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St. Croix Sights

Buck Island

  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 02/09/2015

Fodor's Review

Part of Buck Island Reef National Monument, this is a must-see for anyone in St. Croix. The beach is beautiful, but its finest treasures are those you can see when you plop off the boat and adjust your mask, snorkel, and fins to swim over colorful coral and darting fish. Don't know how to snorkel? No problem—the boat crew will have you outfitted and in the water in no time. Take care not to step on those black-pointed spiny sea urchins or touch the mustard-color fire coral, which can cause a nasty burn. Most charter-boat trips start with a snorkel over the lovely reef before a stop at the island's beach. An easy 20-minute hike leads uphill to an overlook for a bird's-eye view of the reef below. You'll find restrooms at the beach. Amenities: toilets. Best for: snorkeling; swimming.

Sight Information

Address:

5 miles (8 km) north of St. Croix, unknown, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Phone:

340-773–1460

Website: www.nps.gov/buis

Updated 02/09/2015

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Dec 27, 2008

A Must See

Everyone should experience a snorkeling trip to Buck Island. The water color is absolutely gorgeous. Well worth the money spent!

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