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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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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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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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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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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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10/30/21, 11/13/21 and 11/27/21 are the Next Trips to St. John! 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…

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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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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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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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