is America's Paradise in the Caribbean.
is 1700 miles south of New York,
1100 miles south east of Miami, near
the eastern tip of the Caribbean
island chain. On the same latitude
as Acapulco and Hawaii, just below
the Tropic of Cancer, it is eternal
summer caressed by cooling
tradewinds. The average temperature
is in the mid-80s, and there's just
enough rain to keep the ixora,
hibiscus and bougainvillea in bloom.
The island is 22.7 miles long, and
at its widest only 8 miles, but in
this stretch there are great varying
landscapes. The eastern end is dry,
with giant cactus and yucca
clusters. The middle is flat fertile
land, once the site of massive sugar
cane plantations. The western end
rises to a height of 1,096 feet on
Blue Mountain, culminating in a rain
forest of giant mahogany, saman and
The beaches are unique, some quiet
coves, some, like Cane Bay, a world
renown dive site. Snorkeling is
easy, for abundant sea life and
coral reefs are close to shore. The
high salt content of the Caribbean
Sea makes you more bouyant so
snorkeling here is easy.
NOV EVENTS IN ST.CROIX
Butler Bay Waterfalls Hike
The St. Croix Hiking Association takes you there! (340) 772-2073,
NOVEMBER 10, 5:30-6:30 PM
National Park Lecture Series
Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The Friends of the St. Croix,
USVI, National Parks holds monthly lectures that discuss topics
regarding current research at our three Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern
parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 773-1460.
St. Croix International Regatta
St. Croix Yacht Club Sailors & boats from St. Croix, St. Thomas, Puerto
Rico and the BVIs test their racing skills in the Buck Island Channel.
(Classes: Rhodes 19, Spinnaker, Cruiser Racer & Multihull.) Optimist
sailors compete inside Teague Bay. View the regatta from the Club, Buck
Island, Coakley Beach & many restaurants on the East End. Enjoy fun,
food, music & dancing after the races. (340) 773-9531
NOVEMBER 12, 6:30-8:00 PM
Night Sounds Mahogany Road Gut
What makes those creaky, croaking, chirping sounds in the night? Bring a
flashlight & wear long pants & long sleeves. Children over 5 welcome.
Free to SEA members & children, $10 for non- members. Register: (340)
13th Annual Treasure Hunt
Around the Island Drive your car, follow the clues, and be the first to
find the treasure! Hosted by Rotary Club of St. Croix Mid Isle, the
event raises funds for scholarships. Info: (340) 277-7992
NOVEMBER 16, 1 HOUR BEFORE SUNSET
Sunset SUP Yoga
East End Paddle Club @ Chenay Bay Enjoy SUP yoga under the setting sun!
60min/ $25. Advanced registration required.
Call 340-643- 5824 or 828-280-4987. www.kitestcroix.com
NOVEMBER 16, 6:30 PM
Artists Guild of St. Croix
Monthly Meeting The Palms at Pelican Cove The meeting commences @ 7pm,
after a fun 30 minutes of conviviality.
Great time to join! Bring a friend. (404) 437-4759 Facebook.