U. S. Virgin Islands Things to Do

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U. S. Virgin Islands Things to Do

  • Old Danish Customs House

    Christiansted Things to Do

    The Old Danish Customs House was constructed in 1734 as a one story building for a book keeper. The stairs and second floor was added later. The customs house was part of a staged process. Merchants arriving in Christiansted would first have to stop at the scale house. From there, they would proceed to the customs house to pay the taxes on the...

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  • Fort Frederik

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    Frederiksted Things to Do

    Fort Frederik was built in the mid 18th century by the Danish government to help protect St. Croix from rival European countries, and pirates. The fort is a National Landmark due to the role it played in the ending of slavery on the Danish Island in 1848. The orange walls have cannons facing out toward the ocean and is an impressive sight. Both...

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  • Buck Island Beach

    Buck Island Things to Do

    The beach at Buck Island is pure white sand and the water is crystal clear. The only way to get here is to know someone with a boat or by chartered tour. Several companies have a permit to operate through the National Park Service. Usually tour groups only stay on the beach for one hour giving you a chance to walk along the small beach and or do...

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  • Sugar Cane Crushing Machine

    St. Croix Things to Do

    Located on the grounds of the Estate Mount Washington plantation between the main house and the ruins is a sugar cane crushing machine. It is made of wood and in relatively good condition considering the humidity and weather seen in St. Croix. The sugar cane plant would be fed into the machinery and broken down for further processing. ...

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  • Steeple Building Museum

    Christiansted Things to Do

    The Steeple Building Museum was originally the Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church built in 1753. Currently, the Steeple Building is operated by the National Park Service as a museum. Inside is displays and paintings about the history of St. Croix and the plantations on the island. Each time I stopped by the museum was closed.

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  • Eliza James-McBean Clock Tower

    Frederiksted Things to Do

    Eliza James-McBean was a promanant business woman who contributed to the culture and traditions of the Virgin Islands. She lived to be 105 years old! The clock tower sits next to Frederiksted Fort with a large pavilion area. A stone walk way leads to the clock tower along the water front. A very nice area to look out at the ocean and a good...

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  • Estate Mount Washington

    St. Croix Things to Do

    Estate Mount Washington has a long history with many different uses. The land was initially founded as a cotton plantation in 1750 and remained so until 1779. After that, it served several purposes from 1779 to 1912. The main focus was as a sugar plantation during this time. But it also became a Rum distillery from 1780 to 1860. The main house...

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  • Big Beards

    Christiansted Things to Do

    The girl at the hotel said that Big Beard had the best snorkeling trips to Buck Island, because snorkeling there was one of the things I really wanted to do. So I made reservations over the phone to go tomorrow noon to 3:30 - a half day tour with Big Beard. (The guy that I think is the owner has a beautiful white Santa Claus beard but I didn't get...

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  • Verne I. Richards Veterans Memorial Park

    Frederiksted Things to Do

    The Verne I. Richards Veterans Memorial Park was finally completed in 2009. In the small park are 5 black marble statues, each representing a branch of the military, Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. On the statue is the names of St. Croix citizens who lost their life serving in the military. At the forefront of the park is a bust...

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  • Rust Op Twist

    St. Croix Things to Do

    Rust Op Twist is an unmarked sugar mill ruin along route 80. It is located on the property of a private house however, the owner allows people to visit. There are two ways to access the ruins, which can be seen from route 80. One dirt road appears to go to a yellow house adjacent to the ruins. The other is at the base of the hill the ruins sit...

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  • Fort Christianvaern

    Christiansted Things to Do

    When we visited St. Croix the second time, I brought my Golden Age Passport so we could get into Fort Christianvaern for free (although the entrance fee is only $3.00), but I did not have any ID to show that it was my Passport, and I didn't think they were going to let me use it. But eventually they did. I could get into the Fort on my scooter but...

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  • Estate Whim Plantation Museum

    Frederiksted Things to Do

    We went to Whim Plantation on the way back from our run to the airport (to see how long it took). We parked and got the scooter out. The scooter does OK on grass (if short) and gravel but when I left it to go in the museum, I forgot that it would get really hot in the sun (the seat is black). Next time I will have to remember to fold the seat back...

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  • Nautilus Fossils

    St. Croix Things to Do

    St. Croix advertises Monks Bath as a tidal pool area, which it is but there is not much to see in the tidal pools. The water is fairly rough and the coastline danger to explore close to the water's edge. However, when walking among the jagged terrain, be sure to look down and explore the limestone coast. There is an abundance of Nautilus...

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  • Scale House

    Christiansted Things to Do

    The Scale House was the first stop for any merchant sailing into St. Croix. They were required to have all their merchandise weighed. That weight would determine the amount of tax to be paid. The merchant would then go just across the road to the Cistomes House to pay the taxes.

