Staying oceanfront at The Salty Pier Beach House places you perfectly to enjoy the top attractions and things to do on St. Croix.
The beautiful beaches of St. Croix are some of the most scenic beaches in the Caribbean and are indeed the island’s top attraction. Whether you’re seeking solitude and world-class snorkeling, exhilarating water sports or chilled island vibes with a cocktail in hand and toes in the sand, the beaches of St. Croix deliver and do not disappoint.
St. Croix has a rich and fascinating history best experienced on a self-guided driving tour on the St. Croix Heritage Trail that traverses the entire length of the island. Explore St. Croix’s historic sites, Danish Sugar Cane plantation ruins, cultural attractions, natural areas and historic churches along the way. The top historical landmarks on St. Croix include Fort Frederik, the Frederiksted Fishing Pier, Christiansted National Historic Site, the Whim Plantation Museum, Columbus Landing at Salt River, the historic Hams Bluff Lighthouse, Point Udall, the plantation ruins at Estate Mount Washington and the famous Cruzan Rum distillery.
Discover the beauty of St. Croix’s botanical life at the St. George Village Botanical Gardens set amidst the ruins of the historic Estate St. George, a 19th-century Dutch sugarcane plantation. The gardens are steeped in Virgin Island history with historic buildings, plantation ruins and artifacts dating back to the pre-Columbian era. Take a self-guided tour of St. Croix’s botanical gardens and stroll the paths and footbridges through plantation ruins, lush rainforests and secret gardens with over 1,500 native and exotic plants.
Some of the world’s finest rums are produced right here on St. Croix Island! Travel east along Highway 66 to discover 39 flavors of rum and locally brewed Caribbean craft beer at St. Croix’s historic distilleries and breweries. St. Croix Island is home to the Cruzan Rum Distillery dating back to 1760, the state-of-the-art distillery Captain Morgan Distillery, Leatherback Brewing Company with a rotating selection of locally brewed craft beer, and Sion Farm Distillery where MUTINY Island Vodka, the world’s first breadfruit based vodka is produced. Self-guided and guided distillery tours are available.
There are two casinos on St. Croix, the Caravelle Casino in Christiansted and Divi Carina Bay near Grapetree Beach on the east end of the island. From classic table games and Caribbean Stud poker to multi-game slot machines and live entertainment, it’s all about good times and a touch of good luck at St. Croix’s casinos.
Tee off in a tranquil setting on St. Croix Island. St. Croix is home to three golf courses with spectacular island views. The 9-hole Reef Golf Course in Teague Bay boasts exceptional views of the East End and the first Caribbean disc golf course, the 18-hole Buccaneer Golf Course is backdropped by the Caribbean Sea and the award-winning Robert Trent Jones designed Carambola Golf Club lies in the heart of the St. Croix tropical rainforest.