Travel Diary: Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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John and I spent the first week of March relaxing on the beaches of St. Croix with the rest of the Garrett crew! It was such a wonderful week full of fun surprises (we got engaged!) and perfect weather. The house we were staying at was a short walk from Cane Bay Beach and had lovely sunsets. There was plenty of nice hiking and even better snorkeling! Doesn’t get much better than that, huh?

We did a lot of different activates throughout the week, but here are my top picks

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Golfing at the Buccaneer Resort

This also just so happens to be the same place where John got down on one knee. I don’t golf, but that third hole will always hold a special place in my heart. In addition to the golfing, the dining on the resort was also great. I may be biased since our dinner there was a private one (set up in the old sugar mill), but the food and service were outstanding!

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Point Udall

The easternmost point of the United States makes this a must visit spot with unbeatable views. Plus, right off the point there is a nice hiking trail that goes down to an amazing secluded beach, where we spent one of our afternoons.

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Snorkeling (or diving) at Cane Bay Beach

This is on the top of our must-do list. The water was warm, clear, and full of sea life! We saw plenty of fish and coral, but the highlight was the sea turtle we got to swim with! If you plan to do a lot of snorkeling bringing a swim shirt (like this one) is encouraged. I didn’t take that advice and my poor burnt back paid the price.

Eating at Rowdy Joe’s Northshore Eatery

We highly recommended this little joint, especially for lunch. It has plenty of outdoor seating and the food was tasty! We heard it’s also a pretty hopping place in the evenings, although we didn’t have a chance to check that out.

Bioluminescent Kayaking Tour in the Salt River Bay

We booked a tour with Virgin Kayak Tours and it did not disappoint.  With only 6 Biobays left in the Caribbean, this nighttime kayaking trip was such a cool and unique experience! Once it gets dark, you kayak across to The Biobay, where you’ll witness the seriously magical underwater lights. These mini single celled organisms, Dinoflagellates, sparkle in the water when you dip your hands/nets/paddles in.

Happy Traveling!

 

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