Overall - you will rent a condo in an apartment complex (not a hotel, or timeshare, but a generic residential place). The complex is well maintained, with a clean pool, nice landscaping, and no beach access to speak off (there is a snorkeling beach across the road). Since it is a residential complex, each condo is individually owned and therefore the in-room amenities/appliance/bedding/etc will vary. The car is a necessity in order to get to all the beautiful beaches on St Croix, many restaurants, etc.
Check In: there is none to speak off. We went directly to our unit (it was unlocked, with the keys on the dinette table).
Our Room: We had top floor, 3 bedroom/2bath apartment with full kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, paper towels, other many extras) and a very well stocked linen closet (plenty of towels, extra bedding, etc). The view was amazing! Big windows in the living room and the master and a balcony with 2 lounge chairs overlooking the pool and Buck Island. The A/C was needed intermittently - the sea breeze was more than enough to keep the room cool.
Restaurant/Cultured Pelican: We are from a big city, so are used to good quality restaurants. We ate at Pelican (Italian) on our first night - wasn't too memorable and too expensive for the quality of food. skip it - there are many much better places around.
Service: none; there is no maid service; no mid-week cleaning or concierge; you are on your own.
Location: The condo is located on the east side of the island, somewhat remotely, but you could easily drive to many places: Christiansted - 15 min ; Buccaneer - 5 min; Casino - 15 min. In order to reach any restaurants, attractions, beaches, you must have a car (or use taxi).
Other: you should be prepared to know where to go in terms of attractions; which restaurants to eat in and make your own reservations; clean your room, make your bed, dry the beach towels, etc - as there is no concierge or maid service. If you are aware of what you are getting, you will have a great stay. We enjoyed ours! Happy traveling.
- Also Known As:
- Coakley Bay Condominiums Hotel
- Coakley Bay Condominiums Hotel Christiansted
- Coakley Bay Condominiums St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands