When in St. Croix

My name is Julie Abbott Hayne, class of ’94, and I am the owner and innkeeper of Coral’s Edge, a boutique, adults-only bed and breakfast on the Northshore of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. My husband is our on-site chef, and I have fun pairing everything with wine and cocktails. I left corporate America behind to open our small business and love sharing island life with folks who arrive as guests and depart as treasured friends who love St. Croix as much as we do!

1Cane Bay Beach
Only a half-mile bike ride from Coral’s Edge, Cane Bay Beach is perfect for lounging in the Caribbean sunshine, snorkeling or scuba diving St. Croix’s famous “Wall” just offshore.

Pro Tip: Enjoy a cocktail at the beach bar with live music by local musicians.

2Buck Island
Buck Island is a national monument off the East End of the island that you can only enjoy by boat. Take a catamaran or hitch a ride on a powerboat to amazing snorkeling.

3West End Beaches & Sandy Point National Refuge
There is no better place to treasure a gorgeous sunset than the westernmost point of the island, where you can also enjoy snorkeling with sea turtles, a sunset cruise on a catamaran, the Frederiksted Pier and some amazing restaurants!
Pro Tip: Islanders love to be greeted, and in the evenings, the authentic greeting is “Goodnight!”

4Point Udall on the East End
Point Udall is the easternmost point of any U.S. territory. Hike to Isaac’s Bay and Jack’s Bay to experience gorgeous views, stunning cliffs and warm waters.
Pro Tip: St. Croix is home to one of the world’s rare bioluminescent bays. Be sure to schedule a nighttime kayak tour.
Interested in sharing the best eats and secret spots of your own city with fellow Tigers? Email shutto@clemson.edu for more information.

7 replies
    • Julie Hayne
      Julie Hayne says:

      Good morning Reggie! I’m so sorry to hear that’s been your experience. We ride our cruiser beach bicycles and walk to Carambola all the time (alone and with our wonderful neighbors!). We’d love to share our beautiful Northshore with you some time!

  1. Lance Laws
    Lance Laws says:

    My wife and I stayed at Coral’s Edge for part of our honeymoon in the USVI. I couldn’t help but comment when seeing this article because it was the highlight of our trip. Julie and her husband are incredible hosts. The food and drinks they prepared were INCREDIBLE. The location is beautiful and very private. 10/10. Highly recommend it if your in St. Croix.

  2. Bob Bergin
    Bob Bergin says:

    We love St. Croix, spend a week every year. Great review of things to do. I will add Sharkey’s for the local flavor.


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