Although it is just one square mile in size, Christiansted is one of just two major settlements on the island of St. Croix. Lively and bustling to some, but cool and calm to others (it all depends on where you're visiting from), you might say that this town fits somewhere in the middle and is a great destination for all. In fact, the available activities are diverse enough that most people will find plenty of ways to keep busy.
Sightseeing is a highly recommended activity. The historic section of town takes up 28 acres of space and features centuries-old Danish style buildings and even a military fort. Shopping allows visitors to pick up duty free good to bring home, and the restaurants along the shore are a great way to experience local cuisine. Speaking of the shore, it is hard to keep visitors away from it. Sailing and fishing charters are always coming and going, and snorkeling and scuba diving trips are popular as well.
Full of landmarks, restaurants, and other places to visit, bicycles and scooters can be a great way to hop from place to place. Of course, a scenic ride down the historic streets can be an activity all in itself.
If you are intrigued by the idea of riding in the open air, you're in luck -- there is an agency that can help. Click here to read our page about bike and scooter rentals.
The historic city of Christiansted has just as much see under the water as it does on land. The areas just outside the harbour are known as one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, let alone the Virgin Islands.
You'll find 4 dive operators and at least 6 different dive sites in the area. Read this page which is all about diving opportunities in this area if you want to find more facts.
From Christiansted, tourist will have the option of fishing in either the Caribbean or Atlantic Ocean, offering a good diversity of fish to angle for.
Want to catch some fish during your vacation? You'll be pleased to learn there are 4 charter fishing services located in this area. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, navigate to this guide, which discusses fishing in this area.
Like to play golf? There are a couple of area golf courses. The courses are Buccaneer Golf Course and Reef Golf Course. Simply click on the name of the course to read a detailed article concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. Follow this link to read our discussion of golf courses throughout St. Croix.
The chart right below summarizes information on firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.
|Big Beard's Adventure Tours||(340) 773-4482||Downtown Christiansted|
|Bilinda Charters||(340) 514-2270||Downtown Christiansted|
|Jolly Roger Charters||(340) 513-2508||Downtown Christiansted|
|Roseway Sailing||(340) 626-7877||0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted|
If you'd like to find out about charter operators and marinas check out this page.
If there are some shopping fanatics in your group, they'll be interested to know that more than 57 retailers operate in this area. Visit this article if you want to get information concerning shopping in and around Christiansted.
Another great activity is spending some time enjoying the culture, sounds and sights of Christiansted. The area's sights include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts typically enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Those needing to find out more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so on this page.
The chart directly below summarizes information on a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.
|Caribbean Adventure Tours||Kayaking Service||(340) 778-1522||4.1 mi. Northwest of Central Christiansted|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 514-0054||Downtown Christiansted|
|Sea Thru Kayaks||Kayaking Service||(340) 244-8696||4.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Christiansted|
|Tan Tan Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 773-7041||Downtown Christiansted|
|Virgin Kayak Tours||Kayaking Service||(340) 514-0062||4.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Christiansted|
If you love snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Christiansted. Navigate to this extended discussion dedicated to snorkeling if you'd like to learn better details.
Going to a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 5 spas located in this area. To read our complete guide to spas, click here.
If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Buccaneer||1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Christiansted||8|
|Tamarind Reef Hotel||2.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Christiansted||4|
|Sugar Beach Condominiums||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted||2|
|Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted||3|
|1.3 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted||4|
|Colony Cove Beach Resort||1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted||2|
For example, Buccaneer has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.
Take a moment to look through the chart below for more options. for information concerning one other option. for information about other activities.
|Massage Therapist||(340) 719-1804||Christiansted|
|Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered||Massage Therapist||(340) 513-8440||Downtown Christiansted|
|Scenic Trail||--||Downtown Christiansted|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Christiansted|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||--||Downtown Christiansted|
|Watersports Operator||(340) 773-2628||Christiansted|
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