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George and Vicky’s Picks:

A morning or an afternoon at the St. George Village Botanical Garden
Just off the Queen Mary Highway (Route 70) 2 miles east of Frederiksted includes over 1500 native and exotic botanical species.
$8.00/person 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Try a morning at the Cruzan Rum Distillery, which has been producing rum for more than 300 years
$4.00/person 9-11:30 and 1-4:15 weekdays (closed Saturday and Sunday)

St. Croix Buck Island Reef is something everyone keeps telling us we MUST do (we’re going to do this over spring break). You can go with several different outfitters but we’ve heard good things about Big Beard (Trimaran $90/day or $60/half day) or Caribbean Sea Adventures ($85 sail for full day or power boat $60/day or $40/half day). If you do the whole day, there’s a BBQ and everything.

Kayak on Salt River Bay with Caribbean Adventure Tours. This is well worth the $45/person. It is approximately 2 ½ hours of kayaking (not strenuous—just lots of interesting places, information, and things)

Cane Bay Beach – just a few minutes away from The Cottage. Turn left out of the drive and then at the corner which points to Salt River Bay—head on down the road. Probably a 15 minute drive. There’s a nice restaurant across the street and if you want to do some snorkeling—you can take equipment (there should be some in the work room of the house—ask Mony or Eric to help you find it.)

Tamarind Reef Beach and The Deep End Café is worth a day. If you walk out on the point toward where you can rent equipment, you may run into some really funky looking iguana. I’d never seen any that weren’t in a cage. They don’t bother you and they are really interesting.

Here is a website for beaches. You may want to review this before you go:

If you like history, check this out:

If you want to know about local events and businesses, check out the local chamber.