The busiest town on the island of St. Croix, Christiansted offers such a nice balance of different types of accommodations, dining, and attractions that it has become a top destination for visitors from all walks of life. A central historic district, which features an abundance of yellow buildings that within them house centuries of history is the perfect start to your tour, a nearby coastal reserve means immersing yourself in local nature, and a casino provides a little entertainment. Beaches, of course, are another feature of this port town, which manage to remain near-pristine despite the nearby coming and goings of boats.
You will find several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for those who are so inclined. Click on each beach name for a detailed review of that individual beach.
A beach that's good for snorkeling is Sugar Beach. Paved parking is available in front of Sugar Beach Resort, and guests who want to relax on the beach will have to cross the resort's property to get there.
Another good option for snorkeling fans is Colony Cove. A popular spot for snorkeling, Colony Cove is frequented by guests of the Colony Cove Beach Resort that calls the sandy spot its own.
Grotto Beach: Crescent shaped and magnificently well-kept the Grotto is partially rocky and just long enough for a nice stroll. The Buccaneer offers beach chairs and kayaks for guests.
These examples are only a few of the options that are available. Click to find our guide to beaches for Christiansted.
A landmark worth visiting is Steeple Building. It is located within downtown Christiansted. What began as a Lutheran Church is now a museum called the Steeple Building detailing, among other important topics, the history of the slave trade on St. Croix.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is St. Croix Archaeological Museum. It is located in downtown Christiansted. As a guest, you will be able to explore the museum and look at some of the artifacts, each with a placard that will tell you more about each piece. While it may not be the most exciting for small children, anyone interested in the past, especially the often overlooked history of the pre-Columbus Caribbean, is sure to enjoy their time here.
Apothecary Hall: Take a look at the Apothecary Museum to see how illnesses and injuries were handled in the 1800's. With basic technology, and often short on supplies, settlers relied on these early pharmacies for medicine and basic aid.
These examples are only a few of what's available. For a better look at other sites worth seeing in Christiansted, see this page.
Vacationers who enjoy natural surroundings might have a good time at Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute. <p>Winner of the 2011 Environmental Quality Award from the EPA -- which is the highest honor given to a public farm -- the Ridge to Reef Farm (R2R) run by the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute is the first and the only USDA certified organic farm in the US Virgin Islands. The farm came into being in 2010 and focuses on restoring land that was ravished for years of plantation farming, as well as the promotion of green and sustainable living. Visitors are welcome to visit the farm to learn about sustainable farming and even purchase the produce.</p>
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge is another place to consider. <p>Administered by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, this refuge was established to protect one of the rarest reptiles in the world, the St. Croix Ground Lizard, as well as a variety of bird and other wildlife species that depend on the island ecosystem to survive.</p>
Christiansted is home to other natural attractions. If you need to find more details concerning natural attractions in and near the area, can easily do so by going to this page.
Vacationers do not usually stay in Christiansted to gamble, although there is one option nearby, Divi Carina Bay Casino. <p>One of the most well-liked casinos in the Caribbean, Divi Carina Bay is set on a hillside overlooking the Divi Carina resort on St. Croix, USVI. With the addition of the Players Club, this casino now rewards VIP members with coupons, extra prizes, and exclusive offers that makes a night of gaming even more thrilling. Take a break and enjoy a snack at the Carina Cafe, then get back to the first-class game floor.</p>
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