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“MUST DO CRAB RACES WITH KIDS” 5 of 5 stars
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Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence
St. John
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38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“MUST DO CRAB RACES WITH KIDS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We did not stay here but we came to visit twice, once for the crab races, dinner and drinks, the next to snorkel, swim at the pool and get drinks.. Both times enjoyable.. Dont know how the rooms are but the grounds are great for kids... Nice beach area, although rocky at most points, but the little ones enjoyed there time, while mom and dad had drinks while watching the little ones. The bathrooms were clean, and the restaurant was good, bar food, sandwiches, etc. I felt safe here, and did not experience any of the elements that STX sometimes has to offer..

Room Tip: Crab races with the kids, nice pool for the kids, great bar atmosphere with decent food...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, MD
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had a delightful stay at Tamarind Reef. We were on 2nd level, beautiful view of the water from balcony and at night lulled to sleep by the waves. Room was big, very clean, bathroom small. A small refrigerator provided but no microwave. The units on 1st floor had them. Outdoor restaurant on site, a great place to chill, food decent and reasonable prices. A great beach to snorkel but not to walk, kayaks provided free along with snorkel gear. Several tiki huts provided with chairs on beach. Close to Christiansted (drive time 10 min.) for dining and shopping. Good wifi. Grounds nicely maintained.

Room Tip: I would choose bottom floor next time. Still private and view fine with added bonus of kitchen.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Borup, Denmark
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

this was a very nice little hotel apprx. 4 km outside Christiansted, St. Croix. The room was big with 2 big beds. We stayed a first floor and had an amazing view over the sea. There are both a nice pool and a friendly small beach from where you could snorkle. Snorkling gear and banana canues were free off charges when you stayed at the hotel. Breakfast was not plenty but well served by very friendly staff. Dinner was very good. At the restaurant free mosquito spray was offered and I needed it :-) All in all a nice hotel but a little worn down. There were no public busses to town nor hotel shuttlebus, so we spend much money to go by taxi. I recommend this hotel mostly for relaxing. Joane, Roskilde, Denmark

Room Tip: there were less mosquitos on the balcony to rooms on first floor
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JoaneB-Borup
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København, Danmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were 2 families of 2 adults and 2 children each. All people working at the hotel both in reception, housekeeping and gardens are SO nice. Very helpful and very friendly. The rooms are comfortable and clean. All rooms have a great view of the ocean and Buck Island. There is a kitchenette in all rooms with refrigirator and stove to cook your own meals. The bar/restaurant "Deep End" is right by the pool and everyone is very friendly there. People come here both from the hotel, the marina and town to eat. The crab races at the bar on tuesday nights (I think its tuesdays) is a big attraction for kids and families traveling to the island on a regular basis. The foos prices are a bit high and most of the time you have to wait a while for service and food. The kids can run around the pool and there is no traffic apart from a small parking area behind the bar. All in all it was one of the best vacation spots we have ever been to. And we have been to a lot!

Room Tip: Without kids I would go for a room on the top floor for a better view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Åbyhøj, Arhus, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We had a fantastic 2 weeks stay at Tamarind, and we enjoyed each moment - the cozy breakfasts around Beth at the bar - the beach with its cute iguanas, and the Sun Fun Hut and its friendly staff who always had time to explain about the wildlife and the ocean. We went on nice trips in their ocean kayaks, when we did not simply enjoy the sun and watch the pelicans and frigate birds. The rooms was more like a flat, with a small kitchen, but we never cooked - the Deep End restaurant had a fine kitchen with good prices and a very lay-back and informal atmosphere. The resort is located, as the name indicates, on a reef between the ocean and a laguna, with a fine marina as next door neighbor, but even thought the area is so peaceful and relaxed, it is close to Christiansted and not very far from shopping.

Room Tip: All rooms have ocean view, the choice is between ground floor with terrace and first floor with balc...
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Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

wow. beutifully manicured property adjacent to the gorgeous caribbean sea. simply charming. amazing bar/pool area, superb snorkeling, amazing ocean front rooms and super friendly staff make this property a true gem. no hustle and bustle, as this place is the true deffinition of chill.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Malcolm Y
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We enjoyd this resort throughly, and it was an excellent value.

The room (king size bed) had an average stand-up shower, but a big spacious room with a balcony overlooking the beach. The bed was pretty good, and the room was averagely furnished. There was wifi, a safe, a TV with basic cable, and a mini-fridge. By main land USA standards, a great three-star hotel.

Their service at the front desk was great and they were extremely helpful. We only ate breakfast at the restaurant, and the woman running the restaurant in the morning was extremely nice and very, very helpful.

The beach was great for snorkeling, and they let you use their gear for free (The Buccaneer uses their beach for snorkeling, no lie.)

As for the honeymoon package, I would totally recommend it: free t-shirt, free drinks (2), a Buck Island snorkeling and nature tour (awesome, awesome, AWESOME!), and a bottle of champagne.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina
Address: 5001 Tamarind Reef | Off Route 82 (East End Road) at Green Cay Marina, Christiansted 00820-4582, 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 Romantic Hotel in Christiansted
#4 Family Hotel in Christiansted
#4 On the Beach 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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