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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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St. Croix Gift Giving Guide

St. Croix Gift Giving Guide

St. Croix Gift Giving Guide Spending the holidays on St. Croix? Want a souvenir to take home as a gift for someone special? 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…

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Hurricane Preparedness for Your Pets

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…

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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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Hurricane Maria Relief and Recovery Effort

Hurricane Maria Relief and Recovery Effort

Only two weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated St. John and St. Thomas, Hurricane Maria hit St. Croix in the early hours of September 20th as a Category 5 hurricane. While two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes have rocked the US Virgin Islands, we want our readers to know that we are a community of strong and…

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‘Hurricane Warning’ Preparedness

Remembering Hurricane Hugo

St. Croix has survived several major hurricanes, including Category 5 Hurricane Maria in 2017 and Hurricane Hugo in 1989. In the event of another major storm, we want to make sure everyone knows what to do to when a Hurricane Warning is issued. What does it mean when the U.S. Virgin Islands officially goes into a ‘Hurricane…

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Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Hurricane Irma Relief

On September 6, 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Irma came through the Caribbean and wreaked havoc on the Virgin Islands, along with several of our neighboring Northern Leeward islands. In this time of crisis, however, the island community has pulled together miraculous relief efforts that began the day after Hurricane Irma hit. Since social media has been…

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Chasing Coral on St. Croix

Salt River Canyon West Wall (Grouper Grotto)

St. Croix is leading the charge to protect and restore our Caribbean coral reefs, but climate change is threatening to wipe out coral reefs on a global scale. Never before has coral bleaching been more vividly shown and clearly explained than in the Sundance award-winning documentary Chasing Coral. From this film has sprung a movement to…

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Historic Artifacts on Company Street

Historic Artifacts on Company Street

St. Croix is known by many for it’s rich history, there is even an archaeological museum here where you can learn about some of the island’s earliest inhabitants. The St. Croix Archaeological Society Museum houses a number of interesting pre-Colombian era artifacts that have been excavated here on St. Croix, but new artifacts from multiple eras…

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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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Benefits of Being a Divi Carina Bay ‘Beachcomber’

Divi Beachcomber's Club

Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino is St. Croix’s only all-inclusive resort, but you don’t have to a visitor on the island to enjoy their facilities. In fact, Divi Carina Bay Casino offers a free players club, the Beachcomber’s Gold Club, which not only provides benefits at the casino, but at the resort as…

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Where to Get Your Ice Cream Fix

Get Your Ice Cream Fix

Whether you are looking for a plain scoop of ice cream, a scratch-made ice cream sandwich, a frozen treat low in sugar, or even vegan ice cream, St. Croix has it all! Even better, enjoy delicious tropical and seasonal flavors you won’t find anywhere else. Don’t worry, you can still get vanilla and chocolate ice…

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