Our tour let us out at the beach to stretch our legs, and when I looked at my photos, I saw I had a photo of this lighthouse.
The Hams Bluff Light Station was designed and built in 1915 by the Danish government. It is situated on the northwestern coast on a bluff named Hams Bluff. The land around the structure is mostly undeveloped, consisting of tropical trees and shrubs. The property is not accessible by the public and can only be reached by foot through government property along the severely overgrown access road leading to the structure.
The original site consisted of 22.5 acres and included a lighthouse and two one-story keeper's quarters. On October 21, 1981, the U.S. Coast Guard transferred 22.25 acres of the property (all except 0.25 acres directly surrounding the light structure) to the U.S. Navy through Title Ten.
The light structure is a cylindrical, cast iron tower built to a height of 35 feet on top of a concrete foundation. The exterior was painted white and the cupola, at the top, painted black to identify the light. There is a doorway at ground level on the south side of the structure used for access. There is also a doorway at top of the stairs at the cupola level that leads to an exterior ledge or walkway around the cupola. The interior consists of only one floor and the walls and metal stairway are also painted. The optic is an automated electric lamp, powered by a solar cell and battery system.
The Creque Dam Sustainable Farm is found in the "Rainforest" of St. Croix and has been a really fantastic addition to the island's strong agricultural tradition. Permanent staff and interns work a sustainable farm that offers the community organic produce.They also have regular workshops such as a series of Bush Skills Classes, and slow down dinners that are known for their delicious nutricious fare. Check out their website for more information.
If you are ever in St. Croix USVI then Point Udall is a MUST SEE!
In 2000 they built a millenium sundial monument, which only compliments the spectacular 300 degree panoramic view of the Caribbean. Simply fantastic!
Another tip: if you hate the touristy cruise ship crowd, then avoid St. Thomas and get to St. Croix. Peaceful, laid back and great people!
Don't forget to tour the Cruzan Rum factory either. Free drinks at the end!
I didn't do it during my last trip, but I've been there a few times before...... Buck Island (the small one on the left) is one of the best places to go Diving or Snorkeling.... boats leave from Christiansted Harbor often...
If you really run out of things to do, you can tour the Hovensa (formerly Hess Oil) Refinery. Tours are free, and offered at 10 am on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.........
I brought my Mountain Bike with me on my last visit, and explored the back roads and scenic roads that provide some wonderful views of the blue water below.....
I found this friendly guy fishing while I was trying to take a Pelican photo. He had a good day with his Rod and Reel.
4126 La Grande Princesse, (formerly Cormorant Beach Club and Hotel), Christiansted, 00820, Caribbean
Good for: Families
Group of 15 staying 10 days. Our rooms were as far apart as you could get them on this large, hilly...more
442 Strand St., Frederiksted, St. Croix, 00840, Caribbean
Good for: Couples