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Come and enjoy the natural beauty of St. Croix! The landscape ranges from white sandy beaches to tropical rainforest to arid desert-like conditions…and everything in between. Hike to the top of Goat Hill for a breathtaking view of the island or take a nature tour and learn about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy a kayak tour of one of St. Croix’s bioluminescent bays or snorkel Cane Bay to take in the amazing underwater landscape and tropical reef creatures of the Caribbean. Take as many memories and pictures of this lovely island as you can, but please leave only footprints! Join us as we head out to explore.

Protecting Our Coral Reefs

Protecting Our Coral Reefs
Trusted news sources across the globe have recently reported that most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear within the next 20 years unless action is taken to protect them. While that news is shocking, I » read more » 

Respect the Leatherback Sea Turtles

Respect the Leatherback Sea Turtles
While many people have a huge fondness and respect for sea turtles, there is something particularly awe inspiring about Leatherback sea turtles. The oldest of all sea turtle species, it has been » read more » 

St. Croix Promotes “Reef Safe” Suncare

St. Croix Promotes “Reef Safe” Suncare
St. Croix is a premier location for diving and snorkeling due to the abundance of sea life offered by our beautiful coral reefs and warm Caribbean waters. Unfortunately, since the 1980s the » read more » 

STAR Network Keeps Eye on Turtles

STAR Network Keeps Eye on Turtles
While this article was originally posted in the V.I. Source, we here at GoToStCroix.com thought it was worth sharing.  Enjoy the stories, take in the information and tips provided, and please respect the » read more » 

Reef Responsible Promotes Local Sustainability

Reef Responsible Promotes Local Sustainability
For those who may not know, St. Croix’s culinary scene is exploding! 2017 kicked off with an eight page spread called “Eating St. Croix” in Coastal Living magazine, and two of the island’s restaurants, » read more » 

Hawksbill Turtle Watch

Hawksbill Turtle Watch
Every species on the earth has its specific place and particular role in the ecosystem, marine turtles are no different. They are a small part of ocean species that need to be » read more » 

St. Croix’s East End Marine Park

St. Croix’s East End Marine Park
Along with global, local and governmental organizations, the St. Croix community is working to preserve the natural beauty, wildlife, and history of our island. One way St. Croix has worked to achieve » read more » 

Find Your Park on St. Croix

Find Your Park on St. Croix
The United States’ National Park Service (NPS) is celebrating the centennial of their creation in 2016 with the “Find Your Park” program. Many Americans think of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or Yosemite when they » read more » 

Saharan Dust: The Good and The Bad

Saharan Dust: The Good and The Bad
Each year, beginning in the late spring and continuing through early fall, a haze seems to settle around St. Croix. While this haze can give the appearance of a light fog off » read more » 

Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
Mosquitoes are a pesky part of traveling to any Caribbean destination, and many other places for that matter. Not only can mosquitoes leave you with the standard itchy red bumps when they » read more » 

Sunrise at Point Udall

Sunrise at Point Udall
While sunsets are known worldwide for their romantic ambiance, sunrises seem to be sadly overlooked. Watching the sunset on a day you have spent with someone you love is certainly beautiful, but » read more » 

Inshore Fishing on the South Shore

Inshore Fishing on the South Shore
While most people have heard of offshore or deep sea fishing, the concept of inshore fishing may be unfamiliar. Both types of fishing can be found here on St. Croix, but inshore fishing » read more » 

Hike to Jack and Isaac Bays

Hike to Jack and Isaac Bays
Jack and Isaac Bays are the living embodiment of what you imagine a quintessential Caribbean beach to be, but there is a bit of hike required to get to them. Once you » read more » 

Remembering Hurricane Hugo

Remembering Hurricane Hugo
September 17th of this year (2016) marks 27 years since Hurricane Hugo paid a visit to St. Croix.  There are thousands of St. Croix residents, past and present, who lived through the » read more » 

Take a Hike to the Annaly Bay Tide Pools

Take a Hike to the Annaly Bay Tide Pools
The Annaly Bay tide pools are a series of large, naturally formed pools found on St. Croix’s beautiful North Shore. While accessing these pools is a bit of a challenging hike, it » read more » 

Brush Up on Your Bush Skills

Brush Up on Your Bush Skills
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to survive in the wild? The idea of learning and practicing survival skills is growing in popularity across the globe, and St. » read more » 

