A must-see for history buffs, St. Croix has flown the flags of Spain, The Netherlands, England, France, the Knights of Malta and Denmark. On the island’s northern shore, Christiansted—once capital of the Danish West Indies—features 18th-century butter-colored, red-roofed buildings and quaint stone streets. Frederiksted, its twin city to the west, boasts a fort that once protected the island from pirates and rival nations. Between them, the ruins of hundreds of sugar and cattle estates dot the landscape, one of which today houses a botanical garden and restored buildings. At the island’s tip stands Point Udall and its signature sundial monument, marking the easternmost point in the United States. But St. Croix is not only about history. We’re also known for our gorgeous beaches, world-class recreational activities, fine dining, resorts, casinos and golf courses. Plus, you’ll discover our unique take on arts, crafts, music, festivals and cultural events.