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.
JULY 2, 8:30-10:30 AM
Reptile Ramble Southgate Coastal Reserve
Discover the various reptiles that inhabit our island! SEA’s
Environmental Educator, Jen Valiulis, guides you. Adults & children ages
5 & up. Bring sunscreen, water & hiking shoes. Free for mem - bers &
children. Non-members $10. Register at (340) 773-1989.
JULY 2, TBA
Emancipation Ball Government House, Frederiksted
St. Croix celebrates slave emancipation in fancy dress. Much ado about
emancipation. For information, call (340) 277-0470.
JULY 3, 12 NOON
Emancipation Day Celebrations Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted
In honor of St. Croix’s slave revolt & consequent emancipation in 1848,
the History, Culture & Tradi - tion Foundation hosts festivities on the
water - front—“Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Music, speakers, quadrille
dance, vendors, tons of fun & a tip of the hat to Mr. Buddhoe! (340)
ULY 3 & 17, 9 AM
Introduction to Paddleboard Yoga Chenay Bay Beach Resort
Summer offers lovely peaceful seas, perfect for yoga on a paddle board!
Learn how with instruc - tion with Kite St. Croix & the East End Paddle
Club. $20 (340) 643-5824 www.kitestcroix.com
JULY 4-15 OR JULY 18-29
Summer Sailing Program St. Croix Yacht Club
The Yacht Club invites young sailors ages 8-18 to sign-up for lessons
with US Sailing Certified Instructors. Beginners to advanced sailors
learn or perfect skills aboard Optimists, Sunfish or 420s. Members:
$350. Non-members: $425. (Limited scholarships available.) (340)
JULY 8, 6-10 PM
Summer Heritage Jump Up Downtown Christiansted
A favorite, free quarterly event! Local bands, street vendors, Mocko
Jumbies. Stores open late, bar & restaurant specials, new Casino!
Sponsored by Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association (CRRA). (340)
513-2095. Like us on Facebook! JULY 9 & 23, 10:30 AM Introduction to
Paddleboarding Chenay Bay Great day to take up this sport! Kite St.
Croix & the East End Paddle Club will teach you how. Enjoy the quiet.
$15 (340) 643-5824 www.kitestcroix.com