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“Easy condo rental, nice view” 4 of 5 stars
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Sugar Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3245 Estate Golden Rock, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix   |  
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“Easy condo rental, nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Sugar Beach condos are not in the best part of town, but they are a great price because of it. You'll need a car or have to rely on taxis if you want to get into Christiansted proper. Our condo was clean and well-supplied with rental basics (soaps, kitchen cleaners, beach chairs, linens, etc), and we really enjoyed the view out to the reef. The master bedroom was great and had a good master bath with walk-in shower. The other bedroom was a bit stuffy if you closed the door, so folks just left the door open. The condo is designed with enough hallway doors for privacy.

Sugar Beach is in the middle of a long strip of condo developments along a beach. The sand isn't superfine (certainly not sugar), and the water has a lot of sea grass which they constantly rake off the beach itself, but the snorkeling out to the tire reef is fantastic! There's always a nice breeze on the porch and you can hear the surf at night. Blissful.

Across the street on the backside of the property is the projects. Stay respectful of their space and you shouldn't have a problem; Sugar Beach also has night watchmen who walk the beach. There are also bars on all the windows, but truly, they do not impair the beach experience.

There's a decent club house with a computer and a very nice pool area. We had a few meals out there and it was fun. Right next door is another condo which has the restaurant Breezes, a good place to eat. You can walk west along the shore (wear rock shoes) and end up at Estate Little Princess, a Nature Conservancy spot that's a delight to explore.

Christiansted is a 7 minute car ride away. There are a number of grocery stores nearby; ask at the desk for the better ones to go to, depending on what you want.

Room Tip: First floor condos have direct access to beach. 2nd and 2rd floor condos have better air circulatio...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
We are so pleased to hear that you had such a pleasant vacation and enjoyed your room. Thank you for noting that Sugar Beach Resort offers good value. Your travel tips will no doubt come in handy to future visitors! We certainly hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This cozy little set of apartments has a nice beach, with some hammocks, is calm and relaxing... and is close to town. They also have a swimming pool. There is convenient shopping nearby and lots of good places to eat there along the beach. If you want night life, it is a short drive to Christensted (- though if you want to be in the thick of it stay at one of the nice hotels (several) over there).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for posting your kind comments. We very much appreciate when our valued guests take time to leave reviews. We look forward to having you back!
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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed a week at Unit #215, "Theatre on the Beach" in December 2012. We stayed with my 27 year old son and his wife. We all enjoy "chilling" and spent several days at the beach out front. Most days we had it to ourselves.

This condo was very nice. The new shower is beautiful and the master suite and the second bath are both nice. We did not use the bonus room, but it would have been great fun for kids. The condo would easily accommodate six people. My husband in a freak accident broke the shower door and the owner agreed to cover it - over $300. That was quite unexpectedly nice.

The kitchen is small but well equipped. The kayak is a lot of fun. The staff is accommodating and helpful, on an island time kind of schedule. We found the night security people to be very helpful. We came in late, the phone was answered promptly and he helped us bring in our luggage and refused a tip.

The beach is not the best, but there are beach chairs and towels if you want to go somewhere else. We found the beach at the Buccaneer and Taramindo to be great and chairs were very reasonable there.

The "Christmas winds" blew through the house the whole time and we never used the AC. This made snorkeling on the north side of the island choppy and difficult. Trips to Buck Island were cancelled a couple of days we were there.

Really enjoyed sailing with Bilinda. Golfing at the Buccaneer was great and they never charges as much as they quoted. We played with club rental for $160 total to 2 people. Well worth it!

Room Tip: Unit 215 has an updated master bath with an awesome shower.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were there Thanksgiving week 2012. It was very quiet and we nearly had the beach and pool to ourselves most days. The views are spectacular. The unit has everything you need, even the little things like aluminum foil, saran wrap, or laundry detergent, when you only need alittle bit. My husband loved watching football on the big screen TV. The employees at the condo are all very friendly. We really enjoyed our stay at Theater on the Beach and hope to be back again sometime soon. We enjoyed golfing especially at Carambola golf course and seeing the huge iguana and our snorkel trip to Buck Island. It was very close to be able to run into town for shopping or eating at the Waterfront restaurants.

