For a getaway complete with white sand beaches, shallow emerald waters, and gorgeous flowers as far as you can see, Island of St Croix is the place to be. Christiansted is located on the island of St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands, close to St Thomas, St John and Charlotte Amelie. Christiansted is home to 18th-century Danish-style buildings with pastel colors and bright red roofings, while the whole town is lined with cobblestone sidewalks. For an fantastic vacation packed with adventure and stunning scenery, Christiansted is a small slice of paradise.
Christiansted is best-known for its long stretches of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Make the most of the tranquil waters and take a catamaran or a boat ride, go snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, jet skiing or paddle boarding. Some boats even have glass bottoms so visitors can enjoy the amazing marine life of St Croix. Cane Bay is fantastic for a family day out, boasting water sports and luxury service.
Alternatively, head to the Buck Island Reef National Monument, which is a 705-acres of reef system. Visitors can go snorkeling among the reef and end up swimming with fish, octopus and turtles! To get up-close with iguanas and other tropical creatures, plan a trip to Tamarind Reef Beach. For a unique ecological preserve, Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Preserve where has prehistoric burial sites, lots of animals, and a gorgeous bay. Staffat the reserve offer tours where visitors can learn all about the area and the ecosystems there.
Elsewhere, the Fort Christiansvaern is an impressive fort which was originally built do defend the town. The view from the top spans the whole harbor and is perfect for a photo opportunity. For more historical sites check out the Old Danish Customs House which was a government building, and the Old Post Office Building.
Christiansted is relatively small so most areas great to stay in. There are also plenty of vacation rentals, so whether you're looking for a rental house or a vacation villa, you're sure to find it here. Additionally, there are big houses are available for large groups, complete with fully equipped kitches and living rooms, plus multiple bedrooms. Alternatively, vacation rental properties for couples and small groups are catered to also, some with views of the water so you can enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony while looking out at the blue ocean.
It's summer all year round in Christiansted, generally averaging 80 degrees with plenty of sunshine. However, it does tend to rain a lot from August until January, so if you want to have a dry vacation, make sure to travel in the first half of the year. Due to the rain it can also get very humid towards the final months.