Overlooking Christiansted is the 24-acre Little Princess Estate Nature Conservancy. This area was a sugar plantation in the 1730s and many of the buildings have been restored. There are walking trails that wind through many native and exotic plants as well as among the great house, windmill tower and water mill. One of the trails leads to a lovely beach. Leisurely walk through shady trails and explore historic buildings and ruins in a beautiful natural setting. This is a lovely place to visit.
On the arid easternmost point of St. Croix is Point Udall. The point was named for former Secretary of the Interior, Stuart Udall. The tranquil location of Point Udall offers you a beautiful view of the sea. Special ceremonies were held at Point Udall at the beginning of the millennium as the sun rose on the first day of 2000 on the most easternmost of American soils in the western hemisphere. Bill Rich designed the monument. The area is nice to sit at and take in the wonder of the Caribbean Sea.
This former sugar estate was discovered buried in the forest in 1984 by the property’s owners. The property, including gardens and ruins, has since been restored. The plantation great house is considered one of the most beautiful restorations on the island. The property around the building is a designated wildlife sanctuary. Visits/tours are possible to the grounds and restored buildings with the exception of the interior of the great house.
The ‘Rain Forest’ as it is called is a 15-acre dense forest of kapok trees, turpentine trees, fruit trees, ferns and an abundance of other vegetation. Although not a real rain forest the privately owned grounds are worth visiting. There are several hiking trails throughout this area. The rain forest is quite beautiful and shows how different St. Croix's landscapes are; as the rain forest area is completely different then the arid east end of the island.
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