Guest Safety & Security
Guests of St. Croix vacation villas will find that the island is relatively safe and secure. Keeping these few health and security concerns in mind will help to ensure that your vacation is enjoyable and hassle-free.
As is true for any vacation destination, we recommend keeping your villa and your rental car locked. Don’t keep any valuables in your rental car, even if it is locked. St. Croix does have its fair share of robberies. Also, it is a good idea to avoid walking poorly-lit streets alone at night.
Driving on St. Croix can be challenging, since the two-lane roads wind around a bit. Stay alert, follow the speed limit, and drive carefully to avoid a trip to the hospital. Seatbelts are required for both front-seat passengers in the USVI (and recommended for all passengers).
Do not underestimate the power of the Caribbean sun – many a traveler has had his or her vacation spoiled by painful sunburns or sunstroke. Protect yourself with sunscreen and avoid the strong midday rays.
“No-see-’ems” (sand flies) normally live in the earth or sand, but can appear in the late afternoon or after heavy rains, particularly at certain beaches. Take a bottle of insect repellent in your car or beach bag. Insect repellent will also help with mosquitoes, which might come out after heavy rains or when the winds die down. Wear insect repellent if you go horseback riding or to the rain forest.
For major medical problems, contact The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center ((340) 778-6311). For minor medical issues, it’s best to avoid the St. Croix hospital and the insurance hassles that may evolve. Instead, visit a local pharmacy.
For the police, ambulance, or in case of fire, call 911.