Christiansted Travel Guide
Colony Cove 202d Sunrise - gallery view
Colony Cove 202d Sunrise - gallery view
202d Sunrise 2 - living room view
202d Sunrise 3 - gallery view
St. George Botanical Gardens
The St. George Botanical Gardens are included in the Sweeney Safari tour. The botanical collections, including over 1500 native and exotic species and varieties, are established in and around the restored buildings and stabilized ruins of a 19th century Danish sugar cane...
Danish Custom House
I didn't realize that this building was anything special until I got home because I didn't go over and look at the signs on it. This is actually where merchants went to pay their taxes after they had goods weighed at the scale house. This building is a mix of European and...
National Historic Site Visits
I did not realize that there was a National Park site in Christiansted. Had I known, I would have brought my Golden Passport (which allows senior citizens free admission to National Parks) nor did I bring the National Park passport to get stamps for the sites I have...
When I saw that there was a National Park Service Visitor's Center, I went over to look. I didn't buy any books, but I did look at the exhibits (photo 3). Like the other buildings at the site, this one was built from yellow-masonry. The two-story hipped-roof Old Danish Scale...
I visited this building because it had a sign on it saying that it was a part of the Historic Sites and was listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. Inside was a man who said he was a volunteer, and that the building was originally the Dane's Lutheran Church of...
Monday night crab races at the Brew Pub are interesting. Kids and adults pick and name a crab ($2/each) to see who wins in one of eight legs. Sadly, we never placed. They have the races at other places on Wednesdays and Fridays, but heard that Mondays are the best.
We went horseback riding with Equus and loved it. We rode along the beach and into the water, and Steve even showed us a rodeo trick. We had a group of riders from beginners to practically pro, and Steve took great care to fit us with a horse that was compatible.
If you're certified, take a dive trip with Dive Experience (downtown Christiansted). We loved our dive guides, and everyone at the shop was ultra helpful. We did 4 dives while we were there, and we saw moray eels, baracuda, huge stingray, and a sea turtle. It was certainly...
Buck Island National Park
This is a must see for visitors. Take one of the day tours from Christiansted, like Big Beard or Mile Mark. They offer full and half day sails to Buck Island. The beach there is spectacular, and there is an underwater snorkel trail that is marked with the names of the...
SCUBA diving is amazing
St. Croix offers a variety of exciting and beautiful dives. There are wreck dives, wall dives, shallow dives, and a pier dive. The marine life is abundant, rays, turtles, eels, parrot fish and much more. The corals are colorful and you feel like you are gliding through an...
Kendricks: Fabulous Continental Cuisine in courtyard setting
Fresh ingredients, beautiful setting, creative menu. This restaurant is very romantic and a teriffic way to celebrate a special occasion on St. Croix.
Favorite Dish: Crab cakes for the starter, any fresh fish for the entree, all desserts are exceptional!
Written Feb 18, 2006
Address: King Cross Street Christiansted
Sweeney's Safari Bus
Sweeney does a tour which includes stopping at Botanical Gardens, Cruzan Rum Factory, Whim Museum and Plantation, city of Fredericksted & Fort Fredericksted, driving through the Rain Forest, driving by the scenic golf course and Columbus’ Landing at Salt River. Departs from...
There are daily flights from...
There are daily flights from Miami and San Juan and commuter flights to and from nearby islands.You can rent a car or a taxi/tour car and have the guide show you the island; and that was exactly the way we did it: we arived at the airport, found a guide and visited the...
Christensted National Historic Site: National Park Service Store
The Bookstore and Visitor's Center is in the Scale House which is a historic part of the Historic Site. You can also buy items on the internet that are listed below.
What to buy: Book: Pirates of the Virgin Islands
The bounties taken were immense, their exploits legendary and devastating. The Caribbean - and especially the Virgin Isl... $10.95
Guide: U.S. Virgin Islands
This guide details St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and other attractions. $18.95
Virgin Islands Handbook
Its beaches, azure bluewaters, and coral reefs are "out of this world," but the US Virgin Islands are real places and home to people with real histories. Five National Park System sites help these Caribbean islands preserve both the marvels of nature and their rich human stories. Island-by-island "QUick Facts" travel tips and full-color maps, original illustrations, historical artwork, educational features, and more than 80 souvenir-quality color photographs make this handbook an essential travel tool. $7.00
What to pay: Pins, patches and magnets are $5.00 to $6.00. Books, games etc vary in price
Updated Feb 6, 2010
- Related to:
- Historical Travel
- National/State Park
- Budget Travel
We were told to "dress for dinner" while on the island. Once we got there we realized that t-shirts and shorts are island formal, and dressing for dinner means not wearing a bathing suit. There's no need to dress up, and with most of the restaurants being open, prepare to be warm.
Updated Jul 18, 2007
1749 Warehouse is now the U.S.Post Office
One of the five buildings on the National Park Service Historic Site in Christensted is the West Indies & Guinea Company Warehouse. Apparently this building is on Company Street and is the current U.S. Post Office and Customs House. Slave auctions used to be held in the...
Hike to Annaly Bay Pools
There is a beautiful secret hike to Annaly Bay Pools. If you are a visitor to the island it is best to have a guide take you there. The hike can be a little hard in spots especially if you are not used to hiking.You can get there by parking at the Carambola Beach resort and...
Exploring the Rain Forest
The island's western district contains a dense, 15-acre forest called the "Rain Forest. The area is thick with mahogany trees, kapok (silk-cotton) trees, turpentine (red-birch) trees, samaan (rain) trees, and all kinds of ferns and vines. Sweet limes, mangoes, hog plums, and...
I guess any excuse is a good excuse for a parade. My first inkling that something was going on was seeing a whole bunch of baton twirling little girls all dressed in royal blue with white boots in the front of the fort. Then a stake body truck with huge speakers in the back...
Dont be in a hurry!
Cruzians appreciate visitors greeting them with a smile and Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening BEFORE making requests or asking questions. It is not wise to try and rush someone, jump a queue, etc. as you will then be put at the end of the line. If going to DMV...
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