St. Croix

The least “touristy” of the three American Virgin Islands, St. Croix is also one of the most gay-friendly ones. Crucians are happy to welcome all, and you’ll find that a couple of gay-friendly clubs and gay business guild form the crux of the small community, mostly in Frederiksted. Don’t make those the only reasons you visit the town, though—wander through its original seven street by seven street grid, and take your time doing it to better take its Victorian architecture and historical structures like its 19th century apothecary and church. Mingle with cruisers during peak season and revelers during Carnival, or come any other time for a quieter, more exclusive experience.

You’ll also find a lovely pier there, and exceptional scuba diving, including a wall dive drop-off in Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, which also features a bioluminescent bay. If snorkeling is more your passion, head just north of the island to Buck Island Reef National Monument; there’s a whole world to explore there. This side of the island will also put you in close proximity to its largest city, Christiansted. Its Danish influence is delightful, featuring five historic structures that commemorate urban colonial development here. If you don’t want to vacation in the past, not to worry—many options for relaxed nightlife are available here, with live music from jazz to rock to reggae to steel drums, and cover charges are unheard of.

Good to Know

  • No official gay scene, but generally inclusive
  • Cormorant Beach Club Restaurant & Bar is St. Croix’s most popular gay bar
  • Frederiksted is popular among gay travelers, as is Dorscht Beach
  • Same-sex marriage recognized as legal

Featured Resorts:

Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort & Casino

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The Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort & Casino is located on a quiet stretch of beach in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, this resort combines privacy and relaxation with modern style and amenities. Spacious beachfront guest rooms and deluxe hillside suites offer private balconies with stunning views. Only steps away from the exciting resort casino, and offering an on-site PADI dive operation and act- ivities center, guests of the Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive ...

Hotel Caravelle

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Located on the waterfront in the historic district of the old Danish port of Christiansted, the Caravelle offers every advantage of an oceanfront resort with the accessibility of St. Croix's free port shopping and world class restaurants. The 43 guest rooms and 1 Penthouse suite are air conditioned with telephone, cable television, modem, small refrigerators, tile bathrooms, dressing areas and a wonderful view of Christiansted Harbor and the Caribbean.

Additional Resorts:

The Buccaneer Hotel
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The Buccaneer. Gracious. Elegant. Legendary. Founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations, The Buccaneer blends old world charm with warm hospitality, and the amenities expected by today's traveler.

The Palms at Pelican Cove
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The Palms at Pelican Cove sits on 7 acres of coconut palms and white sand beach, and is just 3 miles west of Christiansted. The hotel offers a nice swimming area located in front of the property, and with Long Reef just a few yards off shore, excellent snorkeling (day and night) is also available. They provide complimentary snorkel gear and tours of the reef. The freshwater pool is one of the largest on the island and is regularly used by SCUBA for introductory dive lessons. ...

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