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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4/3/21 and 5/30/21 are the Next Trips to St. John! Oh happy day…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 US Virgin Islands as the ‘Nature Island’. Until now, to get there you would require a ferry ride or flight to St. Thomas followed by a ferry ride from St. Thomas to St. John. Native Son Ferry…

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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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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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Many people dream of living the island life, and while it can be amazing, it also comes with it’s own set of challenges. One of the drawbacks to living on a small Caribbean island like St. Croix is the limited medical services available, especially in times of a major emergency. So, what can you do…

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If you’ve driven by The Reef Golf Course recently, you’ve probably noticed that the course is greening up and looking great…but, that’s not the only thing happening at The Reef. Known for being fun, fast and affordable, this 9-hole golf course on the East End of St. Croix has been a local favorite for years. Now…

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Beautiful things are happening here on St. Croix! If you are familiar with beauty buzz words like “clean” and “eco-conscious” you’ll be happy to know that the St. Croix beauty scene is not only keeping up with the latest trends, but is leading the pack. From creating locally-made body care products to the addition of…

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Cane Bay on St. Croix’s stunning North Shore is a popular spot for both visitors and locals. Offering world class diving, a beautiful stretch of white sand beach, and warm Caribbean waters, it’s easy to understand why this natural wonder attracts so many. Does this sound like your Caribbean dream come true? Then book your…

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Big news! Island hopping between the US Virgin Islands just got easier.  Native Son Ferry now offers high-speed ferry service between St. Thomas and St. Croix 3 days per week, with plans for scheduled service to St. John, too! Book Online Now! Do you recognize the Native Son company name?  Regarded by many as the pioneer…

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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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More than 30 years ago, Centerline Car Rentals opened its original location on Centerline Road. Since then they have expanded to offer convenient locations at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, and in Christiansted near the seaplane terminal.  Centerline has a great reputation among it’s customers, and has been a local favorite here for decades. Following Hurricane Maria…

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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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