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Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

picaflores
August 15, 2012 02:30PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 160

Hi everyone,

So we, a couple in their late 40's, moved to Stx a couple of months ago.
Having moved here from "The friendly island", I have to say, I have experienced more friendly people here in this short time then I did on Sxm in 4 years.
Needless to say we're just loving it here!

Now, my question, any suggestions in great ways to meet new people here?

We like diving, hiking, boating (no boat yet though), walking, and of course just relaxing by the pool or on the beach.

We live on the east side of the island.

Thanks for your input!

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

speee1dy
August 15, 2012 02:44PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

alot of people i know hang out at bars- not my thing
the beach-sit near someone who looks like they like talking to strangers
do either of you work?
every one I know i met throught work and hubbies work.
if you quilt or crochet, i think they have free classes offered in the island trader?
do you have any other hobbies?

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

picaflores
August 15, 2012 03:15PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 160

Yes, husband works, I probably go back to work in October.

Was wondering if there are any clubs to join?

Or regular events/gatherings?

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

speee1dy
August 15, 2012 03:21PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

there is trivia pursuit at restaurants, but i don't know which. there is a biker club -not hells angels or anything like that. there are two quilt clubs i know about.

I hope other people chime in because we don't get out much

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX
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Bombi
August 15, 2012 03:39PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

The STX yacht club Friday nite happy hours and Wed night dinners, trivia on Sat , golf scrambles during high season at the reef golf course, Ziggy's has a few events, there is a painting club called the palletiers, a group that rides road bicycles, the St Croix hiking club

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

rhstoo
August 15, 2012 03:51PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 195

I've meters of friends at he beach. Cane Bay, Rythms at Rainbow Beach, and the Mermaid beach at the Bucaneer are my favorites. They all have eating places with friendly staffs and very social beach-goers. Ziggy's is certainly a great idea for someone on the East Side.

Just curious -- what made you choose to move here from SXM? We would have chosen SXM if not for the legal/financial complexities. I'm really glad we chose STX and we love it here but we wouldn't have even considered coming here if SXM were less complicated.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

picaflores
August 15, 2012 04:12PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 160

Thanks for all the suggestions, really appreciate it!

To Rhstoo: why prefer Stx over Sxm?

mmm, did you mention legal/financial complexities? A big one right there, very high income tax, difficult immigration system to say the least.
We also found it to be very hectic, not much peace and quite.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

ms411
August 15, 2012 09:04PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,399

You will LOVE the St Croix Hiking Association. Http:// WWW.stcroixhiking.org. I belong and I live on St Thomas. We went to Trinidad last month and had a blast! Some photos are posted on YouTube under Island Hikers.

Also check St Croix Environmental Association - SEA. They do hikes and sea turtle watches and other things.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

onthespot
August 15, 2012 10:58PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 380

Lots of friendly people hang at Angry Nates, down by the wharf, by King Christian hotel. If it is dead there, there are options a few yards away. You can bring scraps of food and feed the blue runners at dusk... that always is a conversation starter.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

Jamison
August 16, 2012 08:31AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,037

Quote
ms411
You will LOVE the St Croix Hiking Association. Http:// WWW.stcroixhiking.org. I belong and I live on St Thomas. We went to Trinidad last month and had a blast! Some photos are posted on YouTube under Island Hikers.

Also check St Croix Environmental Association - SEA. They do hikes and sea turtle watches and other things.

