Taking Relatives 'round the island - STX
My wife wants to take her sister and some friends on a 'round island tour when they visit by cruise ship in October. She wants to know: what shouldn't be missed if she has only six hours to do it? We have our own list, but would be interested to hear what others think.
This is the tour the Buccaneer Resort uses. You might call to see if it would suit your family.
St. Croix Safari Tours (Safari Van) - Tours are Monday-Friday, and on weekends when cruise ships are in port. SWEENY TOUSSAINT - Owner/Operator - 1-340-773-6700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, Linda, but she wants to do her own self-guided tour, not a commercial one. So she's interested in what route to take to leave F'sted and head around the island making stops along the way, ending back in F'sted.
Mt. Pellier Domino Club (Beer Drinking Pigs), Carambola Beach Resort, Cane Bay Beach, downtown Christiansted - (shopping & the board walk), Cheeseburger in America's Paradise, Pt. Udall, Divi Carina Bay Resort/Casino, Sandy Point (if it's open), Turtle's Deli (F'dstd), Rainbow Beach (F'dstd). Just a suggestion for a round-the-island drive.
A nice drive or hike through the rain forest would be nice. I recommend taking them to the beach at cane bay, and going to the restaurant (eat @cane bay.) Or, depending on your appetite and budget, the Galleon may be a nice way to finish off the trip. I've been to a lot of the beaches, and here's what I think. The beach at Carambola usually has the most waves, and it's great for boogie boarding, if your into those sort of things. The best beach for snorkeling would have to be either cane bay (not much to see; always calm water,) or the buccaneer beach, which is very well maintained. The pros of Cane Bay are the restaurant eat @cane bay and the ever calm seas Cane Bay is known for. The cons of Cane Bay are that it is not behind a gate such as the Buccaneer is, making it a rather unwise choice for nighttime. Also, it has a lot of sea urchins out to the right of the beach. The urchins never bother anyone, unless you are unfamiliar with the area. The pros of the Buccaneer are the very, very clean white sand beach, and a rather upscale restaurant for being located right on the beach(The Mermaid.) And you also have security if you so chose to go later in the afternoon, early in the evening. The cons are that you are required to pay four dollars admission for a car (last time I went it was four anyways.) I hope this helped. If you want more information on where to go, please PM me, as I will most likely have more information available at the time. Thank you!
"Ever calm waters of Cane BAy"...NOW THAT'S FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Drive through the rain forest and stop at the Domino Club for drinks. Go up over the "beast" onto the North Shore road. Stop at Off the Wall for a slice of pizza. Take that through into Csted. Stop for a little shopping. Go to the Buckeneer area just to look and go out to Shoys' beach for a look at it and the high end homes in that area. Go out to Point Udall for a look. Go out to the Divi and stop for a drink. Head back and go through Sunny Isle and then back to Fsted.
Thanks everyone for the great ideas - she now has a starting point to create her tour. Appreciate all the input!