The secret is out! People are discovering that St. Croix is a wonderful place to call HOME. The island lifestyle with the benefits of a United States territory is an ideal combination. Moreover, St. Croix exudes a charm and beauty unlike anywhere else. The culmination of wonderful people and its natural beauty makes St. Croix an irrisistable place to live.
St. Croix is the largest of the four United States Virgin Islands. St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island are the other three islands. The United States purchased the Virgin Islands in 1917 from the Danish. Christopher Columbus first discovered the islands in 1493. Over the course of its history, the Virgin Islands have flown under seven different flags, including the French, Danish, Spanish, British and even King of Malta. The influences of all of these countries account for the diverse culture, historical landmarks and unique architecture.
As a United States territory, the Virgin Islands is an attractive travel destination and place of residence. The familiarity eases the transition from mainland living to life in the islands. The Virgin Islands currency is the American dollar. Rates at the Post Office are the same, as well as domestic long distance phone calls per the various carriers. Email and Internet service is commonly used for personal and business purposes. Most users have a modem connection, though wireless service is also available. Laws and customs are similar if not the same as those in the United States.
Each of the islands are uniquely different. St. John, the smallest, has a pristine beauty that was greatly appreciated by renowned financier Laurance S. Rockefeller. In the 1950's, he donated two thirds of the island to the U.S. government to be designated as a National Park so that it's untouched beauty could be preserved and enjoyed for years to come. With a mere population of approximately 4000, St. John offers seclusion and a sense of calmness amidst the vibrant colors of its natural surroundings.
St. Thomas yet again has been ranked as the number one cruise ship destination. On a daily basis, cruise lines as well as thousands of passengers are drawn to St. Thomas's beautiful beaches, exciting shopping experiences and the myriad of activities available. There is always something to do for everyone.
St. Croix enjoys serene beauty, a relaxed atmosphere and a microcosm of historical and cultural diversities. The landscape varies from lush vegetation on the west end to striking cacti formations on the east. The seascape is yet another layer of beauty. Beneath the glistening clear blue waters holds a magical world of colorful sealife. And then there is more.
St. Croix's beauty is not so much about the sand, sea and sun (although that is not too shabby either!) It's about the lifestyle and the people. There is a community spirit here to be envied the world over. People on the street greet you with a bright smile and a cheery "Good Morning" and you think "I must have met him somewhere before", but maybe you have not. It is just a way of life that comes naturally to everyone who has been on St. Croix for more than a day.
The island stretches 84 square miles, dotted with vibrant tropical flora and fauna, historic sugar mills and unique Danish architecture. The two main towns, Christiansted and Frederiksted, offer duty-free shopping, exquisite cuisine and leisurely strolls amongst charming historic buildings. On the east end of the island is the Virgin Islands first and only casino, Divi Carina Resort and Casino. Mid island is a merchant refinery, Hovensa, the largest oil refinery in the western hemisphere. On the west end is the newly expanded Henry E. Rohlsen airport and the Cruzan rum factory, home to one of the finest rums in the world. North shore has the popular Carambola Golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and throughout the island are fabulous dive spots, exciting eco-tourist activities and photo-perfect scenery.
St. Croix truly is a wonderful place to call HOME. Now it's time for you to call it home . The perfect real estate property awaits you, whether it be a waterfront condominium to a secluded home in the hillsides. Sun Realty will help you find your dream home. Call today 1-800-773-8788 or 1-340-773-8790.