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Choose from two Inspirato accommodations on the pristine U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix. Along the western side of the bay, in an exclusive gated community, Panorama is known for its abundant outdoor space as a first-row home overlooking rocky coastline. Swimmable beaches are just a short drive away.
To the east, the five-bedroom Copa Caneel is a contemporary beachfront villa boasting a private pool, ocean views for days and is just a short walk from the secluded white sands of Shoys Beach.
Twenty-eight by 8 miles across, the inviting shores of St. Croix comprise the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Much of the land is protected as national historic parks, including Buck Island Reef National Monument and Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. The colonial architecture throughout Christiansted and Frederiksted demonstrates the former influences of Spanish, French and Danish rule and you'll be warmly greeted by the local Crucians, known the world over for their warmth and hospitality. St. Croix is also famous for its abundance of sea life and vast scuba diving opportunities as the waters around the island are warm year-round.
On Saturday mornings behind La Reine Chicken Shack, a farmers market is set up. You'll find tomatoes, peppers, bread, fruit, hot sauce, mauby tea, fresh jellies and even fishermen selling their catch of the day out of ice coolers.
The beaches of St. Croix lack crowds and are an ideal location for both kiteboarding and stand-up paddleboarding. Depending on wind conditions, Kite St. Croix offers quality lessons with certified instructors.
40 Strand is a local and tourist favorite with generous seafood and vegetarian options. Everything is made to order on-site and the food is fresh and sourced locally. Be sure to make a reservation, as seating is limited.
In the spring, the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge offers night excursions to watch female leatherback turtles dig their nests and lay eggs. Seasonally, you might see hatchlings spring out of the sand and crawl to the ocean.
Tan Tan Tours allows you to see the island from the comfort of a four-wheel drive Jeep. You'll be driven through lush rainforest to see historical ruins, tide pools, Cruzan hideaways and Cane Bay.
The Schooner Roseway fishing yacht was built in 1925 and is located at Christiansted Harbor Port Authority Dock. This is one of the island's most historical nautical attractions. Day sails and private charters are available.
With an annual average temperature of about 84 degrees and little variation between seasons, St. Croix is a perfect year-round destination. Mild trade winds keep most of the humidity at bay and sunny skies lure beachgoers into the island's gentle waves. Most rainfall happens from September through November, but the showers tend to move along quickly.