This colonial estate was in use since at least 1721 when it was split up into four smaller estates; though the entire property was united after just over forty years. It would continue to be fully operation until around 1850 when it was abandoned. Since then it has been renovated several times and stands, for the most part, in tact; offering a unique window into the past.
There are plenty of ruins for hikers to explore and take pictures of. They are completely unregulated though, so do not expected safety features or information panels.
Those wishing to visit Par Force Estate Ruins may choose to book their trip on St. John, as travelers to this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. Although the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably good selection of lodgings to pick from.
|Trinidad Charlie's Cottages||Lodge||2.6 mi. (1.4 km)||W|
|Westin Resort, St. John||Resort||3.1 mi. (1.1 km)||W|
|Caneel Bay Resort||Resort||3.2 mi. (1.4 km)||W|
|St. John Inn||Hotel||3.5 mi. (0.2 km)||W|
There are multitudes of eateries to choose from in the region surrounding this historical site. The most convenient restaurant is Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis, which plates up Caribbean food. It's only about a mile and a half away from this landmark, so stop in and dig in! Aqua Bistro and Shipwreck Landing Restaurant & Bar are a couple other dining possibilities in the area. At Shipwreck Landing Restaurant & Bar you and your group should try a bit of American meals and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.
Location: St. John
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