St. Croix is for Parrotheads

Photo Courtesy of Aaron Boswell

Photo Courtesy of Aaron Boswell

For most fans of Jimmy Buffett, it’s not just about the music, it’s about the lifestyle he sings of (and lives).  St. Croix embodies the laid-back, off-the-beaten path existence he appreciates.  You’ll find ‘Cheeseburgers in America’s Paradise’ on the island’s east end (with an extra word in the name to avoid copyright infringement).  The man himself is sighted on neighboring islands on a regular basis, whether its giving a small, unannounced show or checking out a weigh-in at a fishing competition.

So inspired by one of Jimmy Buffett’s album titles, here are some of the best things St. Croix has to offer . . .

Boats

Whether you’re a captain or just enjoy being out on the ocean, St. Croix has no shortage of boats.  If you’re looking to sail or cruise over to Buck Island, hop on with Caribbean Sea Adventures or Terrero.  CSA offers a Sunday shuttle for residents and repeat visitors looking to skip the snorkel tour and go straight to Sunday fun day at Turtle Beach.  If you’re in the market to buy a boat, walk the docks at Green Cay Marina at Tamarind Reef and look for sale signs.

Beaches

St. Croix beaches offer unmatched beauty without the crowds you find elsewhere.  Sandy Point on the west end is regarded as the best beach on the mainland.

Bars

If you’re a social drinker, you’re in good company on St. Croix, which is arguably the rum capital of the world (Cruzan and Captain Morgan are both distilled on-island).  Some great bars to serve it to you with ocean views include Fort Christian Brew Pub in Christiansted, eat @ cane bay on the north shore and Rhythms at Rainbow Beach on the west end.

Ballads

St. Croix has a vibrant music scene, from the cliche steel pans you picture to guitar and violin players.  Check out calendars like the one at GoToStCroix.com to find schedules of who is playing when and where.

Chris Hanley is a parrothead.  He was also the top broker on St. Croix in 2014 and is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact him today and download our free guide, the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.

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