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Tamarind Reef Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5001 Tamarind Reef | Off Route 82 (East End Road) at Green Cay Marina, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix   |  
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Ranked #4 of 16 hotels in Christiansted
Savannah, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Old but adequate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Although I work in the islands, this was my first stay. It is an older property, but a great location. The staff was friendly but not very helpful when I asked for directions to my room. The rooms are large and face the water. My AC sounded like a airplane but managed to c cool my room. The 2 drink coupons for the bar was a nice touch. Would stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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TamarindReefResort, Public Relations Manager at Tamarind Reef Resort, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Tamarind Reef Resort. We enjoyed having you stay with us and are pleased that you will return. We agree that the resort has a great location with large rooms facing the water. The oceanfront property comprises over 40 acres including the hotel, beach, marina, restaurants, spa, fitness/banquet center and landscaped grounds. Although not a new property, we take great pride in keeping it well maintained. We sincerely apologize for the noisy air conditioner. Your comfort is important to us. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. The AC unit is being repaired. We are glad that you appreciated the free drink coupons. We’ll be sure to provide those for your next stay too. Per your comment we will also be developing an improved map of the property so that directions will no longer be an issue. Thank you again for your business and for your comments. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Roachdale, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Room was spacious and very clean. The view was stunning from our patio. The Deep End bar is where we dined for breakfast lunch and dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed Kenna the bartender and Eric and Lacey as waitstaff . Loved the drink Lime in the Coconut. We had mango glazed BBQ ribs made by Lisa. So very yummy. Beach is rocky but great for snorkeling. Saw blue tang, squid, sea turtles and a baby nurse shark. Mimi at the beach shack is knowledgable and friendly. You will need to rent a car to enjoy other beaches and island activities. Many resident iguana roaming on the property to watch. This resort is a great place to chill out and watch the world go by.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 38 upper level.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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St. Michaels, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We just spent 8 beautiful days on St. Croix at Tamarind Reef Resort. What a lovely gem outside of the hustle and bustle. Our vacation could not have been more restful and memorable. Hardly a day went by that we didn't grab snorkeling gear and head out right in front of the resort to Tamarind Reef. A lovely beach and adventure shack with knowledgeable and friendly faces to help us get acquainted with the nearby reefs and waterways. "Thanks to Barbara, Brenda & Mimi!" our 17 year old son had never been snorkeling and Barbara got him suited up and off the 1st afternoon of our vacation. The rooms were spacious enough and well appointed - just the right mixture of comfort and style but not stuffy. Every room has a private deck overlooking palm trees and the Caribbean - beautiful! All of the staff were helpful and courteous - the Deep end Bar & Grill is onsite with great food and the Galleon is just next door for more upscale dining - both great! We will return to the friendly island of St. Croix and the quiet beauty at Tamarind Reef Resort!

Room Tip: Small Resort with only 38 rooms - that's what we liked the most. 1st floor rooms have kitchens...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Came to this hotel after leaving another due to power problems. The staff, whether at the front desk, house keeping, bar and restaurant or activities director are fantastic. super sweet, informative, fun to talk with and try their very best to make your stay relaxing, entertaining, and enjoyable. you must visit Mimi at the activities stand. Rooms are very clean. House keeper even did our dishes!! Food at the deep end grille was fantastic! You must try the bushwacker drink. The view from your patio is stunning. Calm, peaceful, quiet. The spa was so relaxing. Took us right out on the beach!!! Took out the sour taste out of us from the previous resort. can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Bottom floor so you can have the stove and kitchen units. Stay toward the lower numbers for quieter...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The hotel is on the beach! Could not be closer leading to stunning views and great breezes. The facility is very functional & clean but would not consider it 4 or 5 star.

Location is convenient but really need a car to get to the other beaches and activities on the island.

The hotel bar also serves as a restaurant and breakfast is the most fun time there. Often there are international groups and in just a week we were able to meet quite a few people from around the world. The gals who run the restaurant are the BEST. Fun & knowledgeable about the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We were so close to the ocean, we could almost feel the water. The restaurant is what they said. Great wait staff and bartenders. Food was just what we needed. We were there at Christmas. It was decorated just right. It is not a luxury resort all though the Galleon restaurant is. Another OMG. The best I had on St.Croix the two times we have been there.

Room Tip: They would all be good. We were on the second floor. Great great privacy at night on the porch.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Colleyville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We typically visit St Croix several times a year and decided to spend Easter week at the Tamarind Reef. I came away disappointed because I had read and heard good things about the resort. On the positive side the staff were all very nice but there were not many of them. The rooms are very Spartan but clean. The was a complete lack of material regarding the property, amenities, etc. in the room except for a list of DVD's for rent (go figure). The room had a total of 4 hangers which was a little bit of a problem but drawers were plentiful so not a huge issue. We were in the eastern most building nearest the pool and the WiFi worked poorly most of the time. Not the hotels problem but the cell signal wasn't much better. None of these were deal killers but the bed most definitely was a killer of my ability to sleep. I am reasonably sure I have never in my life slept on a more uncomfortable bed; a lumpy, soft blob of a mattress. Another disconcerting thing was the constant whine of the ac unit. Even with the fan set on auto it ran continuously day and night. It was always apparent when the people in the second floor room returned because their walking around made an usually loud sound. Near the end of our stay the smoke detector started going off and I had to disconnect the battery to stop it. One final negative was the constant smell of sewage in the parking lot outside our building. It really served to kill any desire to eat at the "DEEP END" bar. This was our first stay but based on discussions with others I believe the tough economic times have served to accelerate the facilities deterioration to where it no longer is a first rate resort and that's too bad. For the immediate future we have removed the Tamarind from our short list of places to stay on St Croix.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TamarindReefResort, Public Relations Manager at Tamarind Reef Resort, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay with us. As a resort focused on providing tranquility and relaxation, we are continually striving to create an environment that meets these expectations. When our efforts fall short, it is important that the matter be brought to our attention so that the issue may be resolved. Thank you!

It is always a pleasure to hear when we are doing things right and when we could improve. We are sorry to hear that the guests in the room above you were noisy and that the bed was not to your comfort level. Yet we are pleased to know that our staff treated you well on your Easter holiday weekend.

We sincerely apologize for the odor you experienced. Please be assured that it was not caused by sewage. The smell was coming from the nature preserve to our East. To our understanding it was caused by the extended dry weather, which caused severe evaporation in the salt pond, followed by the Easter rain which re-hydrated the organic matter in the pond. We are happy to report that the air is once again fresh and the extended drought seems to be at an end.

We want to thank you once again for sharing your thoughts. We look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.
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Additional Information about Tamarind Reef Resort

Address: 5001 Tamarind Reef | Off Route 82 (East End Road) at Green Cay Marina, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Christiansted
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tamarind Reef Resort 3*
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. Voted 'Best Beach on St. Croix - 2013', this intimate resort features 40 beachfront 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; business lounge; event center; wedding/event coordinator, and of course a palm tree lined beach with shade huts and 154-slip marina for day/sunset sailing and motor boat 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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