Wide, sandy Cane Bay Beach, on St. Croix, has a lot going in its favor: The medium-size surf, full-service dive shop, barbecue grills, and fun sites to snorkel make the beach popular with families, kids, and even dogs. Choose simply to rent some beach chairs and bask in the warm Caribbean sun, or opt for a game of beach volleyball or a swim in the clear waters.
You don’t find too many cowboys in the Caribbean, much less ones from Ireland. Steven O’Dea, though, is both. Cowboy Steve, as he’s more commonly known, has been running horseback riding tours along St. Croix’s lush and historic North Shore for more than 20 years. Excursions wind through the wilds of the rainforest, ending in the sea at Cane Bay, a refreshing ride for mount and steed alike.