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Taking a vacation or moving to an exotic tropical island in the middle of the Caribbean can be an adventure. Not sure what to expect? In order to make your visit to St. Croix better, we have taken some frequently asked questions about our wonderful island and answered them for you as well as given you some travel tips.This page also offers facts about St. Croix and its geography as well as our climate, population, our people and language, and information about traveling to and from St. Croix.We have compiled some of your questions and comments to put you at ease. It’s the Caribbean- no worries, mon!If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please send an email to info@gotostcroix.com. We’ll not only answer it, we’ll add it to this page to help the next person who may be wondering the same thing.

How many tobacco products can I take back to the states?

Citizens of the U.S. who are age 21 or older are allowed up to 100 cigars (not of Cuban origin). They are also allowed up to 5 cartons, or 1,000 cigarettes duty free, per person, if purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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How much liquor can I take back to the states?

Residents of the U.S. 21 years of age and older can return to the mainland with four litres of liquor, duty free. A 5th litre can be added duty free if it is a product made in the U.S. Virgin Islands!

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What documents will I need to present when traveling with my pet?

If you can’t leave your furry friend at home- you will be happy to know that St. Croix is very pet friendly. There are no quarantine regulations for healthy animals. First, you need to check with your airline and make arrangements for their travel. Some airlines will not carry pets in the cabin; some can only transport animals in the belly of the plane at certain times of the year. Once you receive the OK from the airlines, the animal will need a Health Certificate for travel from your veterinarian no more than 30 days prior to your departure.

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I will be traveling with a minor child. What documents do I need to present for them?

An ORIGINAL copy of the child’s birth certificate with a raised seal.

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What documents do I need for inter-island travel?

Only a government issue valid ID is required for travel with-in the United States Virgin Islands. For travel to the British Virgin Islands (BVI’s) a passport is required for U.S. Citizens.

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What is the telephone area code?

The area code for the USVI is 340.

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Are there any museums?

With all the history that surrounds St. Croix, you better believe we have museums! Some reflect specific aspects of our history and culture, some show case art, pottery, and more. Museums are even housed in plantations, private residences and working factories.

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I heard there is a casino on St. Croix. Is that true?

You Bet! (get it?) There is one casino on the south shore of the east end of St. Croix with live music and gaming nightly. You must be at least 21 years old to enter the casino and provide proper I.D. Want more St. Croix nightlife? Check out our nightlife page on the website.

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Are there any parks?

For a small island, we have a large number of parks. St. Croix has dedicated National Park Land in Christiansted, Frederiksted, Salt River, Sandy Point, and Buck Island Underwater National Monument. There are also a few dedicated smaller park areas perfect for picnics and play time, such as Cramers Park, Canegata Ball Park and the Frederiksted Pool.

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Can I get a driving map of St. Croix?

Driving on the left in unfamiliar territory can be a little intimidating, so a helpful, navigable map of St. Croix would be useful, right? We produce the St. Croix Pocket Map- a handy little map with all of the major and minor roads clearly indicated, major intersections noted, estate names marked, points of interest, beaches, …the list goes on and on. We can send it to you along with our favorite island magazine and any other info you are interested in about St. Croix.

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Are taxis accessible? What do they cost?

Taxis are readily available at the airport, hotels, and resorts. You can also call ahead to arrange a pick up/drop off. There are also Taxi Vans that locals use, sort of like a bus system, but you can flag them down anywhere. Taxi Vans are clearly marked with a taxi light on the roof of the vehicle. The distance traveled determines the cost.

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Is there any public transportation I can use, like buses?

There is public transportation but you may want to leave plenty of time (and then some) to get to your destination. The buses are nice and air-conditioned. You will notice bus stops around the island and sometimes you’ll catch a horse, chickens or goats just hanging out in the shade.

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Do I have to secure my infant/toddler in their own seat? Can I rent one?

