Thursday, March 21, 2013

St. Croix: U.S. Virgin Islands

   I was in a beach day state of mind this morning, so I thought back to a hammock on the beach at Carambola Beach Resort on St. Croix.  This is a stunning white powder sand beach with a spectacular merging of the ocean with the land.  The Kennedy's and the Rockefeller's would vacation back in the 30"s through the 50's to escape their hectic world of politics and business.  

     Though this is the "industrial island" of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is is just as beautiful as any of the other islands once you get away from the rum distilleries and other Fredrikstad industrial areas.   The bad part of this right now St. Croix is embroiled in the rum cover over subsidy controversy that is overshadowing the rest of this beautiful island's assets.   There are quaint small towns like Cristianstad with their narrow streets and historic beautifully maintained buildings that you can wander for hours and just plain get lost in.  

   The natural attraction of the island with its rainforests, mountains and coastlines will live in your memories for many years after your last visit to this gem in the Caribbean.