Spent two wonderful weeks in March on Saint Croix and at Sand Castle on the Beach. We have been coming there for 10 years now and it keeps drawing us back. We live in California and the trip getting there is a long day, but so worth it once there.
The hotel rooms are comfortable and clean. The housekeeping staff are friendly and personable and willing to provide suggestions on hidden gem places to see on the island. We even learned of a few new places to see on this trip. All the staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful - just ask anyone and they will do their best to resolve any issues or to give suggestions on places to see.
Sunsets from the hotel (western shore) are amazing. We saw some great sunsets in March - even the Green Flash once. While the Caribbean water is cooler than during the June-Oct time frame, it was still pleasant for swimming. A great way to spend some time is snorkeling and finding sea glass in different colors.
Although there are many other places to stay on St. Croix, we will always come back to Sand Castle on the Beach. It is comfortable, fits our needs and just a great place to relax.
While there, several cruise ships came into port. Although the beach and restaurant were busier than on days when no ship is in port, it was never over crowded or bothersome. And it is fun to go see the stalls set up for the cruise ships along the street by the pier. Some great locally made crafts and wares.
Restaurants - lots of great places to eat on the island. We love the Beachside Cafe at the Sand Castle. The burgers are wonderful - better than we've had most places in the world. We've never had a bad meal at the Beachside Cafe. Great variety of dishes on the menu. The night before we were leaving we had the Thai Noodle Bowl - HUGE portions and VERY good - be ready to take leftovers back to your room for a late nite/early morning snack or next days lunch!
Other places we love to eat at and managed to get to at least once on this trip in Frederiksted are Turtles Deli (great sandwiches), Blue Moon, Napoleons Pizza. In Christiansted - Rum Runners has a terrific lobster quesadilla. We did not get to Roses Dream Cuisine this trip but have heard really good recommendations and is on our list for our next trip.