Yes! Most car rental companies have car seats available. To ensure you have this covered, ask your rental agent at time of car booking. Infants are not required to be restrained in their own seat in a taxi van, though it is recommended that toddlers be secured with a seatbelt.

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Do I have to wear my seatbelt?

YES, YES, YES! It is the law and we want to keep you safe!

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How old do you have to be to rent a car?

For insurance purposes, you must be at least 25 years old to rent a vehicle.

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Will I need to rent a vehicle?

Evaluate your style of vacation. If you mostly want to stay in town and stick to the beaten path (which is terrific), then there are plenty of taxis to get you where you want to go. If you get the itch to explore, there are great open air taxis that will take you on a tour of the island and give you all the interesting facts and historical background. If you want to explore even more and get out on your own, then go ahead, be a rebel- rent that car! Outside of the towns, not many people walk around, so take into consideration where you are staying. We recommend that you rent a car for at least a day to explore the rainforest, north shore, east and west ends.

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Is my U.S. driver’s license valid?

As long as it has not expired in the states, your valid U.S. drivers license will be valid in the USVI, too. If you plan to stay longer than 60 days, the law says to obtain a valid Virgin Islands drivers license.

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Do you REALLY drive on the left side of the road and why?

It’s true. We are one of the few places that drive on the left and historians are still arguing over why we do this. Don’t worry, you’ll get the hang of it quickly because most of the roads are 2 lanes. Just follow what the person in front of you is doing. For the most part, traffic travels at a slow to moderate pace. But please remember to wear your seat belt! It’s the law.

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I don’t drive. Will St. Croix work for me?

TAXI PLEASE! Frankly, this is a great way to see our island- let someone else do the driving while you sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Taxis are one option to get you from place to another, and island transportation is easily arranged by you or your host hotel, restaurant or shop. Consider an island tour in an open air safari bus or even a 4 wheel jeep to reach out of the way locations. Either way, there are plenty of options to get you going.

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I have trouble walking. Will St. Croix work for me?

Well, you may not want to go hike to the tidal pools, but you can take a 4 wheel jeep tour there! Both Christiansted and Frederiksted are historic towns, built in the late 1700′s. The sidewalks can be challenging with uneven stones, curbs and bricks. Take your time and walk carefully- assistance can be arranged.

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I am disabled and in a wheelchair. Will St. Croix work for me?

There are many businesses, activities and accommodations that cater to guests with special needs.

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Where can I get some reading material like guides, maps, brochures, etc?

Well, right here, from GoToStCroix.com. Our staff will put together your personalized packet of only the ‘tings you select and want to know more about. We include our popular St. Croix Pocket Map (the best for driving!), our favorite island magazine and other fun stuff to help you start planning your vacation or move to St. Croix.

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What is the telephone area code?

For all islands in the USVI, the area code is 340.

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Can I drink the tap water?

Our tap water is perfectly safe to drink. No Montezuma’s Revenge here. When ordering water at a restaurant, you might want to specify bottled or tap.

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Do I need special postage to send mail?

Nope. That 37-cent, I mean, 39-cent, oh, wait, 41-cent, what? Postage went up again? We use the U.S. Postal System, so what ever the price of a first class stamp or post-card stamp is in the states, it is the same here. Bring your own or stop in one of our post offices to purchase stamps for letters and postcards.

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Can I check my email?

Hot spots are popping up everywhere on St. Croix if you want to bring your laptop. Most resorts and hotels have a computer available for guest use where you can check your email. There is also an internet café in Christiansted.

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Will my cell phone work in the islands?

Yes and no. First, be sure your plan includes St. Croix in the coverage so you will not be charged outrageous roaming fees. Second, service will depend on your carrier. Currently, you should have cellular service if you use Sprint or AT&T. We do not have local service with Verizon. You can purchase a pre-paid phone at Radio Shack with a set amount of minutes. (Wait, you’re on vacation – leave that cell phone at home!)

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Why do I have to wear my seatbelt?

BECAUSE IT’S THE LAW!! We want everyone on St. Croix to be safe. Why ruin a perfectly good vacation by not wearing your seatbelt? A policeman will pull you over and write you a ticket if you are not wearing your seatbelt.

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What is the legal drinking age?

The rumor that if you are tall enough to reach the bar, then you’re old enough to drink is not true. BUT, the legal drinking age is lower than most of the United States. You must be at least 18 to order an alcoholic beverage on St. Croix. Please note, you must be at least 21 to enter the casino. Be prepared to present proper I.D. for entry or to be served alcoholic beverages.

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I’ve heard St. Croix has a crime problem. Is that true?

Have you looked in your local paper lately? Crime in St. Croix is no worse than it is in small town America. When you are on vacation, sometimes your head is in the clouds and unfortunately people will take advantage of that. Just follow the same rules you would follow at home: don’t carry tons of money with you, lock your doors, don’t leave valuables in your vehicle, don’t walk into dark alleys alone and for heaven’s sake, don’t flaunt your jewelry. Just relax and enjoy yourself!

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Are there any wedding planners on St. Croix that can help me?

Yes- we have some terrific planners that can help you with every detail from getting your license to your wedding night get-away.

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What documents do I need?

A Marriage License application must be obtained, completed and submitted to the court. Once the application is approved, you will need to appear in person to obtain the actual license. Some form of identification is required such as a valid drivers license or passport. Note: No physical examination or blood test is required.

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Will our marriage be valid in the U.S.?

YES, your union will be recognized as a legal union by any court in the United States.

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Is it difficult to get married on St. Croix?

Not at all. A marriage license needs to be obtained at the courthouse. Just plan appropriately or hire a planner to help you.

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What is the population?

According to an April 2010 population count by The U.S. Census Bureau, the most recent count of Virgin Islanders totaled 106,405, with roughly 50 thousand residents on St. Croix, roughly 50 thousand residents on St. Thomas and the remainder on St. John.

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What is the time zone for the US Virgin Islands?

This is an easy one. Our island lies in the Atlantic Time zone, which means we do not participate in Daylight Savings Time. During Spring and Summer we are on the same time as the East Coast of the U.S. until they set the clocks back for daylight savings, which makes us one hour ahead during the fall and winter.

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Is the American dollar accepted?

We quit bartering with shells and coconuts last week, so bring all the U.S. Dollars you want to spend. Most places accept credit cards and travelers checks. There are ATMs located around the island.

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What language do the people speak? Are they friendly?

English is the primary spoken language, but there is a definite dialect, or accent, that has been influenced by the French, Danish and Spanish. On St. Croix, the locals, are known as “Crucians” and are very culturally rooted. They are a proud people and have very proper manners. Be expected to greet everyone with a Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Evening, or a simple Good Day can be used at anytime. Although St. Croix is a warm, beautiful island and most of you will want to walk around with minimal clothing due to the heat, it is considered impolite and against the law to wear your bathing suits in the main towns of business. Males and females have to be covered on the top and bottom when in public areas, such as shops, restaurants and hotel lobbies.

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Where are the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Our islands are surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean Sea. St. Croix sits on the 18th degree North latitude and 65th degree West longitude. We are part of the larger Antilles Island chain which runs from near Florida to off the coast of South America. In laymen’s terms, we are about 1,200 miles southeast of Miami.

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What are the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Also known as America’s Paradise, the three main islands are St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. All have very unique personalities. St. Thomas is the most metropolitan of the three with shopping abound for the cruise ship passengers that grace her shores every day. St. John is where the Virgin Islands National Park is located. It is best known for pristine beaches and nature trails ideal for hiking. St. Croix is a pleasant blend of the two. You can enjoy shopping, dining, culture, history, nature and spectacular beaches for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are also smaller surrounding cays that are part of the territory.

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When is hurricane season?

Hurricane season runs from June 1 until November 30 with the peak of season being between August and October. BUT, hurricanes can occur at any time during the season. The last major hurricane to hit St. Croix was Hugo in 1989, and since then, strict guide lines have been put in place to protect everybody’s safety. With hourly updates and hi-tech satellite imagery, hurricanes don’t come without plenty of warning. Preparations are made well in advance of the storm.

