Christiansted is one of St. Croix’s two historic waterfront towns the island. It is a former capital of the Danish West Indies and home to the Christiansted National Historic Site. Historic churches, charming courtyards, shaded walkways, stone arches, antique lamp posts and rows of restored townhouses add to the town’s appeal. Just off the water front, you can relax on a tranquil, white sand beach located or float in the beautiful blue water. You will enjoy the many shops, boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, or visit historic sites such as Fort Christianvaern, the Customs House and the Old Scale House which are managed by the U.S. Park Service. A complete information center is located in the Scale House and free day time parking is provided adjacent to the fort.
The most popular and lasting remembrance of St. Croix is the original hook-design bracelet from Sonya Ltd. Wear the hook up or down, depending on your luck or love. Fellow "hookers" have been seen in many parts of the world from Anchorage, Alaska to Ankara, Turkey.
We are not only a store but an attraction not to be missed specializing in magnificent jewelry made on the premises. See how your special piece is designed, created, and finished through our studio’s glass windows. View our extensive collection of stainless steel, copper, platinum, gold, and silver earrings, pendants, and rings.
Located on the corner of Queen Cross and Strand Streets, Baci Duty Free is here to serve your island shopping needs. Elegant stones are set in precious metals by designers such as Gabriel, Elma Gil, and Vahan. We also feature Titanium jewelry by the Hook Company along with enamel jewelry by Belle etoile and copper or bronze creations by Rebecca to name a few 340-773-5040
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1233 Queen Cross Street, Christiansted
Strand Street, Christiansted, Across From the Gov. Parking Lot
340-773-5241 or 877-773-5241
you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and
sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches
shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have
smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and
coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!
Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where
a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier
YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the
money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big
wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a
combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can
share the event by showing the video and photographs at an
All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have
become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose
St. Croix above others?
YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural
history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect
year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider
relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands,
which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important
in both business and personal matters.
This means mainland US
companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart,
Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a
variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer
local service. U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.
The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands
Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the
rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most
of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships,
submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships
especially from Denmark, can be seen here.
The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for
viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night
dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors
arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of
Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club