Great suggestions. I've been meaning to get on the mailing list for the hiking for a while now.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

rosesisland
August 16, 2012 09:16AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 645

Don't know if you are political or not, but, since it is an election year the political organizations are a great place to meet like minded persons. You can check them out on Facebook. St. Croix has several listed on there and they are very active. I've met some like-minded new friends there.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

margaritagirl
August 16, 2012 09:37AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 539

We have met the nicest people when we go to see Kurt Schindler play music. We are also a couple in our 40's.
Music brings people together.
Off the Wall on Monday nights is fun. Open Mic night.
Tuesday night at off the wall is beach bingo. Fun place to meet locals.
Wednesday night at above the cliff is Beer of Fortune. Fun game and a great way to meet others. You do not have to drink if you don't want to.
Hope this helps.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

terry
August 16, 2012 10:09AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,538

Once a month the Sunset Jazz in F-sted you can meet some nice people. Not near as loud as the Schindler events.
As someone mentioned Trivia nights, Mondays at the Palms and Tuesdays has moved but won't know where until Sept when we get back. They are both team event but most people will let you join in.
Bingo is held some Tuesdays, don't know which, at Off the Wall, don't know which.
Usually every Sunday morning around 9:00AM a group form Crabbs dive club dives at Cane Bay. Just show up early and hang out until you see them, they are more than happy to have new divers and will give you info about the club.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

picaflores
August 16, 2012 10:55AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 160

Well, I'm really glad I started this thread!
So much info from lots of people!

Thankshappy

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

usvichic
August 16, 2012 09:03PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 74

There are book clubs hosted at Undercover book store.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

susan56
August 18, 2012 05:05AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 147

Rum Runners.....and keep drinkng!

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

buck
August 18, 2012 08:42PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 223

Do you have to be a member to enjoy the Feiday nite happy hour? Time? Info?

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

Bunzy
August 19, 2012 10:06AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2

also try: [us2.campaign-archive1.com]
The St. Croix Landmarks Society. There is a concert Aug. 25th.....Always fun!!

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

jwsommer
August 24, 2012 04:28PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 88

We have an awesome triathlon community here -- fun group who have all sorts of varied interests. Great for newbies and pros alike!
www.vitf.org for event info, might be fun just to come out to watch and meet people.

Finfolk Caribbean Swimmers (which is also now surprisingly on Facebook!) is a SUPER awesome group that does long ocean swims together on Saturday mornings at 8am, usually 2 miles. PM me for more info or the schedule.

At the Bistro, in line at the post office, at Cost U Less...friendly people are everywhere. Once you meet them once, you'll see them all over the place.

Example: If I were to say that I am a dark-haired woman in my 30s who is frequently seen hauling one to three adorable boys around town (one in a St .Mary's uniform, one little towhead, and one fat baby in a baby seat)...most often at the GB post office, Bistro, Beeston Hill Fitness Center..............how many of you could say that you know exactly who I am! smiling
(Including you, picaflores, who I think might be my neighbor?!)

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

picaflores
August 24, 2012 04:40PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 160

jwsommer, you're right about friendly people everywhere, and funny enough while reading, I was thinking you could be my neighbor!?
How funny... so I'm sure we are!

Thanks again for all the suggestions!

STX

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

CAtoSTX
August 25, 2012 08:26PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 592

I know you J! happy
- Because there's a parent's network!

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

LKWriter4
August 25, 2012 08:58PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 15

When we are on island, we enjoy going to Southgate Baptist Church. It is located east of Christiansted a few miles west of The Reef Golf Resort. Services are at 10:45A Sunday morning. They also get together Sunday nights and have different events during the week. We have found many friendly and interesting people there. It is an alternative to meeting people at restaurants or bars.

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

killemall
August 29, 2012 01:01AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1

Give out dollar bills to everyone you pass .You'll meet plenty of "new friends".Or better yet...get a forty ouncer and share it with the locals.They love a 40! Good day mate...

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

speee1dy
August 29, 2012 08:12AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

killemall, i'll need more than a buck to be friends with someone. lol

Re: Suggestions on where to meet new people on STX

blu4u
August 30, 2012 06:48PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 842

Quote
killemall
Give out dollar bills to everyone you pass .You'll meet plenty of "new friends".Or better yet...get a forty ouncer and share it with the locals.They love a 40! Good day mate...

OMG..........!

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