After every storm, a rainbow…
We’ve referenced the old saying before relative to past hurricanes that have impacted St. Croix. Somehow, though, the rainbows this time, little more than 100 days post-Hurricane Maria, seems different.
The colors are more vibrant this time; their wattage, like the outlook for St. Croix herself, a good bit brighter.
Over the past seven days, we’ve shown you the proof.
Rapidly rebounding beaches and natural wonders, a stylish new hotel in Frederiksted, an exciting new hotel development for Christiansted, new excursions down Salt River, the timeless awesomeness of Sandy Point, Buck Island, La Reine Chicken Shack, The Buccaneer, Rhythms at Rainbow Beach – St. Croix has already moved well past Maria in many, many ways.
There’s more work to be done, of course. Every house does not have power; every business has not yet re-opened.
On the flip side, though, many hotels on St. Croix are open, something we wish we could also say for St. Thomas and St. John. Many more private villas are open and accepting visitors as well. (Definitely check in with our friends at Vacation St. Croix for the widest villa selection.)
Aside from the usual spate of potholes, roads are open and fully accessible across the island. Yes, even Mahogany Road and Scenic Road through the Rainforest.
We didn’t detect any noticeable shortage of anything (especially fresh seafood), and being in St. Croix was certainly not “a bit like camping,” as I overheard some tourist remarking while boarding our flight back to the States. (Dude stayed at The Buccaneer for Chrissakes!)
What St. Croix is right now is open for business, especially for uncommon travelers bent on fully immersing themselves in one of the Caribbean’s most culturally rich, naturally blessed, and uniquely special islands.
These rainbows can’t be wrong, right..?
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