Posts Tagged ‘Relocation’

‘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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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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Historic Properties : Estate Mt. Washington

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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St. Croix Home in Luxury Auction

St. Croix Home in Luxury Auction

St. Croix has certainly made a name for itself in the real estate market over the past few years, especially thanks to the island’s repeated exposure on HGTV. From bargain “fixer-uppers” to sprawling historic estates, and everything in between, St. Croix is an ideal place for many looking to buy a home in the Caribbean.…

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Setting Up Your Healthcare on St. Croix

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

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

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

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

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

Life in the Left Lane

Here on St. Croix we do, in fact, drive on the left. Many 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. Life in the left lane has some challenges, but there is also some polite Crucian driving etiquette…

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Getting Here: Flights to St. Croix

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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Prepare for Hurricane Season

Blog - Prepare for Hurricane Season

As hurricane season closes in on St. Croix, we are reminded of the importance of hurricane preparedness here on St. Croix. 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…

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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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Registering a Vehicle on St. Croix

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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Obtaining a Virgin Islands Driver’s License

Obtaining a Virgin Islands Driver's License

If you are planning to relocate to St. Croix, one of the first things you may want to consider is obtaining a Virgin Islands (VI) driver’s license. Here on the island the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) handles driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations, and process is similar to that used stateside. If you want to…

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Parking on St. Croix

Parking on St. Croix

We are often asked about the parking situation on St. Croix, particularly for visitors deciding whether or not to rent a car while here on-island.  In most places, parking on the island is free.  Many free-standing hotels, resorts, restaurants, and attractions have plenty of free parking available.  Parking is allowed along the streets and in…

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Choosing a Rental House on St. Croix

St. Croix's Vacation Rental Experts

The prospect of moving to St. Croix and living in the Caribbean can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming.  Generally, the first priority for when relocating to the island is finding a place to live.  If you have never lived on St. Croix, and especially if you have never lived on an island, I…

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Top 10 Reasons To Choose St. Croix

Top 10 Reasons To Choose St. Croix

#10 No passport? No problem, mon. Foreign enough to be exotic, St. Croix is in fact part of “America’s Caribbean”-one of the islands comprising the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Everyone speaks English, uses the American Dollar and are U.S. citizens. If you are American, you can come and go from St. Croix without ever…

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Relocation Planner

Order Your Relocation Package Today! Planning on moving to St. Croix, know someone who is, or are just considering it? Order our relocation package to help you get started! Our relocation package includes The Settler’s Handbook (the essential guide to living in the VI) PLUS a Virgin Islands telephone book (when available), ‘Houses! The Real…

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Off Season: What does it really mean?

Off Season: What does it really mean?

While the Caribbean is generally thought of as being a tourist destination year round, there is certainly an off season, generally from July through late October. Travelling to St. Croix during off season offers both benefits and a few drawbacks for you to consider when planning your vacation. What does off season really mean? I get this question…

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