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What are the Christmas Winds?

This is the name given to the trade winds that cool our island beginning in December and sometimes lasting until February, making our island very desirable to those dealing with freezing temperatures in the north.

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When is the rainy season?

Rainy season runs from August through November, with November being the rainiest. Showers can occur at any time, but most occur before sunrise. Showers that occur during the day are usually just passing and should not interfere with your outdoor plans, for the most part.

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Typically – what is the weather like? Do you have seasons?

88 degrees, mostly sunny, 10% chance of rain.This is the forecast most days in the Caribbean. BUT, we know that the temperature does change, some days are rainy, and yes, some days are hotter than others.

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Is there a hospital on island? How are the doctors? What if there’s an emergency?

There is a very good hospital on St. Croix with top-notch service and medical care. The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital is located mid-island near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center. The doctors are top in their field and professional. If you require emergency attention, there is an emergency room at the hospital. If your medical needs cannot be addressed on St. Croix, your professional physician will make a recommendation for you to go to Puerto Rico or to the nearest U.S. location for treatment.

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How can I get a telephone, cable, and internet connections?

You only have one option for your home telephone service, but more for cable (or satellite) and internet (wireless, dsl and good old-fashion dial up). Check out our moving here page for a list of people who can help you move, provide you medical, life care and renters insurance, help with phone and cable, find a place to live, help with your pets and a lot more!

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Where can I find out more about schools for my children? What’s the school system like?

There are public and several private schools to choose from for all grades. You can choose a school based on your religion (Catholic, Baptist, Seventh Day, etc) or teaching philosophy of learning, such as Montessori. We have compiled a list of both public and private schools that can be found on our website under the schools section.

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Where can I find out about employment opportunities?

There is one employment agency on island, but we suggest you contact the types of businesses you are interested in directly to see if you can send them your resume. Don’t ask, “Are you hiring?” because chances are, you’ll get shut down. If you ask to send your resume and they like what they see, chances are they will find a place for you. Besides, it’s just more professional. Patience is an important lesson when seeking employment. It may take awhile to find the right fit and earn the money you need. Stay open minded.

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Do I need to buy a car? Where?

Evaluate your lifestyle, where you are going to live? How far is that from where you will work or play? You will most likely want a car, but don’t buy a car that will break the bank. We have car dealerships here that sell new or used vehicles in all price ranges. Check the local newspapers for used cars too. You can ship the car you already have from the east coast, but will need to change insurance and work out the specifics with your financier. There is public transportation with VITRAN Buses and shared taxi vans that pick people up who are waiting at the bus stops. After living on the island for a while, you may find that if you start walking, someone you know is sure to drive by soon and will stop and give you a ride! Hitch-hiking is not recommended.

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Where is the best place to live?

On St. Croix. Seriously, it just depends on your preference. Want a view? Then find a place in one of the MANY hills (but not if you are scared of heights!) Living by the water certainly has its advantages…but keep in mind the harsh elements on your belongings. You’ll have to upgrade to appliances that can with-stand the salt air better! East…West…North Shore, South Shore they are all beautiful!

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How do I find out about renting a place to live?

Check with one of our real estate agencies; most of them have a rental specialist on staff to help with long-term rentals. You can also check the classified section of the local newspaper, The St. Croix Avis and word of mouth usually works pretty well. You can rent condos, stand alone home, guests houses on a larger property, apartments attached to homes (usually downstairs) and even rooms with-in private homes.

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Are homes expensive?

The price of a home or condo is going to depend on the location, the size, the view and the amenities included. Some condos are very reasonable and there are also multi-million dollar homes. Lots are available to build your own home, but all materials for construction are shipped here first, making this a pricey option. We recommend you contact a real estate agent to help you find the home that is right for you.

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How many tobacco products can I take back to the states?

