steps from your room…
The town of Christiansted offers a host of things to see and activities to pursue during your stay. Our rich colonial past features dramatic brick and mortar Danish architecture throughout the downtown, with West Indian construction peppered throughout, extending from the historic area of the city center.
Completed in 1749, and later expanded in the 1830s, Fort Christiansvaern protected the town from pirates and other invaders. It once also served as a police station and courthouse. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1952 and now displays 1830s furnishings and an exhibit on local military history.
on the Boardwalk
restaurants and night life…
The Christiansted Harbor Boardwalk is a superb location to begin exploring our island and sampling some of the cultural and culinary delights St. Croix offers. Bars and restaurants line the boardwalk all the way from Angry Nate’s ending at Fort Christianvaern, with Comanche Mill | Hotel St Croix at the center of it all. Many offer nightlife activities including live musical events, special drink nights and a newly opened casino in the nearby Hotel Caravelle.
Beaches in St Croix are among the most magnificent you will find anywhere in the world.
The beaches surrounding St. Croix are warm year-round, with temperatures ranging from 25 °C (77 °F) – 30 °C (86 °F). Beach access is free across the island. Watersports activities are available at many beaches, including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing, kite surfing, parasailing, jet skiing, fishing, and sailing. Enquire at the front desk for more specific activities.
Chenay Bay Beach
Fort Frederik Beach
Buck Island Beach
Buck Island and Reef
Buck Island Reef National Monument, or just Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176 acre island about 1.5 miles north of the northeast coast of Saint Croix
It was first established as a protected area by the U.S. Government in 1948, with the intention of preserving “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea.” The U.S. National Monument was created in 1961 by John F. Kennedy.
Most of the Monument area, which is administered by the National Park Service, is underwater and attracts around 50,000 visitors a year. With its 4,554-acre (18.43 km2) long reef there is plenty to explore and experience in the water. Snorkelers can follow an underwater marked trail on the eastern tip. It is one of only three underwater trails in the United States. Along the trail are plaques denoting information about marine flora and fauna commonly found in the area. Two thirds of the island is surrounded by an elkhorn coral barrier reef, providing an ecosystem for over 250 fish species and a variety of other marine life including spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks and lemon sharks, and juvenile Blacktip reef sharks and Whitetip reef sharks. In the spring endangered Leatherback turtles come onto the beach to nest while Green turtles and Hawksbill turtles nest during the summer months. Turtle Beach on the western edge of the island features a pristine white sand beach and has been voted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by National Geographic.
Cruzan Rum Distillery
enjoy a taste of the islands
The production of rum has been a part of St. Croix history since colonial times. Today, it continues to thrive at the Cruzan Rum Factory. Tour the facilities, including the Great House and old sugar mill Cruzan Rum Distillery
The production of rum has been a part of St. Croix history since colonial times. Today, it continues to thrive at the Cruzan Rum Factory. Tour the facilities, including the Great House and old sugar mill, and taste why Cruzan Rum is one of the world’s most honored rums. Taste why Cruzan Rum is one of the world’s most honored rums.
easternmost point of the usa
Situated at the east end of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands is the easternmost point in the United States including territories. It was named for Stewart Udall, United States Secretary of the Interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.
A sundial known as the Millennium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year’s celebration in 2000 — it marks the azimuth of the first U.S. sunrise of that year. From the monument an informal trail of moderate difficulty leads down to the point, composed of uplifted and rotated volcanic rock.
Salt River Bay
National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve
Salt River Bay is a living museum on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is a dynamic, tropical ecosystem with Prehistoric and colonial-era archeological sites and ruins. It is home to some of the largest mangrove forests in the Virgin Islands as well as coral reefs and a submarine canyon. Experience the beauty, sanctity and spirit of this place.
Salt River Bay National Historical Park is one of two sites on the island you can visit a bioluminescent bay. A second bio bay can be found at Altoona Lagoon. Bio bays are extremely rare with only seven year-round lagoons being known to exist in the Caribbean. Tour operators can arrange a see-through kayak trip to shallow waters allowing one to see the various marine life swimming and agitating the water, lighting it up. The bio bay at Salt River is also home to a second form of bioluminescent creature called comb-jellies, which are not found at Altona Lagoon. A third bioluminescent organism, also found in Salt River, is a species of marine fireworm that performs its brilliant green mating ritual within 57 hours after the full moon, females rising to the surface and leaving a luminescent green puddle for the males to race through, fertilizing the eggs.
Mt. Pelier Domino Club
You’ve heard about it…
One of the most popular things to do is take a drive into the west end tropical forest and buy a beer (non-alcoholic) for St. Croix’s “World Famous Beer Drinking Pig” at the Domino Club. You have to see it to believe it. Open daily, serving local food, and offering live music on the last Sunday of every month.