Destination guide

Unspoiled beaches and clear blue seas in St. Croix

Surrounded by the warm Caribbean Sea, St. Croix is an island paradise with long sandy beaches framed with palm trees. Many travelers book St. Croix vacation rentals so they can simply relax in beachfront homes, enjoying the tropical landscapes and clear blue seas. It's also a popular destination for scuba diving, with long stretches of untouched coral reef full of exotic species, as well as colorful lizards and rare birds to be spotted back on shore.

Things to do

Discover St. Croix's colonial history

Learn about the days when St. Croix was a Dutch colonial settlement at the Christiansted National Historic Site. From a historic fort with cannons and military equipment, to the warehouse where slave auctions were held, it's an interesting place to learn about the turbulent history of the island. This old seafront village is full of colorful colonial architecture, and you can take a tour to learn about life on the island, before climbing the steeple building to enjoy sweeping views over the ocean.


Scuba and snorkeling in St. Croix

Surrounded by calm clear seas with reefs full of life, St. Croix is a top destination for scuba divers and snorkelers. Buck Island Reef National Monument is an uninhabited island just a couple of miles from St. Croix which is a popular spot for boat tours, with a snorkelers' underwater trail and a barrier reef of coral where exotic fish including sharks and whales can sometimes be spotted. Scuba divers often book St. Croix vacation rentals, so they can try some of the 50 dive sites on the island, including many spots for night diving.


Bright sunshine and mild winters in St. Croix

December to March are the busiest months in St. Croix, with a comfortable temperature up to 80 during the day, but a slight chill at night. You can often get good deals between April and June, where the temperatures are still high, with plenty of sunshine to go around and only the occasional shower, which usually passes quickly. It's important to keep an eye on the weather if visiting between June and October, as there's a risk of hurricanes. Even if you don't get caught in a storm, the combination of heavy rain and high temperature can be uncomfortable.

Natural features

Tropical beaches and tide pools in St. Croix

Many St. Croix vacation rentals are close to the beach, and one of the top attractions for travelers is relaxing on the island's bays, with golden sands and palm trees for a tropical feel. Cane Bay is a secluded beach, surrounded by green mountains, while Isaac Bay has a rocky coastline with soft sand dunes and colorful exotic flowers. Natural features such as the Carambola Tide Pools are a great way to enjoy the warm ocean waters, with a series of small plunge pools with waterfalls and flat rocks where you can enjoy the sea spray.

Where to stay around St. Croix?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 390 vacation rentals near St. Croix. From 54 Houses to 93 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near St. Croix for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in St. Croix?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in St. Croix. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Christiansted: 333 vacation rentals
  • Estate Golden Rock: 373 vacation rentals
  • Gentle Winds Villas: 19 vacation rentals
  • Judith's Fancy: 47 vacation rentals
  • Cotton Valley: 193 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in St. Croix! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in St. Croix?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in St. Croix:

  • Christiansted: 333 rentals
  • Estate Golden Rock: 373 rentals
  • Estate La Vallee: 282 rentals
  • Estate La Grande Princess: 374 rentals
  • Estate Salt River: 314 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in St. Croix?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in St. Croix. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cane Bay: 247 rentals
  • Carambola Golf Club: 388 rentals
  • St. Croix Point Udall: 353 rentals
  • Frederiksted Pier: 382 rentals
  • Shoys Beach: 388 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around St. Croix listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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