Citizens of the U.S. who are age 21 or older are allowed up to 100 cigars (not of Cuban origin). They are also allowed up to 5 cartons, or 1,000 cigarettes duty free, per person, if purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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How much liquor can I take back to the states?

Residents of the U.S. 21 years of age and older can return to the mainland with four litres of liquor, duty free. A 5th litre can be added duty free if it is a product made in the U.S. Virgin Islands!

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What documents will I need to present when traveling with my pet?

If you can’t leave your furry friend at home- you will be happy to know that St. Croix is very pet friendly. There are no quarantine regulations for healthy animals. First, you need to check with your airline and make arrangements for their travel. Some airlines will not carry pets in the cabin; some can only transport animals in the belly of the plane at certain times of the year. Once you receive the OK from the airlines, the animal will need a Health Certificate for travel from your veterinarian no more than 30 days prior to your departure.

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I will be traveling with a minor child. What documents do I need to present for them?

An ORIGINAL copy of the child’s birth certificate with a raised seal.

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What documents do I need for inter-island travel?

Only a government issue valid ID is required for travel with-in the United States Virgin Islands. For travel to the British Virgin Islands (BVI’s) a passport is required for U.S. Citizens.

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What do I need to travel to the USVI? Drivers license? Birth certificate?

If you or someone you are traveling with do not have a passport, it is required that you present a government issued identification (Drivers License, ID card) as well as an original copy of your birth certificate (with a raised seal). A social security card will not suffice. If you are not a US citizen but want to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands, a passport from your country of origin is required.

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Do I need a passport?

If you are a United States citizen: NO!! NO!! NO!! It is always recommended that you travel with your passport, as it is the easiest document to present anywhere you go. Airline and security agents at all U.S. airports will expect it from all travelers. However, because St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John are a United States territory, it is NOT REQUIRED that you have a passport when traveling here. If you do have a valid passport though, bring it with you. Also, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, then a Passport issued by your country of origin is required for entry.

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Is it expensive to travel to St. Croix?

Flying to a tiny island in the middle of the ocean can be expensive, but aren’t you worth it? If you work with a travel agent you can get great deals on flights, accommodations, and excursions. Decide which is the best place for you to stay (see our accommodations guide) and then do your research to see if they offer a “package deal” for the activities you are interested in. Many of the hotels and resorts do offer packages for divers, golf lovers, fishing enthusiasts, shoppers, history buffs…get the idea?

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What is the best way to get to St. Croix?

The EASIEST way to get to St. Croix is by plane. There are numerous daily flights from the east coast, and connecting flights in Miami & Puerto Rico. Seaborne Airlines operates seaplane service between St. Thomas and St.Croix. St. Croix is also port of call for some cruise lines. Currently, there is also a ferry that runs between St. Thomas and St. Croix, however it runs on a limited schedule. Check out our page on flights and airlines for more info about airlines and schedules.

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Is there an airport on St. Croix? What is the airport code?

Yes. The main airport is the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport located on the south shore, mid-island. The airport code is STX. There is also a seaplane terminal located on the boardwalk in downtown Christiansted.

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I will be traveling with a minor child. What documents do I need to present for them?

An original birth certificate with a raised seal is needed.

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How much duty free allowance is each person allowed?

Any U.S. resident, including children, can return, or send, to the mainland $1,600 worth of duty-free imports every thirty days. If you go over your $1,600 allowance, V.I. Purchases are dutiable at a flat rate of 6 percent on the next $1,000. U.S. residents over the age of 21 can return with five bottles of liquor duty-free or six, if one of the bottles is locally produced, such as good ol’ Cruzan Rum.

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We are planning a family vacation with children of all ages. HELP!!

St. Croix is a great place for children. Lots of activities are family oriented and can be enjoyed by “kids” of all ages. Most resorts have a Kids Counselor or “camp” where you can leave the kids for a couple of hours with childcare professionals. Be sure to ask about discounted rates if you are traveling with a large group. Kids will enjoy exploring the old forts, hunting for treasures on the beach, horseback riding, learning to snorkel, kayaking and so much more.

