St Croix

Officially the most easterly tip of the USA – the seventh nation to lay claim to this tropical stunner. But when you're this beautiful, everyone wants a piece.

The Storied US Virgin Island

St Croix stands apart from its sainted kin. The largest of the US Virgin Islands is only 65km from its nearest sister, St Thomas, but its size and storied history give it a style of its own. Expect fewer holidaymakers. More forts. And all the treasures you'd want from the Caribbean: turquoise tides, white-sand beaches and two excellent rum distilleries – good enough, indeed, for the connoisseurs.

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Reasons to Visit St Croix

Rhythm and Deep Blue Seas

How St Croix became the forgotten Virgin Island, we'll never know. The atoll is a parade of colour. From the paint-box buildings in Christiansted to the elaborate dresses and soca rhythms of its annual fiestas via Frederiksted’s Rainbow Beach, this is the brightest island on the map. Maybe we shouldn't be telling everybody... We can't help ourselves! Here are three more reasons to go by Y.CO yacht charter.

Buck Island Reef National Park

Adventurers and divers should charter a boat straight for Buck Island. Located two miles northeast of St Croix, a Y.CO yacht will get you close to the coral near this uninhabited atoll. Beneath the waves, nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays and some 250 species of fish call the reef home. Whether you’re a scuba diver or snorkeler, this National Park guarantees plenty of barracuda for your buck.

The Creme Le St Croix

Canary-yellow forts. Steepled white churches. Dusty pink mansions. When St Croix was a Danish colony, Christiansted was built as their chief town. Except the planners chucked out the IKEA catalogue: it’s an unmissable assemblage of 18th-century architecture, historic waterfronts and heart-stealing sea views. This northern outpost is a must. Home to the best restaurants – fine-dining fans, head to Savant – and the most chilled bars, you may be here all holiday.

Dive the Salt River Canyon

When Christopher Columbus weighed anchor at Salt River Bay in search of fresh water, he was fought back by Indigenous tribes. Modern explorers who charter a yacht to this ecological preserve will find much less resistance from the locals. Scuba divers that backward roll into the Salt River Canyon, where the east wall drops 80ft, will come face-to-face with large angelfish, hammerhead sharks and even the odd dolphin.