at Annaly Bay - St. Croix
It is well
worth the hike to get to Annaly Bay and the Tide Pools
on St. Croix. After you make the difficult but scenic
hike, you will be rewarded with a relaxing dip in the
If you aren't
really into strenuous hiking or are just physically
unable to make the trek, you can hire a guide with a
Jeep such as Tan Tan Tours.
If you do
decide to make the hike, the trail starts at the Renaissance
Beach Resort and Spa and is roughly two miles each way.
Let them know at the guard house that you intend to
hike to the Tide Pools and they will point out the trailhead.
The trail can be steep and rocky so be sure to wear
the appropriate footwear. The pools are in a remote
area so be sure to bring any food and water you may
need, along with your snorkel gear if you want to snorkel
reach the tide pools, you can take a relaxing swim,
have your shoulders massaged under a waterfall created
by the waves, and explore the pools with a mask and
and the steep slopes of the Northwest corner of St.
Croix has great historical significance to the native
people of St. Croix. Escaped slaves, or Maroons as they
were called, hid in the rugged mountains of this area
of the island. The Maroons used the rough terrain
to help them avoid recapture before they could escape
Northwest coast looking
south towards Frederiksted and Sandy Point.
Croix looking west at Annaly Bay and Ham's Bluff.