Visit Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Visit Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge is a true Caribbean gem found right here on the southwestern end of St. Croix. Most visitors go to Sandy Point to see one of the most » read more » 

Prepare for Hurricane Season

Prepare for Hurricane Season
As hurricane season closes in on St. Croix, we are reminded of the importance of hurricane preparedness here on St. Croix. While technology has made forecasting tropical storms and hurricanes more accurate, they » read more » 

Birding at Southgate Coastal Reserve

Birding at Southgate Coastal Reserve
Avid and novice bird watchers alike will enjoy the aviary experience St. Croix offers. There are seasonal appearances by certain species, as well as resident birds who make St. Croix their home » read more » 

Snorkel the Buck Island Reef Underwater Trail

Snorkel the Buck Island Reef Underwater Trail
Buck Island Reef National Monument offers some of the best snorkeling on St. Croix, as well as a postcard-worthy white sand beach surrounded by magnificently clear blue waters. This natural landscape allows » 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 » 

Buy Locally Grown Produce at the Farmer’s Market

Buy Locally Grown Produce at the Farmer’s Market
While on St. Croix, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit a farmer’s market and pick out some locally grown fruits (and vegetables). The ‘farm belt’ of St. Croix, as well » read more » 

St. Croix ‘Animal Jam’ Raises Funds for Animal Welfare

St. Croix ‘Animal Jam’ Raises 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 » 

The Wonders of St. Croix

The Wonders of St. Croix
A few years ago, I was in a meeting with the owners and management of St. Croix’s hotels and tour operators.  We were given an advanced copy of a new brochure that » 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 » 

Simple Living on the West End

Simple Living on the West End
Driving north from Frederiksted, you would never know that the small Northside Valley sign tucked among the bougainvillea led to such an incredible place. An “off-the-beaten-path” accommodation option for your St. Croix » read more » 

A Hike through Canaan Gut

A Hike through Canaan Gut
The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA), as part of their mission to provide education and community outreach, offers low or no cost activities that provide opportunities to explore St. Croix and to » read more » 

Save St. Croix’s coral with beautiful jewelry!

Save St. Croix’s coral with beautiful jewelry!
If you are a St. Croix visitor “in the know”, you may already own your favorite piece of handcrafted “feel good jewelry” from local jewelry store ib designs. You may not know » read more » 

Reef Jam

Reef Jam
Reef Jam is an annual beach party event designed to: ‘encourage marine conservation and stewardship through community education and outreach’. While supporting the Reef Jam causes, attendees enjoy the largest beach party on » read more » 

Botanical Gardens Tour

Botanical Gardens Tour
Located on the west end of St. Croix is a place where beauty, history, and culture blend together in an inviting atmosphere. It is here you learn of the mysterious “weed woman” » read more » 

Top 10 Reasons To Choose St. Croix

Top 10 Reasons To Choose St. Croix
#10 No passport? No problem, mon. Foreign enough to be exotic, St. Croix is in fact part of “America’s Caribbean”-one of the islands comprising the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Everyone speaks » 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 » 

VINE (Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators)

VINE (Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators)
Leave Paradise in its Place! Seeing a need to improve environmental and cultural education opportunities through out the U.S. Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators (VINE) was formed in August 2004 by » read more » 

Senepol Cattle – A Crucian Breed

Senepol Cattle – A Crucian Breed
It all started a long time ago in 1860 when a man named George Elliott decided to import 60 Senegalese (N’Dama) heifers and two bulls from Senegal West Africa. Mr. Henry Nelthropp, » read more » 

A Trip to the St. Croix Avian Sanctuary with Toni Lance

A Trip to the St. Croix Avian Sanctuary with Toni Lance
There’s a good chance, if you live on St. Croix that you’ve heard of Toni Lance, St. Croix’s “Bird Lady,” as she has been dubbed. A lifelong bird and animal lover, Toni » read more » 

Leave Paradise in its Place

Leave Paradise in its Place
KEEP THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL! Residents and visitors appreciate the Virgin Islands for a number of reasons, but the gorgeous beaches and stunning underwater ecosystems definitely rank at the top of our » read more » 

A Fresh Perspective from Hotel on the Cay

A Fresh Perspective from Hotel on the Cay
A small little island exists in the middle of the Christiansted Harbor on St. Croix. This hotel has been an institution on St. Croix for decades. The ferry over to the cay, » read more »