Access to the island has traditionally been by air. St. Croix’s international airport is 8 miles from PHP. Daily non stop flight from Miami.
RECREATIONAL AMENITIES - Within 5 miles of the Preserve the following recreational amenities are available:
Robert Trent Jones designed 18 hole Carambola Golf Course,
Excellent diving at Butler Bay beach and at many nearby sites.
Horsemanship has long been an island tradition. Polo island-style used to be a prime social event. To this day horses roam freely on the island. The island has its own race track and a solid corps of devotees follow the sport through regular radio programs and newspaper coverage. There is a very active pony club and several local riders have achieved levels of national recognition. This equestrian tradition is particularly active on the west end of the island. The Butler Bay Valley forms a natural “box canyon” and with electrical fencing and ample grass is often used to graze dozens of horses from the stables next door.
FLORA AND FAUNA
Prospect Hill Preserve is part of the leeward rain forest that covers much of the northwest quarter of St. Croix. Throughout the area and on the property itself grow magnificent specimens of mahogany, baobob, thibet, lignum vitae, saman and many other tropical trees. There are no snakes on the island, thanks to the ever-present mongoose. Deer are frequently seen. Doves, sugar birds, parrots, frigates and countless other varieties inhabit the rainforest.
The USVI are a territory of the US. As such they benefit in many ways related to their economy. Island residents are eligible for federal programs of all types and their contribution to the local economy is important. The USVI have a non-voting delegate to Congress but are not eligible to vote for president. The executive branch is headed by a governor, locally elected. The legislative branch consists of a unicameral legislature with representatives from each of the three main islands. There is a territorial court system and a federal court system with appeal to federal third circuit court of appeals.