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  • Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools

    St. Croix Things to Do

    Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools is interesting but do not go exactly at low tide as the water is too low and many of the pools will not have much water. This coastline is about the most rugged terrain I've seen. The limestone is very sharp and jagged. Do not try and walk barefoot here. Sturdy shoes are recommended. The water crashing on the coast...

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  • Sunsets in Christiansted

    Christiansted Things to Do

    Many restaurants along the boardwalk in Christiansted advertise sunset dining. Sounds great but there are quite a few boats moored just off the boardwalk so you will not have an unobstructed view of the sunset on the horizon. That being said, it does provide a unique setting different from the typical sunset from a beach. Seeing any sunset is a...

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  • Carambola Tide Pools

    St. Croix Things to Do

    Carambola Tide Pools is part of a small crescent shape beach. The beach is covered with small weathered rocks so entry into the water is near impossible without shoes. The tidal pools are hardly that. I was here at low tide and there was only several pools of water that continually had small waves breaking on them. It was really not worth the...

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  • Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church

    Christiansted Things to Do

    The Danish Lutheran congregation first held services in 1734 in Fort Christiansted. By 1753 they constructed a church however, this was severely damaged by hurricanes in 1825 and 1827 and had to leave. The church pictured here was originally built before 1740 by the Dutch Reformed Church Congregation. This congregation was leaving St. Croix. ...

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  • Snorkeling Tours

    St. Croix Things to Do

    We heard so much about Buck Island, we had to go there. We came across Big Beard's Adventures near the boardwalk in Christiansted. We reserved a full day adventure for the next day. It coast $105 and included a power sailboat ride to Buck Island Beach for one hour of swimming and snorkeling. Then it is back on the boat for a ride to the...

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  • Salvadore's Barber Shop

    Christiansted Things to Do

    Interesting thing here is not the barber shop. Although, Salvadore may be a very interesting guy. The building is an original structure from the 1800's and is typical of what a common wood structure looked like. It is very basic but served its purpose. There is not many of these structures left in Christiansted.

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  • Coakley Beach

    St. Croix Things to Do

    We arrived to Coakley Beach by way of sail boat as part of our day excursion to Buck Island. The water is very calm and where the captain anchored, the sand under the water was clear of rocks and coral. I mentioned this because I had heard there were many rocks at the beach. Not the case for me. I wouldn't hesitate to swim at this beach...

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  • Pelican Cove Beach

    St. Croix Things to Do

    This beach is not far from Christiansted to the west. About 10 minutes from the historic district. You can access the beach from The Palms, a hotel beach resort. You are welcome to park in their parking lot. There is parking to the right of the entrance but that section has no swimming available. Park to the left and walk through the front...

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  • Shoys Beach

    St. Croix Things to Do

    Shoys Beach is a little out of the way several mile east of Christriansted. Turn off the East End Road to the Buccaneer Resort. After the entrance gate, stay right at each fork in the road until you reach a large whit gate and a gravel parking lot on the right. The is a trail though the mangroves across the street. Follow right out to the...

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  • Scenic Ridge

    St. Croix Things to Do

    This dirt road travels along a ridge heading west. The road starts from atop a point locals call the "Beast" along route 69. It is named this because the north side of the route 69 is extremely steep and has two very sharp turns. From the top of route 69, the scenic ridge road travels west. The dirt road is good at first for a few miles...

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  • Plantation Dungeon

    St. Croix Things to Do

    On the grounds of Estate Mount Washington is a small two story dungeon. Being an active plantation during the 18th century, it had a large number of slaves working the cotton and sugar cane fields. The dungeon was a place to punish slaves that broke rules. It still has bars on the windows and inside, chains with some sort of apparatus hanging...

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  • Sunsets in St. Croix

    St. Croix Things to Do

    Sometimes it is difficult to take the time to watch the sunset because of dinner plans. Try to make the time, especially when the weather is perfect. The best places to watch the sunset is either from the west coast near Frederiksted or in most locations along the north coast. The photos here were taken from the Rennaisance Hotel on the north...

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  • Rainbow Beach

    St. Croix Things to Do

    Rainbow Beach is one of the more popular beaches on St. Croix. It is not associated with any resort and only a few minutes outside Frederiksted on Route 63. There parking on the side of the road but this fills up quickly, especially on weekends when most locals set up and have picnics and barbecues. There is a bit of a steep drop into the...

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  • Coral World Ocean Park

    Coral World is a marine park on St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. They have activities like Sea Trek, a helmet dive that anyone can do and SNUBA which you can do without being scuba certified. They have animal encounters with sharks, turtles and sea lions. There is also an underwater observatory tower. It takes you 100 feet off shore and 15 feet...

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  • Snorkeling at Coki Beach

    Coki Beach is the first place I ever went snorkeling and I fell in love with the place as soon as I jumped into the water. The snorkeling is great here, there is ample parking available, and there are several local food vendors alongside the beach. With the amenities and the quality of the beach, this is not a place to miss on St. Thomas.

