St. Croix is a destination teeming with natural beauty, rich culture, flavorful cuisine, and a complex but fascinating history. “Unique” and “authentic” are words that locals will happily throw around, and with good cause; St. Croix is the only island on its continental plate, providing a topographical contrast to its volcanic neighbors. In addition to its stunning beaches, rainforests, and bioluminescent bays, one can experience various historical and cultural sites, including the African and Danish-influenced Christiansted National Historic Site and Salt River Bay, the only known site where members of a Columbus expedition set foot on what is now a U.S. territory.