Many times, finding accommodations near the right beach can add a little something extra to your vacation in the US Virgin Islands. If you are looking forward to the beach more than anything, Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums is just what you are looking for. This lodging is situated on the shore, so tourists can spend as much time as they like in the sun if they want.
Needless to say, since Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums sits directly on Columbus Landing Beach, laying out in the sun is a popular pastime here. The historically important Columbus Landing Beach at Salt River Beach is the only spot on United States soil where members from Christopher Columbus' expedition were known to have touched land. The landing occurred in 1493, and it was also the site of the first armed fight between Europeans and natives. For travelers who are eager for some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the following names to read our detailed article:
|Cormorant Beach||1.4||E||Judith's Fancy|
|Hibiscus Beach||2.5||ESE||2.2 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted|
|Cane Bay Beach||3.1||W||Cane Bay|
|Colony Cove||3.3||SE||1.3 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted|
|Sugar Beach||3.5||SE||1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted|
|Davis Bay||4.6||W||4.8 mi. Northeast of Frederiksted|
Cormorant Beach is the closest choice to consider near Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums. Located on the northeastern end of St. Croix, Cormorant Beach features beautiful sands and mostly calm waters for the perfect beach experience. Snorkeling is a popular attraction at the Cormorant Beach Club because of the great offshore reef, and other watersport activities are also available at the beach's own watersports center. You won't have to cut your time at Cormorant Beach short, since there are restrooms available.
If instead you're looking for a chance to escape the crowds, Columbus Landing Beach might be a good choice. The historically important Columbus Landing Beach at Salt River Beach is the only spot on United States soil where members from Christopher Columbus' expedition were known to have touched land. The landing occurred in 1493, and it was also the site of the first armed fight between Europeans and natives. It can be found just a quick hike away.
Hopping over to a town or community that neighbors your apartment building can help diversify your itinerary, whether you're browsing a beautiful natural setting, or finding an incredible local restaurant. Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums is located in Clairmont, a neighborhood near Cane Bay; it is 4.6 miles to the west-northwest of Christiansted.
The areas found closest to Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums are listed below.
Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums is an excellent spot for active travelers. There are a great deal of active pursuits to be found when starting at this lodging. You will find that this particular part of St. Croix claims a number of exciting attractions, such as Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute, , and The Lutheran Church, to name a few. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute.
Proving that this site has a great location, there are many more attractions nearby, like those listed in the table below.
|Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute||Farm||--||--||2.3 mi. West-Southwest of Christiansted|
|The Lutheran Church||Historical Site||4.6||SE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Government House||Historical Site||4.6||SE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Apothecary Hall||Museum||4.7||SE||Downtown Christiansted|
|St. Croix Archaeological Museum||Museum||4.7||SE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Scale House||Historical Site||4.6||ESE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Customs House||Historical Site||4.7||ESE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Steeple Building||Museum||4.7||ESE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Fort Christiansted||Historical Site||4.7||ESE||Christiansted|
|Fort Sale Ruins||Historical Site||0.4||E||4.3 mi. Northwest of Christiansted|
|Columbus Landing Site||Historical Site||0.4||E||4.3 mi. Northwest of Christiansted|
|Historical Site||6.2||SE||3.0 mi. South of Christiansted|
|Historical Site||6.4||SE||2.2 mi. South of Christiansted|
|Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.6||E||Green Cay|
|Southgate Coastal Reserve||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.9||E||2.8 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Coakley Bay Ruins||Historical Site||8.3||E||4.1 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Saint George Village Botanical Gardens||Botanical Garden||6.1||SW||3.4 mi. East of Frederiksted|
|Cruzan Rum Factory||Distillery||7.7||SW||Carlton|
|Lawaetz Family Museum||Museum||8.5||SW||Frederiksted Southeast|
|Estate Whim Museum||Museum||--||--||Frederiksted Southeast|
|Hams Bluff Lighthouse||Lighthouse||7.4||W||4.0 mi. North of Frederiksted|
|Estate Mount Washington Plantation||Historical Site||8.4||W||2.2 mi. North of Frederiksted|
|Fort Frederik||Historical Site||9.0||WSW||Frederiksted|
|Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts||Museum||9.1||SW||Frederiksted|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.7||W||2.7 mi. North of Frederiksted|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||12.5||E||8.4 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Point Udall Monument||Monument||13.1||E||8.9 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||11.1||SW||2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Frederiksted|
|St. Croix East End Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||13.9||E||9.7 mi. East of Christiansted|
If you're on the lookout for a place where you can while away some free time, Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute might be what the doctor ordered. Winner of the 2011 Environmental Quality Award from the EPA -- which is the highest honor given to a public farm -- the Ridge to Reef Farm (R2R) run by the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute is the first and the only USDA certified organic farm in the US Virgin Islands. The farm came into being in 2010 and focuses on restoring land that was ravished for years of plantation farming, as well as the promotion of green and sustainable living.
Learning more about nearby lodging options is sometimes an easy means of getting a better feel for the surrounding area. Readers can find lots of additional destinations to look at nearby, as this section of St. Croix offers travelers an excellent variety of resorts and hotels to pick from. In order to get additional details about lodging possibilities available in the area, consult the following table.
|Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse||0.2||ENE||4.6 mi. Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River||0.4||SW||Clairmont, St. Croix|
|1.9||SE||2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Hibiscus Beach Resort||2.4||ESE||2.2 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|The Palms at Pelican Cove||2.5||ESE||2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Pelican Cove Beach Condos||2.7||ESE||1.9 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Cane Bay Reef Club||2.8||W||Belvedere, St. Croix|
|2.9||W||6.7 mi. Northeast of Frederiksted, St. Croix|
|Carringtons Inn||4.3||SE||1.0 mi. South West of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Holger Danske Hotel||4.5||SE||Downtown Christiansted, St. Croix|
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