It was the first of December and what better way to bring in the first day of the last month of the year than to spend it on the beautiful island of St. Croix. As we waited for our seaplane to arrive, I was most excited to see my family’s face as we took off and landed on the seaplane. The views you get of both St. Thomas and St. Croix always mesmerize me. It reminds me of such beauty that is around us. St. Croix is the bigger island of the three and I felt as though we needed another week to really explore such beauty. We got off the seaplane and were greeted by our amazing drivers while on St. Croix.
We headed to the shops in downtown Christiansted and as we walked around, I couldn’t help but appreciate the beautiful architecture that exists on the island of St. Croix. I loved seeing the vibrant colors as we walked around going into the lovely shops and boutiques. I have an extreme weakness for jewelry. I love accessorizing and if I find a brand with meaning attached to it, I instantly fall in love. That’s what happened when I walked into Crucian Gold and saw a ring and bracelet that had the infamous Crucian knot. After I made my purchases, I met up with a darling friend, Dora. As we walked around Christiansted, she gave us different suggestions on the best places to visit and we immediately agreed that one day on St. Croix simply wasn’t enough. I told her I’d definitely have to come back to truly experience all the amazing things St. Croix has to offer.
After we shopped, our drivers took us to Rainbow beach so that we could enjoy the view and enjoy a wonderful meal too and right they were. Although partly cloudy, we enjoyed the beach and our scrumptious lunch. After lunch and some swimming, we had to head back to catch our seaplane back to St. Thomas, so sadly we had to say our goodbyes to Santa Cruz. It was hard to believe at that point that it was going to be our last dinner on the island. Although bittersweet, we headed out to a restaurant super close to our villa, Mahogany Grill to enjoy more deliciousness.
After dinner, it was time to pack our belongings and take in the views from our balcony at night one last time. I can’t begin to tell you all how simply seeing the moon so big and so bright made me so grateful for this trip and the blessings I have received this past year. As we set our alarms for the next day, I knew saying goodbye to such a beautiful island was going to be harder than I imagined.