This was our first trip to St. Croix, but we have travel to many other islands in the Caribbean and always use trip advisers to help with hotel selection. The resort is amazing!! Large clean room, food was delicious, beach with lots of beach chairs was beautiful, pool and hot tube was clean and always had beach towels available. You can tell that all the staff members take great pride in what they do because they are amazing and so helpful. This is the basic info about the resort.
Before selecting this island make sure to do your research. This island is not your typical Caribbean island. Everyone speaks English and you have access to most things there is a k-mart and a large grocery store 15min drive from the resort. The hotel staff was the best I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. They were extremely polite and friendly. But you have to make an effort as a guest to their ISLAND all you have to do is say GOOD MORNING, GOOD AFTERNOON or GOOD EVENING. This is a part of their culture and I recommend you make the effort. The rooms are large, extremely clean and include all the needed amenities (coffee maker and aveda products). We stayed in one of the up-dated rooms, if you are booking through Expidia I advise that you pay the extra money for the suite. The resort is currently renovating the outdated rooms so it might only be the discount sights which books the older rooms and do not tell you this. The beach is wonderful with great waves for body surfing or boogie boards and they have lots of beach chairs!! There is excellent snorkelling. We brought our own gear, but they do have rentals at the dive shop on site. We did not dive, but heard great things about the diving they also had night dives. There are great hiking trails close to the resort which are clearly marked and lead to the water, some old plantation buildings and great look-outs. I recommend renting a car, the driving is on the left, but the car is made to drive on the right so it makes it easier to drive just think your shoulder always to the shoulder of the road. If you can, bring a GPS with downloaded maps for the island we did and it made travel so much easier!!
Overall amazing resort!! I am very surprised at the lower reviews and I am a very picky and critical traveler. I was a little concerned by the lower reviews, but did not encounter any problems. Loved it and look forward to returning. Make sure to have some of the drink they have in the reception office in the afternoon sooo good and they have fresh coffee there in the morning.
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