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“Theatre on the Beach - as beautiful as promised” 5 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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Ranked #3 of 16 hotels in Christiansted
Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Theatre on the Beach - as beautiful as promised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Theatre on the Beach, Unit 215, the week of March 22. The condo was stunning. It has been completely gutted and remodeled with beautiful upgrades, and is every bit as beautiful as the listing photos. The property was spotless and well maintained with all of the amenities we needed for cooking, cleaning and relaxing. There was everything we needed for snorkeling and the kayaks were an added treat. There was a beautiful breeze off the sea the entire time we were there, and we never needed to turn on the AC. The beach and pool were never crowded, and we never had difficulty finding a lounge chair. The pool and grill area have also recently been renovated, and were extremely clean and inviting. Leslie, the owner, was extremely helpful and answered all of our e-mails and questions in a timely manner. The property itself was beautifully maintained and the beach cleaned and raked daily. Sharon, Michelle and Francis in the office were extremely friendly and helpful. Any concerns we had were addressed in a timely and efficient manner. We did rent a car, but we used Big John's Taxi a couple of times, and would recommend it. We enjoyed the Breezez restaurant, which is right next door, as well. The service was good, and the food was well prepared and reasonably priced. We ate at the Avacado Pit, Brew Pub, Angry Nates and Rum Runners in Christiansted. We were very happy with the food, and service in all of them. We took the day trip to Buck Island which was wonderful, and chartered a fishing boat for a 1/2 day ($400) through the rental shop on the corner by the Avacado Pit restaurant - Captain John - he was great. We did do the bioluminescent kayak tour in Salt River, and were somewhat disappointed. Two hours was too long, and we did not think it was as stunning as advertised. It was a wonderful week, and we would not hesitate to recommend this property to a friend or relative. Only wish there was a nonstop flight from Chicago to St. Croix.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Resort_Team, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your review will no doubt be useful for future travelers. We will be sure to pass your kind comments along to the staff, especially those who you were kind enough to remember and mention by name. We are so pleased that you found a particular unit that you like. Sugar Beach does offer a variety of sizes for accommodations – studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and even four bedrooms, all just steps from the beach. We do hope to be able to have you with us again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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detroit michigan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We found many good things with this resort and some reservations with other things. we have traveled all over the caribbean so feel we have a lot of comparisons. We are beach lovers and have decided this is not really a beach/swim island. yes, we were right on the beach and enjoyed the peaceful views of the beach and ocean. But, the beach is pebbly with ground up shells, and not a good swimming area. We did drive to Buccaneer for beach experiences. Our condo was outdated but clean and well equipped. (unit 209) Mattresses needed to be replaced as well as sofas. Both were lumpy and well used. This condo is probably built in late 50s/ or 60s. We have stayed in much nicer condos on our travels. The owners at this complex are sooo friendly and readily included us. if you like using a pool rather than the beach you would love the beautiful pool here with lounges and cookout area. Because we love the beach we probably will not return. if you want warmth, hospitality and pool useage this is the place for you. A nice place just not for our wants/needs.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Resort_Team, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Thank you for your recent visit and sharing feedback about your vacation experience. A new management team has recently come on board at Sugar Beach and we are working on making each of the units outstandingly attractive and comfortable in their appearance and amenities. We appreciate your kind words about our pool area and the friendly atmosphere. Perhaps we might be able to welcome you back to our peaceful Sugar Beach Resort.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We wanted to find a nice resort style accommodation without the "big resort" atmosphere of large crowds, dining halls, beach bars with overserved loud and annoying patrons, etc. Sugar Beach proved to be the place for us!

The resort was well kept, very private and offered incredible accommodations for our family, the kids really loved their twin loft and our second story patio deck with incredible views of the beach extending outward to incredible colors of the ocean and the distant view of Buck Island. It was a first for the kids who snorkeled the beach area observing small fish and a very young sea turtle.

We wanted an active trip and spent many days driving about the island exploring finding something new and exciting daily. When we needed down time the pool, tennis courts and grill offered us a great resort day where we could enjoy a homestyle day away from home. The full kitchen offered us the advantage of some home cooked meals and some of the usual fast food places like McDonalds and Subway were nearby as well as two great grocery stores.

