The Food Festivals Much like many of the Caribbean Islands, St. Croix’s rich and expansive relationship with food is one that will keep you coming back for more. If you’re afraid that you won’t get everything that the island has promised when it comes food while there, try scheduling your trip around the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience and Taste of St. Croix in April. I promise you’ll walk away with every taste bud satisfied.

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The Scenery It doesn’t matter where you are while on the island of St. Croix, you’re guaranteed to see something beautiful. Whether you pull over on the side of the road during your drive to admire bushes of beautiful flowers, pose for a picture in front of a breathtaking skyline, or catch some summer rain in the rain forest, you’ll appreciate the picturesque scenery that the island has to offer.

The People If you ever get the opportunity to meet anyone from St. Croix, you should count yourself lucky. Known as a melting pot of ethnicities, anyone who grew up on the island is a pleasure to meet.

The Men Ladies, if you’re looking for a Caribbean destination with some serious eye candy, St. Croix is it. The best part about it? Most of them are chefs or exquisite home cooks. Talk about getting lucky.

Thank you Christiansted, you are beautiful! #untilnexttime #vivalacruz

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Sunrise at Point Udall If you’re looking for an unforgettable, liberating experience, head to Point Udall to catch the sunrise. Though you’ll have to get up earlier than you’d probably like while on vacation, that one moment will make your trip worth more than you ever imagined.

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The History Whether you’re interested in learning about Alexander Hamilton’s upbringing or want to know about the history of each of the island’s eateries, there’s literally something for all of that. The VI Food Tours is surely one of those history lessons you won’t want to miss.

The Food Though mentioned through the food festivals already, the food in St. Croix deserves a second mention so that you understand how important it is to eat all you can while visiting the island. From the exquisite menu at Balter to the topnotch dines at the hotels, you’ll find yourself in culinary heaven while cruising around this Cruzan paradise.

The Drinks If partaking in alcoholic beverages doesn’t fall within your ministry, you’ll definitely miss out on a true Crucian experience. Offering visitors free shots of their Cruzan Rum right at the airport, the people of St. Croix are dedicated to ensuring that you have more than an amazing time while on their island. Don’t forget to stop by the Cruzan Rum Distillery while on the island, too. You’ll walk away feeling like a brand-new person if you do.

The Digs There are so many awesome hotels to lodge at while vacationing on the island, but two of the most beautiful and relaxing locations are The Buccaneer Hotel and the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa. Both delivering stunning views and an exclusive experience, these hotels will make it totally OK to spend the whole vacation on property. Let’s not forget to mention the food, too.

Buck Island & Turtle Beach Visiting St. Croix without heading to Buck Island should be a sin. Featuring some of the most beautiful water that you’ll ever see, the national monument will be all you about once you head back home. You can take a dip in the crystal-clear water, go snorkeling to see the monumental reef, or curl up on Turtle Beach and remind yourself how good life really is while you’re relaxing in paradise.