STX News

On a monthly basis, we send out our newsletter with current St Croix news and upcoming events. We try to give a glimpse into life on our incredible island and hope it entices you to come feel the sand between your toes.

Stargazing on St. Croix: August & September

Stargazing on St. Croix: August & September

Our clear skies are perfect for stargazing on St. Croix. We don't get tired of sitting out on the patio and taking in the natural beauty above us in the night sky. We feel so lucky to live on St. Croix. In the past the St. Croix Environmental Association, the St....

Local Eats: Martha’s Deli

Local Eats: Martha’s Deli

Start your morning off on the right foot with mouthwatering West Indian fare from one of St. Croix’s most cherished locales. Martha’s Deli is that hidden gem that local people and those in the know only tell you about if they believe you’ll appreciate it. For almost...

History & Beauty at the St. George Village Botanical Garden

History & Beauty at the St. George Village Botanical Garden

Tucked away in the lush grounds of Estate St. George in Frederiksted is a hidden attraction that many visitors to St. Croix miss out on. St. George Village Botanical Gardens (SGVBG) is a former 19th-century sugar cane plantation that spans 16 acres among building and...

Year Over Year Comparisons: July 2021

Year Over Year Comparisons: July 2021

Our mild year-round temperatures, beautiful vistas, crystal-clear water, and beautiful beaches make St. Croix a wonderful place to visit and to make a home. We‘re seeing record numbers of visitors to the island this summer and the closed sales data from the St Croix...

What are some local trends in St Croix?

What are some local trends in St Croix?

From our July 2021 St Croix Newsletter Question: "What are some local trends in St Croix?" Christie's Answer: Lately, as I’ve been driving around, I’ve noticed the color aqua appearing frequently as the color of homes, an accent color, and even the roof color. This...

Top 10 Outdoor Restaurants in St Croix

Top 10 Outdoor Restaurants in St Croix

According to the '10 best' article from USA Today, St Croix's "balmy, sea-breezy climes have always equated with year-round outdoor dining, and here are 10 of the best for feasting al fresco safely and scenically." As long-time residents of St. Croix, we couldn't...

When a condo is mortgageable versus non-mortgageable

When a condo is mortgageable versus non-mortgageable

Question: "I’m seeing more condos on the market that say 'Cash Sale Only'. Why is that?" Recently, realtor Chris Powers spoke to Mortgage Loan Originator Nathan Purdome, of Schaffer Mortgage here on St. Croix, about this.   Nathan's Answer: Whether a condo is...

Beautiful Pink Pineapple

Beautiful Pink Pineapple

You will find something extraordinary the next time you stop by St. George Village Botanical Garden. The botanical garden is featuring beautiful ornamental pink pineapples! It is a stunning example of Ananas bracteatus, a small, wild pineapple that is native to the...

Virgin Islands Bike and Trails

Virgin Islands Bike and Trails

From road biking to mountain biking, St. Croix has options for everyone. “St. Croix offers a lot of exploring opportunities. People can be exposed to the beauty, history and culture of St. Croix and stay active and fit at the same time,” according to the owners of...

Year Over Year Comparisons: June 2021

Year Over Year Comparisons: June 2021

It is a great time to consider buying or selling real estate on St. Croix! The pandemic has changed many people's priorities and many have been reconsidering their lifestyles and living spaces. Interest in investing in a second home in in the Caribbean, upsizing or...

The History of the Crucian Hook Bracelet

The History of the Crucian Hook Bracelet

Imagine having a connection with a complete stranger thanks to a single piece of jewelry. It’s no surprise to meet a person at the airport or in passing at the supermarket and strike up a conversation based on a distinctive handmade bracelet securely clasped on your...

Guardians of Culture Moko Jumbies

Guardians of Culture Moko Jumbies

One of the oldest parts of the cultural heritage of the Virgin Islands dates back to a time when enslaved Africans were brought to St. Croix over 400 years ago. Part of their culture that they brought with them was the practice of mocko jumbie. Mocko jumbies are...