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What if there is an emergency?

If you or your child requires medical assistance while on St. Croix- you can be taken to the emergency room at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, or if it is minor, your concierge can arrange for a doctor’s visit. If your child has a known medical condition, it would be a good idea to bring necessary paperwork and extra medication with you when traveling.

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Can I rent a crib? Where can I buy baby supplies?

Check with your hotelier or villa manager to see if they have a portable crib for use, most do. Baby supplies such as diapers and formula (or if you need to replace Jr’s sippy cup) can be purchased at any grocery store or one of the two Kmarts on island.

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How is the shopping on St. Croix? What should I buy?

Shoppers will be happy to know that St. Croix is filled with unique shops and boutiques. Clothes, jewelry, art, furniture, textiles, pottery, scented goods, epicureans…you will find absolutely something for everyone. Treat yourself to something special as a reminder of your time spent in St. Croix. Want more shopping? Check out our shopping page on our website.

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I’d like to play golf. How much? Do I need a tee-time?

St. Croix is home to three golf courses. Carambola Golf is a championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The Buccaneer Resort’s course is popular and offers lessons. The Reef Golf Course is a nine- hole course on the east end. There is even miniature golf! The green fees will vary from course to course and how many rounds you would like to play. A tee-time is always recommended, so please call in advance.

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I’d like to rent a boat. Is that possible?

At this time, there are no powerboat rentals on St. Croix. But, you can rent kayaks or jet-skis or contact one of the fishing boats and chances are you can “rent” one by the hour with the captain.

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I’d like to go out on a boat. What are my options?

Let me count the ways…a kayak tour or kayak rental on your own, private day sails, snorkeling trips, sunset sails, group excursions on a catamaran to Buck Island, group excursions on a glass bottom power boat, full and half day sport fishing trips…

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What kinds of island tours are there?

Self guided, open air van, 4-wheel jeeps, kayaks, sailing, power boats, and so much more…you can find a list of all activities and island tours on our website.

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What is the sales tax?

Zero, zip, nada, nothing. There is no sales tax on goods purchased in St. Croix. The price you see is the price you pay, no tax.

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Where can I find the best souvenirs?

There are several souvenir shops in both Christiansted and Frederiksted. Please remember not to take anything from our beaches.

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Should I make reservations in advance for activities I want to do?

It is always a good idea to call ahead of time. If you know there’s an activity you don’t want to miss, plan this in advance or upon arrival to ensure your preferred date is available. Some places might tell you a reservation is not needed, like at a restaurant, but others, like fishing, kayaking, or horseback riding definitely need to know in advance so that they can prepare for you. Be prepared to hear that a trip or day has been combined with another reservation (some trips require a minimum number of people).

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What if I get bored on such a small island?

Are you kidding? There are active people who have been here for years and are still finding fun and exciting things to do all the time. Once you have enough of the sun and sand, check out the rain forest via horseback or an open air Jeep. You can learn to sail, scuba dive, kite surf, deep sea fish, take a sunset sail, go on a nature hike in the rain forest, hike to exquisite tide pools, tour the world’s #1 rum factory (and get free samples!), discover historic sugar plantation ruins. You get the idea. Take a look at your interests back home. History- Contact the Landmarks Society, Environmental Type- Check out our environmental association. Shop-aholic- fill your bag to your heart’s content by shopping our tropical, fun stores. Are you getting the picture that you should never be bored? Relaxed, yes. Bored, no.

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What is Buck Island? Is there anywhere to stay on Buck?

Buck Island Reef National Monument is part of the National Park system and consists of land and underwater coral gardens. Full and half day trips to Buck Island are available but there are no accommodations there.

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How is the scuba diving in St. Croix? Can I rent gear?

St. Croix is a top-rated scuba diving location. It is the only place where you can experience 5 unique types of diving (shore, pier, reef, wrecks, wall). And yes, of course you can rent all the gear for your dive.

