I had the pleasure of living in St. Croix and when the invitation was extended by Jacqueline Johnson of MarryCaribbean.com to speak at the St. Croix Bridal Symposium, I was honored. One of my first stops upon arrival was Sonya's where I was able to upgrade my Cruzan hook bracelet and then a stop near 5 corners for some real Caribbean food, The symposium was held at the Carambola Beach Resort which is about 30 minutes from Christiansted. This beautiful resort provided awesome customer service, beautiful beach and lovely rooms with screened in porches. The event was purposed to show what St. Croix had to offer the destination and romance businesses. Several travel agents attended and were shown, Carambola Beach Resort, Buccaneer Beach Resort, Divi( which is all-inclusive ) and then some private villas. During the day, attendees heard speeches from Colin Cowie, Steve Lang ( Mon Cheri Bridal), Susan Black, Marley Macher, Tatiana Byron, Jacqueline Johnson and Mar Jennings. Vendors where there showcasing handmade soaps and lotions, photographers, resorts and DJs. During my speech, I tried to encourage the guests that they could become a part of this profitable romance market and took time to thank them for their efforts. St. Croix is one of the US Virgin Islands and NO PASSPORT REQUIRED.