Frederiksted The West End of St. Croix is the leeward side of the island. Here, the waters are generally calm, the beaches a sugar like white and the locals are very relaxed. The “capital” of the west end is the small town of Frederiksted, the only port of call on St. Croix. While busy when a ship is in port, most days Frederiksted is a quiet island town and a great place to enjoy a fantastic sunset, swim and snorkel in clear, blue and calm waters and/or enjoy a laid back beach bar. Dive the wrecks and Frederiksted Pier and look for some of the many seahorses and tropical that call the pier home. You can also rent jet skis and paddle boards or head out on an ATV tour. Inland from Frederiksted you can visit the botanical gardens, tour the Cruzan Rum or Captain Morgan distilleries or visit one of the historical museums.
Franklin’s on the Waterfront
Come West and experience St. Croix's chic destination gift emporium! Delight your senses with St. Croix's largest scented candle selection. Olfactory nirvana from companies such as Voluspa, Seda France, Mer-Sea, Barr and Co., and Franklin's signature scent "VOLCANO" from Aspen Bay.
4 Strand Street
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Itiba Natural Skin Care
Nature. Earth. Beauty.
The home of Caribbean inspired, uniquely Crucian skin care products for your skin. All products are handmade in small batches to ensure product quality and freshness. Only vegetable oils, essential oils and phthalate free fragrance oils are used in our products.
314 King Street, Frederiksted
Tue-Fri: 10:00 am-2:30 pm | Sat: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
N2 The Blue Dive Shop
Voted #1 Dive Shop by people’s choice and #1 activity by TripAdvisor, N2theBlue is a full service PADI scuba diving center with rental gear, air fills, and Nitrox. Our staff, instructors, Divemasters, and US Coast Guard Certified Captains take care and show you what the waters of St. Croix can really be like -- featuring The Pier, The Canyon/Wall, boat dives, night dives, and shore dives.
202 Custom House Street
Mon – Sun: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
We carry an awesome selection of St. Croix tee's for men and women. As well as board shorts from Columbia, Island Daze, and Katin. We also carry Columbia Sportswear and shoes, Kaenon sunglasses, Dive Shades, and Olukai sandals and shoes.
Strand Street behind Polly’s in the Courtyard
Thurs- Sat 9am – 3pm
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