Frederiksted

Travel Guide
Frederiksted which includes general coastal views
St. Croix’s second-largest town features beautiful European-style architecture, a lovely beach and some exceptional dining establishments.

Stroll around the brightly colored colonial buildings of Frederiksted town center and learn about the island’s history with a visit to an old sugar cane plantation. Stand on the seafront and observe tropical marine life or dive into the warm, turquoise water from the town beach.

If you only have limited time in Frederiksted, head straight for the town’s main attraction, Fort Frederik. This striking red-and-white structure was designed to fend off pirate attacks and was also the site of the famous slavery emancipation in 1848. Enter the fort and browse exhibits focusing on the slave trade in St. Croix.

Don’t miss the Estate Whim Museum, located southeast of the town. The 18th-century stone house of this former plantation is outfitted with period furnishings and antiques, while the surrounding flower, plant and tree-filled grounds are perfect for a leisurely walk. Look for a small patch of sugar cane still growing here.

Spend an afternoon at Frederiksted Beach just north of the fort. Top up your tan on the sand or rent stand-up paddleboards and explore around the bay. Scan the clear water and try to spot the schools of fish that congregate close to the pier. Arrange a diving excursion to see seahorses.

Peruse the stalls and shops around town. Purchase handmade clothes and jewelry, and admire paintings and sculptures by local artists. When hunger strikes, take a seat at one of the beachside restaurants, which serve up super fresh seafood seasoned with hot Caribbean spices.

Time your trip to coincide with the third Friday of the month, when the Sunset Jazz Festival takes place by the sea. Bring a picnic and enjoy some great live music as the sun sets. Attendance is free.

Frederiksted is located on the west coast of St. Croix, a 15-minute drive from the island’s main airport. Find several hotels and inns here with options to suit a range of budgets.

Where to stay in Frederiksted

The Inn on Strand Street
The Inn on Strand Street
3 out of 5
442 Strand Street, Frederiksted, St Croix, 00840
The price is £121 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their ...
3.7/5 Good! (84 reviews)
"Exceeded expectations. Staff was super & made my stay so pleasant. My room was perfect, comfortable, with a microwave, full-sized fridge, stove & sink. Courtyard facing room with a nice view and lots of natural light. All together laid back area. Sunday morning local gift shops & a few cafes were ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

The Inn on Strand Street
Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only
Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
127 Smithfield, Frederiksted, St. Croix, 840
The price is £202 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Frederiksted. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (552 reviews)
"Beautiful place, beach and owners. Everything was lovely."

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2022

Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only
The Fred - Adults Only
The Fred - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
605 Strand Street, St. Croix, Frederiksted, 00840
The price is £187 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (133 reviews)
"The Fred was great. The area of Freriksted ran down. Nothing much there."

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2022

The Fred - Adults Only
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.
Cottages by the Sea
Cottages by the Sea
3 out of 5
127A Smithfield Rd, Frederiksted, St. Croix, 840
Stay at this 3-star beach cottage in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the WiFi in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (152 reviews)
"This was our first time visiting Cottages by the Sea and we cannot wait to go back. The location is on the most beautiful beach and is secluded and quiet. The rooms were beautiful and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay in the Caribbean. The staff was friendly, and helpful and made us feel ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2022

Cottages by the Sea
2 bedroom apartment in mountain top villa with pool..
2 bedroom apartment in mountain top villa with pool..
Frederiksted, St. Croix Island
Stay at this villa in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools and a hot tub. Our guests praise the pool and the bathrooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (54 reviews)
Estate Sprat Hall
"What can I say, Miro is the most pleasant hospitable host. HIs property is absolutely exceptional. He has done great work there and he should be very proud. My husband and I really enjoyed our time there and would definitely be back. His property has one of the most spectacular views of the West ..."

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2022

2 bedroom apartment in mountain top villa with pool..
PARADISE COVE SECLUDED PRISTINE VILLA, "MARGARITA"
PARADISE COVE SECLUDED PRISTINE VILLA, "MARGARITA"
Frederiksted, St. Croix Island
Stay at this beach holiday home in Frederiksted. Enjoy an outdoor pool, a beach locale and WiFi. Popular attractions Carlton Beach and Cruzan Rum Factory are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Margarita
"The house is close to the airport and downtown Frederiksted. With a car rental, it is very easy to navigate the island. I was able to be to all my destinations within 30 minutes. A couple places within 45 minutes."

Reviewed on 28 May 2022

PARADISE COVE SECLUDED PRISTINE VILLA, "MARGARITA"
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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