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If you have taken one of the Virgin Islands Food Tours, you know that the owner takes her love of all things local seriously. Anquanette Gaspard, known to many as the Cruzan Foodie, loves to teach visitors and residents alike about the flavors unique to St. Croix. While her popular food tours have resumed, the…

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Plessen Medical Group, LLC

As usual, Plessen Healthcare is on the leading edge of improving medical services here on St. Croix. Plessen Healthcare started with their clinic and surgical center in Golden Rock, which continues to provide a wide range of adult primary care services and internal medicine subspecialties dedicated to chronic disease prevention. Then they introduced telemedicine to…

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Here at GoToStCroix.com we often refer to St. Croix as the “fitness island” because of the wide variety of fitness venues, activities and events available year-round. What many may not know is that St. Croix is also home to one of the newest advancements in treadmill technology. Kendall Holmes, owner of the popular local Studio…

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To most people, renting a car is a necessity of travel that doesn’t warrant anymore thought than getting the best deal. But, when you look at the process from the rental car company’s perspective, a lot goes into giving a customer the best possible experience. Careel Shillingford and her amazing staff at St. Croix’s Budget…

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St. Croix in Pro Sports The island of St. Croix has produced quite a few professional athletes. While many of you know that Tim Duncan is a proud Crucian, you may be surprised at the number of professional level sports players that have been born and/or raised on St. Croix. From baseball and basketball, to…

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Blog - Prepare for Hurricane Season

As hurricane season closes in on St. Croix, we are reminded of the importance of hurricane preparedness. While technology has made forecasting tropical storms and hurricanes more accurate, they can still be unpredictable.  With extremely high winds and heavy rains, these storms often cause flooding, property damage, and sometimes even loss of life. The one…

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Have you been to the new 40 Eats & Drinks yet? You may remember the previous iteration of the business when it was 40 Strand Eatery. Now 40 Eats & Drinks, it has the same great owners and staff, but the restaurant has been transformed into a more casual bistro with an eclectic new menu.…

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The scuba diving on St. Croix is as diverse as the island’s stunning landscape. You can dive reefs, wrecks, walls, canyons, and even a commercial pier all in one trip. To highlight some of these dives, we found and shared some fantastic narrated dive videos from Triton’s Realm on the GoToStCroix.com YouTube channel. Now, we want…

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St. Croix is home to many talented jewelers who create unique, handcrafted artisan and fine jewelry.  The island is also home to community spirit like I have experienced no where else. When these two forces combine, the result is stunning collections of jewelry designed to raise both funds and awareness for some of St. Croix’s…

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As if there weren’t enough reasons to love the team at ib designs, let’s add their most recent community service project to the list. While most of you know ib designs for their stunning collections of locally handcrafted ‘feel good’ jewelry, Kris and Whealan Massicott and their ib family have recently taken on a major project…

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Pan Am Pavilion has been a Christiansted destination for decades, offering quaint boutiques, small offices, and restaurants. If you haven’t been there, I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of the beautiful entry from Strand Street with it’s historic Danish brick arches dripping with ferns. Like many buildings and businesses on St. Croix, this little gem recently…

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St. Croix offers lots of fun activities that take advantage of our wide open spaces and stunning views. With the COVID-19 pandemic at the forefront of everyone’s mind, you’ll be glad to know the island hosts a diverse range of activities that happen to lend themselves naturally to social distancing. Enjoy the natural beauty of St.…

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The island of St. Croix has made quite a few on-screen appearances. If you wonder why, just look around. St. Croix has been chosen as the backdrop for, or even the star of many a television show, movie, travel vlog, and even commercials because of our white sandy beaches, calm Caribbean waters, quaint towns, and…

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As St. Croix reopens to tourism as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, we want to make sure visitors know what to expect when arriving to St. Croix and the USVI. It’s more important now than ever to follow the governmental guidelines for safe travel and to take responsibility for our own health, as well as…

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As time marches on, some well established St. Croix businesses, many that have been around for decades, are changing hands. Don’t worry, that’s not a bad thing! With new owners taking over, you get to keep many of the things you love about the original business while also seeing some updates and improvements. On that…

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Mt. Victory Camp is a wonderful eco-lodge tucked in the rainforest in the Northwest Hills of St. Croix. The camp was designed to provide a peaceful setting for people to get closer to the natural and cultural wonders of our beautiful island. ‘Comfortable living close to nature’ is the mantra of Mt. Victory Camp owners…

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Downloadable restaurant take-out bingo cards for eating on St. Croix during COVID-19. During these challenging times of COVID-19 ‘stay-at-home’ orders and mandatory ‘non-essential’ business closures, it’s important to support each other locally as much as possible. When a local business woman reached out to us with an idea, we knew it was a great way…

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East End Guide

The US Virgin Islands, including our very own island of St. Croix, has returned to the ‘Safer At Home’ phase of the Governor’s COVID-19 response plan. Governor Bryan has issued the executive order detailing the phased reopening of non-essential businesses and the guidelines to which they will be subject. The transition will be managed according…

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St. Croix Promotes "Reef Safe" Suncare

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. recently made history with the signing of Act 8185, banning the importation, sale and distribution in the US Virgin Islands of sunscreen containing the ‘toxic 3 Os’: oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene. Effective April 1st, according to Act 8185:  ‘All persons, or entities that sell, distribute, or that are otherwise in possession of…

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Have you ever dreamed of owning a historic property in the Caribbean? Let us introduce you to a newly renovated Danish building in the historic heart of charming downtown Christiansted, St. Croix. Sanni Craft showed us these stunning properties full of potential as a lovely Bed & Breakfast, vacation rentals, or apartments. With a colorful…

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