Discover St. Croix’s Labyrinth

DSC02374On St. Croix’s west end, there is a hidden gem at Estate Mount Washington simply called the labyrinth.

Directions

From Frederiksted, take highway 63 / Ham’s Bluff Road north.  Take a right (in-land) just before Butler Bay at the yellow sign for Estate Mount Washington.

The road (like many to great adventures) is not paved, but passable.  Parking and the entrance are well marked.  If you are met with a barking black dog at first, it belongs to the owner and is friendly.

Purpose

Labryrinths are historically intended to facilitate meditation, quiet prayer and self-reflection.

Environment

Among historical ruins of a sugar plantation, there is a circular walking path lined with stones.  It is surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, including fruit-bearing trees. The foliage is lush and there are many bees and bugs that go along with that.

Property

The labyrinth technically sits on private property, but the owners have generously made it accessible to the public.  Immediately adjacent to the labyrinth is a guest house, with the main house within view up the hill.

Fun Fact

The labyrinth was the filming location for The Bachelor season seventeen, week seven.  Bachelor Sean Lowe took date Lesley Murphy on a one-on-one here.  Memorably they played on a tree swing (which was added especially for the show).  While Sean unfortunately sent Lesley home that week, he went on to wed contestant Catherine Giudici and they remain married to this day.

Chris and Kerri Hanley love St. Croix especially for hidden gems like the labyrinth.  They have commanding knowledge of every corner of the island and can help you find a home, condo or land in your ideal location.  Chris was the top broker on St. Croix in 2014 and is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact them today and download their complimentary guide, the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix. 

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