Why St. Croix? Thoughts from Julie San Martin


The weather

It is always a beautiful sunshiny day in St. Croix; perhaps 10 to 20 days a year are less than satisfactory. Temperatures vary from the mid-70’s to mid-90’s; constant trade winds make it feel cooler. We are surrounded by a constantly changing shade of blue Caribbean Sea.


The people

Population has remained constant in the US Virgin Islands for the past two decades. With a total permanent population of 52,000, St. Croix qualifies as a small town and definitely possesses a small town feel. It is customary to greet others with a “good morning” when entering an office or shop. After a few days on the island, visitors are regularly greeted by the locals, you are one of “us” now.


The lifestyle

Two 300 years old towns, uncrowded beaches, water sports, multiple golf courses, and tennis are shared by tourists and locals. Part time residents are encouraged to participate in the island’s many clubs and activities. Orchids, croquet, ruins rambles, community theater, and triathlons are some of the many ways we “entertain” ourselves. All this is low key and unpretentious, truly the lifestyle of the rich and famous, without being either rich or famous!