On the East End Road, at Teague Bay, overlooking the beach and Buck Island, you'll find the renowned Duggan's Reef. Proprietor Frank Duggan first arrived in St. Croix in January, 1975 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amhurst. After a brief stint sailing the islands, he spent the next many years learning the restaurant business both in St. Croix and the New England area including working as a bartender at the Bull & Finch Pub in Boston, which later was made famous in the "Cheers" Television show. In May, 1983, Duggan's Reef opened.

The name came from the old John Wayne movie "Donovan's Reef". Now in its 18th season, it has become an East End institution. Over the years, many celebrities, sport figures, and political leaders have dined at Duggan's Reef. Among them are actors Bill Murray, Michael J. Fox, Steven Seagal, former Connecticut Governor Lowell Wieker, and Late Senator Ted Kennedy as well as former President George Bush. Former Red Sox (and current Astros) pitcher Roger Clemens liked it enough to come back three times. It is an informal, open-to-the-breeze spot famous for its various lobster dishes, "island style" fresh fish entrees, steaks and pasta.

When asked why the restaurant has been successful Frank says, "a strong knowledgeable staff with generous portions of food and drink. Over all-we like what we do and we hope it shows." It does! "The best beach front restaurant on St. Croix" - Esquire Magazine "Not to be missed" - Caribbean Travel and Life "Duggan seems to know everyone" - Fodor's Guide A St. Croix favorite for over 20 years featuring "fresh Fish and Lobster"!

Phone:  (340) 773-9800


Address: East End Rd. - St. Croix


Website:   http://duggansreef.com

Beach Guide

Did 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        


Weddings / Romance

DID 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 informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?


Moving Here

DID 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.


Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

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     

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Planning A Trip

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St. Croix Food Tours

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Croix
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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