Attractions in Christiansted

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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. 

Beaches

Mermaid Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

One beach that offers snorkeling is Sugar Beach. Named for the sugar white sands that rest on the beach, Sugar Beach is located behind a resort of the same name, and is often crowded only by resort guests sunning themselves and snorkeling.

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Another good option for snorkeling fans is Colony Cove. Set between two anchorages, Colony Cove is backed by coconut palms and Colony Cove Beach Resort. The sands are soft and tan and lead to calm turquoise waters which are known for housing a natural reef.

Grotto Beach: One of the beaches set on the Buccaneer Resort's property, Grotto Beach features not only the sandy surf, but a pool, a grill, and three holes of the golf course. Buccaneer guests enjoy the possible watersports available here.

Fortunately, you can find a nice selection of beaches in and around the area. Read this page if you'd like to discover some more specifics.

Landmark Attractions

Steeple Building

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Steeple Building. It is found in downtown Christiansted. The museum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is St. Croix Archaeological Museum. It is located in downtown Christiansted. Preserving the history of St. Croix, this Archaeological Museum is where the historians and archaeologist place the artifacts and treasures of St. Croix's past. Through these relics, archaeologist and anthropologist are able the figure out how they lived, and help assemble a complete picture of the past.

Apothecary Hall: The Apothecary Museum is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

That's not all -- you can find a selection of other options as well. To read more about other sites worth seeing in this area, click here.

Natural Attractions

Saint George Village Botanical Gardens

Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute is one of the outdoor tourist attractions you might enjoy visiting. 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.

A second place that's popular with visitors is Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge. 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.

Christiansted includes a full range nature attractions. Visit this article which is all about natural attractions in and near Christiansted if you'd like to learn some more details.

Casinos

Travelers don't usually stay in Christiansted to find gambling, but there is one such place 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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