Photo Focus: Easter Camping on St. Croix

The Easter holiday weekend has come to a close. For many Crucians, the camping began on Maundy Thursday, while others began setting up their campgrounds as early as mid-March. Crucians are known to take “glamping” to a whole other level with full appliances, platforms, and some would argue mini-homes along the sandy beaches and open fields across the 84 square miles on the island of St. Croix.

Though the tradition’s origin is unknown, threats of thunderstorms did not discourage the hundreds of families and friends that met with tents and coolers to enjoy the weekend-long camping.

Children play perhaps a bit too rough sometimes, but these young boys didn’t seem to mind the sandball fight along the beach in Frederiksted. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Tents along the beaches in Frederiksted smelled of grandmothers’ cooking over a gas stove and the sounds of Soca, Quelbe, and Merengue filled the air way past dusk. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Generators aren’t uncommon during the Easter weekend camping, but you’ll definitely see some grilling with a side of a stunning view for a few days at Cramer Park. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Early risers at Cramer Park enjoyed a cool breeze along the shoreline, a benefit of Easter camping on St. Croix surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Tents lined up at Cramer Park under the seagrape trees is a common spot for shade in the day. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)