Just about any type of car rental you may need is available on St. Croix. Cars range from small economy cars to full-size vans and every vehicle in between. You can rent a Jeep, convertible, sedan, SUV, minivan. Car rental rates on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands are very rates on the Land of the United States, Gas prices are near or similar to the United States.
There is a lot to see and do on St. Croix and a rental car, SUV, Jeep or minivan makes it easy and much less expensive than relying on taxis. The St. Croix Heritage trail is a great way to see the island and its many historic and beautiful sites. The trail is a 72-mile driving tour that connects the island's historic sites and attractions as well as many of the island's natural areas. Historic marker road signs, with the trail's brown and white sugar mill symbol, guide visitors along the route which runs between Frederiksted and Christiansted. The trail takes you north to Hamm's Bay on the west end and all the way to Point Udall on the eastern most point of the island.
St. Croix is only about 27 miles long and 8 miles wide at its widest point. Even so, you will see a lot of diversity as you travel the length of the island. The East end is more arid, with cactus and gently rolling hills. As you make your way to the west end in your rental car, you will pass through large tracts of mostly flat land that has been used for everything from growing cotton and sugar cane, to raising cattle...which by the way is still done on the island! The west end has much higher hills, some approaching mountain status, and a small rainforest...the only one in the U.S. Virgin Islands. You can also take a Jeep up to the scenic drive which follows a path along the tops of the highest ridges.
Drivers are usually required to be a minimum of 25 years old. U.S. drivers need a valid driver's license and insurance information. Others can purchase a temporary license.