St. Croix Things to Do

  • Buck Island from the east end road
    Buck Island from the east end road
  • Sea around Cane Garden Bay
    Sea around Cane Garden Bay
  • Things to Do
    by grandmaR

St. Croix Things to Do

  • Snorkeling

    St Croix is known for the great snorkeling along the reefs. There is even a National Historic Reef Monument offshore at Buck Island. There are three islands in the Virgin Islands named Buck Island. The one in St Croix is the National Monument, but there is also one off Tortola and one off St. Thomas. I thought the name came from when the slave...

  • Beach Front

    Our hotel was on the beach, so we could go out and walk or run on the beach right from our room. Cane Garden Bay is one of the nicer beaches on St Croix. It is a stopover for the tour buses of some of the cruise companies. You can even see a lighthouse from there.

  • Enjoying the Solarium

    After being dissapointed with our exploration on shore we headed back to our ship for some relaxation. We headed to the Solarium for some pool and jacuzzi time followed by a visit to the Spa's Persian Garden. We defintely enjoyed this part of our day and were able to melt into a relaxed mode.

  • Drive around the Island

    We were in St. Croix for the day on a cruise ship and I wanted to see as much of the island as possible. So the tour I signed up for went to Christensted - basically we circumnavigated the island. On the way to Christensted we drove along the North Shore Road - stopped at Cane Bay and again at Columbus Landing on Salt Bay. We also saw where the...

  • Columbus Landing

    One of the places the tour stopped was Columbus Landing which is located on the North Shore of the island, near Salt River. As the name states, this is where Columbus and his men landed when on their voyage to the new world in 1493. Besides history, it offers snorkeling, and fishing. It is quiet. The first sign says:"NATIVE AMERICAN VILLAGE AND...

  • GREAT Guided Hiking with Ras Lumumba

    This was special! It was our first, and it was just us three. Richard, our local friend, referred his friend Lumumba Corriette and had taken the tour many times before with his children. Stevi and I being novices, trusted them completely. 3.5 hours at sun up in gorgeous St Croix on a perfect day! The tour included up and down STEEP hills (please...

  • Cruzan Rum

    We took a tour of the Cruzan Rum Distillery (photo 2)Tours are 9 am to 11:30 and 1 pm to 4:15 (closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays)Adults are $4.00 and children (6-18 years) $1.00There is a gift shop.How Rum is Made (4th picture)1) Sugar cane molasses is received from the Caribbean Sugar Plantation (5th picture)2) Molasses is diluted with rain...

  • St. George Botanical Gardens

    The St. George Botanical Gardens are included in the Sweeney Safari tour. The botanical collections, including over 1500 native and exotic species and varieties, are established in and around the restored buildings and stabilized ruins of a 19th century Danish sugar cane plantation. Pictures are of some of the plants except for the last one which...

  • Scuba Dive / Snorkel the Frederiksted...

    The pier has so much underwater life growing on the pillars and living around the area! If you scuba dive it is shallow at around 20 feet so it lasts a loooong time! Day dive you'll see all the beautiful colors and bright fish swimming around.Night dive you'll see moray eels, crabs, lobsters, and so much more!There's many local dive shops that dive...

  • Christiansted Boardwalk

    With several bars and restaurants featuring marina views, the Christiansted boardwalk is a popular place with locals and tourists alike day and night. For delicious fish tacos and homemade chips and salsa, try Angry Nates. For thirst-quenching microbrews and live music, hit the Fort Christian Brew Pub.

  • Protestant Cay

    A minute ferry ride ($3 round-trip) takes you from Kings Wharf to Protestant Cay, a tiny triangular island featuring a pleasant sandy beach, restaurant and bar, and excellent views across the water of Christiansted and Fort Christiansvaern.

  • Christiansted National Historic Site

    The Christiansted National Historic Site showcases several restored and preserved buildings built by the Danes in the 1700s. The unmissable bright yellow buildings on the town’s east side include Fort Christiansvaern, the Old Danish Scale House, and the Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse.

  • Buck Island Beaches

    On a par with the snorkeling is the beach on the west side of Buck Island. The fine golden sand and crystal clear turquoise water make this place pure magic. The only negative is that the beach isn’t quite large enough to accommodate all the tourists on particularly busy days.

  • Snorkeling off Buck Island

    The snorkeling off Buck Island is excellent. Despite numerous hurricanes and heavy tourist traffic, the coral reef surrounding the island is still in good shape. A ban on fishing around the reef also has led to a major recovery in the number and diversity of reef fishes, which, ironically, now present the greatest threat to the coral. Most day...

  • Buck Island Tour

    Just a mile-and-a-half offshore from St. Croix and in the middle of an 880-acre marine sanctuary, a trip to Buck Island is a quintessential St. Croix experience. Several operators run tours to Buck Island from Christiansted, with half-day tours costing in the $50-65 range and full-day tours costing $85-90. Snorkeling gear is provided, and all tours...

  • Snorkeling Locations - There are some...

    Personally, I think that the snorkeling is better in St. John and was better in the Cayman Islands (but that was about 10 years ago and it may be different now).However, there is decent snorkeling that can be found at:The far left (south) side of the beach by Cottages by the Sea. The further down you go, the better it seems to get - (go past the...

  • Whim Plantation Museum

    This was another place we visited. This is a large (12 acres) sugar cane plantation which is the oldest in the Virgin Islands - it dates from the 1800s. The Great House (photo 3 of the outside) is filled with reproductions of colonial furniture, and has three-foot-thick walls made of stone, coral and molasses. There is also the original sugar...

  • Tito and Sue's Crab Races

    For a small fee, you can pick and name a crab (or more than one) and there are good prizes if your crab wins.They did the races at the Divi Carina (outside by the bar). But they also have them elsewhere on the island as well.

  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    It's gets a little crazy down here around St. Patricks Day. Why? I'm not sure, cuz there ain't many Irish people here....It doesn't matter, it's all good.

  • Government House

    This was originally the home of a Danish merchant, but the Royal Danish Government bought it in 1771. They joined it with the house at the corner of Queen Cross Street in 1826 to make it the seat of Danish West Indies government.

  • Old Customs House

    I like the sweeping staircase of this building, located on the grassy area next to the fort. It was built in 1734.

  • Fort Christiansvaern

    One of the five remaining Danish forts in the Virgin Islands. The bright yellow color is typical of colors used by the Danes.Construction began in 1738, but the present restoration reflects the 1830's period.

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