Cruisin’ in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

By Caribbean Blogger |

Picture this: you’re cruising around St. Croix, soaking up that Caribbean vibe mixed with good ol’ American driving know-how. Here’s the lowdown on our scenic routes and road conditions:

You gotta see the sites!

Road Rules

So, first off, forget everything you know about driving on the right side of the road. Here, we drive on the left. Yeah, it might feel a bit weird at first, but just take it slow, especially at turns and crossings. Speed Limits: Keep an eye out for the signs, they’ll tell you how fast you can go. They’re usually a bit lower than what you might be used to back on the mainland. Seatbelts: Buckle up, everyone! It’s the law. Drinking and Driving: No can do. Just like in the US, it’s a big no-no here. Cell Phones: Try not to mess around with your phone while driving unless you’ve got a hands-free setup. License Stuff: If you’re visiting, your regular driver’s license from home is cool for up to 90 days. After that, you gotta snag a local permit. Traffic Lights and Signs: Don’t ignore ’em, alright? Follow what they say.

Now onto the good stuff:

The scenic routes here are more than just roads, they’re journeys through paradise. Whether you’re chasing the sunset or seeking hidden beaches, Saint Croix offers drives that will etch themselves into your memory forever.

North Shore Road (Route 80): 
Wind through lush tropical forests and catch glimpses of secluded coves and pristine beaches like Cane Bay. Stop at local food trucks for some island flavor along the way.

East End Road (Route 82): 
Feel the thrill as you navigate this twisting road that hugs the coastline. Marvel at sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea and visit Point Udall, the easternmost point of the United States.

Centerline Road (Route 72): 
Traverse the heart of the island through rolling hills and verdant rainforests. This scenic drive offers panoramic views of both the north and south coasts, perfect for photo ops.

South Shore Road (Route 62): 
Discover the quieter side of Saint Croix with this serene drive along the southern coast. Pass through charming fishing villages and enjoy the turquoise waters stretching to the horizon.

Queen Mary Highway (Route 70): 
Experience the historic and cultural richness of Saint Croix as you journey through towns like Frederiksted and Christiansted. Don’t miss the chance to explore colonial architecture and local markets.

About those roads:

Some roads are smooth sailing, but others might have potholes or tricky lighting, especially in the boonies. The terrain can get pretty hilly and twisty, so take it easy, especially on those mountain roads. Keep an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, and even wandering animals, especially in quieter areas. And while St. Croix isn’t exactly Times Square, traffic can still get backed up, especially when tourists are in town. So, plan accordingly.

Exploring St. Croix by car allows you to soak in its natural beauty and historical charm. Just remember to drive on the left and take your time to enjoy the sights!

So, there you have it. Grab the wheel, enjoy the ride, and don’t forget to take it slow and soak in all the island vibes!

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