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Savoring St. Croix Like a Local

Savoring St. Croix Like a Local

You simply cannot visit St. Croix without tasting the local food. The island is a melting pot of cultures and ingredients, which has given rise to dishes that are truly unique to St. Croix. Crucian cuisine has been influenced by the seven countries whose flags have flown over the island, as well as Africa, Puerto Rico, the…

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Sample Locally Made Brews

Sample Locally Made Brews

For the past few years, microbrews and craft beers have been taking America by storm. The makers of these small-batch brews are generally recognized for their emphasis on quality, flavor and traditional brewing technique. While St. Croix may be an island, you can still find some refreshing, locally made ales and craft brews right in the…

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Find the Perfect St. Croix Keepsake

Find the Perfect St. Croix Keepsake

While many would agree that St. Croix is a pretty unforgettable place, most who travel here will leave with some sort of souvenir to remind them of their time on the island. From shot glasses and coffee mugs, to t-shirts and picture frames, everyone tends to collect something different as mementos of their travels. If you…

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Attend a Wellness Retreat on St. Croix

Attend a Wellness Retreat on St. Croix

Imagine spending a week doing nothing but nourishing your body, mind and soul while enjoying the natural beauty of a Caribbean island. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, add in some fun activities and adventures like fire-dancing, hiking, or stand up paddleboarding. You can enjoy all of these things, and more, by attending a…

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Visit Historic Churches

Visit Historic Churches

St. Croix has historically been, and remains today, a melting pot of religions. Known as ‘The Land of Churches’, the island is home to approximately 150 churches that serve its 50,000 residents. Some of St. Croix’s historic churches date back to the 18th century, and the variety of these churches are a true representation of the…

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Have a Beer with Some Pigs

Have a Beer with Some Pigs

Like many small islands in the Caribbean, St. Croix offers it’s own unusual local tourist attractions. Surprisingly, one of our most popular attractions are the beer drinking pigs at the Mt. Pellier Hut Domino Club.  Yes, you read correctly! If you stop at the Domino Club, not only can you get yourself a cold beer, but you can buy a…

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Treat the Kids to Miniature Golf

Treat the Kids to Miniature Golf

St. Croix offers a seemly endless series of water-based activities to do with the family, but what if you want to stay dry? Then treat the kids to a round of miniature golf! The Links at Divi Carina Bay Resort offers a full 18-hole miniature golf course that will provide hours of entertainment for you…

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Sunrise at Point Udall

Sunrise at Point Udall

While sunsets are known worldwide for their romantic ambiance, sunrises seem to be sadly overlooked. Watching the sunset on a day you have spent with someone you love is certainly beautiful, but to watch the sunrise with that special someone is to see the promise of a new day dawn. If you are lucky enough…

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Nourish Your Skin with itiba Island Botanicals

Nourish Your Skin with Island Botanicals

The island of St. Croix offers incredible inspiration to many artisans, with it’s turquoise waters, tropical flora and diverse culture. However, few people are able to capture the essence of the island the way Yoki Hanley does with her line of itiba skincare products. Using an incredible blend of natural moisturizers, exotic aromas, and locally grown…

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Tour Two Historic Forts

Tour Two Historic Forts

Two of the most iconic and imposing historical buildings here on St. Croix are Fort Christiansvaern and Fort Frederik. These forts were constructed between the mid-1700’s and mid-1800’s to protect Christiansted and Frederiksted from smugglers, pirates, European invaders, as well as to enforce the payment of taxes on imports and exports, and to deter slave rebellions. Both of…

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Dive the Salt River Canyon Sites

Salt River Canyon West Wall (Grouper Grotto)

In the Caribbean Sea, just outside of St. Croix’s Salt River Bay, can be found a breathtaking underwater geographical feature known as the Salt River Canyon. This underwater canyon is formed by the remains of an ancient river and waterfall that formed a deep “V” in the wall of the Puerto Rico Trench that runs…

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Enjoy Unique Live Entertainment

Enjoy Unique Live Entertainment

While you are here on St. Croix, take the opportunity to indulge in some live entertainment. The island offers a wide variety of lively performances for your enjoyment – from cultural dancers and local musicians to fire dancing gypsies, there is something for everyone of every age. Better still, you can find nightly entertainment scattered…

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Achieve Balance at a Yoga Class

Achieve Balance at a Yoga Class

Yoga is practiced worldwide by millions of people, and offers some incredible health and wellness benefits. The beauty of yoga is that can be practiced almost anywhere, and by anyone. Here on St. Croix, there is a thriving yoga community and classes are offered island wide for every level of yoga practitioner. Take advantage of…

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Shop in Unique Boutiques

Shop in Unique Boutiques

There is a shift happening on a global level to support local businesses, and here on St. Croix the majority of businesses are locally owned and operated. The lack of chain stores found on St. Croix provides the island with some wonderfully diverse local boutiques offering unique products, as well as personalized customer service. Shop for stylish island…

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Horseback Riding on the North Shore

Horseback Riding on the North Shore

If you would like to experience St. Croix from a whole new perspective, you should see it from the back of a horse. Whether you have ever been horseback riding or not, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to take a ride with Stephen O’Dea of Equus Riding Tours. This won’t be your typical trail ride…

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Enter a Road Race

Enter a Road Race

Many think of St. Croix as a tropical paradise full of beaches, where people spend their days basking in the sun and floating in the Caribbean Sea. While that is partially true, there is also a huge fitness and running community here on the island. For visitors and residents, this means that while you enjoy…

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Hoist the Sails on a Historic Ship

Hoist the Sails on a Historic Ship

There are few sights as eye-catching as seeing the Roseway making her way across the turquoise waters of the Caribbean into the harbor. The Roseway is a beautifully restored 137′ schooner with massive russet colored sails that is registered as a U.S. National Historic Landmark in both Boston and St. Croix. This regal vessel is owned and operated by the World Ocean School, which operates in…

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Have a Family Photo Session

Have a Family Photo Session

Nowadays family photos capture the personality and love of a family, not just what everyone looked like on ‘picture day’. Having a family photo session done on St. Croix is a perfect way to get photos of your family in a fun and relaxed environment while enjoying this beautiful island paradise. There are some wonderful photographers…

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Hike to Jack and Isaac Bays

Hike to Jack and Isaac Bays

Jack and Isaac Bays are the living embodiment of what you imagine a quintessential Caribbean beach to be, but there is a bit of hike required to get to them. Once you do get there, you will find picturesque beaches of soft, white sand, surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean Sea and a barrier reef teeming…

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Sample St. Croix’s Local Cuisine

Sample St. Croix's Local Cuisine

St. Croix, like many Caribbean islands, is a cultural melting pot. One of the many great things about this mix of ethnic groups and cultures is that it results in some amazingly diverse local cuisine. As you taste your way around the island, you will experience a multitude of influences and fusions including Caribbean, African, Indian,…

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