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Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina
3.5 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 #3 of 16 Hotels in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My family and I just finished a week in Christiansted, St. Croix, US VI at the Tamarind Reef Resort. We had a very fine experience there. The rooms were clean, spacious and just what was required of a sun-filled, tropically warm destination. The staff were super-friendly and very helpful, even staying late into the night on the day before Christmas Eve to make sure we got checked in, accommodating our very late arrival to the resort. Great Wi-Fi available free of additional charge, nice cable program selection (Dish Network) for evening viewing before retiring, and a quite environment for sleeping.

The food at the Deep End restaurant was quite good, if a bit more expensive than I would have expected. The lap pool is not heated, so the water is quite cold, but refreshing when the hot son is shining. About the only negative are the bugs: whatever was biting was biting the heck out of us. Much worse on the beach than at the pool, but still pretty bad all around. We all came home with multiple itchy bites all over our bodies. Bring lots of bug spray repellent, which we did not.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Both are awesome, the Deep end and Tamarind. Beth, Eric, Troy all of the Tamara(h)'s, Krista, I am forgetting some of them but it awesome. Buy them all a drink or 2 after their shift, they deserve it, the service is great, food is great. This was my 5th time at the Tamarind (2nd with my girlfriend) we were treated like royalty. Beth makes awesome Bloody Mary's in the morning, they all have great interpersonal communication skills they want to talk to you and hear where you are from and care what you have to say. The entertainment at night is awesome, Elena is doing a great job since she took over, Adrian plays the guitar on Tuesday's I believe, nothing better than sitting on the deck listening to some music while the wind is blowing and waves are crashing. Mimi is awesome, Barbara is awesome, I cannot remember the name of the other kid who works the shack but he is cool too. Have a beer or 2 with Beth after her shift, buy her the one or 2 beers, great people, great place.

Room Tip: We stayed in the honeymoon suite. Awesome room.
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  • Stayed November 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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Springfield, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We didn't stay at the Tamarind, but went there to rent some snorkeling gear. Mimi (at the rental hut on the beach) was incredibly friendly and helpful and let us know that the conditions on that beach weren't ideal for snorkeling at that time, but she suggested that we rent a kayak and go across to Green Cay to snorkel there. She rented us the equipment, let us store our belongings there (since it's not recommended to leave things in your car in St. Croix), let us use her personal cell phone because ours weren't working, and even stayed late at work to wait for us to get back from kayaking (allowing us plenty of time to enjoy Green Cay)! She went above and beyond to make our last day in St. Croix amazing. Next time we go, we'll be staying there!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This hotel is very clean and pretty,great views ,feels like the Caribbean .But the pool bar restaurant is the star. We were expecting the typical bar food but we were surprised to find some of the most awesome food I have had in the Islands. Fresh fish,great fresh salads ,everything we have had has been awesome. The atmosphere is very laid back and friendly. I would highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: We asked for a second floor room,view was great.
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cape cod
2 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed at the Tamarind Reef for 4 nights over Columbus Day Weekend 2013. The rooms are huge, plenty of space to move around. All rooms are ocean front. Beach was rocky for swimming, but the snorkel trail was excellent, and we went snorkeling every day. We took the complimentary kayaks over to Green Cay Island, and did a chartered snorkel over to Buck Island, that was the hit of the trip. Crystal clear water and a sugary sand beach. Even though the Tamarind beach is for snorkeling, just a short kayak trip around the corner takes you to a nice sandy beach which was great for swimming. And the day we went we were the only ones on that beach. The Deep End was excellent. We ate all but one meal there. the food was always great. We had one meal at the upscale restaurant at the marina. It was expensive but very good. We actually took some taxis looking for other snorkel spots, but the snorkeling at Tamarind Reef was the best. I found all the employees to be very friendly and accommodating. The weekend we were there they had a " Sunday Funday ". $5.00 burgers and $2.00 beers. Live music, ( an excellent guitar player), and a fun family atmosphere. Lot's of local families with their kids. I would go back in a minute!

Room Tip: all the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed October 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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TamarindReefResort, Public Relations Manager at Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for staying at Tamarind Reef Resort and for taking the time to say such wonderful things about our property, partner businesses and friendly employees. We love what we do and it is always nice to hear that our guests are happy. We look forward to you visiting again soon. If you haven’t already, please go to the home page of our website and sign up for our newsletter. That way you will be sure to receive promotional rates for future visits. We do agree that Tamarind Reef Resort does have some of the best snorkeling on the island of St Croix. We are blessed with a thriving coral reef that includes soft corals which are food for our resident green turtles. We are pleased that you enjoyed both our restaurants, Deep End and The Galleon, and that the entertainment was both enjoyable and family friendly. We strive to be all of that while being your respite of “Tranquility in Nature’s Paradise”. Thank you again for such a positive review. We look forward to you visiting again.
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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were staying at another location on the west end up in the rain forest when I became ill with respiratory problems. Looking for a location change and we discovered Tamarind Reef was running an on island special for $99 a night !!! We stayed 4 nights. Room was very clean. It was quiet. Right on the sea with good snorkeling. The restaurant has great breakfasts. There are resident iguanas that live in the breakwater rocks ... big ones! There is a small store just down the road that had all the medications I required. Front desk very helpful.

Room Tip: Don't get room 8 ... it's next to the spa and the employees use the porch to smoke.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TamarindReefResort, Public Relations Manager at Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Tamarind Reef Resort: Welcome to the Tamarind Family! We look forward to seeing you in the months and years to come. We are glad that you were able to enjoy our wonderful resort at a special rate. We do offer discounts often to guests on our mailing list. Please go to our website and sign up for our newsletter. That way we can stay in touch and offer you and your friend’s special rates. Thank you for sharing that your room was very clean, quiet and right on the sea. We do have a lovely location and like to say that we are Tranquility in Nature’s Paradise! Yes - Deep End Restaurant overlooking the pool and ocean does have great breakfast and is an excellent choice to enjoy lunch, dinner and evening entertainment. Always nice to hear that our front desk staff is helpful and that you were able to find everything you needed. We appreciate your room tip comment about smoking behind the spa. We apologize for any inconvenience. Smoking is not allowed and your comment gave us the opportunity to readdress this policy. Thank you again for taking the time to share your positive experience at Tamarind Reef Resort. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Dublin, Georgia
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34 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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, Spa & Marina, 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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Additional Information about Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina

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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
#4 Family Hotel in Christiansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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 oceanfront 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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