Mosquito Borne Disease
There are two mosquito transmitted diseases (virus), Dengue, and Chikungunya Fever, now in the Caribbean. Both viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, which have black and white stripes markings. Please take a look at link information. More »
Several vehicle rental agencies in the Cruz Bay area rent a variety of vehicles, ranging from jeeps and mini sport utility vehicles to the larger sport utility vehicles. Although the standard left-hand driver’s position is found on all vehicles, driving is on the opposite side of the road, with vehicles keeping to the left at all times. It must be noted that parking is limited at many Park sites as well as in the downtown Cruz Bay area.
Did You Know?
The Machineel tree, found along the coast, produces crab apple-like fruit that is poisonous. While the fruit is deadly [as Columbus’ men reportedly found out in 1493 when visiting the island], even sap from the Machineel tree can cause an irritating skin rash. The tree is also called Death Apple.