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The Powers Behind Real Estate

Chris and Christie Powers of Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty have fittingly adopted the slogan ‘The Powers Behind Real Estate’. It works because this power couple are both licensed Realtors® working as a team, and they know the island very well after calling St. Croix home for nearly two decades.  These two are the ideal ambassadors for…

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An Even Better Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty has a reputation for excellence in real estate. They are ambassadors for the island and experts in the local real estate market. What you may not know is that they were recently acquired by the Schmidt Family of Companies. While they may now be part of a large real estate franchise, they…

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Welcome, Frazier Premier Properties

Walt and Robin, RE/MAX St. Croix

‘Nothing But Net Opportunities’ is the catchy slogan of the newest real estate and vacation rentals team in town, Frazier Premier Properties. For those who may not know owners Walt and Robin Frazier, the slogan is fitting considering Walt is a former pro basketball player and son of NBA Hall of Famer Walt “Clyde” Frazier. From…

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The HeART of Turtles

It’s pretty safe to say that everyone loves sea turtles. Here on St. Croix there are many conservation efforts being made to track the different species nesting areas and habitats to gain insight into these fascinating creatures. Sea turtles and their ocean home inspire many people, but they can be especially inspirational to local artists.…

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Meet Debbie Sun, Textile Designer

Debbie Sun herself is as effervescent and vibrant as her well known designs. Unique and colorful, her textiles combine elements of nature and architecture into some of the most visually stunning designs imaginable. Inspired by her travels, her Caribbean home, and her pure enjoyment of life, Debbie creates original silk paintings and magically transforms them into textiles.…

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Wellness Support on St. Croix

What is ‘wellness’? It is the active process of making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. More than just being free from illness, wellness is a dynamic process of growth and change – and here on St. Croix there are many activities, services and caregivers to help you on your personal wellness journey. Wellness is…

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New Dive Center @ Cane Bay

Cane Bay is one of the highlights of St. Croix. Its beautiful stretch of beach is popular for limin’, and its turquoise waters and close proximity to the Puerto Rico Trench make it a perfect spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. The Wall is a world famous dive site that is easily accessible from the…

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Shipping a Vehicle to St. Croix

Shipping a Vehicle to St. Croix

If you are considering relocating to St. Croix, shipping a vehicle may be required. You can buy a new or used vehicle on the island, but if you have a good, reliable vehicle you may want to consider shipping it to the island. If you choose to ship a vehicle to the island, there are…

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Shipping Your Household Goods to St. Croix

Shipping Your Household Goods to St. Croix

If you are planning on relocating to St. Croix, you will need to decide which of your household goods, furnishings, and personal effects you will ship to the island, and how you will ship them.  If you are bringing a minimal amount of boxes worth of items, you may be able to get away with…

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Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is part of life here in the Caribbean, so planning and being prepared for potential storms each year is important. If we learned anything from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, it’s that those of us who own boats here on St. Croix need to be especially diligent. According to NOAA, 377 boats were…

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Preparing Your Pets for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Pets

The official hurricane season here in the Caribbean runs from June 1st to November 30th. While the government and news stations stress the importance of being prepared in case of a hurricane, preparing your pets for potential storms is often overlooked. As animal lovers, we here at GoToStCroix.com want to make sure that you AND your…

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Women’s Dive Day

Back in 2015, PADI created an annual Women’s Dive Day with the goal of celebrating and encouraging women who scuba dive. The event was a huge success, and has continued to grow every year since. Here on St. Croix, one or more of our dive shops hosts an event each July for divers who wish…

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St. Croix Gift Giving Guide

St. Croix Gift Giving Guide

St. Croix Gift Giving Guide Want a souvenir to take home as a gift for someone special? Spending the holidays on St. Croix? If you are looking for something truly unique, go Crucian! Shop local and buy locally made products and gifts, or give gift certificates for local restaurants, services or attractions. Not only will you…

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Food Truck Festival: Fun for All Ages

St. Croix’s own Leatherback Brewing Company is hosting a Food Truck Festival (which we hope will become an annual event!) with live music and fun for the whole family. On Saturday, May 11th, approximately 20 food trucks will gather at the William Roebuck Industrial Park around Leatherback Brewing Company’s brewery and tasting room, offering a wide…

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Recycling on St. Croix

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, we finally have a recycling program on St. Croix! Thanks to the volunteers of the Plastic Drop Off Recycling Group, you can now drop off your plastic and aluminum cans for recycling at locations across the island. Read on to find out how you can participate in…

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Meet Alexis Matarangas-King & Mini Mathilda

We here at GoToStCroix.com had the pleasure of having Alexis Matarangas-King intern with us at the office as part of Good Hope Country Day School’s Mini Gusto Week. Alexis is a very talented artist and writer, so we put her skills to good use! But, we’ll let Alexis tell you the rest in her own words… My…

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Going Beyond Buck Island Tours

For many years, Caribbean Sea Adventures has been synonymous with snorkel tours to St. Croix’s beautiful Buck Island. Known for having the only glass bottom boat on St. Croix, coupled with a long time reputation for fun and professional tours, Caribbean Sea Adventures has been a local favorite Buck Island charter for decades. Now, they are…

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Student Picks: Top 5 Festivals of St. Croix

STUDENT/GUEST BLOGGER  Alexis M. King, a high school student born and raised on St. Croix, is the author of this post.  Alexis has created a teenage superhero character named ‘Mini Mathilda’, who will show you her Top 5 recommendations for festivals to attend on St. Croix.  Mathilda’s Top 5 Favorite Festivals to attend on St….

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Student Picks: Top 5 Places To Go on St. Croix

STUDENT/GUEST BLOGGER  Alexis M. King, a high school student born and raised on St. Croix, is the author of this post.  Alexis has created a teenage superhero character named ‘Mini Mathilda’, who will show you her Top 5 recommendations for places to go on St. Croix.  Mathilda’s Top 5 Favorite Places To Go on St….

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We Did It!

GoToStCroix has entered its 20th year! It is with great pride and (yes) some shock to think that GoToStCroix began in November of 1999.  I was dependent on a laptop that weighed about 20 pounds, a work space the size of a broom closet, and dial-up internet connection (the horror!).  I did not realize then that…

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