3 More Reasons You Can’t Move to St. Croix (and why they’re BS)

In case you missed the first four reasons . . . 

Portrait Of Three Generation Family On Beach Holiday











1. You’ll lose touch with family and friends

You will be amazed how living in a tourist destination increases the visits you receive from family members and friends.  You can expect many vacationers and even visitors via cruise ship.

Modern technology makes staying in-touch with family and friends easy from afar.  Between sending cell phone pictures on a daily basis, to using Skype or FaceTime.  St. Croix has high-speed internet access and reliable cell phone signal across the majority of the island (especially good with at&t).

Many young families chose to spend their summers stateside with grandparents and other relatives.  It’s a great opportunity to stay close and enjoy some stateside amenities a few months out of the year.

2. You can’t drive on the left

Driving on the left side of the road is easier than you think.  With a little practice it will become second nature.  Shipping your car is fairly painless and inexpensive, so you can drive the vehicle with which you’re familiar.

3. There aren’t enough places to shop

Shopping on St. Croix is surprisingly sufficient for most people. There are two Kmart locations, Home Depot and a few retail chains like OfficeMax, Champs sporting goods and Payless shoes.

If there’s something you’re hell bent on having, many online retailers ship to St. Croix including amazon and Walmart.com (some items ship directly).  Nearly anything can get to island via freight forwarders VI Cargo or Paradise Freight (you ship it to their Florida location, they bring it by boat to St. Croix).

For clothing, St. Croix has a number of charming boutiques.  In Christiansted try Shay’s, Asha or From the Gecko.

Nearby St. Thomas has many chain retailers to accommodate tourism traffic.  So bebe, White House Black Market, MAC cosmetics and more are just a short sea plane flight away.

St. Croix offers a simplified lifestyle, free from the mass commercialism of the states (plus you only need one wardrobe year-round!).

Kerri Hanley loves to shop on-island, online and when she travels.  Let her and Chris show you the best of everything St. Croix has to offer.  He was the top broker on-island in 2014 and together they are the authority on Virgin Islands real estate. Contact them today and download our free guide, the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.