Nestled in the heart of the US Virgin Islands, there’s a place where time seems to slow down and the vibrant pulse of an entire island comes alive. St. Croix, though might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of Caribbean getaways, it’s a well-kept secret that’s just waiting to be fully unveiled. 

Home to pristine sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and a culture that dances to its own rhythm, St. Croix is a hidden gem of the Caribbean—a treasure trove of experiences that will awaken your wanderlust and redefine your notion of paradise. 

In this journey, join me as I unveil the island’s best-kept secrets, the tucked-away places rarely whispered about in tourist circles, but where the true heartbeat of St. Croix echoes loudest. 

These are my personal top 5 favorite hidden gems, waiting for you to discover. Are you ready to embark on a journey that promises magic, connection, and unforgettable memories? 

1. Archery with Dr. Cole: If you are seeking to explore a memorable addition to your Caribbean getaway, then add archery with Dr Cole to your bucket list. Nestled in La Grange, St. Croix, lies an unforgettable experience to unwind and find peace in the midst of nature. It’s an opportunity to experience the island from a different perspective and take home a unique skill and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a seasoned archer or a first-time bowman, shooting arrows in this Caribbean paradise is an experience that will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and a deeper connection to the island’s enchanting allure. 

Booking: If you would like to leave the island with an exciting new skillset, send an email to Dr. Cole at


2. Product-Making Class at Cultured: Roll up your sleeves and experience a local product-making class at Cultured. Having this on your bucket list introduces you to a multi-faceted experience that goes beyond the typical tourist activities. This hands-on experience offers a unique form of learning and engagement that dives deep into the rich, cultural heritage of St. Croix that you can’t find in a typical tourist attraction. You would have the opportunity to dive deep into the way of life of the locals while connecting to the heart and soul of St. Croix, gaining a deeper appreciation for the culture, history, and stories behind the products. And I mean, what better way to leave an island than with a sentimental product that was handcrafted by you with skills from the local artisan. 

Good To Know: Cultured has a business called Cultured Body Skincare where she uses naturally grown ingredients to make skincare products that smell amazing and are great for any skin type! 

Location: They are located at 55 Company Street, Christiansted, VI 00820. Booking: If this seems like something you would love to do, send her an email at or call at +(340) 626-8232

3. Farm Tours at Island Fresh Aquaponics: Embarking on a journey to Island Fresh Aquaponics offers you an enlightening hands-on experience that goes beyond a typical tourist attraction. You get to wander through rows of thriving vegetables and herbs, listen to the soothing sounds of flowing water, and observe aqua wildlife in their habitat. Adding this tour to your itinerary promises an enriching experience that combines education, sustainability, and the raw taste of an entirely different perspective. I absolutely love this tour because you get the opportunity to taste fresh, organic produce right from the source, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for St. Croix’s commitment to environmental stewardship and delicious, homegrown produce. It’s a true farm-to-table experience that showcases the flavors of St. Croix in the most authentic way. 

Good To Know: Produce grown at their facility is distributed to schools through their relationship with the Department of Education, hospitals, markets, and restaurants throughout the Territory. 

Booking: If you would like to book a tour at the aquaponics, click ‘Contact Us’ to be redirected to their contact us page. 

4. Salsa Dance Classes at Dazzled: If you are a lover of the night who wants to feel like they are one with the St. Croix community, then Salsa dance classes at Dazzled is the place for you! Salsa dancing in St. Croix is a cultural experience that allows you to connect with the vibrant spirit of the islands. Immerse yourself in the energetic rhythms of Latin music when you get to experience a memorable fusion of African, Caribbean, and Latin American traditions, creating a unique and captivating experience that celebrates the rich culture of the island! Whether you’re a seasoned salsa dancer or a complete beginner, you’ll find that the salsa community in the USVI is warm, welcoming, and inclusive. Locals and fellow tourists are eager to share their passion for dance, making it easy to join in the fun. 


Good To Know

LEVEL: beginner-friendly! 

LOCATION: They are located at 55 Company Street, Christiansted, US Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. 

BOOKING: If this is something you would not want to miss out on, call +1 340-244 7470 to book your reservation. 

5. Ziplining at Carambola: To my adrenaline junkies whose heart craves adventure and a connection to nature! Ziplining at Carambola offers the perfect blend of both. It’s an opportunity to get your heart racing as you soar through the treetops while enjoying panoramic views of lush rainforests, the Caribbean Sea, and the surrounding islands. It’s an experience that few other activities can provide. The combination of adrenaline, stunning views, and the sheer joy of flying through the air creates memories that are hard to forget. The thrill of stepping off a platform and gliding through the air at high speeds is both heart-pounding and liberating. It’s an adventure that will make your heart race and leave you with a sense of accomplishment. 


Good To Know: This Zip Line system has safety features designed by the manufacturer that accommodate the average human physical stature, health, and body proportions. These systems are in place for the rider to safely experience the ride. 

LEVEL: Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or as a solo adventurer, ziplining at Carambola is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. 

Booking: Zip Line Tours are done by Reservation Only, walk-in Reservations are also Welcomed too. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed this journey through St. Croix’s best-kept secrets. But the adventure doesn’t end here! We’d love to hear from you—what other hidden gems have

you uncovered on this enchanting island? Is there a special place you think deserves a spot on our list? 

Share your recommendations and stories with us in the comments below, and your suggestions might just make it into the spotlight in Part 2 of our St. Croix’s hidden gems series. 

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Happy travels and discovery awaits! 

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