Christiansted

Travel Guide
Christiansted featuring general coastal views

Dive or snorkel around tropical reefs, discover the island’s fascinating colonial past and share stories over rum with locals in this idyllic town.

Steeped in the history of the sugar and slave trades, Christiansted is a captivating place to spend a few days. Admire the colonial-era architecture and learn about what life was like here in the era of Danish rule.

Start your explorations at King’s Wharf. During colonial times, this was where ships loaded up with sugar and molasses to carry back to Europe. Nowadays, the waterfront is lined with classy bars and restaurants. Inquire with the quayside operators here about dive trips and fishing excursions.

Also on the waterfront is the imposing Fort Christiansvaern, built in 1749. Venture beyond the high yellow walls and find the old soldiers’ living quarters inside. Go down into the spooky dungeon and up to the ramparts, which offer fantastic sea views.

Just a short stroll inland from the fort is the neighboring 18th-century Steeple Building. Originally a church, the building now functions as a museum. Step inside and explore exhibits tracing the history of the sugar plantations and slave trade on the island.

Wander around town and discover even more examples of fine colonial architecture. Look for the Scale House, where sugar and other taxable imports and exports were once inspected and weighed. Nearby is the Government House, a mansion where a grand entrance and lavish furnishings reflect the wealth enjoyed by the colonial rulers during the peak of the sugar trade.

Board a boat at King’s Wharf and travel to Protestant Cay, a small island about 600 feet (180 meters) offshore. Unwind in the shade of gently swaying palm trees or rent kayaks and cruise over the calm, tropical water.

To get to Christiansted fly directly to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. From there, the town is just a 20-minute drive east. If possible, try and come here during one of the four annual Jump Ups. These lively festivals incorporate an exciting blend of music, dancing, food and lots of rum.

Where to stay in Christiansted

King Christian Hotel
King Christian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
59 King's Wharf, Christiansted, St. Croix, 00820
The price is £184 per night from 21 May to 22 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Christiansted. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
3.6/5 Good! (132 reviews)
"Nice property. Close to the boardwalk"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2022

King Christian Hotel
Grapetree Bay Hotel & Villas
Grapetree Bay Hotel & Villas
3.5 out of 5
Grapetree Road, Christiansted, St Croix, 00820
The price is £297 per night from 21 May to 22 May
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Christiansted. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Grape Tree Beach and Knight Bay are ...
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
"Grape tree was very nice the locals and all the staff were very welcoming great location I even went on a hike the food was also great i highly recommend this place"

Reviewed on 3 May 2022

Grapetree Bay Hotel & Villas
The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort, Trademark St.Croix USVI
The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort, Trademark St.Croix USVI
4.5 out of 5
Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St. Croix, 824
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £536 per night from 21 May to 22 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Christiansted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"I liked how clean the place was and that they seemed fully staffed. The views were amazing. We did not want to leave."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort, Trademark St.Croix USVI
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sugar Apple Bed & Breakfast
Sugar Apple Bed & Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
27 Prince St, Christiansted, St Croix, 00820
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly holiday home in Christiansted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Holy Cross Catholic Church ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
"The property is very cute and it was an easy stay. Check in was seamless, everything is a code so no fumbling keys or cards to lose. I would recommend staying here!"

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2022

Sugar Apple Bed & Breakfast
Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort by Antilles Resorts
Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort by Antilles Resorts
3 out of 5
3280 Estate Golden Rock, Christiansted, 00821
Stay at this 3-star beach condo in Christiansted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (207 reviews)
"Great location close to town with a beautiful private beach. We loved our little condo with a kitchen!! The staff was also super nice and always helpful with our requests"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2022

Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort by Antilles Resorts
Beautiful ocean view in manicured beachfront property.
Beautiful ocean view in manicured beachfront property.
Christiansted, St. Croix Island
Stay at this property in Christiansted. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a TV. Popular attractions Sugar Beach and Little Princess Estate are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"I liked that it actually looked as advertised. Was clean and comfortable. Lovely view."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Beautiful ocean view in manicured beachfront property.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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