One of the things that I love most about St Croix are the wide open spaces and plenty of places to discover. I've lived here now almost 16 years and I'm still finding new adventures. You don't have to spend much, if any, money to explore St Croix's beaches, green rolling hills, food and culture. Recently, my Mom and sister came down to visit for four days and we filled them … [Read more...] about Explore St Croix on a Budget
Beginning May 24, 2018, visitors to the big island of St Croix have even more travel options! Spirit Airlines will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix's Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Caribbean island of St Croix will become Spirit's 65th … [Read more...] about Get in the St Croix Spirit: More Airline Options for Visitors to the Big Island
Hip. Modern. Historic. That may sound like an oxymoron, but "The Fred" St Croix's first new hotel to open in 30 years is all that and more. Patience and perseverance have absolutely paid off with the opening of The Fred. Working with Historic Preservation and Coastal Zone management to open the beachfront boutique hotel complex wasn't always easy, but Topher and Jeff … [Read more...] about Who wants to Sleep with Fred? I do! I do!
Summer on St Croix means that things slow down just a little, mangoes are dripping from the trees and sea turtles are getting frisky off shore. Three out of 7 species of endangered sea turtles can be found nesting on our shores in the summer and early fall: Leatherback, Green Sea Turtles and Hawksbills. (We also infrequently have Loggerheads that make landfall!). Sea Turtles … [Read more...] about St Croix Summer Lovin: Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Google Maps Street View Comes to St Croix When Kirk Thompson of N2 the Blue Dive Shop first tried to map his business on Google Maps, he realized he had a problem. The tiny Frederiksted side street that had existed for centuries on the island of St Croix didn't exist according to Google's business mapping tool. Always up for a good challenge, Kirk decided to take things into … [Read more...] about How 1 guy drove 1100 Miles on St Croix
St Croix may be a little island only 26 miles long and at it's widest about 6 miles across, but we are blessed with THREE National Parks ensuring that we preserve and protect our beautiful environment while enjoying the great outdoors and learning about the island's history. Whether you've got a National Parks Pass or not - be sure to make each of these a stop on your next … [Read more...] about 1 little Island with 3 National Parks!
Part of the allure of St Croix and the US Virgin Islands is the underwater marine life abundant off of our shores. You don't have to be a certified PADI Scuba diver to experience these wonders. The Virgin Islands are surrounded by coral reefs that can be explored by snorkeling. Teeming with life, St Croix itself is surrounded by one of the largest island barrier reef systems … [Read more...] about Best Snorkeling on St Croix and the Virgin Islands
Each year on the Saturday closest to St Patrick's Day, Christiansted goes green as revelers flood the streets clad in t-shirts and costumes while cheering on the Annual St Patrick's Parade. With the Irish diaspora representing over 100 million people, the raucous holiday is celebrated more outside of Ireland than within. And here on St Croix, it's done with true Crucian gusto, … [Read more...] about Luck of the Irie: St Croix’s Irish Connection
Many who have visited St Croix have had the pleasure of kayaking and exploring historic Salt River Bay - the site of Columbus' second visit to the "New World". And most have heard of Buck Island National Monument. But not so many have ventured out to St Croix's other offshore beauty - Shell Island (aka Ruth Island) - located on St Croix's South shore. This wonderful little … [Read more...] about Expedition: Shell Island
Three-quarters of St Croix is surrounded by the largest living barrier reef in the Caribbean. And then we have the incredible reefs just off shore surrounding Buck Reef National Monument. These reefs provide homes for a myriad of plants and animals, including the colorful fish we love to see snorkeling and endangered sea turtles. Our community relies on the beauty of the reefs, … [Read more...] about Sunscreens a Threat to Coral Reefs