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 … [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