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Are there any nude beaches on St. Croix?

Nope. Nudity is against the law on any Virgin Islands beach.

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Is there gear to rent such as chairs, umbrellas and snorkeling gear?

Most resorts and hotels have gear available for their guests; non-guests might pay a small fee. If you are staying in a private villa, condo, small inn or otherwise, ask ahead of time if these items are available for use; most keep extra gear around for their guests.

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Are there any sharks?

Well, yes there are sharks. Sharks live in the ocean and our island is surrounded by the ocean. BUT, the likely- hood of you coming face to face with one while snorkeling is pretty slim, next to nil. There are a MILLION beautiful fish, coral reefs, turtles, octopus…so much to see in our waters.

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Can I snorkel at the beach?

The reef that surrounds most of St. Croix is home to beautiful colorful fish, turtles, coral, sea fans and other interesting sea critters. Many beaches are a short swim to the reef or have an area that’s good for snorkeling, so ENJOY! Please remember to LOOK but don’t TOUCH the fragile coral. They can be easily harmed, and can sometimes irritate the skin.

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What if I find a pretty shell? Can I take it as a souvenir?

It is not against the law, but we would prefer for you NOT to take the shell. You should not remove anything, dead or alive from the beaches.

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Are there admission fees to the beaches?

No. All beaches are public, so you have free access. If visiting a beach within a resort’s property, there may be an entry fee to use their facilities.

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Are the beaches crowded?

No. The beaches on St. Croix are not typically crowded. In season, there might be more people at resort beaches, or at the more popular beaches that have great snorkeling.

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Are there campgrounds on St. Croix?

Yes- island style dwellings! There are unique cabins built around majestic mahogany trees in the rainforest that are available for your stay. There is also a beachfront campground.

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Do the rates vary at different times of the year?

Yes. There are in-season and off-season rates. The actual dates that rates are valid depend on the business, so check with them. Typically, season runs December through May; off-season June through November. For more information on where to stay on St .Croix, please see our accommodations guide.

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Can I rent a home or condo? Is this a good option for me?

If you are looking for a bit more privacy, want to come and go as you please…a home away from home- then this option is for you. Condos range from efficiency size to 3 & 4 bedrooms, pool/restaurant on site, some right on the beach. Homes (or rental villas) run the gamut from cozy one or two bedroom cottages to large, elaborate 5,6,7…bedrooms, entire properties equipped with pool; a great option for a large family or corporate vacation. Both options are ideal for those looking to cook their own meals!

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Are there any small inns or B&Bs?

Some travelers prefer the intimacy of staying at an inn or B&B. They get to know the inn-keeper and get the insiders scoop on activities, places to eat, etc. St. Croix offers some beautiful inns that provide just that and more!

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Are there any resorts on St. Croix?

Of course! We are still a sleepy little island that offers luxury and the comforts of home, but no hotel is larger than 200 rooms. You can find the larger style resorts that offer a full array of amenities on all areas of the island.

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What if I need to do laundry?

Check with your hotel/resort; some offer this service in house. Otherwise, there are PLENTY of laundromats where you can sit and do your own or drop off and pick up later.

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Are the electrical outlets like the ones in my home?

Yep. Just like the ones at home. No adapter is necessary. But, you might want to re-think bringing all of those electrical gadgets; you are on vacation after all. Do you really need to blow-dry your hair? It’s just going to get wet again!

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Should I bring a sweater for cool Caribbean nights?

Maybe a light-weight, long sleeve cover up to keep the breeze off of you and some restaurants are air conditioned. The lows in the evening dip into the low to mid 70′s…BRRRRR. Bottom line: pack light. Ladies can dress in a nice sundress for dinner; men can wear slacks and a breezy button down. Other essentials: SUNBOCK- and lots of it, wear it every day and re-apply often. ALSO: bathing suits, comfortable walking shoes, hat; don’t forget your prescriptions and travel documents.

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