We are happy to report that the sun is still shining and St. Croix is still beautiful as ever! Although times are tough and there is plenty to worry about, we can assure you that as soon as things get back to “normal” we will be here to welcome you with open arms.

When you are able to visit St. Croix again for your family vacation or your couple’s getaway, we encourage you to support businesses who are hurting right now, businesses that are essential to making St. Croix, St. Croix!

Please keep in mind that you can still give many of them a call. Something as small as purchasing a gift certificate for future use is a great way to show some love. These types of gestures make all the difference right now! Even supporting a business virtually and purchasing items online if possible is a great way to help. Make sure to check out their websites and see what you can do.

We’ve compiled a list of activities and businesses who have had to temporarily stop in person activities due to Covid19. They will need your support more than ever once they resume their regular business hours.

  1. Take a Trip to Buck Island                                                                

-If you’ve never seen the crystal blue waters at Buck Island, you are missing out! There are several trips to choose from, all of which offer a great tour! You can spend a half day, a full day or even customize your own private trip. Enjoy the pristine beach and snorkel the beautiful reef. Some of the Buck Island excursions even offer complimentary rum punch! Unfortunately, all Buck Island Tours are cancelled until further notice. You will definitely want to pencil this in when you can come back to visit!

Here is a list of some great tours to choose from:

Big Beards Adventure Tours

Caribbean Sea Adventures

Jolly Roger

Buck Island Charters: Teroro & Dragonfly

 

  1. Scuba Diving

-Are you an avid scuba diver? Does underwater life excite you? St. Croix is the perfect spot for you to explore a number of ship wrecks, patch reef and wall dives. Whether you prefer diving from shore or diving from a boat, there are a number of businesses that will be happy to take you out. Even if you are a first-time diver, there are plenty of beginner courses that can help get you certified. Purchase a gift certificate now to use later. Call and reserve a date to dive later this year. Support in any way possible!

Choose from any of these great dive experts:

Cane Bay Dive Shop

Dive Experience

Sweet Bottom Dive Center

Adventures in Diving STX

SCUBA

Caribbean Sea Adventures Diving

Nep2une Scuba Diving

 

  1. Get your Hair and Nails Done

-Whether you’re going out on a date or just simply want to be pampered and look great, there are plenty of cosmetology professionals on island who will be happy to help you out! Most have had to temporarily close their doors due to the Coronavirus.

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Below is a list of professionals that you can call when the time is right:

Ivy Moon Salon

Under the Palms Hair Salon

Hair Plus

St. Croix Nails

Tammy’s Nails

 

  1. Shop Local
  • There are several stores around island who have had to close their doors, luckily some are able to continue business through their websites. It that’s the case, see if there’s anything you can purchase for yourself or a friend! As you walk the streets of Christiansted, you have probably seen the numerous jewelry stores and souvenir shops that offer amazing products for both locals and tourists. Whether it be online now or when you return to island, make sure you purchase your favorite island necklace, a chaney bracelet or a T-Shirt. Anything helps!

Here are some favorite shops located in downtown Christiansted:

Purple Papaya

Crucian Gold

Chaney Chicks

ADORN

Molly’s

IB Designs

Sonya LTD

Joyia Inspirational Jewelry

 

  1. Movie date!

-Yes St. Croix has a movie theatre! Caribbean Cinemas of St. Croix opened in 2017 and offers Hollywood’s newest films in 8 stadium seating auditoriums. Watch a movie and purchase an assortment of snacks, including beer and wine! They have been closed for several weeks now and will really need support when they are able to re-open. They are located in Sunny Isle.

We encourage you to please continue planning those vacations! When the time comes, we will be happy to welcome you back to paradise and look forward to having your support on this beautiful island!