We stayed at Tamarind Reef for 7 days/8 nights. This is an affordable way to stay on St. Croix and get decent amenities (beach, pool, spa, restaurant). The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. We came to St. Croix originally hoping to get the USVI $300 credit for the transfer centennial. However, we did not get it since I didn't book through the USVI website (didn't know this was required). As a kind gesture, they gave us a coupon book upon check in. We found that it had expired 2 years ago which made it awkward at businesses (we ended up not using it). Please note, that they are currently doing construction on a part of the hotel. We stayed in the C building which was good because it's the closest to the pool, beach, and one of the restaurants. However, it also made for noisy early evenings and mornings. Things got pretty quiet by 9 or 10 pm, but in the morning deliveries would happened by 7 or 8 am. The pool area is pretty nice and over looks the ocean, which was beautiful. The beach area is pretty good for lounging, but you cannot swim in the ocean due to Reef, rocks, and turtle grass. It was nice having free water sports available to hotel guests. Snorkeling around the hotel is ok (go to Buck Island for better opportunity). The Deep End Bar and Grill is pretty over priced for ok food. It is nice having the option to grab something quick if needed. We did not try the other restaurant during our stay. The hotel is 12 miles (30 minutes) from the airport. Renting a car here is a must as a good portion of sightseeing can be done in Fredricksted (opposite side of the island). The beaches are much better on that side as well (but you often have to pay for beach chairs and umbrellas, if you don't have your own -- beach access is free). Lastly, be advised that cell service is spotty around the island and the wifi at Tamarind is really only useable in your room. Service at the pool or restaurant is so slow, it's pretty much unusable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina on St Croix USVI is ideal for relaxed family vacations, destination weddings, honeymoons, beach and watersport retreats, business travel and small group events. This intimate resort features 40 oceanfront rooms on 40+ acres with private marina; casual and fine-dining restaurants; seaside pool; water sports; spa with massage, hair and nail care; tennis courts; fitness center; wedding/event coordinator, and of course a palm tree lined beach with shade huts and 154-slip marina for day/sunset sailing and fishing excursions. The resort is nestled into a private neighborhood 10 minutes from historic Christiansted yet feels light years from everyday worries and stress. No passport required for US Citizens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina St. Croix/Christiansted