Room Tip: My husband loved the big TV for watching football at the unit, Theater on the Beach, and we loved th...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Sugar Beach finding the friendliness of the staff, amenities and not to mention the most incredible beach experience. I found the rates to be more competitive than other area resorts making this an even greater value. While some state the decor is a little outdated, we didn't spend that much time in our unit to really have it effect our impression. Given the overall value of our experience i would definitely come back again, hopefully soon.

Room Tip: Be flexible. If you really are not comfortable with the room you booked there are always upgrades a...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for visiting St Croix, and for choosing Sugar Beach. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a pleasant vacation and I will share your kind feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Fairhope, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Spent 3 nights mid week at Sugar Beach Condos. The beach was great and easily accessible. That was the high point of our stay. It was centrally located to eateries and nightlife. The downside was that the condos were dreadfully outdated and mediocre. Bugs were plentiful and bothersome when trying to sleep. I hope we didn't bring bedbugs back with us. It was reasonably priced, so I guess you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed at Sugar Beach Resort for four day end of July/Aug 2012. The people here were outstanding, very, very, nice! However, the condos were very outdated, the floors were dirty and bugs galore inside the condo and on the patio. I even checked the beds before using, but at night, I woke up several times kicking bugs off the end of the bed, omg. The glass top tables from the 1970's were not acceptable since we had a toddler in there. It smelled musty and the a/c which they advised not using all the time b/c it breaks down was extremely LOUD when on. They supply WD 30 to spray on the window cranks since they were all corroded from the salt air. The ocean was outside our patio, but you couldn't use it b/c the seawood/turtle grass was so thick you couldn't wade in it. I will never go back. They need to seriously update these condos for the price they charge. With that said, I most likely will never go back to St. Croix. Once was way too much.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
We are very concerned about the bug problem experienced during your stay. Terminex sprays the first week of every month. It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide the room in which you stayed so that we can investigate the problem thoroughly. Some insects such as mosquito and sand gnats are naturally a part of the ambiance to living on a tropical island but there are pest control methods we try to implement so that Guests stays are not rendered uncomfortable because of them. Ironically Sugar Beach began it's existence in 1973 and we have aggressively equip our unit with essential modernization devices to make our guest comfortable but perhaps we will need to review our decor theme and adjust it accordingly. Residing Oceanfront is a wonderful experience once you take into consideration the natural habits of the sea and constant salt blast that causes corrosion to our condos on a daily basis. There are numerous things that need monitoring and we thank you for being part of the process that helps us to continually strive to be the best oceanfront resort on St. Croix. Please feel free to contact us directly at sroberts@sugarbeachstcroix.com.
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Additional Information about Sugar Beach Resort

Address: 3245 Estate Golden Rock, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Christiansted
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Christiansted
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sugar Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sugar Beach is a condominium resort on St. Croix, USIV with studio, one, two, three and four bedroom units - all directly on the beach! We welcome you to stay in your own private condo - complete with balconies, fans, air conditioning, beautiful furnishings, and your very own kitchen. The resort also offers complementary WiFi in all condos, 2 tennis courts, hammocks and lounge chairs on the beach plus kayaks and Zayaks (glass bottom snorkel sleds). Sugar Beach is ideal for Active Travelers looking for accommodations in the middle of the action with a "home" base to come back to at the end of the day. The choices of island activities are endless - days can be filled with diving and snorkeling, kayaking, nature hiking, horseback riding, golfing, sailing, jeep tours through the rain forest and so much more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sugar Beach Condominiums Hotel St. Croix
Sugar Beach Resort St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands

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