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  • Magens Bay

    I was only there for the day as one of the stops of my cruise, but I have to say that you must visit Magens Bay. You have to pay $3.00 to get in, but it's worth every penny! It has to be the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Soft white sand and super crystal clear water. It is shallow for a long distance, so it's good for families with kids...

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  • Rumbaba Day Sail

    Everyone should take a day sail on the Rumbaba with Captain Bobby and First Mate Karen. We left from the American Yacht Harbor and sailed to Hawksnest Bay in St. John. When we got there we snorkeled and saw the most amazing fish and coral. It was the best!!! After that we got back on the boat and had a fabulous lunch. We had hot artichoke dip,...

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  • Snorkel your way thru the islands

    All of the Caribbean Islands have coral reefs to snorkel or dive, and although the USVI's may not lay claim to having the best of all, they certainly have some lovely and easily accessible reefs. Some you can paddle out to see from the shore, like the popular snorkeling trail at Trunk Bay. Others (like Buck Island Reef off St. Croix) can be reached...

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  • Sea Plane

    The best thing we did is take a Sea Plane from St. Croix over to St. Thomas to spend a day/night. Was an great experience. The plane takes off and lands in the water. The view is breathtaking.

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  • Tramway

    Take the tramway up to Paradise Point Bar and Cafe with a view of Charlotte Amalie Harbor. They have a full bar, gift shop and live music. Great view of the sunset too. Tickets are $15.

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  • Kekoa Sailing Expeditions

    Kekoa is by far one of the best day sails in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kekoa is a 50 ft catamaran that offers day sails from St. John to the British Virgin Islands. The boat is run by the owners who built the catamaran themselves and have a great story as to how they got into the business and how they came to own Kekoa. But I won't go into the...

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  • Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay

    One great place to see nurse sharks, turtles and starfish on St. John is the area around Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay. You can arrive there by parking by the Annaberg Ruins parking lot and taking a 15 minute hike down the Leinster Bay Trail. The beach at Leinster Bay is nothing special. It is a fairly small beach surrounded by trees. However,...

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  • Skip the southshore beaches on St. John

    You wont be missing much if you skip the beaches on the south shore of St. John. The beaches in the majority are fairly rocky and I hadn't found very many snorkeling spots which came close to the level of Trunk Bay on the north shore. The best one I found on the south shore was Kindle Bay. I did see a turtle and a stingray here. As we became bored...

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  • Trunk Bay, St. John

    As most people who visit St. John know, Trunk Bay is by far the best beach on the island. With the amazing snorkeling and almost pink sand beaches, it is a must see for anyone visiting the island. If you would like to experience the beach without the crowds, visit after 4:00 PM in the summer. You don't have to pay the entrance fee as the front...

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  • Snorkeling at Coki Beach

    Snorkeling at Coki Beach was one of our favorite activities on St. Thomas. The water was crystal clear. There were so many variety of fishes there. Another perk was that the beach is lined with food vendors which offer a variety of snack foods. When you are tired of the snorkeling, you can rent a beach chair and umbrella to lounge in. One important...

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  • Bad Kitty BVI Excursion

    We took an all-day trip to the British Virgin Islands aboard the Bad Kitty. The boat trip started in Cruz Bay, St. John and took us to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda where the crew cleared us through Customs while we spent 15 minutes perusing the small shopping center there. Then we headed to The Baths at Virgin Gorda, lunch at Cooper Island,...

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  • Magens Beach

    This beach has been described as one of the 10 top beaches in the world, but it is certainly a fine beach. There is a moderate entrance fee, but it is a full service beach, with food and beach-related equipment. Accessible by taxi or car.

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  • Paradise Point Tramway

    Take the Paradise Point Tramway (few minutes walk from Charlotte Amalie's Havensight Shopping Center). You will see all the island from above and once you arrive, make sure that you go to the Parrot Show (check out their schedule) and take some pictures with the parrots. Have a drink or an easy lunch at Paradise Point Bar. There are few shops here,...

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  • Exotic Birds Show

    Go to Paradise Point and attend the exotic birds show. Take a picture with the birds at the end of the show ($10). The money you pay for the picture goes towards taking care of the birds, so it is for a good cause and it also makes for a nice memory :)Check out their web site for more information: http://www.paradisepointtramway.com/

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  • Magens Bay Beach

    This is the most popular beach in St Thomas. It is a public beach that is breathtaking! We ended up going here twice, once during the week and once during the weekend. The beach is huge (1 mile long) and even when crowded (during the weekend), it really does not feel crowded.There are restrooms, showers, changing rooms, chairs for rent and lockers....

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  • Sapphire Beach

    There are lots of iguanas roaming around on the beach. Leave them alone and they will not attack you (we were told that they were using their tails for this purpose!). Do not try to feed them. They do not get bothered if you take a picture of them as long as you do not try to touch them.

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