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Your Caribbean Vacation: Why Rent a Private Villa?

Villa Etolie de Mer – St. Martin

If you want to experience the ultimate private getaway, then consider renting a villa. Many people book rooms in large hotels, thinking that they’ll experience the height of luxury, only to find themselves disappointed with the lack of privacy, or by simply feeling restricted in a […]

St. Croix – Snorkel, Dive, Sail, Kayak and More

(courtesy – USVI Dept. of Tourism)

Many come for the entertainment or shopping, but St. Croix has a coastline providing plenty more to do just offshore.

Scuba and snorkel: A popular destination for diving is small Buck Island. It’s actually Buck Island Reef National Monument. There’s just one authorized dive operator, Caribbean Sea Adventures, […]

Getting Around St. Croix: the Auto Rental Option

So you want to navigate on your own around an island with good road systems. plenty to see and do on all four ends of its coasts and interiors? St. Croix has all those features, along with some established auto rental agencies and locations to make this easy enough.

Before you get started: Two […]

Books: St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

One good thing can lead to another in the world of Caribbean cuisine and its celebration by many. That’s certainly shown with the new book St. Croix Food & Wine Experience: A Culinary Guide to the Island Featuring More Than 100 Recipes from Island and Celebrity Chefs, by Jane Watkins with Steve Bennett & Katherine […]

Caribbean Reading: Restaurants & Recipes of the Virgin Islands by Karin Donaldson

This colorful and well-illustrated large paperback is a lively exploration of the cuisine and dining locations of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. While restaurants come and go with amazing speed in the present world economy, Karin Donaldson’s book has an enduring value thanks to the particular […]

Reader Caribbean Cruise Review

Four of us on this cruise – mom, dad, 17 year old daughter, and a very fit and active grandma. Ship was great, although we only had one day at sea. Arrived at SJU port at about 4:00; no line – very different from the check-in lines in New Orleans form our last 3 […]

Caribbean Diving Adventures

Day trips to remote islets around the Caribbean that are accessible mainly through independent scuba or sailing operators is one way to go further afield after you have dived the larger destinations of the region. Island chains such as the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos or Grenadines are among the prime places where you […]

Riding Round the Caribbean: Horseback Living, Island Style

Horses were always part of the Caribbean way of life, and nowadays there are still great opportunities to experience the equestrian lifestyle from one island to the next with plenty of variety along the way. Nowadays, if you’re interested in horses and the role they still play in island life, you can either do it […]

Extreme Caribbean – Multi-Sport Action and Relaxation

The winter and spring months are times when the weather is just right for the athletic-minded to visit and take part in some of the Caribbean’s upcoming running and multi-sport happenings that include events for every ability. If you’re a fitness or athletic-minded traveler who likes to do their sport in a pristine part of […]

Dining Round St. Croix

Everything from casual cafes to elegant bistros and world-class food festivals contribute toward making St. Croix an excellent destination for the culinary explorer in the Caribbean. Part of the adventure is also the blend of local food traditions and an infusion of other culinary influences from North America to Europe and Asia.

Casual and fine […]