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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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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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To most people, renting a car is a necessity of travel that doesn’t warrant anymore thought than getting the best deal. But, when you look at the process from the rental car company’s perspective, a lot goes into giving a customer the best possible experience. Careel Shillingford and her amazing staff at St. Croix’s Budget…

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Blog - Prepare for Hurricane Season

As hurricane season closes in on St. Croix, we are reminded of the importance of hurricane preparedness. While technology has made forecasting tropical storms and hurricanes more accurate, they can still be unpredictable.  With extremely high winds and heavy rains, these storms often cause flooding, property damage, and sometimes even loss of life. The one…

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Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business here in paradise? Then we have great news for you! There are several well established businesses for sale here on St. Croix that could be just the ticket to get you started. From popular local restaurants, to massage therapy practices and vacation rentals, these businesses already…

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Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty has a reputation for excellence in real estate. They are ambassadors for the island and experts in the local real estate market. What you may not know is that they were recently acquired by the Schmidt Family of Companies. While they may now be part of a large real estate franchise, they…

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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

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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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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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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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…

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Historic Properties : Estate Mt. Washington

If you have ever dreamed of owning a piece of historic property, St. Croix currently has several amazing options available. When “sugar was king” in the Caribbean, St. Croix was scattered with sprawling sugar plantations. As time marched on, many of these plantations were partially destroyed by hurricanes, or were abandoned when the sugar trade ceased,…

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Setting Up Your Healthcare on St. Croix

Healthcare is a necessity of life, and is therefore one of the first things most of us establish when relocating to a new place. In the Caribbean, the quality and availability of medical care can vary drastically from island to island. The good news for anyone living on St. Croix, or anyone considering moving here,…

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Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Mosquitoes are a pesky part of traveling to any Caribbean destination, and many other places for that matter. Not only can mosquitoes leave you with the standard itchy red bumps when they bite, but they can also carry illnesses that may not be common where you live. Don’t let the mosquitoes deter you from enjoying…

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Getting a Mortgage on St. Croix

Many people dream of moving to an island in the Caribbean, buying a home and living the ‘island life’. In fact, in recent years St. Croix has been been a popular destination for HGTV shows like ‘Caribbean Life’ and ‘Beach Front Bargain Hunt’. If you that are seriously considering a move to St. Croix, the…

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Shopping for Your St. Croix Home

The island of St. Croix offers a wide selection of homes and real estate for sale here in America’s Caribbean paradise. In fact, HGTV seems to be on the island every few months filming new episodes of House Hunters International, Beachfront Bargains, and Caribbean Life, featuring some of the island’s many available properties. If you are considering…

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St. Croix: Star of the Small Screen

America and the small screen have fallen in love with the island of St. Croix. With wide open spaces, picturesque Caribbean beaches, and the laid-back lifestyle of a tropical island, it’s easy to understand why St. Croix has been featured on several commercial and cable television programs. The spotlight shown on St. Croix by these networks is…

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Life in the Left Lane

Here on St. Croix we do, in fact, drive on the left. Some historians believe that driving on the left was a custom carried over from the horse and buggy days, and no one ever bothered to change it. Some say in the Danish West Indies (now the USVI), since many British expats controlled a…

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Getting Here: Flights to St. Croix

When planning a trip to St. Croix, the first thing most travelers shop for is airfare. Flying to St. Croix is getting a little easier now that several of the major airlines are offering direct flights from the U.S. mainland to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, allowing you to avoid layovers in the neighboring islands.…

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Registering a Vehicle on St. Croix

Here on St. Croix, all vehicles are inspected and registered according to the laws of the Virgin Islands at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (or ‘BMV’). The registration sticker is affixed to the lower inside corner of the passenger side of your windshield, and your U.S. Virgin Islands license plates must be on both the front…

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