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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. Croix

5. Bombay Club

If you’re looking for the perfect place to have a romantic dinner with your significant other, then this is the place for you. Established in 1982 and located in Downtown Christiansted, the Bombay Club has a variety of food that is sure to satisfy your palate. Some of the exquisite delicacies to choose from include the crab-stuffed mushrooms, french onion soup, and their signature chicken sandwich with guacamole. Holy Guacamole!


4. LaReine Chicken Shack

And now we come to the top dog of St. Croix restaurants! Located in Lorraine and given a five star rating by food critic and celebrity chef, Martha Stewart, LaReine Chicken Shack is known for their blend of Crucian and Puerto Rican cuisines! Some of signature meals to check out that are a MUST for foodies include their ribs, roast pork, and their signature rotisserie chicken with johnny cakes!


3. Island Jewelry Shops

Big fan of all things jewelry? Downtown Christiansted has you covered! Known for being the go to shopping center on St. Croix, downtown Christiansted has a variety of stores with original pieces of jewelry made from silver, gold, and chaney that can only be found on the island of St. Croix. Some of these fine establishments includes ib designs, Sonya’s, Joyia’s, Tropical Bracelet Factory, Crucian Gold, and FantaSea Jewelry!


2. Mitchell Larsen Studio

Considered a popular shop on island by the island residents and tourists, Jan Mitchell’s is known for her glass artwork. These aren’t your average glass products, however, as these works of art range from clocks and plates to pins and ornaments. Jan’s famous ornaments have to be the main highlight of shop as some of them have been featured ever year on the White House Christmas Tree!


1.  Buck Island

One of only two underwater National Parks, Buck Island is a popular tourist attraction for all the snorkelers, scuba divers, and marine biology lovers out there! Check out the island’s forestation, see if you can spot a Lemon Shark or two, or dive into the deep, rich oceans and encounter other sea friends. Lionfish, Dolphins and Barracudas, oh my!


If you like this, be sure to check out my Top 5 Festivals on St. Croix, and learn more about me and Alexis by clicking on the links below. Happy exploring!

 -Mini Mathilda, Student/Guest Blogger


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