Friends of the St. Croix USVI National Parks

Community Organizations, Friends of the St. Croix National Parks, USVI

Friends of the St. Croix USVI National Parks is a nonprofit organization that supports St. Croix's three National Parks: Christiansted National Historic Site, Salt River Bay Historical Park & Ecological Preserve, and Buck Island » read more » 

Friends of St. Croix East End Marine Park

Community Organizations, Friends of St. Croix East End Marine Park - St. Croix, USVI

Friends of St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP) is a nonprofit organization that supports the programs and mission of STXEEMP by promoting responsible recreation, enhancing community outreach and education, and improving compliance or » read more » 

Clean Sweep Frederiksted

Community Organizations - Clean Sweep Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI

Clean Sweep Frederiksted is a coalition of community stakeholders dedicated to the economic development and revitalization of Frederiksted. Clean Sweep Frederiksted (CSF) spearheads various opportunities throughout the year to encourage and engage the community » read more » 

Project Promise

Community Organizations - Project Promise, St. Croix, USVI

Project Promise is dedicated to bringing about positive change in our world, starting right here on St. Croix! Our goal is to give at-risk youth the tools and support they need to live healthier » read more » 

The Rattan Wine Walk

Rattan Wine Walk at Estate Belvedere

The Rattan Wine Walk is an enjoyable way of supporting the local St. Croix community with the added benefit of being an elegant night out. The largest annual fundraiser for the Rattan Montessori School, the Rattan Wine » read more » 

Women’s Coalition of St. Croix

Women's Coalition of St. Croix

Helping Those In Need, 24/7/365. The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix’s mission is to provide advocacy, programs and services to end all forms of violence and oppression by promoting equality for all. WCSC operates » read more » 

Wave to Your Family & Friends on the Webcam!

Webcam Blog

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 gently rocking » read more » 

Buy Locally Grown Produce at the Farmer’s Market

Papaya Tree

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 as the » read more » 

A Week of Food, Fun and Fundraising

Food & Wine Experience - Cork & Fork

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 I was » read more » 

Food & Fun on the Fairway!

Cuisine on the Green - The Waves at Cane Bay Tent

As the kick-off event for the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, Cuisine on the Green is a fun, outdoor afternoon which combines gourmet food with a golf tournament at Carambola Golf Resort's scenic Robert Trent Jones golf » read more » 

Meet the Hellenbrand Family…

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 Wedding Anniversary.  » read more » 

Visiting CSU Students Give Queen Louise Home a New Garden

CSU Students Planting Garden at Queen Louise Home

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, People and » read more » 

New Year’s Resolution #2: Eat Healthier

Ridge to Reef Farm Greens - Eat Healthier

In part one of our New Year's Resolution series we told you how and where you can 'Get Fit' on St. Croix in 2015.  For part two of our series, we will look at » read more » 

New Year’s Resolution #1: Get Fit

Kayak - Fitness

It's New Year's time again, that time of year when we all make promises to ourselves (or 'resolutions') to do things like get in shape, eat better, stress less, spend more time with family...you » read more » 

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

New Year's

This weekend we will say goodbye to 2016 and ring in the New Year, 2017!  St. Croix offers many places for those staying on the island to celebrate the New Year, but for those of » read more » 

Find a Christmas Feast on St. Croix!

Christmas Tables at The Palms

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 you have » read more » 

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

Animal Jam Fundraiser - St. Croix, USVI

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).  Unfortunately, like » read more » 

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner on St. Croix

Beachside Cafe View

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 take it » read more » 

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

Coral Reef Swim Race

Who knew that when I moved to St. Croix I would become an athlete? Okay, so I use the term 'athlete' loosely, but  I participated in the 19th annual St. Croix Coral Reef Swim.  » read more » 

Cane Bay Fills with ‘Mermaids’!

Mermaid Mixer Swimmers

Who doesn't love mermaids? The first weekend in November, Cane Bay was filled with 'mermaids'...both by land and by sea! The Mermaid Mixer is a fun, women only splash or dash event held each » read more » 

Sunday Funday on St. Croix

Rhythms at Rainbow Beach

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 of Sunday, » read more » 

Game On! St. Croix Sports Bars

Sports Bars on St. Croix, USVI

Are you ready for some football?  Consider watching the weekly NFL games at one of St. Croix's local sports bars! Enjoy the game while you also enjoy cold drinks, great food, and the camaraderie » read more » 

Sunshine Foundation helps feral cats on St. Croix!

