John Brewer’s Bay
The cave set high above the Estate of John Brewers Bay on the Western end of St. Thomas has intrigued visitors for years.
Tales of hidden treasure abounded and many risked their lives to climb up, hoping to make a lucky discovery.
The property once belonged to Louis Eugene de Lagarde, a third great-grandfather. When he passed away in 1899, it was put up for auction and another relative, Manuel Cid made the purchase. Since then, the Cid family has enjoyed vacation holidays at their beach home on the bay and spent many hours exploring the cave themselves.
One day, Jose Cid guided a group of Navy personnel up the mountain to explore the cave too. Here’s the story that appeared in the newspaper. ~ 1929