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!
St Croix has been undergoing a culinary renaissance for the past decade with the opening of restaurants and food trucks of every variety to tempt your palate. This year's memorable Hurricane Season hasn't stopped new eateries from opening up. I recently stopped by two of the newest on the scene braving the aftermath and putting things into over drive to open for season. Common … [Read more...] about St Croix’s New Kids on the Block
If you are lucky enough to be with us here on St Croix in the US Virgin Islands for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017, I've compiled some handy information for safely viewing the eclipse from the island. #1 Tip: Remember to NEVER look directly at the sun. What is a Solar Eclipse? A Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon's orbit causes it to move directly between the Earth … [Read more...] about Last Minute Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse on St Croix
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
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
Having moved to the Virgin Islands myself in order to avoid chilly New England winters, I completely understand the draw for snowbirds (winter island residents). There's a strong connection between St Croix and the New England area. Enjoy a meal at Duggan's Reef Restaurant with all of the Massachusetts college and university pennants lining the ceiling and listen to owner Frank … [Read more...] about Humpback Whale Migration in the US Virgin Islands
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