are only minutes away. If you have your own boat, you're on nobody's time table but your own. However, you can also charter a boat for a day trip to the Buck Island Reef National Monument, the only underwater National Monument in the National Park Service. There you can snorkel the underwater trail, or scuba dive and enjoy this gem of the Caribbean.
If you're into scuba diving, St. Croix is one of the best in the Caribbean. You can do reef diving, wreck diving and wall diving. St. Croix is not a volcanic island, it's an island that was formed by plates pushing upwards. We have a small ledge surrounding the island and then it drops 1,000 to over 2,000 feet. St. Croix is known for its "Wall" diving and has the second largest barrier reef in the Caribbean. The "Wall" runs for about seven miles parallel to St. Croix's North Shore, and there are 20 or more dive sites located within one mile in either direction. At Cane Bay, the Wall is less than 100 yards off shore and starts at 30-40ft and drops to 3,200 ft. You can see coral gardens of both soft and hard coral, and the sea is just teeming with all kinds of tropical fish and aquatic life. 19Th Century anchors and large deep water sea life can be found along the Wall. It's truly a scuba diver's dream.
If you're interested in the history of St. Croix, you might want to take a guided kayak tour of Salt River National Park. That's where Columbus landed in 1493, before being driven away by the Carib Indians.
If architecture is more interesting, you can visit Whim Greathouse Museum, a restored plantation house when sugar was king. Whim was a working plantation and in 1743 William Payne was the first recorded owner. However, in 1793 Christopher McEvoy was the owner to build the greathouse seen today. Through many more years and owners the property waxed and waned, and in 1954 St. Croix Museum Inc took over restored the property. It took them 71/2 years and on March 18, 1962 the Whim Greathouse was opened to the public. There are also many historical buildings in the towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted. and walking tours are available at certain times.
If golf is your passion, then St. Croix is the place to play. Carambola Golf and Country Club offers a world class championship 18 hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The Buccaneer Hotel also has an 18 hole golf course over looking the sea, and there is a 9 hole golf course located at the Reef Condominiums.
As you can see, if you buy property in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands, you can live your Caribbean dreams. Whether your dreams are of sailing the warm waters, scuba diving, pursuing historical interests, playing golf on a championship course, shopping or fine dining, or just basking in the warm sun, your dreams can come true living on St. Croix.