Sugar Mill Vet Center - Feral Cat

If you have been on St. Croix for any amount of time you have probably noticed the abundance of feral cats in the residential neighborhoods, hanging around local restaurants and hotels, and even living » read more » 

Family Fun at ‘Food Fight! On the Beach’

Food Fight on the Beach

The most fast-paced event of the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience has to be “Food Fight! On the Beach”, in which three culinary teams battle for island-wide domination…or bragging rights at least.  This » read more » 

Parking on St. Croix

Parking in Frederiksted

We are often asked about the parking situation on St. Croix, particularly for visitors deciding whether or not to rent a car while here on-island.  In most places, parking on the island is free.  » read more » 

Choosing a Rental House on St. Croix

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The prospect of moving to St. Croix and living in the Caribbean can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming.  Generally, the first priority for when relocating to the island is finding a place » read more » 

Crucian Courtesy: Give a Proper Greeting!

Crucian Greeting

While good manners should always be the norm wherever you go, here in St. Croix giving a proper greeting is truly a must.  Crucians are generally reserved and traditional in their manner, and they » read more » 

Festival at Sea Passengers Donate Thousands of Books to Children

Festival at Sea Book Donation to St. Croix Children, July 2014

St. Croix was blessed with a HUGE donation of new children's books Tuesday from an unusual source...cruise ship passengers! Hundreds, perhaps 1,000 or more books, as well as school supplies, were presented to "the » read more » 

Supporting Community Theatre

Nightlife, Theatre - Caribbean Community Theatre

I recently saw my first play at the Caribbean Community Theatre ("CCT")...I was lucky enough to get tickets for the last night of CCT's performance of RENT, which was sold out. While I do » read more » 

Annual Coconut Cup SUP Festival on St. Croix

1st Annual Coconut Cup SUP Festival

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 Surf.  In » read more » 

Jump Up!

Jump Up Blowing a Conch Shell Horn

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! If you » read more » 

Christiansted Boardwalk Goes to the Dogs!

Krewe de Barkus Parade - Puppy Dragon

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! In February » read more » 

Holiday Hope Benefit

Holiday Hope Benefit

The Holiday Hope Benefit strives to not only give local children a message of hope during the holidays, but to support youth development on a daily basis year-round while providing educational opportunities for their » read more » 

Thanksgiving, Crucian Style

Mocko Jumbies

It is the week of Thanksgiving and Crucians are gearing up to celebrate island style. It's that time of year, again... The festive mood is contagious and there is an event nearly every single » read more » 

St. Croix Manners Matter

Manners Matter - Smiling Taxi Drivers

St. Croix is a real Caribbean island with real West Indian people, from many different islands. The people here are very reserved and proper, and manners are extremely important. To make the most of » read more » 

Halloween on St. Croix

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There is up to an entire week dedicated to Halloween events each year on St. Croix! Everything from family friendly trick-or-treating to costumed dog contests to dancing the night away. Don your scariest, funniest or » read more » 

St. Croix Movies at the Fort

St Croix Movies at the Fort

St. Croix Movies at the Fort is a free movie night sponsored by the National Park Service. This family-friendly event is held on the lawn of the historic Fort Christianvaern on the last Saturday of » read more » 

Come Home To St Croix

Come Home to St Croix This July

In July of every year, Crucians who live abroad, those who live right here and others who have found a home on St. Croix heed the call to Come Home to St. Croix. This » read more » 

Independence Day Fireworks

Fireworks in Frederiksted

Are you lucky enough to be on St. Croix this July 4th? If so, plan to spend the day in Freedom City (that’s Frederiksted) where there is always a full schedule of activities planned. » read more » 

Mardi Croix

Mardi Croix on St. Croix is a hoot!

Mardi Croix is held each February as St. Croix's annual Mardi Gras celebration organized by the Krewe de Croix, a group of Louisiana transplants and Mardi Gras enthusiasts. Krewe de Croix also organizes the » 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 list of » read more »