There is an island (the island of the cross) a quarter of a mile from the St. Regis that I swam out to, climbed up on the volcanic rock and explored. An exhilarating adventure and not for everyone. But if you are a strong swimmer and not afraid of a few minor cuts and scratches, then this is a great way to experience the sea life and do something a little different.
There is a cross at the top of the island that was put there by the daughter of a fisherman. The St. regis sits on an old fishing village and the cross is a memory to him and his love of this beautiful area.