If you buy property in the U.S. Virgin Islands, you will see that because St. Croix is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, you have many more choices of properties. Also, the island isn't as commercialized and you'll enjoy a casual laid back life style when participating in as many of the wonderful activities, that may interest you.
St. Croix is the largest of the U. S. Virgin Islands, and has a varied topography, from high hills 600 to 800 ft high, rolling hills and valleys, and beaches both rocky and sandy. If you buy property at the higher elevations, you seem to be viewing the island from an airplane, seeing the whole picture of hills, valleys and the ocean. If you buy property on a rolling hill or in a valley, you're surrounded by the lush vegetation and views of blue sky and rolling green hills. If you buy property on the beach, your view is of the ocean with waves crashing or rolling onto rocky shores or lapping at a sandy beach.
Not only is the topography varied, but the micro climates of the different areas are too. The East End of St. Croix has less rainfall, so cactus and thorn trees grow wild. You can have beautiful tropical plants with drip irrigation and gray water cisterns as a source for water. Also, you won't have the challenges of mold on your plants and deck furniture. The West End receives more rain, you will still have a cistern, but you may have challenges with mold. Just make sure to plant the right plants that will take more moisture and leave plenty of air space for breezes to flow through and around your home. No matter what property you choose, the views are spectacular.
The island of St. Croix is not as commercialized as some of the others and doesn't rely only on cruise ship passengers that just stay for the day. Many people come for a one to two week vacation and end up buying property on St. Croix. The style of living is casual and laid back, although there are still many occasions to "dress-up". The casualness is due to the climate, and relaxed outdoor dinning is popular, especially near the many beach restaurants.
You can participate in the many activities that St. Croix has to offer. St. Croix has world class Golf, and world class diving off it's North Shore. Or you can just swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters off of its many beaches. If you like to garden, there are many associations that can help you learn about tropical plants. The Agriculture Extension Service of the University of the V.I., the Orchid Society, The St. Croix Botanical Gardens, the Hybiscus Society, and the Bonsai Society-- just to name a few.
There are many reasons to buy property on St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. The largest of the American Virgin Islands offers you many different kinds of properties, many different micro-climates, and many different activities to participate and be involved, while enjoying a casual and laid-back life style.