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Americans Can Fly To This Tropical Island Without A Passport For $155

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If you’re craving a springtime escape to somewhere exotic and tropical but lack a passport, never fear!

There are plenty of lush, sun-soaked destinations easily accessible from the U.S. that don’t require a passport.

Even better news is that you can score a roundtrip flight to this Caribbean paradise for as low as $155.

The coming months are the perfect time for a Caribbean holiday, and if you time your trip right, it could be less expensive than you thought.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

The Lowdown On Cheap Spring Flights

Travel Pirates just uncovered some amazingly affordable flights to St. Croix from several major U.S. cities including New York, Chicago, L.A., and even Indianapolis.

The cheapest flights depart from Miami in early March, and you’ll pay just $155 to fly non-stop both ways for a week-long trip.

If you’re based in the Midwest, American Airlines has economy round trip flights with one layover each way, costing $270 for a week trip departing from Chicago.

New Yorkers can expect to pay $252 for a round trip in the economy for a week-long trip in mid-March.

You can find slightly cheaper flights with Spirit Airlines from these locations, but it's worth noting the tickets don’t include a carry-on bag, and their luggage fees can add up fast.

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Christiansted,St. Croix

It's About To Get Easier To Island Hop

If you’d like to cross 2 countries off your bucket list on a single trip, it's about to get even easier flying from St. Croix to Puerto Rico.

Regional carrier Fly The Whale recently announced new daily flights between St. Croix and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Service will begin March 15th and is perfect for island hopping, as flights are available in the early morning and evenings.

These new flights will complement those already available daily to St. Thomas.

These neighboring islands are the perfect addition to a St. Croix trip, and Americans don’t need a passport to visit either.

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Spring Is The Perfect Time To Visit

The upcoming spring season is an excellent time to visit St. Croix.

You’ll miss out on the 90 degree heat of summer, instead enjoying daily highs around 84 degrees with plenty of sunshine ideal for beach days.

The island’s peak season runs December-March, so if you arrive after these months, you’ll enjoy the island in a quieter season.

And while you could see more tourists visiting over popular spring break dates, St. Croix tends to attract fewer people when compared to its sibling islands.

St. Croix USVI

Experience Pristine Caribbean Nature

Known as the most rural of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is less touristy and developed than its counterparts.

If you want to experience authentic Caribbean culture, unspoiled nature, and secluded beaches, St. Croix is perfect for you.

You could easily spend your entire trip hopping from beach to beach, playing in the turquoise waters, but there’s plenty to discover here beyond the island’s glittering shores.

You won’t want to miss out on snorkeling or diving the underwater trail running along Buck Island Reef National Monument.

Scuba Diver With Fish In Fredriksted, St. Croix

It's easy to book a boat tour and visit this spectacular reef to swim alongside colorful schools of fish, stingrays, and if you’re lucky, even sharks and sea turtles.

Horseback riding on the island offers you the chance to have an epic cinematic moment galloping along the shoreline.

For the outdoorsy types less adrenaline inclined, the island has some fantastic hikes leading to sugar plantation ruins, magical tide pools, and old lighthouses.

view of a beach

Arts and Culture

Art lovers can peruse local shops and galleries for artisan-made goods.

St. Croix is renowned for its jewelry created from broken china washed up along local shores.

If you happen to be on the island during the third Thursday of the month, the galleries and shops host a gallery-hop-style event celebrating local artists. 

Art Thursdays are held monthly from November-May 10 a.m – 8 p.m. in Christiansted.

The island's twin cities, Christiansted and Frederiksted, are home to a variety of museums, markets, and historical houses that those wishing to discover local history and culture can visit.

Beach, Buck Island National Park, St Croix, USVI

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