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If you are looking for a fun, tropical family vacation, St. Croix is the place for you! Take the family for a day trip out to Buck Island where you can snorkel, float and enjoy a beach barbecue. Try a new water sport such as stand up paddle-boarding or kayaking. Want to take a break from the water? How about taking everyone on an ATV or a Tan Tan off-road tour of the rainforest? If you want something entertaining for the evening, take the kids out to one of the many restaurants or resorts that host hermit crab races…you can even bet on a crab to win prizes! And make sure your family catches one of St. Croix’s many Caribbean nights where you can enjoy a dinner of local fare and see the iconic mocko jumbies. The possibilities for family fun are endless, the tough part is deciding which activity to do first!

Make waves on a Wave Runner

Make waves on a Wave Runner

Looking to make some waves here on St. Croix? Then head over to Rainbow Beach and rent a wave runner from West End Water Sports. It’s a cool and refreshing way to enjoy the » read more » 

Wave to Your Family & Friends on the Webcam!

Wave to Your Family & Friends on the Webcam!

As St. Croix’s ever watchful eye, the GoToStCroix.com webcam on the Christiansted boardwalk has seen it all. On a ‘normal’ day, you can see the calm, blue waters of Christiansted Harbor dotted with boats » read more » 

Horseback Riding in the Rainforest

Horseback Riding in the Rainforest

If you like seeing new places, especially off the beaten path, grab your camera and cowboy hat because we have an adventure for you. Experience St. Croix’s tropical forest from the inside-out, » read more » 

Fort Flicks: St. Croix Movies at the Fort

Fort Flicks: St. Croix Movies at the Fort

Looking for something to do here on St. Croix that is fun and free?  Try St. Croix Movies at the Fort in Christiansted!  The last Saturday of each month at 7pm St. Croix » read more » 

Feed the Tarpon Along the Christiansted Boardwalk

Feed the Tarpon Along the Christiansted Boardwalk

As you walk along the Christiansted boardwalk you can’t help but notice schools of huge, silvery tarpon that linger in the water beside you. Sometimes, a dorsal fin will even slice through the surface » read more » 

Jump off the Frederiksted Pier!

Jump off the Frederiksted Pier!

A favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike is jumping off the Frederiksted Pier. St. Croix is one of the few places left that allows the public to jump off a working » read more » 

Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden

Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden

The nature and history of St. Croix come together in perfect harmony at the St. George Village Botanical Garden.  This sprawling sixteen acre property is a quiet haven of beautiful foliage mingled with » read more » 

St. Croix: The Fitness Island

St. Croix: The Fitness Island

When you think of St. Croix, you probably think of limin’ around the beautiful beaches, soaking up the sun and floating in the Caribbean Sea.  If so, you may be surprised to » read more » 

Dance with a Moko Jumbie!

Dance with a Moko Jumbie!

Moko Jumbies are a cultural icon here on the island of St. Croix, and dancing with one of these talented stilt dancers should be on the top of every visitor’s ‘must-do’ list. » read more » 

Sleep in a tree house at Mount Victory Camp

Sleep in a tree house at Mount Victory Camp

If you truly want to get close to nature while on St. Croix, Mount Victory Camp offers the ultimate in eco-lodging that will essentially provide you with the experience of sleeping in » read more » 

Bioluminescent Bays of St. Croix

Bioluminescent Bays of St. Croix

St. Croix is home to not one, but TWO of the Caribbean’s rare bioluminescent bays!  Both Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve and Altona Lagoon offer visitors a chance » read more » 

Celebrate Easter Sunday on St. Croix!

Celebrate Easter Sunday on St. Croix!

Easter Sunday here on St. Croix is really celebrated by spending time with friends and family and enjoying lots, and lots, of good food. While many locals spend Easter weekend camping on » read more » 

Opah! The Pickled Greek offers Dinner and a Show

Opah! The Pickled Greek offers Dinner and a Show

I’m sure when you think of the Caribbean, Greek food is not the first thing that springs to mind.  However, The Pickled Greek, a favorite St. Croix spot, is serving up home » read more » 

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience: A Week of Food, Fun and Fundraising

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience: A Week of Food, Fun and Fundraising

As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, I have had the opportunity to dine in some amazing restaurants worldwide and experience a multitude of different cuisines prepared by top notch chefs. I must say that » read more » 

Our Beautiful St. Croix Photo Session

Our Beautiful St. Croix Photo Session

Like many people out there, I am not a fan of having my picture taken, especially professionally.  I remember the days of having to get dressed up and sit in a dimly » read more » 

Meet the Hellenbrand Family…

Meet the Hellenbrand Family…

In 1981, Vern and Donna Hellenbrand of Madison, Wisconsin came to St. Croix for the first time as part of a trip which included about 12 Caribbean islands to celebrate their 25th » read more » 

Visiting CSU Students Give Queen Louise Home a New Garden

Visiting CSU Students Give Queen Louise Home a New Garden

The Queen Louise Home for Children got a very welcome donation this month, from a very unexpected source.  California State University (CSU) San Marcos students taking Professor Bonnie Bade’s anthropology course ‘The Environment, » read more » 

New Year’s Resolution #3: Volunteer or Donate!

New Year’s Resolution #3: Volunteer or Donate!

While the first two parts of our 2015 New Year’s Resolution series were about getting fit and eating healthier in the new year, part three is all about getting out and supporting » read more » 

Where to Ring in the New Year on St. Croix!

Where to Ring in the New Year on St. Croix!

