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5 Ways to Beat the Heat on St. Croix

Kids just want to have fun!

During the summertime, it can be hot and muggy here on St. Croix. On the plus side, we are surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, so you can always take a dip to cool off. But, aside from heading to the beach, the island offers many other ways to keep your cool that don’t involve getting…

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Southern Saint is St. Croix’s Lifestyle Brand

Southern Saint is not only a brand created right here on St. Croix, but it’s synonymous with the St. Croix island lifestyle. The brand began as a shared vision by two resident entrepreneurs, Matthew Ridgway and Briana Casale Cox. The idea started simply: to create a line of boatwear unique to St. Croix. Since then…

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Preparing for Hurricane Season

Remembering Hurricane Hugo

Preparing for Hurricane Season Living on St. Croix means that hurricane season and the inclement weather it brings are just part of life. Atlantic Hurricane season is officially June 1 through November 30 each year, with September usually being the most active month. While technology has made forecasting tropical storms and hurricanes more accurate, they…

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Team US Virgin Islands in the Olympic Games

Team US Virgin Islands in the Olympic Games

The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) may be a small territory, but we are hugely proud of the athletes that represent us in the Olympic Games. While the Jamaican Bobsled team may have put the Caribbean on the map for the Winter Olympics, many of the Caribbean islands send delegates to both the Summer and Winter Olympics –…

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The Flavors of St. Croix, Delivered

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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St. Croix’s Public Art Trail

Bold, colorful, public artworks have been popping up all over St. Croix the past few years thanks in large part to local organization Clean Sweep Frederiksted.  According to Clean Sweep Frederiksted’s website, public art: “Public art isn’t just pretty. It drives community pride, shows off local artists, encourages pedestrian traffic, attracts visitors, and creates zero-barrier access to art for…

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Coronavirus Information & FAQs

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions and the latest governmental guidelines for safe travel to St. Croix during COVID-19. As the US Virgin Islands welcomes visitors and residents returning home, we’ll share the top safety precautions, healthy travel practices, and what you can expect during your stay. Please follow all…

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St. Croix Designers Featured in Harper’s Bazaar

Thanks to USVI Ambassador Danielle Hawkins, fashion editor and stylist, several St. Croix jewelers and designers are being featured in a famous fashion magazine halfway around the world! The July 2021 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam features a stunning spread of top model Maria Borges wearing handmade jewelry from local artisan jewelers Crucian Gold and…

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New Madras for the Virgin Islands

It’s official! The U.S. Virgin Islands now has an official madras for the Territory, designed by St. Croix’s own Debbie Sun! If you are not familiar with madras, it’s a calico-like fabric that was originally used by the peasant class in India. Named for the small fishing village of Madraspatnam (Madras) where it originated, madras…

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Day Trip to St. John

UPCOMING DATES June 18th and July 4th 2022 Click Here to Book Your Tickets NOW! Someone finally heard our pleas to run a ferry directly from St. Croix to St. John! Many of us who live on St. Croix love to visit St. John for a quick getaway on what is known here in the…

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Buccaneer Joins Luxury Wyndham Brand

The Buccaneer has been an iconic resort on St. Croix for decades. Originally opened as an eleven-room inn by the Armstrong family in 1947, The Buccaneer has become one of the Caribbean’s landmark resorts. Now, Elizabeth Armstrong, third-generation owner, has announced that The Buccaneer has partnered with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to brand the 74-year-old…

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Day Trip to the East End

The East End of St. Croix features beautiful ocean views in stark contrast to the high-desert like landscape, complete with cactus. A drive along the East End takes you over rolling hills, along side farms and nature preserves, and the north side offers a view of Buck Island. You can also see the V.L Baseline…

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Day Trip to the North Shore

The North Shore of St. Croix is a diverse landscape offering stunning ocean vistas, sandy beaches, mangrove forests, and subtropical rainforest. Diverse sea-life abounds off the North Shore due to the abundance of coral reefs, warm waters and the close proximity of the Puerto Rico Trench, which creates our world famous dive site known as…

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Interactive Learning at the STXEEMP Visitor Center

The St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP) was the first territorial marine park established to protect the natural and cultural resources of the east end of St. Croix. Managed by  the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), Coastal Zone Management, the park includes 60 square miles of water, nearly 17 miles of beautiful shoreline, and the longest…

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Weekend Getaway to St. Croix

St. Croix is a hidden gem amongst the US Virgin Islands, especially since we are across the Caribbean Sea about 40 miles away from the other islands. With health and safety concerns due to the global pandemic, and travel restrictions in place, now is a great time for our fellow Virgin Islanders to check out…

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Day Trip to Frederiksted

Coming to St. Croix for the day? With multiple daily flights bringing visitors to the Henry E. Rohlson Airport, St. Croix makes for a great day trip and there are plenty of taxis on standby at the airport to bring travelers to Frederiksted.  If you’ve never been to St. Croix, it has a different vibe than…

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Day Trip to Christiansted

Coming to St. Croix for the day? With ferries and the seaplane bringing passengers from St. Thomas directly to Christiansted, St. Croix makes for a great day trip. Both the ferry and seaplane terminals are walking distance from town, so no rental car is needed.  If you’ve never been to St. Croix, it has a different…

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Family-Friendly Cottages by the Sea

Imagine the charm of a quintessential 1950’s lakeside resort in the Catskill Mountains (à la “Dirty Dancing”), but located instead on a white sand strewn Caribbean beach.  Got the picture? Now, add in modern amenities and you have Cottages by the Sea…a charming hotel on the West End of St. Croix where family history is treasured and everyone…

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Goat: From the Rockies to St. Croix

From cooking soup in a closet in the Rocky Mountains, to opening a restaurant with a sweeping Buck Island view here on St. Croix, Scott and Caroline Jackson have worked hard to build their multi-restaurant business. Located in the former home of the Cultured Pelican Ristorante, ‘Goat, Soup and Whiskey’ is operating seasonally here on…

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Virgin Kayak : Paddlesports in Salt River

Located in Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Virgin Kayak Tours offers more than their name implies. Virgin Kayak is the only Hobie dealership on St. Croix, and the only tour company offering Hobie Mirage pedal kayak tours of Salt River and the Bioluminescent Bay. Now, they have expanded their operation to offer stand up…

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