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St. Croix Summer Break Bucket List

Childs bucket bucket and spade or sand pail and shovel at the beach on a sunny summer day

While summer doesn’t mean special weather on St. Croix (we enjoy warm temperatures and sunshine year-round), it does mean kids are out of school and need extra activities.  So for island parents, here are ideas to keep your little ones engaged and entertained all summer long at a variety of ages.  In addition of course, to our beautiful beaches and endless water sport options.  Thanks to the Tamarind Parents who contributed!

  • Jump off the Frederiksted pier
  • Play hide-and-seek at the Mount Washington labyrinth
  • Join the Governor’s summer reading program
  • Explore Fort Christiansvaern / Frederik
  • Visit Monk’s Baths
  • Drive thru the rain forest with windows down to look for fruit
  • Pick-up ice cream from Armstrong’s
  • Hit the playgrounds at Canegata ballpark / Altoona Lagoon / Sunny Isle Shopping Center
  • Treasure hunt for sea glass on the west end beaches
  • Prepare for the mango-eating contest at Mango Melee
  • Roast marshmallows at a beach bonfire
  • Play mini golf at Divi
  • Try paint ball or go karts at Beeston Hill
  • Walk dogs for the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center
  • Picnic at Point Udall
  • Bowl at Tropical Ten Pins
  • Hike Goat Hill or to the Hamm’s Bluff lighthouse
  • Feed the tarpon off Christiansted boardwalk
  • Try a new fruit or veggie from the La Reine Farmer’s Market
  • Watch a movie at the fort (last Saturday of each summer month except August)
  • Grab water balloons and squirt guns from Kmart for a water war
  • Find a new place to stargaze over the sea
  • Play tourist and enjoy a hotel staycation
  • Take the sea plane (or ferry soon come) to St. Thomas for a day or weekend
  • Share a paddle board at Freedom City Surf Shop or the East End Paddle Club
  • Dance classes
  • Crab races with Tito and Sue

If you’re ready to take your kids on outdoor adventures any day of the year, consider Caribbean life on St. Croix.  As the top broker on-island year after year, Chris Hanley is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate and the go-to resource to buy a home or condo on-island.  Contact him today and download his free St. Croix Attractions and Event Guide.

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