Annaly Bay is separated from reality by a two mile, rocky hike. The seclusion and unique tide pools make it the perfect St. Croix, beach getaway.
The Maroons, or escaped slaves once made their home in the rugged mountains of this area. The rocky landscape protected their freedom. That may give you some idea of how secluded Annaly Bay really is.
The adventure starts at Carambola Beach Resort. The two mile trail, through lush vegetation opens to waist high grass that leads down to the black rock beach. Another, even rockier hike empties at the tide pools.
Formed from ancient lava flows, lava ran off the cliffs and cooled in the ocean below. Now, rather than enclosed, they form a horse shoe around the beach. Waves crashing against the cliffs have hollowed out the land underneath.
Water swirls and then escapes back to the open ocean, leaving shallow pools. In windy weather, waves break on top of the black cliffs. Stand under the lip of the lava rocks and wait for a wave to hit, creating a warm saltwater waterfall.
On calm days, enjoy the hermit crabs crawling along the ocean floor. Enjoy a view of the Caribbean’s azure waters. Venture further, into the depths of the ocean, for prime snorkeling. Enjoy privacy, beauty, and a chance for reflection.
Not for the faint of heart.
If you love bread pudding, you will love this Bahamian version.
Straight from the islands.