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The Caribbean Island of St. Croix 

Map of St. Croix

The Caribbean Island of St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands, with an area of 82 square miles. There are two town Christiansted and Frederiksted. The architectural quality and historic interest of the one-time Danish West Indies capital has made part of Christiansted (founded in 1734) a National Historic Site.

Visitors to St. Croix will see traces of St. Croix's rich cultural diversity in the island's distinctive arts, crafts, music and festivals. “Mocko Jumbies” (traditional stilt dancers thought to chase away evil spirits), reggae and calypso, steel pan bands and pulsating salsa are among the captivating sights and sounds that add to the island's cultural mix. The Caribbean Dance Company (CDC), an ensemble that preserves and teaches the dance heritage of the Caribbean and West Indian culture, established itself on St. Croix in 1977. Its traditional folk dance performances, many with African roots, can be seen on the island all year round.

St. Croix's unique culture is still celebrated in customs such as the European-inspired "quadrille" dance and "quelbe," or "scratch," music. The early settlers' tradition of dancing from estate to estate has evolved into an organized town parade, performed to the sounds of drums, flutes, trumpets and gourds that are "scratched" for percussion.

The Crucian Christmas Festival, one of St. Croix's most popular events, includes a month-long celebration that culminates in the Three Kings Day parade.

 St Croix flag - a part of history

st. Croix Flag The flag of the United States Virgin Islands was adopted in 1922. It consists of a simplified version of the Great Seal of the United States between the letters V and I (for Virgin Islands). The eagle holds an olive branch in one talon, and three arrows in the other, representing the three major islands: Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix. In 1917, the year the United States purchased the islands, U.S. Naval officer P.W. Sparks designed their flag.

 Things To Do in St Croix

St. Croix Buck IslandBuck Island: One of only three underwater national monuments in the United States, Buck Island and its surrounding coral reef ecosystem support a large variety of native flora and fauna, including the hawksbill turtle and brown pelican. Underwater trails make Buck Island a popular destination for snorkelers and a must-do for every visitor. A number of tour companies operate excursions to Buck Island.

Mt. Pelier Domino Club: One of the most popular things to do is take a drive into the west end tropical forest and buy a beer (non-alcoholic) for St. Croix’s “World Famous Beer Drinking Pig” at the Domino Club. You have to see it to believe it. Open daily, serving local food, and offering live music on the last Sunday of every month.

St. Croix-beer-drinking-pigPoint Udall
Point Udall is the easternmost point in the United States. It was named for Stewart Udall, United States Secretary of the Interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. A sundial known as the Millennium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year's celebration in 2000 marking the angle of the first U.S. sunrise of that year.

Virgin Island Sustainable Farm (VISFI)
Comprising more than one hundred acres of rolling green hills and valleys nestled in the highlands of St. Croix; VISFI exemplifies agritourism at its best. Visit the farm to learn about organic farming, take a course in bush skills or beneficial farming, or enjoy a Creque Slow down Dinner prepared with organically grown local ingredients.




Getting Here

The U.S. Virgin Islands has daily, nonstop flights from New York, Newark, Baltimore, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale.

Connecting flights are available to and from Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Miami and Atlanta via the San Juan hub. In addition, there's connecting service from Canada, Europe, South America and the Far East. Commuter service between San Juan and St. Croix and St. Thomas is also available.

Commuter airlines can transport you between islands in as little as 17 minutes. The seaplane is an exciting way to travel between St. Thomas and St. Croix.

 Getting Marriage In St. Croix


To applying for a marriage license (PDF)in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the following is required:

The Marriage Application Form (PDF) must be typed or printed by the applicants. This form requests: Full name and age at last birthday
Social Security number
Date of birth
Nationality and place of usual residence
The name of parents (present and maiden)
Previous marital status (widowed, divorced or annulled)

After completion, and before returning the form to the Territorial Court, applicants must appear before a notary public and have the application notarized. If either or both applicants have been divorced, it is required that a certified copy of the divorce decree be filed along with the application.
Applicants should also attach a letter to the court detailing the following:

The date of arrival to the island - The length of their stay
Desired date of the ceremony.


Posting the Application

Upon receipt of the notarized application at the Territorial Court, an eight-day waiting period is required. During this time, the couple’s application is posted for public inspection.
Examination of Applicants for Marriage License
Before a marriage license can be issued, applicants are required to personally appear before the Clerk of the Court, or her designee, to be examined under oath. Some form of identification is required. Note: No physical examination or blood test is required.
All fees must be paid by certified check, money order, or by cash, when paying in person.

Marriage Application: $25 Nonrefundable fee.
Marriage License: $25
Ceremony performed by a judge, $200 fee, ceremonies done only on Wednesdays.


Court Office Hours
8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays and on Saturdays from 10 am to noon, except on Carnival Saturday. Additionally, by pre-arrangement and $150 per couple surcharge, the court will be available on Sundays and holidays between 9:30 am and 10:30 am.

You can contact the court directly (to request your application) at 340-778-9750 -- ask for the family division.

 Getting Around On the Island of St. Croix


St. Croix Car Rental Most of the rental agencies on the island offer free pick-up and delivery at the airport. Ask when making your reservations. Drivers are usually required to be a minimum of 25 years of age. U.S. drivers need a valid driver's license; others can purchase a temporary license.

There are always taxis awaiting arrivals at the airport on St. Croix. Taxi stands are also located in Christiansted on King Street or in Frederiksted on Strand Street. Taxi service can always be pre-arranged by calling the St. Croix Taxi Association - 340-778-1088. All rates are by zone, not by meter, and are set by the local taxi commission. Every taxi driver should carry a rate card.
We drive on the left side of the road on St. Croix!

Night life
The lights of Christiansted and Frederiksted from the sea at night is breathtaking, it even better to be among them. The night life in St. Croix offers different moods and types of music. They have beach bars, boardwalk bistros and balcony café's. You’ll hear reggae, rock and jazz. You can go dancing with all your new friends to the local bands and solo artists. Many of St.Croix's resorts and hotels have bars, music and game rooms. Whatever your speed or style you can follow the lights to the night of your life.


Our source: Over 70% of the information on this page was taken from the other information was  from knowledge of the island and internet source.

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