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Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands

How much does it cost to travel to Saint Croix?

You should plan to spend around $236 per day on your vacation in Saint Croix. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $56 on meals
  • $35 on local transportation
  • $297 on hotels

A one week trip to Saint Croix for two people costs, on average, $3,311. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saint Croix cost?

A one week trip to Saint Croix usually costs around $1,655 for one person and $3,311 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saint Croix on average costs around $3,311 for one person and $6,621 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saint Croix will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saint Croix on average costs around $7,094 for one person and $14,188 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Saint Croix has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saint Croix expensive to visit?

Prices in Saint Croix are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Saint Croix is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in the Caribbean Islands for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Saint Croix is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Saint Croix Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saint Croix?

The average Saint Croix trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saint Croix travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $297
Local Transportation 1 $35
Food 2 $56
Entertainment 1 $58
Alcohol 2 $14 - 41
Accommodation Budget in Saint Croix
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saint Croix is $149. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saint Croix is $297. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Saint Croix

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Saint Croix based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $311. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Saint Croix
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saint Croix is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $35 per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint Croix.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Saint Croix
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Food Budget in Saint Croix
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Saint Croix can vary, the average cost of food in Saint Croix is $56 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saint Croix should cost around $22 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saint Croix is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Saint Croix
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Saint Croix typically cost an average of $58 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Saint Croix
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $27 on alcoholic beverages in Saint Croix per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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Sometimes all you want out of a vacation is the warmth of the sun, the sound of the waves and the taste of a cold drink. No more. No less. That's exactly what you can expect in St. Croix.

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is a place of our leisure and relaxation. It's a bit of an expensive lifestyle for its 50,000 residents and daily visitors, but when you're living on island time, money is never a worry. There are no worries on island time.

This once volcanic island is covered in incredible beaches, stunning mountains, palm tress in the wind and historic colonial towns. While they may be a bit old and rundown, the Danish architecture still stands as a unique part of this island's legacy. Don't expect much window-shopping, though. That was not a feature incorporated in this style of architecture. If you want to know if a store is open, just step on in, but remember, shop hours are also running on island time.
If you're the type of traveler who needs full days of adventure, St. Croix may not be the spot for you. Should you decide to leave the beach for a bit, however, there are some fun sights to be seen on this island.

The Christiansted National Historic Site is full of structures including Fort Christiansvaern. Built with Danish bricks in 1749, the fort once protected citizens from pirates, disastrous weather and slave revolts. Wander around this history and take a peek at the gorgeous view of the ocean.

Venture just a couple hundred yards from King's Wharf and you'll found the tiny paradise of Protestant Cay. This area is home to a lavish resort, beautiful beach and a bar-restaurant open to the public. If you've been dying to get active, this is the spot to do it. The St. Croix Water Sports Center rents out snorkel gear, kayaks, sailboats and more.

If you love to wander a good trail, there's one in St. Croix you can literally float through. Buck Island National Reef Monument is nearly 19,000 acres of fish-filled coral reefs spanning the island. The underwater trail is marked throughout the sea gardens for some of the most breathtaking snorkeling on the island.

And if you really just can't sit still, there is a rainforest in the northwest part of the island. Take a long trail through this lush vegetation and take a dip in the tidal pools of Annally Bay.
The island of St. Croix has just two main towns – Christiansted and Frederiksted. Christiansted is the larger of the two, with a population of 3,000. While Frederiksted is vastly less populated with just 800.

While the island is best at accommodating sunbathers, there are a variety of water activities for every tourist to enjoy. From snorkeling to scuba diving to sailing, the open waves are waiting for you.

One of the most popular water sports in St. Croix, however, is fishing. The waters of this island are ideal for any expert fisherman. Expect to land big catches like tuna, wahoo or blue marlin. Take all of your catches to an expert to be sure they're edible. A certain type of bacteria runs through these waters making some fish inedible.
Food and Dining
St. Croix does a great job of maintaining culinary traditions while embracing the influences of tourists and surrounding areas like the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Don't miss an opportunity to pick up some fresh fruit from a local roadside stand – especially the mango. Other dishes to try are local fish, stew goat and pork in the form of pig "soup."

Getting around all 82 square miles of St. Croix is pretty simple considering all the options you have while there. Taxis are the most convenient ways for tourists to get around. Keep in mind, taxis on the island don't have meters. They charge by the zone and baggage will be an extra fee. Many cab drivers are likely toffee tours of the island for a fee based on the amount of people in the group.

If you go the car rental route, beware that the road signs aren't very clear and some streets are even double marked. The main road across the island is USVI Route 66. Grab an estate map at the airport – many GPS devices don't recognize the old Danish estates.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.