Caribbean Tourism

Flora & Fauna

St Croix

At the east of the island, St Croix is rocky and arid terrain, the west is higher, wetter and forested. Columbus thought that St Croix looked like a lush garden when he first saw it during his second voyage in 1493. He landed at Salt River on the north coast, which has now been approved as a national park encompassing the landing site as well as the rich...

Flora & Fauna

The Virgin Islands’ national bird is the yellow breast (Coereba flaveola); the national flower is the yellow cedar (Tecoma Stans). The mongoose was brought to the islands during the plantation days to kill rats that ate the crops. Unfortunately rats are nocturnal and mongooses are not and they succeeded only in eliminating most of the parrots. Now you see...