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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A St. Croix Vacation

Part of the Caribbean jewel that is the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix makes a tropical adventure unlike anywhere else you can imagine. With its world-class recreational activities and beautiful beaches, all seeking a place to unwind and relax and enjoy the boundless beauty you will find a home in St. Croix was just what they need. Make your way to St. Croix for your next vacation getaway and soak in warm weather and abundant indoor and outdoor activities this beautiful island has to offer.

As the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix certainly has a lot of terrain to explore and experience. Dense forests make up a large part of the land, and although most vibrant rainforests are privately owned, you can head over to the west side of the island to enter a couple of acres of public land. Soak in the air that wafts the aroma of fruit with a light, listening to the sounds of the mountain doves overhead, and stroll along the trials as you see Tibet and mahogany trees. Before you are ready to move on, however, be sure to keep the sculpture from one of the local artists who work with trees so you can have a unique and thoughtful souvenir.

tour the whole island is a great way to start your holiday, so you can get a feel for the background and rich history that surrounds you. You can find the standing sugar mills, with their massive towers and factory chimneys, which are sugar and rum history that shaped the life and land on the island since the arrival of Christopher Columbus. To learn more about the history, head over to St. George Village Botanical Garden, which contains the ruins of a rum distillery, sugarcane plant, and buildings that were used to accommodate workers. Many plantation estates, especially in the west end of the island remained in the shadow of these sugar mills, so be sure to stop Plantation Estate whim to see one of greathouses defined by St. Croix's image.

For a memorable outdoor adventure, make your way to the island of Buck Reef National Monument is located just north of St. Croix. As the only underwater national park in the United States, visitors can enjoy a vibrant and stunning Elkhorn coral barrier reef for snorkeling or scuba diving booking a trip with one of the companies that do business with Christiansted. In the waters of Buck Island, you can swim in clean water in search of endangered species such as Least Terns and sea turtles make their way through the underwater marked trail near the eastern tip.

There are basically two cities on the island, Christiansted and Frederiksted, and each has a cultural heritage that simply can not miss for any visitor. Walk through Christiansted, visitors may be struck by the old world charm that emanates from the 18 century buildings of its Danish settlers. The European heritage is alive and well with red tile roofs, pastel colors, a cobblestone walkway that can be viewed on walking tours that take visitors past the waterfront. Frederiksted is located at the western end of the island and moves at a much slower pace than the more lively Christiansted. Here, visitors will find the Victorian architecture, fine restaurants and historic churches that remain from the days when he was a prominent shipping port.

For those who enjoy the white sand, warm tropical breezes, and clear ocean water, shelter, which sits directly on the beach are just what you need to rest in the Caribbean. There are many, not only with stunning views of the ocean, but also easy access to all the fun and excitement of beach has to offer. Whether you want to take a stroll at sunset on the beach or soak in the hot sun St. Croix, all you need to do is take a few steps outside the backdoor and there waiting for any possible boardwalk adventure. For the ultimate in amenities and beautiful surroundings, consider St. Croix oceanfront rental experience truly unforgettable holiday island.

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