August 1-8, 2015
We celebrated our birthdays in St. Croix this year. We had a terrific vacation and made a lot of great memories. We flew American Airlines and probably on this trip we had more issues with the flights than ever before.. switching planes (mechanical problems) airport closed (due to weather) sitting on the runway...waiting on catering.. on and on.. however even with this we had a great time and safe flights.
We stayed at Colony Cove on the Northeast side of the island. My review is here:
St.Croix was in drought when we were there but it was still really pretty. Not a lot of flowers and lush but I think that had a lot to do with drought. The best part of St. Croix is there are not a lot of people/tourist.
Our first full day was my birthday. So after breakfast on the Lanai we decided to drive the island to get a feel for the island.
We made one wrong turn on a dirt road through the rain forest. I would only advise 4 wheel drive for this
Our first sunset on St. Croix. It was a great birthday!
|National Radio Astronomy Observatory|
We did a night kayaking tour, link is below. It was so much fun!! If you get the chance to do this tour it is worth it. We tried to take photos/videos but it was so dark they didn't turn out :(
Day 3: We hiked to the tide pools near the Renaissance Hotel. We didn't go into he tide pools the water is really rough here.
Afternoon showers brought a beautiful rainbow
Day 4: We visited the botanical gardens and downtown Frederiksted
Day 5: Estate Mount Washington and Christiansted
Day 6: Lazy day we just prepared for leaving the next morning. Had a mini photo session and enjoyed the last sunset which was the best of the week
We did a lot of snorkeling almost every day. Our favorite place to snorkel was the pier in Frederiksted and Rainbow beach area
Goodbye St.Croix, until we meet again!