St. Croix

"A traveler without observation is a bird without wings."
Moslih Eddin Saadi

Sights of observation you will find while visiting St. Croix. Along with having fine hotels, excellent dining, a selection of other things to do and all kinds of beaches enjoy on this South American isle with its natural sights to see. In the Caribbean Sea, Saint Croix Island is like a beautiful spot amongst all other United States Virgin Islands. It is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, being 45 by 11 km.

The history of St. Croix consists in Seven Flags:


Prior to, and less than a century after Columbus' discovery, St. Croix was inhabited by two tribes of Indians: the Caribs and the Arawaks.


On November 14, 1493, Columbus made his first visit to "Ayay" (as the Indians called St. Croix) and renamed it Santa Cruz.


The Dutch and English are grouped together for they settled the Virgin Islands almost simultaneously -- sometime in the early 1600's.


In 1650, the French sent two vessels to capture St. Croix and succeeded. The Spanish rule of St. Croix was over almost as soon as it had begun.


In 1661, the Governor of St. Kitts, De Poincy, bought St. Croix as his private estate and later deeded it to the Knights of Malta. From 1695 to 1733, St. Croix was considered abandoned.


In 1733, the French Government sold St. Croix to the Danish West India & Guinea Co. for approximately $150,000.


Denmark sold the Virgin Islands to the United States of America in 1917 for $25 million.

Be a part of its culture while exploring this largest U.S. Virgin Island. Along with other nearby islets, dwellers celebrate here what is identified as a full-moon party at the end of every month when there is a full moon in the sky. Carnival is renowned on St. Croix all through late December and early January. More than a few times a year, there is a nocturnal festival regarded as "Jump-Up". There is also a monthly occasion called "Sunset Jazz" in Frederiksted where local jazz musicians play along the Frederiksted waterfront.

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