St. Croix has a lot to offer travelers. Arts, culture, adventure, shopping, sports and a whole lot more. For a complete list of activities, events and ideas on what to do while on St. Croix, explore www.GoToStCroix.com.
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Below are just a few activities our guests love.
St. Croix is home to two rum distilleries (Cruzan and Captain Morgan), wonderful farms and many mouth-watering places to dine. Christiansted, where Caravelle Hotel & Casino is located, offers indoor and outdoor bars and restaurants. The award-winning Rum Runner’s is located at Caravelle Hotel & Casino and offers the perfect blend of continental and local cuisine. St. Croix is also home to the annual Taste of St. Croix and the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience – a culinary festival held every April.
St. Croix is known for its spectacular wall, wreck and reef dives. Located just steps from Caravelle Hotel & Casino is St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures (SCUBA), one of the Caribbean’s top rated dive operators. SCUBA offers beginner and advanced training classes, easy dives and more adventurous expeditions. They offer multiple dive trips each day, with departures right in front of Hotel Caravelle. http://www.stcroixscuba.com/
Big Beard’s Adventure Tours offers sailing trips to Buck Island National Park, sunset cruises and private charters. The boats depart from Christiansted right in front of Caravelle Hotel & Casino. Full day and half-day sails to Buck Island feature beach time on Turtle Beach, voted one of the top ten prettiest beaches in the world, as well as snorkeling along the 4,554-acre long barrier reef that is home to more than 250 species of fish. Buck Island Reef National Monument is now one of only two Underwater National Monuments in the United States. The Monument protects a complete coral reef ecosystem and the habitat for several threatened and endangered species. Of the 19,015 acres that comprise the park, less than two hundred of them are above the water’s surface.
St. Croix Safari Tours, led by Sweeney Toussaint, offers historical, narrated, sightseeing tours of St. Croix from the back of an open-air safari bus. Explore St. Croix’s best heritage sites including the Botanical Gardens, the Cruzan Rum Distillery, and the Whim Plantation Museum. It’s a fun and educational way for kids (young and old) to discover the island. English, French, Spanish, and Danish guides available. Open-air Safari buses (covered top) and air-conditioned buses available.
Tan Tan Tours are ideal for visitors seeking an off-road jeep adventure that will take you to spots only accessible with a four-wheel drive vehicle. These jeep tours take you off the beaten path to discover tide pools, breathtaking views, hidden sugar plantation ruins and much more. With your experienced guide at the wheel, you can let go of your worries as you take in the island’s beauty. With each journey, you get full cultural and historical backgrounds of each location.
Travel is a top bucket-list item as are often learning new things – like Scuba diving or kite surfing. Guests of Caravelle Hotel & Casino, a boutique waterfront hotel on the island of St. Croix, can scratch many items off their list as the hotel is steps from dive shops, sailing charters and kite-surfing instructors. Running a marathon is another common item on bucket lists and St. Croix has multiple opportunities for adults and kids. In May, St. Croix hosts the Ironman Triathlon, the Women’s Race is in June, the Fort-to-Fort race is held in November (run takes you from the historic Christiansted Fort to Fort Frederik – one town to another!), the St. Croix Marathon is held in December, and The Children’s Race is in January. For a full schedule, visit http://www.virginislandspace.org.