faqs

Do I need a passport? If you are a United States citizen: No!  It is always recommended that you travel with your passport, as it is the easiest document to present anywhere you go. Airline and security agents at all U.S. airports will expect it from all travelers. However, because St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John are a United States territory, it is NOT REQUIRED that you have a passport when traveling here. If you do have a valid passport though, bring it with you. Also, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, then a Passport issued by your country of origin is required for entry.

What is the best way to get to St. Croix? The EASIEST way to get to St. Croix is by plane. There are numerous daily flights from the east coast, and connecting flights in Miami & Puerto Rico. Seaborne Airlines operates seaplane service between St. Thomas and St.Croix. St. Croix is also port of call for some cruise lines. Currently, there is also a ferry that runs between St. Thomas and St. Croix, however it runs on a limited schedule.

Is there an airport on St. Croix? What is the airport code? Yes. The main airport is the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport located on the south shore, mid-island. The airport code is STX. There is also a seaplane terminal located on the boardwalk in downtown Christiansted.

I will be traveling with a minor child. What documents do I need to present for them? An ORIGINAL copy of the child’s birth certificate with a raised seal (a social security card will not suffice) AND a U.S. federal or state-issued photo identification document (such as a State ID, Military ID, Government ID, or CBP Trusted Traveler Card). Please note that you must have photographic proof of identification for children as well as adults.

What documents will I need to present when traveling with my pet? If you can’t leave your furry friend at home, you will be happy to know that St. Croix is very pet friendly. There are no quarantine regulations for healthy animals. First, you need to check with your airline and make arrangements for their travel. Some airlines will not carry pets in the cabin; some can only transport animals in the belly of the plane at certain times of the year. Once you receive the OK from the airlines, dogs and cats require a health certificate signed by their current veterinarian and dated within 10 days of travel and accompanied by a current Rabies Vaccination Certificate. For all other animals an Import Permit issued by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and dated within 30 days of arrival is required. For information on the current Import Permit and Health Certificate requirements, please visit the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services website at: www.vifresh.com/vitnary.php 

Is it safe to drink the water? Yes, the water in town and at most hotels is safe to drink. If you have any doubts, just ask the server if the water is safe to drink where you are at. Although the water here is safe to drink, your body may not be use to something in the water here. So for your own safety and peace of mind we recommend drinking bottled water ANY TIME you leave your home country, especially when traveling to tropical climates.

Will my cell phone work in the islands?
Yes and no. First, be sure your plan includes St. Croix in the coverage so you will not be charged outrageous roaming fees. Second, service will depend on your carrier. Currently, you should have cellular service if you use Sprint or AT&T. We do not have local service with Verizon. You can purchase a pre-paid phone at Radio Shack with a set amount of minutes.

Will I have internet access? Our villas/condos are equipped with wifi and hot spots are popping up everywhere on St. Croix. There is also an internet café in Christiansted.

Legal Drinking age? You must be at least 18 to order an alcoholic beverage on St. Croix. Please note, you must be at least 21 to enter the casino. Be prepared to present proper I.D. for entry or to be served alcoholic beverages.

What is the time zone for the US Virgin Islands? Our island lies in the Atlantic Time zone, which means we do not participate in Daylight Savings Time. During Spring and Summer we are on the same time as the East Coast of the U.S. until they set the clocks back for daylight savings, which makes us one hour ahead during the fall and winter.

Is the American dollar accepted? We quit bartering with shells and coconuts last week, so bring all the U.S. Dollars you want to spend. Most places accept credit cards and travelers checks. There are ATMs located around the island.

What language do the people speak? Are they friendly?
English is the primary spoken language, but there is a definite dialect, or accent, that has been influenced by the French, Danish and Spanish. On St. Croix, the locals, are known as “Crucians” and are very culturally rooted. They are a proud people and have very proper manners. Be expected to greet everyone with a Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Evening, or a simple Good Day can be used at anytime.

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