During my childhood years growing up in St. Croix, the beach at the Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort was among my favorites. It was known as Davis Bay back then. The rainforest ran right to the sand in those days. Old plantation ruins in varying states of decay were also strewn about, creating a neat natural playground where our imaginations could run wild. Best of all, though, was the surf, usually not heavy enough for surfboards, but always plenty great for bodysurfing and boogie boarding. While the resort has replaced the ruins and pushed the rainforest back from the sea, the waves remain. The best conditions are at the far west end of the beach. Calmer waters to the east are better suited to young or inexperienced swimmers.