Next week we will say goodbye to 2014 and ring in the New Year, 2015!  St. Croix offers many places for those staying on the island to celebrate the New Year, but » read more » 

Christmas Spirit: 2014 Christmas Boat Parade

Christmas Spirit: 2014 Christmas Boat Parade

Each December the St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade brings holiday cheer and festive crowds to historic Christiansted.  While it goes without saying that the highlight of the evening is always the spectacular » read more » 

Find a Christmas Feast on St. Croix!

Find a Christmas Feast on St. Croix!

Christmas on St. Croix is a fun and festive time of year!  Locals and visitors alike have the opportunity enjoy countless outdoor events, Crucian Christmas Carnival activities, cultural fairs and more.  If » read more » 

St. Croix ‘Animal Jam’ to Raise Funds for Animal Welfare

St. Croix ‘Animal Jam’ to Raise Funds for Animal Welfare

One of my favorite things about St. Croix from day one has been the way that most people here truly treat their pets like a member of the family (as they should).  » read more » 

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner on St. Croix

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner on St. Croix

Some of us are planning to spend the week of Thanksgiving slaving over a hot stove to entertain our friends and family for Thanksgiving dinner, but for those of you who want to » read more » 

Sunday Funday on St. Croix

Sunday Funday on St. Croix

If you have been on St. Croix for even a few days you have probably heard the term ‘Sunday Funday’.  What is Sunday Funday?  Well, it’s pretty self explanatory…it’s the weekly celebration » read more » 

‘Food Fight! On the Beach’ is fun for the whole family!

‘Food Fight! On the Beach’ is fun for the whole family!

The most fast-paced event of the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience has to be “Food Fight! On the Beach”, held at eat @ cane bay,  in which three culinary teams battle » read more » 

Go Green, St. Croix!

Go Green, St. Croix!

As more and more of us realize how our daily lives can affect the environment, it is crucial for us to understand and implement ways to reduce our negative impact. Here on » read more » 

Kids just want to have fun!

Kids just want to have fun!

Here on St. Croix you will find a multitude of activities for children and their parents to participate in together…or apart (remember- your kids may want some time away from you, too)! » read more » 

Musicians, Sailors, Hurricane Sandy survivors… perform on St. Croix

Musicians, Sailors, Hurricane Sandy survivors… perform on St. Croix

A fair amount of musical groups from the mainland tour the Caribbean Islands through the winter. From average to phenomenal, the modes of travel are always the same, though – start with » read more » 

Geocaching…a worldwide scavenger hunt!

Geocaching…a worldwide scavenger hunt!

Geocaching is an outdoor scavenger or treasure hunt that uses GPS coordinates, and sometimes additional clues, to help participants find geocaches that are hidden all over the world.I recently had my first » read more » 

Annual Coconut Cup SUP Festival on St. Croix

Annual Coconut Cup SUP Festival on St. Croix

Attention all you enthusiasts of stand-up paddle boarding (or SUP)…we are thrilled to announce that the 2nd Annual Coconut Cup will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 21st-24th, 2015, at Freedom City » read more » 

Jump Up!

Jump Up!

One of the must experience events here on St. Croix is to attend one of the four annual Jump Ups in Christiansted. In this case, I attended the Valentine’s Day Jump Up! » read more » 

Christiansted Boardwalk Goes to the Dogs!

Christiansted Boardwalk Goes to the Dogs!

One thing you will notice right away about St. Croix is that the people here love their dogs! In fact, they love them so much that dogs get their own annual parade! » read more » 

Caribbean Eco Adventures “Getaway and Give” at Northside Valley Eco-Village

Caribbean Eco Adventures “Getaway and Give” at Northside Valley Eco-Village

Your kids will delight in the Simple Living on St. Croix. At Northside Valley’s Eco-Village, we treasure community, sustainability, and diversity. With these three principles guiding our activities, kids learn the wonder of » read more » 

Safari Tour with Sweeny

Safari Tour with Sweeny

Long time local, Sweeny Toussant, greets me and a small group of visitors in his open-air bus. We are ready to explore the wondrous places of St. Croix. Sweeny, his Safari Tour, » read more » 

Horseback Riding on the North Shore

Horseback Riding on the North Shore

There are a lot of special “only in St. Croix” moments to be had here daily, and some that occur on only really special occasions. This past weekend. Wendy and I were » read more » 

Day Tripping to Buck Island

Day Tripping to Buck Island

A trip to St. Croix would not be complete without day tripping to Buck Island. Located just 1 1/2 miles off the northeast shore of Christiansted, St. Croix, Buck Island is easily » read more » 

Kayak Salt River

Kayak Salt River

“What an incredible experience,” “That was cool,” “We got to see so much,” “And our guide was so funny!” These were just a few of the comments heard during my latest adventure, » read more » 

Crab Races are Fun for the Whole Family!

Crab Races are Fun for the Whole Family!

A bucket, some chalk, some great prizes, and a few dozen hermit crabs…that’s right, HERMIT CRABS. Sound interesting? Then catch one of St. Croix’s weekly crab races put on by island residents » read more » 

Get a Little Mud on the Tires with an ATV Tour!

Get a Little Mud on the Tires with an ATV Tour!

The last time I vacationed in Mexico, the one excursion I wanted to try was ATVing along the beach. I thought it would be so cool to ride past the ocean, wind » read more » 

Triathlon Traditions

Triathlon Traditions

Everyone that lives here on St. Croix has their own Ironman Triathlon tradition. Some people officially volunteer and are assigned to one of many different tasks at or leading up to the » read more » 

What a Tour, that world famous Cruzan Rum!

What a Tour, that world famous Cruzan Rum!

Anyone can tour the Cruzan Rum Factory, located on the west end of St. Croix for $5 per person. Pretty good deal. In a nutshell, this is why this tour was so » read more »