West End Guide
The West End is the perfect place to lime because of the calm waters and white sand beaches. This is where you'll find the small town of Frederiksted, the only port of call on St. Croix. Head to the West End to catch a spectacular sunset, splash in the tranquil waters and meet some friendly locals. Dive the wrecks, reefs, or Frederiksted Pier. Enjoy a variety of water sports, or take in a casual meal, a cocktail as well as some live music. Out west you can also visit the botanical gardens, take an ATV tour of the rainforest, tour the Cruzan Rum distillery or visit one of the historical museums. Also, don't miss Sandy Point, the longest stretch beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with pristine white sand and picturesque turquoise water. If you are looking to really slow down and enjoy the postcard worthy beaches of St. Croix, head to the West End!
The Frederiksted Pier on St. Croix is iconic, and serves many purposes. It’s the only cruise ship port on St. Croix, it’s a world reknown macro-dive site, has great snorkeling too. Exercise or take a romantic stroll and enjoy the unobstructed views of the sunset. The Pier is often a gathering place for local fisherman to cast a line, and is also the perfect place to jump off into the deep water below. Use the ladder to climb back up and …. do it again!
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge! Sandy Point, located on St. Croix’s west end, was designated a Natural National Landmark in 1980. It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Sandy…
Fort Frederik! On the west side of the island lies Fort Frederik, which was built in the 18th century out of necessity by the Danish government to protect St. Croix against invasion…