Christiansted, St. Croix history exhibit

The Christiansted National Historic Site unveils an exhibit featuring the rich culture of Christiansted and the story behind its neighborhoods. The exhibit has been open to public since August, and will run through September 2014. Located at the second floor of Fort Christiansvaern, the exhibit runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The exhibit showcases the unique and complex history on how people who have been slaves came to settle in Christiansted and organized themselves into thriving communities.

Scores of researchers, residents, students, artists, park rangers, and business owners from Christiansted and abroad contributed to make this exhibit a reality. Over 18 months, the National Park Service spearheaded the research; and gathering of significant historic information and photos from the founding communities of Christiansted.

Park Service Curator David Goldstein said that while faced with this enormous task, the willingness of everyone involved made it easier for them to accomplish the project.

To learn more about the exhibit, contact 719-4091. Interested parties can book appointments for the tours of Gallows Bay and Free Gut through the Eastern National Bookstore also at the same number.

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St. Croix, a rustic and charming Caribbean island, is known for its endless white beaches and historical attractions. If you are looking for tranquility, a trip to St. Croix will definitely sooth any weary soul with its pristine waters, beautiful sunsets, and cool sea breezes.

Credit: USVI Department of Tourism
Credit: USVI Department of Tourism

An interesting feature in USA Today highlights the island’s many attractions and accommodations. Many St. Croix visitors never want to leave, and that is exactly how a lot of residents came to call this captivating island their home.

If indeed you are one of those captivated by St. Croix’ charms, and you are considering buying a property on the island, check out Blue Sky Real Estate. Blue Sky Real Estate is an experienced Caribbean real estate company that will make sure you get only the BEST St. Croix property.

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St. Croix Property: 54 KING STREET CH – MLS# 13-465

54 King Street CH

This classic and historic building is located at 54 King Street, the central shopping area in Christiansted. A real treasure, this property is a certified historical structure registered in the National Register of Historical Places – known as the Larsen House (formerly the Jacob Lindberg House of 1768).

54 King Street Christiansted USVI

This vintage property has 8,500 square feet, encompassing eight units that currently accommodate a raw food restaurant, jewelry and clothing store, and a health spa. It has two renovated and well-maintained floors that can also serve as residential or office space for those who desire stylish town living.

54 King Street Dining

This property maintains a calm and clean aura with lovely courtyards, a sauna, and lush greenery. All while located in a high traffic area. The building has a steady flow of rental income from the lifestyle and business stores occupying its units. This rare find thrives well as a holistic health center, a perfect investment in one of the most preferred business and living areas in Christiansted town.

54 King Street Courtyard

Interested? Get the complete details here or search for more Caribbean real estate properties. For actual property viewing, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.

 

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Blue Sky Real Estate represents large and small Caribbean real estate properties located all over St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John, US Virgin Islands. We are focused on what you need and stick by your side to get the deal closed. Contact our agents today and let us learn more about how we can help you realize your Caribbean dream.

Property Spotlight – Tropical Oasis

Approximate area: 2,760 sq. ft.
Location: 195 HERMON HILL CO
Bedroom: 3
Bath: 2.5
Total Contract Price: $425,000.00

Beautiful Property with Hillside and Panoramic Views.

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Live in total peace and tranquility in this charming, single-family, Spanish-inspired, country style home. “Tropical Oasis” is nestled on a hill amidst acres of tropical plants and flowers, with expansive views right from its porch. This three-bedroom, two story house sits on a 1.12 acre property, and comes with amenities like a wet bar, cabana, deck, patio, and a satellite dish. There is also a spacious workshop at the ground level for any construction and handy work.

Bask in the St. Croix sunshine by swimming in the serene pool surrounded by built-in waterfalls. After swimming, enjoy the convenience of an open cabana bedroom and bath with vintage tub and open shower. Invite friends over for a barbecue by the pool and lounge in the outdoor seating area.

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Make this Caribbean Real Estate Value your own Tropical Oasis. It is certain to make a great family home for anyone looking for peace of mind and privacy. – all just minutes from historic Christiansted.

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Blue Sky Real Estate represents large and small Caribbean real estate properties located all over St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John, US Virgin Islands. We are focused on what you need and stick by your side to get the deal closed. Contact our agents today and let us learn more about how we can help you realize your Caribbean dream.

Buck Island never looked so good as from your private, sprawling terrace atop a gentle hillside in one of St. Croix’s most prestigious gated communities. Soak up the sun or enjoy a larger than life moonrise poolside. This property provides access to round-the-clock environmental eye-candy!

View of Buck Island, Ruins, Town
View of Buck Island, Ruins, Town

 

Who could resist an incredibly inviting pool like this? Enjoy sunny Caribbean days and clear skies dipped in this pool’s cool waters. And yes, it is just a few steps away from your bedroom. Resort-style living right at home! This property is a St. Croix Real Estate gem.

Pool at night
Pool at night

 

The master bedroom suite is large enough to accommodate a sitting area and offers a sophisticated island feel.

