St. Croix Recreation

St. Croix Recreation Includes Nature, History and Culture

Soon after you arrive on St. Croix you will understand just how much there is to see and do. One of the best things about St. Croix is just how real a place it is — it is not crowded or congested, it is not over-developed or commercialized with strip malls and large retail chains. St. Croix’s rich cultural background, warm and friendly people, historic attractions, and unbelievable natural beauty all come together to provide a diverse Caribbean experience that will charm you.

To whet your appetite, here is a list of some things to do on St. Croix. If you do not see something listed that you are interested in, please ask us about it.

For your convenience, we have indicated with an asterisk * which activities or attractions are ideal for children.

For the nature lovers:
Hike St. Croix
*Buck Island National Monument
Bethlehem Sugar Factory / Organic Farm
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge
Salt River Ecological Preserve
*Sandy Point National Wildlife Preserve
Southgate Coastal Reserve
*St. George Village Botanical Gardens
St Croix LEAP
St. Croix East End Marine Park
The Wall
Tropical Rain Forest

For the history buffs:
Apothecary Hall
*Christiansted National Historic Site
Columbus Landing
Cruzan Rum Distillery
*Estate Little Princess
*Estate Whim Plantation Museum
*Fort Christianvaern
*Fort Frederik
Government House
Lawaetz Museum at Little La Grange
*St. Croix Archaeology Museum
*The town of Frederiksted
*The town of Christiansted

Fun St Croix Vacation Experiences:
Carambola Golf and Country Club
*Crab Races
Divi Carina Bay Casino
*Frederiksted Pier and waterfront
Horse Racing
*Horseback Riding
Incredibly diverse restaurant scene
Massage on the beach
*Miniature Golf and Driving Range
*Point Udall
Spa Treatments
*Very Long Baseline Array Telescope
*Wave to friends from St. Croix’s webcams

Water Sports:
*Free Discover Scuba lessons available to guests at The Palms
*Jet Ski Tours and Rentals
*Kayak Tours and rentals
Kiteboarding Lessons
*Roseway Historic Schooner (between November-April only)
*Sailing Charters (full and half day available)
Scuba Diving: multiple shipwrecks, reefs, “the wall” and the Frederiksted pier.
*Snorkeling Tours
*Sunset Sails
Windsurfing Lessons

Land Activities:
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
*Guided Island Tours (please see getting around)
Historic Walking Tours (coming soon)
Ruins Rambles
Shopping the island’s duty free shops and boutiques

Sports and Fitness:
Health Clubs (daily or weekly passes available)
Running / Jogging

Sporting Events:
Coral Reef Swim
Caribbean Classic Triathlon
St. Croix Triathlon

Cultural Activities:
Art Thursday
Blue Bay Jazz Fest
Candlelight Concerts
*First Friday
*Jump Up
St Croix Food and Wine Experience
*Sunset Jazz
Taste of St. Croix
*World Music Series

To see what major events take place during your stay at The Palms, please consult this page:

For a more detailed event calendar, updated regularly, please consult this page: MyVirginIslands Calendar  and St Croix Online Calendar

Plan and reserve your tours and excursions. Learn more about each of the suggestions listed on this page. View maps and photos, too!