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.
MAY 2, 8:30 AM
Walking Tour of Frederiksted
Freedom Statue Across from the
Enjoy a 1 ½- hour
tour, taking in the Frederiksted waterfront, Fort Frederik,
Victorian townhouses & historic churches.
children 8-12. To register, (340) 277-4834
MAY 5, 5 -8 PM
Field” Photography Exhibit
Art @ Top Hat Gallery
The gallery showcases the works of photographers from St. Croix,
St. Thomas & St. John; each has a unique eye.
18. (340) 513-3558
MAY 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 8 PM
MAY 15, 4 PM
A RAISIN IN THE SUN - PLAY
in Chicago’s south side in the 1950s, this award-winning play by
Lorraine Hansberry revolves around the dreams of &
within three generations of the Younger family.
Sylvia Smith Brady & Lionel Downer.
MAY 12, 5:30-6:30 PM
National Park Lecture Series
Danish West India & Guinea Co.
Park holds monthly lectures that discuss topics regarding
current research at St. Croix’s three National Parks. Ft.
Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 773-1460.