Even if we choose to visit St. Croix without the kids we'll be right back at Sugar Beach. We are excited about planning our next vacation and just learned they added more beach activities such as the new Zayak, a face down type floating platform that you can paddle and kick around while viewing the undersea area off the beach. Snorkeling without the snorkel as Zayak puts it! Kayak use is now available as well as other improvements were released on their website blog.

And special thanks not only to the staff, but to other reviewers who helped us make this our resort of choice.

Room Tip: Be sure to request a first level room if you want easy access to the beach. Second floor units requ...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Resort_Team, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
We are truly delighted to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for posting your kind comments, we will be sure to pass them along to the staff. Sugar Beach is the perfect location for travelers like you, looking for an active vacation, as you can jump off to anywhere on the island from here. Your review and recommendation to read our blog will no doubt be useful for future travelers. We do hope to be able to have you with us again soon.
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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is our sixth year at this beautiful spot, most welcoming condo and Island.Have made reservations for next year. Uniquely well managed/professionly and helpful staff. Unsurpassed Caribbean views from every condo, beach, gin clear sea, delightful pool under the palms. Excellent value, comparitive easy access from States. Sally and Rob Townsend, Wilmington, Delaware

Room Tip: All condos good and face beach and sea.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Resort_Team, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
We can't thank you enough for your continued patronage and we are thrilled that you have already planned your next visit. We will look forward to sharing your kind words with staff. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our good value. We hope your next visit will be very soon.
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Bethel, DE
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We just returned from our fifth visit to Sugar Beach...and have made reservations for next year. This is what draws us back...the beautiful views right on the ocean, the friendly staff (always smiling), kayaks on the beach, tennis courts, wonderful pool, daily cocktail gatherings in the afternoons, great guests (many who return year after year), and delightful restaurants in the area. It's a lovely spot to relax and forget the problems of the world. Dave & Yancey H. from Delaware

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Resort_Team, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your 5th vacation with us! The resort team works hard to provide an excellent experience so it is always gratifying when the details are rewarded with kind words. We will certainly pass on your compliments to the team.
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I recently spent a week in Unit 215 - Theatre on the Beach. This is by far the most beautiful condo we have ever stayed in on any of our trips. Sugar Beach is a beautiful resort. Sharon and Michelle were so helpful and the security personnel helped with our late check-in and problem with the door lock. Leslie, the owner of Unit 215, was so easy to work with and answered all of my questions prior to our trip. The photos were accurate but you have to see this unit to appreciate the beauty. It was decorated so nice and the big screen TV was an added bonus. We did not rent a car but were able to walk next door several times to eat at Breezez and used Big John's taxi service to go into Christiansted and Frederiksted. We also did the Buck Island tour and went to the beach buffet at the Hotel on the Cay. We had an amazing vacation - very relaxing and WARM. Hated to return to the cold and snow in PA.

Room Tip: Unit 215 is the only unit we have stayed in and one of the owners of another condo told us that &quo...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Resort_Team, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
We are so pleased to hear that you had such a pleasant vacation and enjoyed your room. We will certainly pass your kind comments on to all staff especially those you were kind enough to remember and mention by name. We are so pleased that you found a particular unit that you like. Sugar Beach does offer a variety of sizes for accommodations – studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and even four bedrooms, all just steps from the beach, so plenty of options to choose from for your next visit!
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I've been going to Sugar Beach for 10 years now and enjoy it a great deal. Very quiet and laid back, with friendly staff and easy access to Christiansted. The sand is a little pebbly but still very nice, and access to the water and reef is superb. I've stayed in different units (2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom): the quality of each unit varies but most are well-maintained and very comfortable. The only one I'd recommend avoiding is 106 because clearly the owners don't care about it anymore and have not updated it in forever. The pool is excellent, as is the clubhouse and patio. Overall, a very nice place to stay.

Room Tip: First floor has direct access to the beach; 2nd and 3rd floors have better views of the water.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Resort_Team, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
We love hearing from our long-term guests. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful people coming back to see us year after year. Thank you for noting that Sugar Beach does offer all different types of guest accommodations. Sorry to hear that there is one unit you do not care for – we will definitely look into this as we strive to have all of our units of similar quality. WE very much look forward to your next annual visit!
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
#3 Family 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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