As a couple who loves traveling to tropical islands we picked Villa Margarita over boutique hotels we typically lean towards because of the rave reviews and we are so glad we made that decision! Villa Margarita lived up to every expectation we had after reading all of the excellent reviews! Adele and John are wonderful hosts and the bottle of Cruzan cocount rum in our room upon arrival in addition to our "arrival cocktails" prepared by Adele were welcoming, refreshing and a perfect way to start our vacation! We stayed in the one-bedroom suite and immediately loved it! There are lovely views of the ocean in every room (even the bathroom!) within the suite. The suite was very clean and comfortable. Between the bed being soft and plush and the sound of the ocean waves, we slept like babies each night. (I must say though that the next time we stay on island, we'll be taking up in the studio. It's on the main floor and offers direct access to the pool, shares the patio in the back of the house and has a larger patio table to eat on. (Not a huge deal, but we loved the cozy feel of the studio after peeking in it since it was vacant during our stay.)
The weather was picture perfect. We certainly were very lucky as the day we arrived was the first day it didn't rain in 3 weeks! We had perfect weather every day of our vacation.
Our favorite places to eat were Rowdy Joe's, Eat @ Cane Bay (we ate at both of these places 3 times each), Duggans Reef and Bluewater Terrace. Amazing food and drinks at each location! Turtles Deli in Fredericksted was yummy as well! The Tropical sandwich was HUGE...my husband and I shared it!
A few highlights of our trip were diving with Anchor Dive Center (located 3 minutes away from the Villa), Carambola Spa (located about 15 minutes west of the Villa), snorkeling, hiking Point Udall to get down to Jack and Isacc's Bay for the most pristine beaches and breathtaking views anywhere on island! But we definitely can't leave out paddleboarding! That was my most favorite water activity! We went out with Bill at Paddlesurf St. Croix who immediately made us feel at ease as he patiently gave us a lesson on paddleboarding before my husband and I jumped on and took off! So much fun, I can't stress it enough! I wish that we hadn't waited until the last full day of our trip to do that because we would have gone out a couple more times. Definitely a must do next time we're on island.
I B Designs downtown Christiansted is a must for jewelry lovers! Beautiful pieces and a friendly staff that explain the meaning of each piece to you!
We loved our stay here on St. Croix. So much to see and do for an active couple like us! However, beaching it or hanging by the pool with fruity rum drinks suited us too. There is something for everyone here! We can't wait to come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate Oceanfront retreat that caters to couples and adults, with a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Give yourself a few days at beautiful Villa Margarita and your body and soul will be soothed, restored and rejuvenated. Our villa is located next to Salt River Bay National Park where, in 1493, the fleet of Christopher Columbus anchored to get fresh water from shore. Salt River Marina and restaurant are within walking distance and offers casual dining, as well daily kayak tours and scuba diving along the unique Salt River Wall. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Margarita Hotel Christiansted
- Villa Margarita St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands