We spent 6 days in St. Croix and felt that the Club St. Croix met our needs. We spent the majority of our time out doing things, so it really was only a place to prepare a meal, bathe and sleep. We weren't looking for a first-class hotel, and were thrilled to have the availability of a kitchen in the room and a laundry facility on the premises. We rented a junior suite, which is a step up from the basic room. This gave us a balcony with ocean view, a regular queen-sized bed, and the kitchen area with dishwasher. The unit was furnished with enough pots, pans and utensils that cooking was not a problem. Maid service is hit-or-miss unless you put the hang tag on the door indicating that you want service. They replenished towels and washcloths, emptied trash and swept the floors. They changed our linen once when I left the bed unmade. Laundry is expensive to do at $3.50 a load to wash and $3.50 to dry, but it made a difference in terms of how much clothing we needed to pack. Laundry soap is available in the one load box at $1.00 each. Tokens need to be purchased from the office in order to use the laundry facility, which is located in the pool area. A deposit is charged for beach towels and snorkel gear as well. Internet access is a little pricey, but we found that one day of internet was enough, and the connection was fine. There is a daily charge for room phone, so if you have a cellphone, use it--reception was fine on almost every part of the island. We did not eat at Breezez, the restaurant on site.
Some of the other reviews are critical of the office staff, the units and the beach area. The office staff were pleasant, but not overly friendly. They do not allow visitors in the office, but the office is quite small, and we didn't find that policy offensive in any way. The units are not new, and they are located directly on the ocean. There is bound to be some wear and tear as a result--corrosion of metal doorframes, etc., but we didn't find it overly problematic. The unit was comfortable for us, and although not something out of Architectural Digest, was perfectly adequate for us throughout our time there.
Just off the Club St. Croix beach is a major seaweed bed, which is just something that occurs as a result of being behind the coral reef and on the north shore. There are so many other beaches to choose from, that it didn't matter one bit to us, and there is no beach on St. Croix that is off limits--their policy is that everyone should be able to enjoy the beaches. That being said, I was appalled to see some beach areas littered with dirty diapers, broken beer bottles and so forth. The beaches on St. Croix are so pristine, I cannot fathom why anyone would want to ruin them.
All-in-all, we felt that Club St. Croix was a fairly good bargain and afforded us a central location from which to get to various places on the island. Some reviews also noted the proximity of the housing projects to the club. We did not feel unsafe at all, no matter where we were on the island. Use good common sense--not traveling alone, not carrying large amounts of cash, not going into the projects, and not being out in unfamiliar territory after dark. St. Croix is a lovely place with a lot of wonderful things to see and do, or simply, to do nothing at all!
- Also Known As:
- Club St. Croix Beach And Tennis Hotel Christiansted
- Club St. Croix Beach And Tennis Hotel
- Club St. Croix Beach And Tennis Resort Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
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