Things to Do in St. Croix

A Myriad of Exciting USVI Attractions

Travellers come from all over the world to enjoy the pristine island of St. Croix, famous for its white-sand beaches, rich marine life, historic charm and countless things to do.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Conveniently located just three miles east of Christiansted on a spectacular snorkeling beach, Tamarind Reef Resort is in one of St. Croix’s most exclusive neighborhoods. An 18th century fort, world-class casino, championship golf course and historic downtown shops are within 10 minutes of our oceanfront property. Visitors can even walk to the 100-acre Southgate Pond Marine Reserve, home to nesting turtles, birds and other native wildlife.

We’re also a short boat ride from Buck Island Reef National Monument – an uninhabited island and top snorkelling destination with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Guests can book snorkelling and scuba excursions that leave directly from Tamarind’s marina.

At Tamarind Reef Resort, discovering the island’s plentiful attractions and things to do has never been easier.

Read all about snorkeling at Tamarind Reef Resort and 4 other locations on St Croix.

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Shopping in Historic Christiansted

distance:: 10 minutes from hotel
Overhead View of Tamarind Reef Resort Marine Cove

With quaint cobblestone streets and some of the oldest Danish architecture in the Caribbean, Historic Christiansted offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Pick up locally crafted jewelry or find special souvenirs for your friends back home. 

Fort Christiansvaern

distance:: 10 minutes from hotel
Hammock Hanging on Tamarind Reef Resort Beach

Beauty and historic intrigue await you at Fort Christiansvaern, a mere 10-minutes away. Originally constructed in 1749, this traditional fort was built to protect the colony from pirates, slave uprisings and hurricanes. Visitors can take self-guided walking tours for a small fee.

St. George Village Botanical Gardens

distance:: 15 minutes from hotel
Patio with View of the Beach

Over 1,500 botanical species await you at the St. George Village Botanical Gardens, located on the site of a 19th century sugarcane plantation. Immerse yourself in a diverse array of flora, from succulents to orchids. Don’t miss the fully restored blacksmith’s shop and plantation supervisor’s house. 

Estate Whim Museum

distance:: 25 minutes from hotel
Landscape Shot

Learn all about the history of St. Croix’s at the Estate Whim Museum. As the only sugar plantation museum in the Virgin Islands, this restored 18th century property educates visitors on the industry’s past, as well as the slave labor that made it possible.

Bioluminescent Bay Tour

distance:: 25 minutes from hotel
Sun on the Horizon at the Beach

Do you believe in magic? You might after a tour of St. Croix’s incredible bioluminescent bays, home to three different types of bioluminescent organisms. As you paddle your kayak through the warm night air, watch as the water lights up around you.

The Buccaneer Golf Course

distance:: 5 minutes from hotel
Golf Course by the Ocean

Located just five minutes from the hotel, the Buccaneer Golf Course features stunning scenery and dazzling ocean views. Players of all skill levels will enjoy playing on this 18-hole, par 70 course. 

Divi Carina Bay Casino

distance:: 10 minutes from hotel
Outdoor Staircase Leading to Deep End Bar & Grill

Feeling lucky? Your chance is waiting for you at Divi Carina Bay Casino, located just 10 minutes from the resort. Try your hand at slots, table games and more.

Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack

distance:: 25 minutes from hotel
Pool Looking Out Towards Island

Whether you want to bet on a horse or just cheer for the prettiest pony, you can count on being swept up in the excitement at the Randall ‘Doc’ James Racetrack.

Tide Pools

distance:: 30 minutes from hotel
Tamarind Reef Resort Beach

If you like hiking, you won’t want to miss the Carambola Tide Pools. These lovely pools are located at the end of a beautiful two-mile trail, which winds through lush rainforest and ends at a black sand beach. Be sure to wear good walking shoes and bring plenty of water. These pristine pools are well worth the hike to get there.

Point Udall – Easternmost point in the United States

distance:: 20 minutes from hotel
View of Boats Through Flowers

Recognized as the easternmost point in the country, Point Udall offers breathtaking views and a great photo op. Head out early to catch the first glimpse of sunrise in the United States.

Buck Island Reef National Monument

Pool Looking Out Towards Island

This unique uninhabited island is a protected National Park surrounded by coral reefs. Be sure to save plenty of time for snorkeling, and don’t leave without lounging on Turtle Beach – voted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by National Geographic.

Domino Club (Beer Drinking Pigs)

Strawberries in Drink

No great vacation is complete without sharing a drink with the locals. In this case, our locals are island pigs. Tucked into the rainforest, this charming little restaurant will give you the opportunity to feed pigs (non-alcoholic) beer. 

Cruzan Rum Factory

Close Up of Strawberries in Drink

Take a tour of the Cruzan Rum Factory and learn how this quintessential island drink is made. The historic distillery is open seven days a week and tours cost $8. 

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sea Turtle in the Ocean

Featuring a three-mile strip of white sand and turquoise water, this wildlife refuge is a must-see in St. Croix. Snorkelers commonly spot sea turtles and rays here, while beachgoers enjoy the sparsely populated beach. Please note that it’s forbidden to stake anything in the sand (including umbrellas), so remember to bring plenty of sunscreen.

Tamarind Reef Resort Spa and Marina

Waves Crashing on Beach

5001 Tamarind Reef

Christiansted, VI 00820