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St. Croix Wins Majority of USVI Sailing Team Slots to Compete at World Optimist Championship in Portugal

The Virgin Islands Optimist Dinghy Association (VIODA) announced April 20 the sailors who will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands in the 2016 World Optimist Championships in Portugal....

2016 Coconut Cup Draws SUP Athletes to St. Croix

This past weekend, Freedom City Surf Shop hosted the third annual Coconut Cup, a stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) festival.  The event was headquartered at Teres Veho, just north of...

St. Croix Activity Series: Take a Kiteboarding Lesson

If you are intrigued by the colorful kites you see flying off the north shore, kite-boarding (aka kite-surfing) for yourself is a thrilling experience.  This sport continues to gain...

St. Croix Activity Series: Tour the Island by Jeep

Hop in an open top Jeep wrangler with a driver / guide who has lots of local knowledge.  Tan Tan Tours offers full and half day tour options, along with a tour exclusively to Annaly...

St. Croix Activity Series: Hike to Jack and Isaac’s Bay

Jack and Isaac’s Bay is the glowing white beach on the eastern shore of St. Croix, which can be easily spotted from outbound flights. The easiest access to the bay is from Point...

St. Croix Activity Series: Scuba or Snorkel The Wall

Just off the north shore of St. Croix, the ocean floor drops more than 28,000 feet down to the Puerto Rican trench.  This sharp decline creates a “wall” that is an awesome...

Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Offers Low Impact Water Sport Option

                    Stand-up paddle-boarding (also known as SUP) has taken St. Croix by storm in recent years.  What was once a...

Swimming With Dolphins

There are so many special things that we get to take advantage of when living in the Virgin Islands, but if I had to name the absolute best and most memorable activity, it would be...

Green Flash–Fact or Fiction?

  I have lived in St. Croix full time since 1993 and in all those years I have be looking at sunsets to try to catch a glimpse of this “green flash” that so many claim to have...

St. Croix Swimmer Qualifies for Summer Olympics

Caylee Watson of St. Croix, recently qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will be held August 5-21. Facts About Olympic Swimmer Caylee Watson She is...