I've been researching a Caribbean destination for my family (kids are 17 & 21). St. Croix seems perfect as it seems easy to drive around, plenty of restaurants, snorkeling/diving, hiking, a "jungle" and a botanical garden. So my questions are:
1. We are coming from Los Angeles and American flight will arrive at 9:00 pm. Flight is about $500 rt per person but if we try to break it up (overnight in Miami for example), it is well above $800 pp. I am very concerned about getting there so late. Will we be able to get a rental car? Will it be hard to find our accommodations (I read one post that said street signage is a bit difficult)? Is there a hotel/motel near the airport for that first night?
2. I am leaning toward Pelican Cove condos because it seems that snorkeling can be done from the beach and a short walk will bring us to bar/restaurants. How are the winds on that part of the island in July? Is it feasible to snorkel or is it more wishful thinking?
3. Speaking of July, we were planning to visit end of June but I see Jump Up is July 8 . I think this makes it a better time to visit, do you agree?
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.