2018 St. Croix Experience
Our St. Croix community looks forward to hosting you over the 2018 triathlon weekend!
On Friday, November 30, 2018, we have a special Tri Fête in downtown Christiansted to start off the festivities. Participating merchants will have a special VI Tri Fête sticker on their window. Please note that your race wristband or proof of registration will be required.
Our local merchants listed below are offering discounts to athletes on retail and dining:
5% OFF: Sonya ltd
10% OFF: 40 Strand Eatery, Adorn VI, Allure Boutique, balter Restauarnt, Brew STX, The Courtyard Juice & Smoothie Bar, Cultured Natural Beauty Care, Dough Boy Pretzel, iB designs, Jan Mitchell Studio, Joyia Inspirational Jewelry, Pampered VI Spa, R.A.W., Riddims, RJS Handmade Designs, Shupe’s on the Boardwalks, St. Croix Surf Company and Zion Modern Kitchen
15% OFF: 17/64 Restaurant and Molly’s Tropical Boutique
20% OFF: Common Cents
Café Christine (lunch - cash only) and Twin City Coffee (breakfast & lunch) are two favorite spots among locals and are both extending a 10% discount to athletes during their hours on Friday.
Special Triathlete Taste of Twin City Food Tour with Virgin Islands Food Tours: This guided food tasting & cultural walking tour in Downtown Christiansted is a unique Crucian foodie experience allowing guests to enjoy four exclusive tastings of authentic local cuisine, and taste firsthand why St. Croix is considered a premier culinary destination in the Caribbean. Learn about the island’s seven-flag colonial history, its Danish architectural influence and how sustainability & agriculture are the backbone of the island’s cuisine. Special tour and pricing for athletes on November 30th at 4:30pm by booking online at https://www.vifoodtours.com/event/vi-triathalon-2018-food-tour .
Jazz in the Park: Join local jazz artists at the Fort Christianvaern bandstand on Friday, November 30th at 5:30pm for a relaxing evening of live music and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
As you cross the finish line, you will have be handed a mug of our coveted Leatherback Beer. Cheers to a terrific race! But that will be just one taste of all this great brewery has to offer. Leatherback Brewery will be there in the finishers area providing their refreshing beer to all participants and spectators. But don't worry about long lines, participants can belly up to their own area for more of their amazing brews. Don't wait until race day though, your family and friends can enjoy a great day at the brewery while you kick back with them and try Win's Bush Tea, a local favorite!
Look who is hanging out at Christiansted's Fort. Hey, it's Captain Morgan! The transition area is not just athletes. Captain Morgan has been a long time supporter of triathlons on St Croix and 2018 will be no exception. An exciting voyage into the world of Captain Morgan awaits you at the Captain Morgan Visitor Center, built as part of Diageo’s Captain Morgan Rum Distillery on St. Croix. "Visit today and have a drink with the Captain."
Sunset Sail on the Roseway
See St Croix's incredible beauty from a different perspective with a spirited sail aboard the amazing historic tall ship, Roseway. Help them raise the sails, take the helm, explore below decks, or just sit back and enjoy the Caribbean waters. The World Ocean School is a non profit organization that challenges underserved kids academically, physically, and emotionally. The Roseway was built in 1926 and has been meticulously maintained by the World Ocean School. Every evening during your stay, you will see the Roseway off the shores of St Croix for their 2 hr sunset sail. Join them for an unforgettable and beautiful evening... oh, and guess what you will swim by during the race. There might even be a pirate or two aboard cheering you on! :)
Kayak Salt River's Bioluminescent Bay
Triathlon weekend just happens to be a time when we will not have a full moon - perfect timing for experiencing nature's amazing bioluminescense. Salt River National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve has several kayak tours at your beck and call for a night that is like none other. On your kayak through this bay, it will be the stars in the water that amaze you as well as in our dark skies.