Master bedroom
Master bedroom

 

187 Judith’s Fancy Qu (MLS # 10-2212)  is a single family, residential property with 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It sits on a 0.96 acre lot and was built in 2010. Situated up on a hill, Judith’s fancy has breathtaking views of the town, ocean, and Buck Island. The property comes equipped with cable tv, garage, gas grill, satellite dish, patio, and a wet bar.

Judith's Fancy Pavilion
Pavilion

 

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Leave the world behind at Estate Coral Reef, one of those rare places where your fantasies are quite likely to come true. You’ll want to slip off your shoes and tie on a sarong the instant you arrive. Dip your toes into your private pool secluded from the world by the palm-lined groves. Be relaxed by the sounds of the breeze through the trees and the soothing sound of wind chimes. Crack open a coconut or sip some wine, whatever your pleasure this is the ultimate spot for relaxation.

Estate Coral Reef has undergone extensive renovations and is newly furnished with marble throughout the house.

This privately gated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence evokes the romance of both exotic travels around the globe and the serenity of the island. A large living room shares its seashell collection with plantation furnishings and the designer fabrics from the spice isles of Indonesia. Built-in cabinetry throughout the house recalls storage crafted for a sailing schooner. Your kitchen, larger than many apartments, is outfitted with all new appliances and sliverware for dining inside or outside whenever you want to enjoy the sound and scent of the surf close by. The West Indian-style window shutters open to admit the trade winds.

The entire frame of the house is made from custom coral. Unique details like seashell and coral trim and designer fixtures lend extra charm to the bathroom spaces. The master bedroom and has its own sun terrace next to the pool while the other three bedrooms overlook lush tropical plantings.

The living room provides a flat screen surround sound TV offering both inside and out musical surround sound. It opens into a large pool area which is cut with coral tile walls and where you can laze away balmy days in the water. Grab your surf board and you are only a 2 minute drive to the best surf location on island during the surf season.

With its many charms, Estate Coral Reef’s most unforgettable feature is its lush landscaping and surfing beach where you can surf all day long with no crowds and only frigate birds for company. Search for shells each morning and collect smooth sea glass at sunset—you’ll discover a sense of well-being you’d almost forgotten was possible.

    Welcome to the Estate Buena Vista, located in St. Croix, one of the most diverse and spectacular islands in the Caribbean. Estate Buena Vista is situated in one of the most exclusive areas on the Island of St. Croix.

    This recently renovated, fully air-conditioned estate boasts 4 well-appointed bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a private pool and gazebo and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and a 9 hole golf course. Cool Caribbean tradewinds add romance, relaxation and comfort to your luxury villa experience. Tropical landscaping adorns the manicured estate grounds and serene, white-sand beaches are only minutes away.

    Guest rooms are decorated with rich Caribbean furnishings that complement modern-day amenities. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and exquisite native stone surfaces. Master bathroom boasts a Jacuzzi hot tub and local coral stone shower with Spanish tile throughout.

    The pool provides a cabana with lounge seating for relaxation or entertaining.

    This impressive estate provides comfort and serenity beyond compare. You will not be disappointed with the luxurious accommodations.

      We love St. Croix’ numerous vantage points perched above the Christiansted Harbor. During the day, blue skies stretch to infinity across the Caribbean and often you can see neighboring US & British Virgin islands in the distance. At night, the lights in the historic town of Christiansted twinkle like stars after the dazzling sunset.

       

      111 MT. WELCOME EA – MLS# 12-1687

      St. Croix Schooner Bay
      St. Croix Schooner Bay

      Schooner Bay Condominiums are nested in the heart of Gallows Bay with its restaurants, bank, hardware store, cafes and more all within walking distance.

       

      MT. WELCOME EA

      Mt. Welcome EA is a nicely appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit, tastefully decorated, ground floor features A/C throughout, washer & dryer and dishwasher.

       

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      Send off those bad spirits! Shake your skirt, let your feet follow the rhythmic beat of the drums and bring the good spirits forth!!

      Bamboula Dance

       The Bamboula dance reflects the rich culture and traditions of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

      We love this video of the Bamboula dancers and the ongoing tradition that preserves the stories and lessons of our ancestral past. Listen and watch the dance, as these women talk about the history of Bamboula and its role in the struggle for freedom and equality throughout Caribbean. Learn how they keep the Bamboula tradition going, proud to be not only an American but an American Virgin-Islander.

       

      Never A Better Time for Telework Opportunities in the Virgin Islands

      What beats working at home, zero commute time and taking phone meetings in yoga clothes? How about looking out at an amazing view of the Caribbean sea while you execute your telework tasks?Blue Sky Virgin Islands Remote Work

      With the Virgin Islands internet speeds increasing steadily (especially in the USVI), residential value-buys on the rise, more people are opting to work where many can only vacation. The concept of living and working in the Virgin Islands is moving out of dreamland into reality.

      Relocation and business experts are noticing the trend as evidenced in a recent article by Business Insider.

      As remote work trends increase globally, Blue Sky real estate invites you to consider the possibility of the previously impossible. We offer comprehensive relocation assistance to quickly help our clients understand the islands.

      While many Virgin Islands residents work just as hard as their stateside collegues all week long, the weekends are full of powder-soft sand, snorkeling, boating and scuba diving. Come on down and get to work!

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