Top things to do in Christiansted

Top Choice Historic Site in Christiansted

Christiansted National Historic Site

This historic site includes several structures. The most impressive is Fort Christiansvaern (1749), a four-point citadel occupying the deep-yellow buildings on the town’s east side. Built out of Danish bricks (broug…
Top Choice Caribbean in Christiansted


At breezy, 10-table Harvey’s, a classic tropical cafe, you half expect Humphrey Bogart's Rick from Casablanca to walk in and order a drink. Conch in butter sauce, grouper, sweet potato–based Crucian stuffing, rice a…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Christiansted

BES Craft Cocktail Lounge

One of the hippest, sexiest and most urbane spots on St Croix, with a refreshingly high ratio of islanders to tourists. Let the bartender craft a cocktail to your liking using homemade infusions, bitters and island …
Top Choice International in Christiansted


Cozy, low-lit Savant serves upscale fusion cooking in a colonial town house. The ever-changing menu combines spicy Caribbean, Mexican and Thai recipes; sweat over them indoors in the air-conditioning or outdoors in …
Top Choice Microbrewery in Christiansted

Brew STX

Right on the boardwalk overlooking yachts bobbing in the sea, this open-air brewpub is primo for sampling the small-batch suds cooked up steps away from the taps. Build-your-own salads and rice bowls provide a healt…
Island in Christiansted

Buck Island Reef National Monument

For such a small landmass – 1 mile long by half a mile wide – Buck Island draws big crowds. It’s not so much what’s on top but what’s underneath that fascinates: a 19,015-acre, fish-frenzied coral-reef system, prote…
Caribbean in Christiansted

Singh’s Fast Food

When the roti craving strikes – and it will – Singh’s will satiate it with multiple meat and tofu varieties. The steamy three-table joint also serves shrimp, conch, goat and tofu stews, all while island music ricoch…
Art in Christiansted

Art Thursday

Several painters, jewelry makers and photographers have galleries in town, and the third Thursday of the month from November through May they stay open late to party. Food and music are part of the hoppin' scene.
Beach in Christiansted

Protestant Cay

This small oval cay, located less than 200yd from Kings Wharf, is a little oasis. It’s the site of a mellow resort with a sandy beach and bar-restaurant that are open to the public. The water-sports center rents out…
International in Christiansted


Balter puts a graceful modern spin on classic Crucian dishes and international staples. Curried-goat ragout with crispy yam ribbons might pop up on the menu alongside tamarind-infused cocktails. The chef uses local,…