Caribbean Tourism

Entertainment

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...

Christiansted

The old town square and waterfront area of Christiansted, the old Danish capital, still retain the colourful character of the early days. Overhanging second-floor balconies designed by the Danes to shade the streets serve as cool arcades for shoppers. Red-roofed pastel houses built by early settlers climb the hills overlooking Kings Wharf and there is an...

Charlotte Amalie

The harbour at Charlotte Amalie capital of St Thomas and also of the entire USVI, still bustles with colour and excitement, although the harbour area can be a startling contrast for the visitor arriving by sea from the British Virgin Islands. As the Fort Christian Museum puts it, “Oversized, architecturally inappropriate buildings have marred the scenic...

Entertainment - St Thomas

St Thomas offers the greatest variety of nightlife found in the Virgin Islands although many clubs have closed since the hurricanes. Bands and combos play nightly at most hotels. Several of the hotels offer limbo dancing three or four nights a week and the ubiquitous steel bands remain a great favourite with both visitors and inhabitants. At any time you...

Entertainment - St John

Up to date information on events is posted on the trees around town or on the bulletin board in front of Connections. In Cruz Bay, the place to go and dance is Fred’s, calypso and reggae Wed and Fri; guitar and vocals at Pusser’s. Popular places to ‘lime’ (relax) are JJ’s, and sitting in Cruz Bay Park, watching the world go by.

Entertainment - St Croix

Most hotels provide evening entertainment on a rotating basis, the custom of many of the Caribbean islands, so it is sometimes best to stay put and let the world of West Indian music and dance come to you. The Hibiscus Beach Hotel hosts the Caribbean Dance Company on Fri at 2030, evocative, and a steel pan band on Wed at 1830, also electric mandolin on Thur...