As others have noted, this resort is nice but not 5-star. It is part of a complex owned by a couple of investors who lease space for the hotel, bar and restaurant, marina, and an upscale nearby restaurant. Although the bed was not the best for my back, the room had nice accommodations, including kitchenette with small refrigerator and stove. The window air conditioning unit was noisy. The patio looks over the water and is very pleasant (see pictures). Be aware that the only swimming access is near the little shack that supplies beach stuff. BTW, lots of beach stuff comes without charge for hotel guests. The people who staffed the shack were very helpful. They provided guidance about where to get into the water to avoid rocks and sea urchins. On the two days that we snorkeled there, the water was very murky, so the promised turtles and sea life were not to be viewed. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant swim.
The bar had friendly staff, and the food was surprisingly good at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's a taxi ride to Christiansted unless you rent a car. Overall, we found this to be a relaxing and friendly place.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands