Start your day with a visit to Point Udall to see the Millennium Monument sundial. If you get there early (as in while it’s still dark), you’ll see a spectacular sunrise. Not only are the colors breathtaking, you’ll be the first person to see the sun rise over U.S. soil — Point Udall is the Eastern-most point in the U.S. If you’re not an early riser, don’t worry. You’ll still see spectacular views in all directions. Take some time to explore the various hiking trails found along the drive to the Point. The Millenium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year’s celebration in 2000 to mark the first U.S. sunrise of that year.
From there, head into Christiansted to catch a half-day trip to Buck Island Reef National Monument with Caribbean Sea Adventures. The trip includes a guided snorkel tour of the nation’s first underwater park trail and a stop at Turtle Beach with its pristine turquoise water and soft sand.
Depending on whether you’re on the morning or afternoon Buck Island tour, visit the historic Danish Fort Christiansvaern before or after. A small fee of $3 affords you a wealth of history, culture, and great photo opps! The Fort has a small parking lot for your rental car that is open until 4:30pm.
Enter the Perfect Day Drawing
Want to enter our Perfect Day on St. Croix drawing? Tell us about your perfect island day!
Each month we will randomly select someone to win a fun prize: either a 1-day Jeep rental from Centerline (must be a qualified renter) or a $50 gift card (options for people both local to St. Croix and off island).