CARAMBOLA ZIPLINE – NEW !
2 tours for the price of 1!
Begin your adventure with a 30 minute Safari Bus ride on their big and comfortable Safari Bus that takes you to the very top of St. Croix and proceeds to 3 ziplines of increasing speed and duration.
Check out their website at www.carambolazipline.com
BUCK ISLAND TOURS
No trip to St Croix can truly be complete without a visit to Buck Island.
First established as a protected area in 1948 as “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea”, it was declared a U.S. National Monument in 1961 by John F. Kennedy.
Full and half day sails are available and generally include snorkeling and beach time.
Full day sails may also include a beach BBQ.
There are several charters to choose from but my two tried and true picks are Caribbean Sea Adventures and Big Beards Adventure Tours.
Check them out at www.caribbeanseaadventures.com and www.bigbeards.com.
ANNALY BAY TIDE POOLS.
This is pretty much one of the “must see” things for your trip.
The Annaly Bay Tide Pools are a natural rock formation that forms basically a big hot tub.
They are located on the rocky, mountainous northwest coast of the island.
The water is deep enough to swim around a bit and usually has some cool fish so bring a snorkel mask.
You can get to the pools either by hiking there (see the Hiking section) or a Jeep tour such as Tan Tan Tours. You can check out Tan Tan Tours at www.stxtantantours.com
EQUUS HORSEBACK TOURS
If you love horses but have never ridden along the beach or into the water to swim, you just MUST !
This is a wonderful riding tour along the scenic North Shore with Cowboy Steve, Jacqueline, and Stephen !
They provide gentle horses and instruction for riders of all levels.
Check out their website at www.horsebackridingstcroix.com
Jump Up is a widely used term on the islands that means “to dance”.
But here on St Croix it also means that it’s time for a street party.
In the area of the Christiansted boardwalk, the streets are closed off and lined with street vendors, bands and lot’s of local food.
Shops, bars and restaurants stay open and later in the evening the Moko Jumbie’s make their way through the streets.
Don’t miss this truly Crucian experience. Jump Up is from 6pm to 10pm on the below dates.
Valentine’s Jump Up (February) Valentine’s Jump Up (February)
Spring Jump Up : Fri May 5 Spring Jump Up (April/May)
Summer Jump Up : Fri July 7 Summer Jump Up (July)
Holiday Jump Up : Fri November 24 Holiday Jump Up (Friday after Thanksgiving)
THE MONK’S BATHS
Now, HERE’S one that you will most likely NOT find on any travel guide…
The Monk Baths are located on the rocky coast north of Frederiksted.
The story goes that the baths were hand carved in the mid 1600’s by monks of the Knights of Malta.
With water being scarce, the monks desired to stay clean, but not have to use their fresh drinking water.
They carved this rectangular tidal pool to harness the waves into an area that would be calm enough for bathing.
An interesting side note gaining some “buzz” is that the Knights of Malta were affiliated with the Knight’s Templar.
There is speculation that the sole reason for the short occupancy of St Croix by the Knights of Malta was that they were commissioned by the Knights Templar to find a safe hiding place for the Ark of the Covenant.
Could the famed Ark be right here on St Croix?
To get to the Baths, go north from Rainbow Beach in Frederiksted.The Bath’s are after Sprat Hall and Butler Bay and before Hamm Bay.
On your right, look for a wooden sign that says “Northside Valley”
Directly across the road is a post with hand rope leading down to the beach.It is a short way down, but STEEP so watch your step.
Once down to the beach, make a right and about a football field length, you will find the bath’s !!
Point Udall is located at the very tip of East End of the the island.
It is the easternmost point of the United States.
Point Udall has stunning panoramic sea views,the Millennium Monument and is a good whale watching spot.
This spot is extremely popular on New Years Eve as those there are the first to see the sun rise over U.S. soil on the new year.
MONPELIER DOMINO CLUB
Home of the Beer Drinking Pigs…
Tucked deep in rainforest,this tropical bar is right on Mahogany Rd.
Grab some great local food, give the pigs a beer(non-alcoholic)
Norma has sadly left us but her homemade concoction called “Mamajuana” lives on.
She told us what’s in it, but after drinking some, we don’t remember…you’ll have to go ask for yourself…
Tour the factory where our famous Cruzan rum is made.
This hands on tour is guided by the owners family with free samples at the end.
The Cruzan Rum Distillery and Tours is located on West Airport Rd in between Melvin Evans Highway and Queen Mary Highway.
For more info including hours of operation, visit www.cruzanrum.com
KAYAK & HIKING TOURS
St Croix offers many choices for those who wish to explore the island by kayak or hikes.
The bio-luminescent bay is a “must do” and there are many great hiking trails such as the waterfalls,Hamm’s Bay Lighthouse, Goat Hill and the Anally Bay Tide Pool to name a few.
For guided tours, check out Bush Tribe Eco Adventures at www.bushtribe.com
See Thru Kayak does probably the best tour of the bio bay.
Check them out at seathrukayaksvi.com
It goes without saying that St Croix has some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced, certified diver…there is something for all.
From the Cane Bay Wall, to the various reef and wreck dives you will have the experience of a lifetime.
The night dive at Frederksted Pier is amazing.
So don’t let your St Croix adventure end without exploring our undersea world.
Here are a few choices for dive excursions:
Sweet Bottom Dive : www.sweetbottomdive.com
Dive Experience : www.divexp.com
St Croix Underwater Bluewater Adventures (SCUBA) : www.stcroixscuba.com
West End Water Sports
West End Water Sports provides the perfect place for you to enjoy many water-sports including jet skiing, water scooter, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and snorkeling.
Conveniently located in Frederiksted at Rainbow Beach next to Rhythms at Rainbow.
Check out their website at www.wewatersports.com
ST GEORGE BOTANICAL GARDENS
St. George Village Botanical Garden of St. Croix is located on a sixteen acre site just off the Queen Mary Highway.
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 and partially overlap an Amerindian settlement which dates back almost 2,000 years.
St. George offers island visitors and residents a unique blend of St. Croix�s botanical, historical, and cultural heritage.
Estate Whim Museum is a must for history buffs.
A walk back in time to the sugar plantation days on the island.
The slave quarters, Great House, cookhouse, sugar mill and factory complex are all open for self or guided tours.
The museum is located on Queen Mary Highway ( Rt 70 ) in Estate Whim.
Call them at 340-772-0598 for more information.
Another great pick for history buffs,Lawaetz Museum offers a peek into Danish West Indies life in the early 1900s!
Located in a valley northeast of Frederiksted,the Lawaetz Museum’s centerpiece is and 18th century estate house.
The expansive grounds feature ruins and gardens.
The estate was converted from a sugar plantation into a dairy ranch in the late 1890’s by a Danish farmer and occupied by his descendants for the last 100 years.
For more information, visit their website at www.llgfarm.com