When you start planning your St Croix family vacation, inevitably you’re going to include things to do with the kids while you’re here. No worries there, we’ve got plenty to keep you busy while you discover the island or just relax at your vacation rental. One of the great things about our villas is that really all you have to do is pack some clothes, flip-flops and some walking shoes – and of course your swimsuit. We’ve got pretty much everything else covered like beach towels and fully equipped kitchens.
Here are some more things to do while you are on the island
( Check out our original list of Top 10 Things to Do with the Family on St Croix )
Family Pool Day
After a day of traveling, you’re likely pooped – but the kids are still a bundle of energy. No problem! Relax poolside while the kids play. Our villas come complete with incredible views so you’ll be in an island state of mind in no time – while the kids wear themselves out.
Play a Game or Watch a Family Classic
Most of our vacation villas are also thoughtfully stocked with games, old movies on DVD, and other unique items provided by the homeowners for guests to enjoy. With a poolside grill, you’ve got the ingredients for a picture perfect family vacation. Less screen time, more laughs!
A Caribbean classic past-time. Islands throughout the Caribbean for hundreds of years have bet on quick racing hermit crabs for money. On St Croix, Tito & Sue’s Crab Races are fun for the whole family! Participants get to choose their crab and for a dollar name them (they get marked with a handy piece of masking tape). With the sound of the horn, the crabs are poured out of a bucket and race to the outer circle. First across wins! Cheering on the races is great fun and there are great prizes too, including free island tour opportunities so be sure to catch a race at the beginning of your stay. You’ll find Tito & Sue Wednesdays at Brew STX. Be sure to call in advance to confirm times and reserve a table if you plan to stay for dinner.
Explore the East End Marine Park Visitors Center
This family-oriented facility offers interactive learning experiences for visitors of all ages. Equipped with touch screen LCD displays, games, vibrant educational plaques, and an underwater walkthrough, the center is a great way to learn about St. Croix’s marine habitats and natural resources. The STXEEMP Visitors Center is located on the South Shore Road and is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from 9:30 am to 4 pm.
Look up At the Stars
The sun goes down a little earlier in the summer and later in the winter here on St Croix than in the 50 states. When it goes down, if you look up, you’ll likely be mesmerized by the brightness and density of stars above you. Being on an island, there is less light pollution and so the stars seem brighter. Some nights you can even see the Milky Way and satellites as they wiz by. Download a star gazing app like StarTracker Lite that orients to where you are on the planet and the direction you are facing to tell you exactly what’s above. Sit out in some lounge chairs and discover the constellations right above you. A great opportunity to look up the Greek myths they are named after or plan your next adventure on a planet far, far away. download on itunes | download on google play
Picnic in the Park
The Christiansted National Historic Park not only features the historic Fort Christianvaern but a large waterfront, grassy park. Pack a picnic lunch and head into town to let the kids run and play while you watch the boats sail in and out of the harbor.
Rainy Day? Head to our New Movie Theatre!
St Croix finally has a brand new state-of-the-art movie theatre showing the latest box office hits – Caribbean Cinemas St Croix – located at the Sunny Isles Annex across from the Juan Luis Hospital. Best part, the ticket prices are still very reasonable and you can even purchase your tickets online in advance to avoid lines. Want to know what’s playing? Click here
With so many great family things to do on St Croix, you’ll have to plan another visit to accomplish them all!
Ready to plan your vacation? View our list of Family Vacation Rentals for the best options.
We look forward to welcoming you to St Croix on your next vacation!