St. Croix Attractions and Activities
Buck Island Reef
This natural attraction is sometime referred to as “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea”. Buck Island Reef, located on the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean, is a 180-acre Caribbean island encircled by one of the most beautiful coral reef systems in the Caribbean. more...
Buck Island is a national park that lies off St. Croix’s northeastern shore. Tourists can schedule full or half day excursions to the island. While on the island, tourists can hike and scuba dive or snorkel in some of the Caribbean’s premier diving spots. In fact, an underwater snorkeling trail can be found on Turtle Beach. While swimming across the trail, coral, schools of tropical fish, and various shell fish are visible.
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge houses leatherback sea turtles. It is not uncommon for an adult leatherback turtle to weigh over 500 pounds and can swim up to speeds of 20 miles per hour. Tourists visiting this wildlife refuge can observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat during Saturday and Sunday. There is no fee to enter the refugee, but it is closed during nesting season: May through August.
St. Croix Heritage Trail
Tourists interested in visiting some of the island’s most historical landmarks and naturally beautiful regions can hike the St. Croix Heritage Trail. Historical landmarks include the Christiansted Historic Site, Whim Plantation Museum, and what remains of a few large plantations. The trail will also lead hikers across bird and other animal habitats.
Paul and Jill’s Equestrian Stable and Farm
Those interested in exploring a tropical forest on horseback can schedule a tour with Paul and Jill’s Equestrian Stable and Farm. This business is near St. Croix’s Tropical Forest. Inexperienced and experienced riders can schedule tours. This tour takes guests through vast rural pastures, lush hilltops with views of the sea, and forested areas containing numerous plants native to the region.
Cane Bay Beach
Crane Bay Beach is located on the island’s northern shore. Although it can get crowded, there is usually plenty of room for everyone visiting it. Numerous restaurants and bars line the beach. Many travel to the beach to snorkel or scuba dive near the infamous Wall, a large coral reef wall extending upwards thousands of feet from the bottom of the sea.