Caribbean Tourism

Beaches & Watersports

Excursions

St Croix Agriculture was long the staple of the economy, cattle and sugar the main activities, and today there are the ruins of numerous sugar plantations with their Great Houses and windmills. Estate Whim is restored to the way it was under Danish rule in the 1700s and is well worth a visit; it is a beautiful oblong building housing a museum of the period...

St John

St John is covered with steep hills and is hot. The roads are steep and rocky and require four-wheel drive to get to many places. A drive from Cruz Bay across to Coral Bay is a worthwhile experience and allows you to appreciate how much land is owned by the park, though there is not much in Coral Bay. Skinny Legs is where the old hippies and liveaboard...

St Croix

At the east of the island, St Croix is rocky and arid terrain, the west is higher, wetter and forested. Columbus thought that St Croix looked like a lush garden when he first saw it during his second voyage in 1493. He landed at Salt River on the north coast, which has now been approved as a national park encompassing the landing site as well as the rich...

Beaches & Watersports

There are 44 beaches on St Thomas. Few are deserted though out of season they are less crowded. The most inaccessible, and therefore more likely to be empty, are those along the northwest coast, which need four-wheel drive to get there. Otherwise, for solitude, take a boat to one of the uninhabited islets offshore. Magens Bay on the north coast is...