Frederiksted

Travel Guide
Frederiksted which includes general coastal views
St. Croix’s second-largest town features beautiful European-style architecture, a lovely beach and some exceptional dining establishments.

Stroll around the brightly colored colonial buildings of Frederiksted town center and learn about the island’s history with a visit to an old sugar cane plantation. Stand on the seafront and observe tropical marine life or dive into the warm, turquoise water from the town beach.

If you only have limited time in Frederiksted, head straight for the town’s main attraction, Fort Frederik. This striking red-and-white structure was designed to fend off pirate attacks and was also the site of the famous slavery emancipation in 1848. Enter the fort and browse exhibits focusing on the slave trade in St. Croix.

Don’t miss the Estate Whim Museum, located southeast of the town. The 18th-century stone house of this former plantation is outfitted with period furnishings and antiques, while the surrounding flower, plant and tree-filled grounds are perfect for a leisurely walk. Look for a small patch of sugar cane still growing here.

Spend an afternoon at Frederiksted Beach just north of the fort. Top up your tan on the sand or rent stand-up paddleboards and explore around the bay. Scan the clear water and try to spot the schools of fish that congregate close to the pier. Arrange a diving excursion to see seahorses.

Peruse the stalls and shops around town. Purchase handmade clothes and jewelry, and admire paintings and sculptures by local artists. When hunger strikes, take a seat at one of the beachside restaurants, which serve up super fresh seafood seasoned with hot Caribbean spices.

Time your trip to coincide with the third Friday of the month, when the Sunset Jazz Festival takes place by the sea. Bring a picnic and enjoy some great live music as the sun sets. Attendance is free.

Frederiksted is located on the west coast of St. Croix, a 15-minute drive from the island’s main airport. Find several hotels and inns here with options to suit a range of budgets.

Where to stay in Frederiksted

The Frederiksted Hotel
The Frederiksted Hotel
3 out of 5
442 Strand Street, Frederiksted, St Croix, 00840
The price is $179 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$179
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (130 reviews)
"The General Manager, Hoppy went above and beyond to ensure that we had the best experience during our stay! I love this hotel, the location is unmatched…everyday we would walk across the street to swim in amazing crystal blue water, after a day at the beach we would buy steaks at the local market ..."

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2023

The Frederiksted Hotel
Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only
Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
127 Smithfield, Frederiksted, St. Croix, 840
The price is $224 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
$224
per night
Feb 15 - Feb 16
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Frederiksted. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (609 reviews)
"The hotel sits outside Frederiksted on a long stretch of beach so it is a very quiet setting. Even with a room facing the road, we never noticed any noise. The beach faces west so the sunsets are gorgeous! We didn't spend a lot of time at the resort but it would be a place you could go and not need ..."

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only
The Fred - Adults Only
The Fred - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
605 Strand Street, St. Croix, Frederiksted, 00840
The price is $255 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
$255
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (151 reviews)
"Super friendly and accommodating!"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2023

The Fred - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Modern Chic 1BR Apt w/ W/D & Island Fruit Garden
Modern Chic 1BR Apt w/ W/D & Island Fruit Garden
Frederiksted, St Croix
Stay at this apartment in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Reef Club Golf Course and Anchor Wall are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Owner is a great communicator!
"The owner provided great recommendations for the area. The island is extremely accessible, so being in a residential area near Fredriksted wasn't too bad. If you are going solo, this is a great property."

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2022

Modern Chic 1BR Apt w/ W/D & Island Fruit Garden
Cottages by the Sea
Cottages by the Sea
3 out of 5
127A Smithfield Rd, Frederiksted, St. Croix, 840
Stay at this 3-star beach cottage in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the WiFi in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (173 reviews)
"Great room. Very cozy. Staff made us feel like family. Will definitely recommend and come back."

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Cottages by the Sea
2 bedroom apartment in mountain top villa with pool..
2 bedroom apartment in mountain top villa with pool..
frederiksted, saint croix
Stay at this villa in Frederiksted. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the pool and the bathrooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (57 reviews)
Vacation
"Very good experience renting this property."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

2 bedroom apartment in mountain top villa with pool..
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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