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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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St. Croix has a tropical savanna climate, which means we do experience quite a bit of rainfall during certain months of the year. Rainfall is most likely around November, typically occurring on almost half of the days that month, and is least likely around mid-April 6. Throughout the year, the most common forms of precipitation…

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St. Croix is surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean Sea, which accounts for our consistent year round temperatures. However, with the ocean air comes a lot of humidity, which can make the temperature feel much hotter at times. The relative humidity typically ranges from 58% to 90% over the course of the year, rarely dropping below…

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Blue Flag Beaches on St. Croix

St. Croix exists in a perpetual state of Summer, due to it’s proximity to the equator and being surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. Over the course of the average year the temperature typically varies from 73°F to 88°F, and is rarely below 69°F or above 91°F (although it can feel much hotter when the humidity…

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Saharan Dust: The Good and The Bad

Each year, beginning in the late spring and continuing through early fall, a haze seems to settle around St. Croix. While this haze can give the appearance of a light fog off in the distance, it is actually dust in the atmosphere originating from Africa. This phenomenon is called the Saharan Air Layer, or, as it…

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CHANT Historic Frederiksted Walking Tour

Join Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism (CHANT) for a Historical Walking Tour of Frederiksted! Learn about the history of Frederiksted, with its magnificent waterfront, Fort Frederik, Victorian townhouses and historic churches. Tours begin on the waterfront adjacent to the pier and wind through the streets of town. See the Old Danish School and St. Patrick’s…

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Bohlke International Airways is animal friendly for those passengers who wish to travel with their pets, offering pet charter services on all of our aircraft.  During the hot months when airlines are unable to accommodate transport for animals, and for certain breeds that are not able to travel commercial at all, we can transport your pets…

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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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Broadband VI

Fast and Reliable! BroadBand.VI is very pleased to announce that their internet service on St. Croix is up and running in your neighborhood. We are a wireless broadband provider based right here on St. Croix. No longer does your internet traffic have to go to St. Thomas, then to Puerto Rico, and then to the…

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Twin City Coffee House & Gallery

Twin City Coffeehouse and Gallery is located on Company Street in Christiansted and features the best quality beans from around the world. Local, organic fruits and vegetables are used to prepare healthy and hearty breakfast and lunch for you. The covered sidewalk seating let’s you take in the scene while the courtyard offers you peace and privacy. Inside, enjoy the air conditioning and internet access. The coffeehouse is open Monday thru Saturday 7am til 3pm, and in the evenings for special events like Art Thursday and Jump Up.

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Budget Rent A Car

The Friendliest Employees and the Quickest Efficient Service! The best way to enjoy your day on St. Croix is to rent a Budget vehicle for the day. Explore historic ruins, drive through the rainforest, pick a beach and place to eat, and do it all at your own pace. Our Frederiksted location is across from…

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A General Step-by-Step Guide As many of you can imagine, it’s impossible to move to paradise without bringing your pet along. I mean, just look at that cute little face…how can you even consider leaving it behind? And, if you think it’s tough with a dog or cat, imagine with a fluffy little bunny you’ve…

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Sweeny's Tours

See All the St. Croix Sights! Here for the day on a cruise? Sweeny’s Tours will show you St. Croix’s highlights and have you back in plenty of time! The tour operates with 10 or more people, so feel free to book with a group. In Sweeny’s open-air (covered) bus, everyone has a window seat! First…

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Paws From Paradise

Escort a Pet and Help Save a Life! Even if you’re not going to adopt a pet, you can help save a life. It’s easy. If you’re traveling from St. Croix to a participating U.S. destination, you can become a travel partner for a St. Croix animal on his or her way to a home at one…

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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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