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In St Croix, a Tale of Two Lovely Caribbean Cities

Our visit to St Croix’s two cities, was the best of times and the better of times, and we had a Dickens of a time deciding whether we loved Christiansted or Frederiksted more. Then again, why choose when you can stay and enjoy both?

Christiansted, the capital of the largest island in the USVI, is likewise the bigger of the island’s two cities. Founded in 1733, it’s famous for its yellow-walled, beautifully preserved Fort Christiansvaern, built by the Danish in 1983 to protect the city from their colonial rivals. Now a National Historical Site, the fortress is open for tours and visitors can climb its battlements for a sweeping view of the harbor.

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