Top ChoiceCaribbean in Frederiksted


St Croix native Digby Stridiron runs this upmarket West Indian kitchen, which puts a contemporary spin on Crucian classics. Much of the food served at the open-air picnic tables comes from the nearby waters or...

Nature Reserve in Frederiksted

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Created to protect nesting areas of the vulnerable leatherback sea turtle, this sporadically open wildlife refuge at the southern edge of Frederiksted, off Tranberg Rd, also harbors the most pristine stretches of...

Vegan in Frederiksted


Chef-owner Kimba Kabaka cooks up authentic good-vibes vegan fare at this tiny four-table I-tal (natural food) restaurant with a strong Rastafarian vibe. The menu changes daily depending on what's fresh and...

Pier in Frederiksted

Frederiksted Pier & Waterfront

The palm-lined seafront has benches where you can sit and watch the cruise-ship scene. During quiet times (ie when cruise ships aren’t here), snorkelers and divers gravitate to the pier’s pilings, which attract...

Pub in Frederiksted

Lost Dog Pub

In a new location after the 2017 hurricanes, this breezy backyard bar and pizza parlor remains as popular as ever with welcoming expats. There's an upstairs art gallery that has rotating exhibitions and several...

International in Frederiksted

Rhythms at Rainbow Beach

Chow down on the signature jerk pork and rice at a table overlooking the sea. Then, let the day turn to night as you toss back tropical cocktails and bounce to the beat of blasting reggae at this always-throbbing...

Cafe in Frederiksted

Polly’s at the Pier

Polly’s serves coffee, tea, sandwiches, omelets, waffles and cocktails a stone's throw from the pier. Savor it all in the cafe's open, airy, island-bohemian ambience. It's reliably open when many other places in...

Fort in Frederiksted

Fort Frederik

The deep-red color of this fort at the foot of the pier is what most visitors remember about the little citadel. It’s also where the island’s enslaved people were emancipated in 1848. Exhibits inside explain the...

Sandwiches in Frederiksted


Munch hulking sandwiches made with homemade bread or sip a fine cup of coffee at beachfront tables under sea-grape trees. Cash only.

Music in Frederiksted

Sunset Jazz Festival

Throngs of locals and visitors come to the waterfront with blankets and picnics in tow. The free concerts last about two hours.