First of all, the ocean is a completely different world. Once you put your face into the water, all your other cares and thoughts go floating away. Pun intended! There are so many sights to take in all at once and all of those visions are very different from anything you’re used to seeing above the water. Fish, coral, sting rays, maybe manatees…really…there could be almost anything. And, the best part is, it’s different every time.
If you’re like me, you like to get a little exercise while you’re on vacation. Eating all this Caribbean food can put on a few pounds if you know what I mean! Red beans and rice go straight to my hips! What better way to burn off some of those calories than by swimming around sight seeing?! Honestly, time passes by so quickly when you’re snorkeling. Next thing you know 4 hours have passed….and hopefully by then you’ve moved around enough to earn your next meal!
Buck Island in St Croix USVI is one of THE best snorkeling destinations in the entire world. Yes. I said it. And it’s true. The area was categorized as a National Monument in 1961 and has been protected ever since. There are close 5,000 acres of protected reef to cruise around on your St Croix snorkeling trip. Eagle rays, various species of turtles, parrot fish, blue tangs, and thousands of other kinds of fish! There is even an underwater trail for you to follow as you explore!
If you get tired of snorkeling, there are beautiful beaches full of white sand for you to relax on. I mean, it just doesn’t get better than this! Watch this video for some more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhxoGVx6wGI#t=540
For this and other ideas for a vacation in St Croix, check us out at Buck Island Snorkeling!