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St. George Village Botanical Gardens

The St. George Village Botanical Garden is a lush garden, housing more than 1,000 species of tropical flora, and is set among the ruins of an 18th-century sugar plantation. A self-guided walking tour takes you through a tropical forest, the cactus garden, the orchid house, a tropical orchard, as well as a garden showcasing St. Croix’s long used medicinal plants; of particular interest are the giant kapok trees and some of the rare cacti. This incredible garden is considered to be one of the best in the Caribbean.

Whim Plantation Museum

Tours of the Estate Whim Plantation Museum, explain the workings of an 18th-century sugarcane plantation. Here you will find the village area and sugar factory, where a complete windmill still stands. Surrounded by a dry three-foot moat of stone and coral, the stately European-influenced great house has been fully restored by the Landmarks Society and has West Indian antiques on display. The Estate Whim Plantation Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (summer schedule varies).

Lawaetz Museum

The Lawaetz Family Museum, nestled in a tranquil, wooded valley at Little La Grange, Frederiksted awaits you with rambling tropical gardens and fascinating historic ruins. It's an ideal setting for experiencing St. Croix’s rich heritage. Tours are available Tues-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (summer schedule varies).

Cruzan Rum Distillery

This distillery has been producing one of the world’s finest rums for 300 years, with only a brief interruption during Prohibition. A major export, the rum is both shipped in bulk to U.S. distilleries and bottled locally under the Cruzan Rum label. Guided tours depart every morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday, and include a complimentary rum drink.

Buck Island Reef National Monument

By far one of St. Croix’s most exciting attractions, Buck Island Reef National Monument comprises 880 acres—176 of pristine land and 704 of crystal-clear water and coral reef. An irregular arc of reef creates a wide and shallow lagoon between the shore and the reef. Within this area, off the island’s far eastern end, is the park’s well-marked underwater trail. Numerous tour operators around St. Croix offer trips of varying length to Buck Island, located one mile off St. Croix’s northeastern shore.

St. Croix Aquarium and Marine Education Center

St. Croix Aquarium and Marine Education Center, in the Caravelle Arcade, houses hundreds of creatures from local waters with the intention to familiarize beginning snorkelers and divers with the underwater world and to educate them on the effects of damaging or threatening the ecosystem in any way. There’s also a touch pond with starfish, sea cucumbers, pencil urchins, several varieties of fish, colorful coral and much more.

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