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3007 Hannah's Rest, Fredericksted, USVI 00840, USVI
While a favorable tax situation for rum manufacturers may have lured Captain Morgan to St. Croix's shores, Cruzan is still king and no first-time visit would be complete without a visit to the distillery. (Just please don't pronounce it with a "z"...
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St Croix, USVI
Armstrong’s has been producing homemade ice cream in Frederiksted for more than 115 years. During my childhood in St. Croix, we always had a tub of another local favorite, Island Dairies, in the freezer. That was good, but better suited to...
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St Croix 00840, USVI
Tucked away along the jagged coast just west of the Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort lies Annaly Bay, home to one of St. Croix’s sweetest secrets – the Annaly Bay Tidepools. Carved by Mother Nature, these scenic and remote pools can be accessed...
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2 Strand St Frederiksted VI VI, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, USVI
Just offshore of Cane Bay along the northwest shore of St. Croix lies a singular dive experience known simply as The Wall. The adventure starts at depths of 25-30 feet, progressively growing to an incredible 3,200 feet deep! In some areas, the...
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St Croix 00820, USVI
One of the great things about the Caribbean is that its rich history was often written at beautiful, easily accessible locations. One of the best places to learn a bit of that history is pictured above. That’s the beach at Columbus Landing in my...
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St Croix, USVI
Columbus’ first-ever encounter with Native Americans took place at Salt River on St. Croix’s North Shore, a meeting that did not end well for the explorers. Adventurous travelers still make their way here, of course, leaving with more pleasant...
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This is it. The moment you arrive on-island, do not pass go, do not collect $200 — just get yourself to the La Reine Chicken Shack to immediately immerse yourself in the uniquely local St. Croix vibe. No, this is not haute cuisine, this isn't even...
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Route 76, St Croix 00840, USVI
Yep - we fed these pigs a can or two of beer while visiting the Mt. Pellier Domino Club. We didn't stay for food, but I hear Norma cooks up some delicious home cooking!
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Frederiksted Southeast, St Croix 00840, USVI
A big part of the Caribbean experience is routine. The sun rises and sets around the same time everyday, the temperatures don't vary much from day to day, and the wind generally blows in the same direction. So it should be no wonder that routine...
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Being so close to Puerto Rico, St. Croix has become a haven for some of the best Puerto Rican food I've ever had and some of the best can be found at the perfectly laid back Villa Morales. Go for the food, stay for the vibe, characters, old talk...
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52 Estate Whim, Frederiksted, VI 00840

Step back in time with a visit to this restored sugar plantation. The historic site, set among rolling hills just outside of Frederiksted, encompasses a stone windmill, cookhouse and slave quarters. The Great House, a coral-walled...

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3A Strand St, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, USVI

This breezy spot hosts hearty breakfasts and casual lunches. Sandwiches—try the grilled cheese—burgers (there are vegan and veggie options) and plenty of salads dominate the menu. Fresh-squeezed juices are also...

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This gift shop's claim to fame may be that it stocks more candles than any other store on the island, but it's the curated keepsakes—from Christmas ornaments to housewares—that bring people back. A selection of organic teas...

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Strand St, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, USVI

You'll find this New Orleans–style bistro with Caribbean flair in a 200-year-old stone house on the waterfront. The menu is packed with Cajun favorites like jambalaya, spicy peel-and-eat shrimp and fiery gumbo. Sunday brunch is...

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King St, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, USVI

Fans of organic skin care make a beeline to this shop for its all-natural, St. Croix products. Ultrahydrating lotions are made with 100 percent aloe vera juice and packed with avocado and jojoba oil. Bar soaps are spiced with Caribbean...

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4020 Estate Saint John, Christiansted, VI 00820, USVI
Experience counts when it comes to fishing. You want to know that your guide/captain really knows the area – where the fish are biting and everything to be weary of to stay safe. In St. Croix, just such a captain is named Ben Garcia. The head guy...
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2108 Company St Christiansted St. Croix, Christiansted, St Croix 00820, USVI
As my wife has graciously green-lighted my many international journeys, it’s fair play to bring her back at least one gift from every place I visit. On a recent trip to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, international shopping maven/fellow...
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2101 Company St Suite 1, Christiansted, VI 00820, USVI
Wherever your travels may take you around the world whenever you ever see anyone sporting this distinct hook bracelet, you'll know they possess a special place in their heart occupied by the island of St. Croix. There are many, many imitations and...
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Christiansted, St Croix 00820, USVI
1. Check out the Fort (as seen in the photo) 2. Make an appearance in the harborcam (http://www.gotostcroix.com/live/harborcam.php) 3. Have a beer at Fort Christian Brew Pub (my husband got a t-shirt there that he still wears 6 years later) 4....
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Christiansted, St Croix 00820, USVI
Just as you’ll find Sonya’s hook bracelets on the wrists of most everyone with strong ties to St. Croix, so too will you find colorful works of art from Mitchell Larsen Studio adorning most every Crucian home. These distinctive glass art pieces...
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Christiansted, St Croix 00820, USVI
West Indian roti was invented and perfected in Trinidad, but you shouldn’t sleep on the St. Croix variety. Many of the island’s roti shops are actually run by bona fide Trinis who pride themselves on serving real deal roti just like...
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Since 2006, the 90 year-old 137-foot S/V Roseway has spent her winters in St. Croix. Originally constructed and pressed into service in New England back in the 1920s, the Roseway was acquired by the World Ocean School, a non-profit educational...
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5007 Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St Croix 00824, USVI
Throughout most of its storied history, The Buccaneer Hotel has served as the top choice for dining, lodging, and fun for visitors to St. Croix. The property was originally founded in 1653, making it the Caribbean’s longest running resort. The...
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Whistle Beach, St Croix 00820, USVI
I love this beach. Squeeze past the Buccaneer, bypass the golf course, keep going and don't look back. Park at the end of the line, pick through the sea grapes and there it is: Shoy's. A sweet little crescent of a beach that's sure to leave a...
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Sandy Point, St Croix 00840, USVI
Yes, this is a totally biased recommendation. Being born and raised on St. Croix, I know my heart overrules my mind when it comes to this particular beach, but so what! It's got incredibly white sand, it's wide, long, possessed of crystal clear...
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I have to admit, I didn't want to like this place. I used to come to this location (previously known as Smokey's) for years to eat great local food and enjoy a laid back vibe... While getting gas, of course. But then the previous West Indian owner...
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What’s one of my favorite things to do when I go home to St. Croix? Literally beg one of my friends with a boat to have a Buck Island lime. There’s no better way to spend the day than casting off, heading north for a few minutes, and...
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Rte 82, St Croix 00820, USVI
Gorgeous views of the water at this easternmost point of the US! Follow East 82 or East End Road all the way until you reach this landmark.