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Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   5025 Turner Hole, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix   |  
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Christiansted
New York City, New York
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was my first visit to Divi Carina Bay. After visiting their sister resort in Aruba and loving it I figured it would be just a good. It was. I'm not sure if it was low season but the resort was not crowded. The staff was friendly. The rooms were clean. The food was good. Just be prepared to ask lots of questions because if you don't you wont know what's going on, unless you attend the orientation that they have every morning at 10:00am. I didn't know about this until our 2nd day and I happened to notice it on the menu at breakfast. Other than that me and my family had a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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EC G, Manager on Duty at Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for posting a review. We know that you have a choice in hotels to visit and are happy that you choose to have another Divi experience. We are elated to read that you enjoyed your stay.

It was our pleasure to share our culture and knowledge of the island with you and your family. Thanks again for sharing!

Sincerely,

Ycianda "E.C." Granville
Manager on Duty
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Raynham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited St Croix last wk of May! witch was good timing it seems to be their slow period! It's what we were looking for! Quiet and not big crowds! Staff was generally good just a few were slower than others they call that Island speed! Scott was great at the bar he kept us with cold drinks! Finally an A/I that serves American tasting Beer! BL, SA, CL! Awesome!The food buffets was better than average! and must try the Rok Star Dinner! everything worked in our room and was clean and comfy! Great views from 2nd floor for sure! Beach is a bit grassy and some rocks but water shoes work great! they rake up the sea weed every morning! didn't get to meet EC maybe next time! we were with another couple so I suggest rent a car! Just be careful and stay on the left! We visited several areas of the Isl. 1st time there was a little daunting but next time we will be more experienced! I suggest doing the Cruzan Rum Factory Tour! a lot of history to learn about the Island, Will definitly visit again!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EC G, Manager on Duty at Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for sharing a review of the time you spent with us. We are happy to read that you found everything to be pleasing. St. Croix certainly is a great spot for history and so much of it is told in a "story teller" fashion. A day of history, sun, sand, sea, friends, rum and maybe some food definitely the makings of another Jack Sparrow movie. :)

Thanks again for sharing!

Sincerely,

Ycianda "E.C." Granville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This resort has a lot of potential. The putt putt course needs ALOT of work!! The rooms could be updated as well. Everything closes down at about 10pm unless you walk to the casino. I think they need to have more to do at night, and keep the bars open later. Also, if you wanted to go into town for the nightlife that's not easy to do since all the cabs shut down around 9 pm. I'd recommend staying somewhere in town instead. We were told it was off season, but I feel they should still keep the guests that stay there happy. There was only one server that was friendly to us, his name was Marlon I think. He only worked lunch while we were there. If every worker at the resort had his attitude and work ethic this would have been a 4 star rating. Every other server acted like they didn't want to be there. All the other servers are also non-attentive and barely come by your table. We had to wait 2 hours for our food twice, and the buffet food was not good. We were told we had to make reservations for dinner because they get busy. Well even with reservations, they were seating tables of 15 because they were "hungry" which is the reason why our food took 2 hours to come out. That was there excuse at least. The few times we did complain they didn't act like they even cared. They had models come in to do a photo shoot for their resort and one night they closed down the restaurant until 7:30 so they can take pictures. We had to wait on them until we could get in to eat. Of course they got served before everyone also. Another couple we met was complaining because they wanted to go to the spa but it was closed down for the models for several hours. That's fine that they were doing a photo shoot for there website, but don't push paying guests to the side to accommodate them. The whole week the models and their crew were there for the shoot paying guests had to play second fiddle to them. We met multiple other guests that felt the same way. They do offer shuttles into town and the driver is very nice, but the shuttle stops running around 6. Most of the bartenders are good, but if you order a drink from a waitress it takes forever. One night for dinner, even after our food got the table, we had to go the bar to get wine because we asked the waiter twice and he never brought any. The resort itself has a lot of potential, but it needs upkeep and the rooms need a facelift. Not to mention almost an entirely new wait-staff. I don't feel we got our moneys worth for the all-inclusive package, because the bars shut down very early, and the food options are limited. Not to mention they need more higher end alcohols included in the package. You're eating from a very limited menu every night and outside of the pizza place and the grill in the casino the food wasn't very good. With some upkeep and a few minor changes this place could be very nice. The island is great and so are the locals though. The beach at the resort is nice and the guy who ran the activities is very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall I give this resort 2 out of 5 stars, but St. Croix Island a 5 star rating.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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EC G, Manager on Duty at Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for sharing a review. We are sorry to read that you were not completely satisfied with your stay with us. As a resort dedicated to providing excellent customer service, we continually strive to best serve our guests. When things do not seem to go according to plan, it is important that you bring the matter to our attention immediately so that your concerns may be addressed during your stay.

Actually, we did not shut down the restaurant for the photos that were taken. We realized that the flash from the photographers as well as the entire process could negatively impact your dining experience and took the early seating with fewer reservations so that we would not impede your meal. Although the shoot was in progress, we did have some couples that opted to eat out on the Terrace and we were happy to seat them. Additionally, when large groups sit to eat from an a-la-carte menu it slows down service. This is because all of the orders go in at once. It was not our intention to be perceived as uncaring towards your concern but to quickly rectify the situation as best as possible. We apologize for any miscommunication that occurred while you were here.

