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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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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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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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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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100 Things To Do on St. Croix

100 Things To Do on St. Croix We here at GoToStCroix.com have compiled a list of ‘100 Things To Do on St. Croix’ featuring popular activities, attractions, and must-do experiences unique to St. Croix. St. Croix offers lots of things to do, thanks to our perfect weather and beautiful beaches. Our rum drinks are also…

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The Four Spirits of St. Croix

While there are many different kinds of spirits to be found here on St. Croix, including jumbies, rum is the most well known. The island is home to a diverse range of unique fruits, herbs, and spices – some of which probably flavor your favorite rum. The food that can be grown or foraged for…

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St. Croix’s Vacation Rental Experts

St. Croix's Vacation Rental Experts

If you are coming to St. Croix, staying at a private condo or villa may be a great accommodation choice for you. A full kitchen for cooking meals and storing groceries, lots of space to spread out, no crowds at the pool, can stunning views of the Caribbean are just a few of the reasons…

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St. Croix’s Island Hopping Options

East End Guide

Looking to do some island hopping? Let us share how you can GoTo (and from) St. Croix! By air or by sea, the options for inter-island travel to and from St. Croix are growing. In addition to options that allow for quick trips to the other U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands…

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Where to Ring in the New Year on St. Croix!

New Year's on St. Croix

Soon we will be saying goodbye to 2017 and ringing in the New Year, 2018!  St. Croix offers several places across the island to celebrate the end of this year and the beginning of the New Year. For those of you still deciding how you want to celebrate Old Year’s Night of New Year’s, here are…

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