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Visiting St. Croix – Weekend in St. Croix

We’ve now lived on St. Croix for 2.5 years and its natural abundance and beauty still doesn’t cease to amaze me.  I get questions all the time about how to move here or fun stuff to do when you get here.  Though it really comes down to what type of experience you’re looking for, today’s video is focused on a weekend exploring east to west on our little island.  Best of all, it doesn’t cost you a thing except some time and a reliable vehicle.

Buck Island on the east end.  You can watch my day trip out there here or read about it here.

For the first half of the day, we traveled out east to see Point Udall which is one of the eastern most points of the United States.  It’s a spectacular place to take in the sunrise.  Along the way, there are sugar mills sprinkled throughout the entire island, each with its own unique story.  After Hurricane Maria, they actually uncovered a long lost sugar mill that is currently being renovated.

Of course it goes without saying that you could definitely spend your entire trip here relaxing at any of our beautiful beaches.  One of my favorite things about living here is that you’re never more than 10 minutes away from a beach.  I think one of the best ways to cap off a day is watching the sunset on the west end which is precisely how we ended day one.

We spent the next day exploring the rainforest.  I’ve done this a lot and can still find things I’ve never seen before.  There’s a magical aura about this part of the island and is dramatically different from the east end of our island.  Cacti dots the east end while lush tropical flora sprawls out on the west.

It definitely wouldn’t be a day exploring without foraging for wild coconuts, hibiscus for bush tea and more noni fruit and leaves for my noni salve.

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