We are happy to read that you found Marlon to be very attentive and our Activities Staff to be very informative. Thanks again for sharing.

Sincerely,

Ycianda "E.C." Granville
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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was the perfect place to run away from the harsh winter. All rooms of this resort is ocean front and has a balcony, and we were thrilled by the breathtaking Caribbean sea from outside the balcony each time we entered our room for the entire 2 weeks we stayed there. We walked along the beach several times a day, and took advantage of the lovely seawater snorkeling and kayaking. Though all meals and non-motorized activities are included in the cost, we still paid extra tip to several staff for their outstanding work. Marlone, Sieda are pleasant waiter/waitress, and Robert in the activity department is informative and helping. We had some issue of wifi, but was solved. With different cuisine each day, activities from golf range to island exploring other than water sports, we were not bored at all. Unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EC G, Manager on Duty at Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are pleased that you were happy with your escape from the cold. Great memories come from building friendships and it seems you were able to take away many wonderful memories from your stay.

Thanks again for sharing!

Sincerely,

Ycianda "E.C." Granville
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Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I just returned from our Honeymoon @ Divi Carina Bay. We had a wonderful time! We met locals at the resort that gave us a private tour of the island. The food was FANTASTIC and the staff was great! We plan on returning around the same time next year with our Mother's!

  • Stayed May 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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EC G, Manager on Duty at Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Thank you for sharing a review of you stay with us. We are happy to read that you were able to get the complete view of St. Croix. We try to make every vacation special and it seems like things went very well with you guys. I'm sure your review would light up the faces of everyone in the Divi Family.

Thanks again for sharing!

Sincerely,

Ycianda "E.C." Granville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband, brother in law, and in laws stayed at divi for 7 nights at the end of May and it just wasn't long enough! We booked our stay here a year in advance. We got great deals on flights. I read reviews on this resort and they were very mixed. But it was well worth it! Me and my husband are laid back so them being on island time was not a problem for us. The staff was amazing! We took the hotel shuttle to Christiansted which I highly recommend. It's 12 bucks a person which is way cheaper than a cab and they have wonderful shops there. Everyone talked about buck island was beautiful which we didn't do. We did kiak and snorkel at Divi and it's awesome! We did meet some locals and they drove us around the island which was so much fun and we felt so safe. These people at divi make u feel like family! EC the sweetest lady ever we did karaoke together. The bartenders Scott and Chris are amazing!!! Kourtney at the front desk is so nice! The cooks r spectacular as well! Go to the morning meeting they tell u where everything is on the resort. We went to the casino at night the foods wonderful there too! East end pizza is a must it's the best pizza I have ever had! Put put was so much fun we played at night. The fire dancers were so cool I have never see that before. Our room got fresh towels and sheets changed everyday which I loved! All inclusive is the way to go!!! Oh and one more thing in May is this off season so it's not so crowded! That's a plus! All in all this place was fun, relaxing, and breathtaking! Will return! Much love form Alabama!!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EC G, Manager on Duty at Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of your vacation at Divi Carina Bay. It was our pleasure to share what makes this island so endearing to us. It is not every day that you meet such a tight knit family. I'm sure that your review will bring smiles to many faces around property.

Thanks again for sharing!

Sincerely,
Ycianda "E.C." Granville
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Highland, IN
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We just returned from our vacation today. This resort was everything we were looking for in resort for our relaxing vacation. Our goal was to simply relax and do not much at all. There weren't very many guests on the property throughout our 7 night stay which was nice in terms of not having to wait long for, well, anything really. It was quite and relaxing. 98% of the staff were friendly and accommodating. The resort was very much on "island time" which means there is not much rush for anything. We found that to not be a problem at all because we were there to be on vacation, not in a rush at all. When you just sit back and relax and enjoy your surroundings there, everything will come to you. This resort is perfect for those who are looking to relax day by day with no real strict itinerary. The staff at Divi are very accommodating so ask as many questions as you need. Take advantage of their knowledge about the resort and Christensted. There is a lot to do if you want to partake and there is a lot of relaxing to do as well. We did a little of both and loved the property as well as the staff.

Room Tip: Attend the orientation, our room 271 was perfect, call before attending breakfast/lunch area served...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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EC G, Manager on Duty at Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for sharing a review of your stay with us. We are happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed our Crucian Hospitality. It's not every day that we meet someone with as much passion for learning about the culture and history of the island as we do. It was our pleasure to share these things with you.

Thanks again for sharing!

Sincerely,
Ycianda "E.C." Granville
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Address: 5025 Turner Hole, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Christiansted
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Christiansted
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience St Croix's only All Inclusive! The Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort and Casino is a lively retreat nestled on a secluded shore in the beautiful island of St. Croix. Modern beachfront guestrooms, poolside dining, hammocks by the shore, live entertainment; your home for Family, Food and Fun …- it’s All Included! ... more   less 
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