The town of Christiansted is located on the Island of Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Christiansted and Frederiksted are the two main towns on the island, which has a deep yellow-brick Danish architectural hangover left over from its colonial past. In fact, the Christiansted National Historic Site is entirely dedicated to preserving yellow brick landmarks such as Fort Christiansvaern. Get a car for hire in Christiansted so that you can explore the Caribbean beaches and heritage sites at your own pace.
Christiansted National Historic Site on the waterfront is run by the U.S. Park Service. The park includes five major tourist landmarks from the 18th and 19th centuries. Get a car for rent in Christiansted and head for Fort Christiansvaern, which dates back to 1738. The other must-visit 18th century landmarks are the Danish West India Company Warehouse from 1749, and the Steeple Museum from 1753. The warehouse has special significance because Alexander Hamilton worked there before he left for New York.
A lot of visitors in Christiansted are cruise passengers who do not have much time to see everything on the island. Most stick to the popular tourist haunts near the port and cruise terminal. This means they only visit NHS and other attractions such as Buck Island Reef National Monument. But the island’s eastern and western tips have a lot of other fascinating sites which are worth visiting.,If you want to see endangered turtles, head for the Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge at the west end of the island near Frederiksted. The St. George Village Botanical Garden at the west end is another popular tourist hotspot.
The best beach on the North Shore close to Christiansted is probably Cane Bay. This is a great beach with all kinds of facilities for families, and it has some superb dive spots too. The nearby Northstar Bay is even better for snorkeling and scuba diving. Columbus Landing near the Salt River is also good for fishing and diving. Davis Bay or Carambola Beach is part of a resort located in a scenic spot with rolling green hills and waves crashing on the cliffs. Coakley Bay Beach at the eastern end of the island is a secluded place with a perfect sandy beach.
Book your car rental in Christiansted right now and plan for visits to Hams Bay, Clairmont, Carden, Cotton Valley, and Knight. On the south shore, you have already visited the Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge and Frederiksted at the western end of the island. Drive on down the south shore towards Bettys Hope and Anguilla near Henry E Rohlsen Airport. On the south shore’s eastern end, Cotton Grove is the only major destination.
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