Quite often, people make plans to take a trip to US Virgin Islands knowing that they'll get to see the amazing beaches that the islands are so well known for.
If you are a big beach fan, Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums is set in the perfect location for you. This lodging is set along the shore, so vacationers can spend as much time as they like soaking up the sun if they want.
Of course, since Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums is positioned directly on Columbus Landing Beach, hanging out at the beach is popular with guests staying 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 those who want to venture farther away, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Clicking on each link below allows you to see more details:
|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|
One of the most convenient options is Cormorant Beach. 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 can spend as much time as you want at this coastal site, considering there are restrooms available.
If you're searching 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 only a meager trip off.
Visiting the town or local neighborhood nearest to your apartment building can act as a nice day trip, whether it's for enjoying a night out in the area, or dining with locals at their authentic restaurants. Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums is located in Clairmont, a neighborhood near Cane Bay; it's 4.6 miles to the west-northwest of Christiansted.
The following table contains a listing of areas near Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums:
Gentle Winds Villas Condominiums makes for an excellent spot for active visitors. There are an abundance of activities to be enjoyed when searching from this accommodation. You will find that this section of St. Croix has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, like 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.
When it comes to finding area attractions that are just right for your family, it's best to know all your options, like those listed in the following table.
|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 searching for somewhere interesting to go, Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute may be just what you're looking for. 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.
Getting info about nearby lodging possibilities is oftentimes an easy way to get a feel for the area. You'll find no shortage of other properties to look at in the region, as this portion of St. Croix offers visitors a terrific range of resort and hotel options. Have a look at the following table to find complete details about the lodging options located in the surrounding area.
|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|
|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|
|Club Comanche||4.5||SE||Christiansted, St. Croix|
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