Welcome to Bella Sera
South Shore, St. Croix
Bella Sera By the Sea is one of the Caribbean's most gracious and inviting villas. Personally designed by the owners, it is located on the largest of the United States Virgin Islands, on St. Croix. There is no passport required to travel in and out of this island as it is a U.S. Territory. The east end of St. Croix, is the most desired premier area of the island, and it is sparsely populated, and largely undeveloped. However, there is a resort and casino across the bay and plentiful restaurants and shops on the east end to service the many Danish and American "snow bird" visitors who have vacation homes here. Pelicans, turtles, sugar birds, parrot fish, dolphins, migrating whales, also call this home. Locals are called Cruzans from the old Spanish colonial days when the island was named Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) by Columbus when he "discovered" the island in 1493. The French converted the name to Ste. Croix and the English left their mark as the traffic still drives on the left side of the road. Seven countries have governed the island until the United States purchased the "virgin islands" from Denmark in 1917 in order to prevent the Germans from building a submarine port at St. Thomas. The island is quiet, and laid-back with no evidence of the influx of thousands of tourists that is present on other Caribbean islands.