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Colony Cove Beach Resort
Socorro, New Mexico
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11 reviews
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“Condo "yes" reef, "no"”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our accommodations at Colony Cove were very satisfactory. We rented directly from an owner. It was clean, comfortable and the people were"just right" attentive.

The problem lies with the "tire reef" out front which, to experienced and devoted snorkelers, was very disappointing. This was true of the water quality in this area which does experience waste spills. Some on the island minimize this, others do not.

The diving in the area is good, not world class. But that is what has happened in the Caribbean in general.

The traffic on the island is significant. Bicycling is not a real option except in some areas of the far Northwest end.

Catharine

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Dundee, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Love the Colony Cove - a true resort at the right price. Stayed there with my family including older teens and had best time. The condo is more than adequate and the location is so perfect to the town and all the fun places.

The pool and facilities were the highlight of the trip and where we spent a good part of our time. The people at the facility were extremely helpful in helping arrainge boating, jet skiing, snorkling, kayaking and all the fun stuff we love to do.

Yes we are coming back!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2012

My now husband and I just stayed 2 glorious weeks in unit A-102. We were married in the beautiful gardens and had an amazing time. The condo itself was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed or wanted. Whitney Youngen who managed the condo was amazing to deal with, very responsive and so helpful. The unit was a great find and we can't wait to go back :) Thank you Whitney for letting us be married there and providing an amazing place to stay!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I give colony cove a 5 star rating newly renovated, beautiful turquoise ocean view and a fantastic pool area. Clean rooms and very friendly staff. I would recommend this to my friends and family, this is my second stay and we enjoy colony cove. Very close to market and town
Rhonda Curtiss

  • Stayed October 2012
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Destin, FL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We spent a week this summer at this resort, right on the beach. The complex has been renovated and painted and seems to be in top shape. There is a nice pool, a lovely tropical garden and of course a beach. The staff was very helpful, especially Liz in the office. We loved walking on the beach and snorkeling around a manmade reef in the bay. The bay is protected by a coral reef so the waves are small and it is very easy to snorkel. We saw rays in the sand and lots of colorful fish. The location of the complex is very good... just 5 minutes to Christiasted. There were 2 grocery stores on the main street so we could easily cook in the condo. We had a wonderful dinner at Breezes which is just up the beach. We stayed in 102D which is right on the beach. It is a clean, well equiped condo and the view of the beach and water is spectacular. The condo looks like it has been completely renovated with new bathrooms, kitchen, furniture and applicances We loved having breakfast outside on the lanai, just a few feet from the waters edge. Although it is right on the beach it seems very quiet and private. Many days we had the beach to ourselves. A word to the wise, the only building that is oceanfront is the D building. The other buildings have a view of the garden and the pool but do not look directly out on the beach and water. We were very happy with the unit and Colony Cove for a value priced beach vacation on St. Croix. We will be doing it again and staying in the same unit.

Room Tip: The D building is right on the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

I've returned to Colony Cove year after year, and have now started to return to the same unit as well. A303 is a great unit to rent, it is fully air conditioned thru out, unlike a majority of the units at CC.
It had an additional air conditioning unit in the Living Rm/Dining Rm/Kitchen area.
Make relaxing after a day in the sun with the humidity very bearable. Opening the sliding doors and letting the ocean breeze in is also an option; I like the variety of both, but enjoy the fact that I can just veg out with the air conditioning on without having to "retreat" to a bedroom to get cooled off like you would in most other units. Out of 60 units at CC I believe only 4 are completely air conditioned. Not sure how many of those 4 are occupied year round and if they are rentable for vacationers like myself.
The owners of!A303 have continually upgraded/improved upon it year after year. Bedrooms have nice bedding on them, unit as whole has nice decor feels like home away from home as soon as you walk in the door.
Each unit at CC are individual owned by private owners and rented out either thru a management firm (Antilles), or rented by the owners (short & long term) or thru the owners appointed management firms.
I have never stayed here and not had a peaceful quiet stay , which is what I come to St Croix for. I have never encounter rowdy, loud partying people.
CC provides free Wifi, which is very convenient
The staff at CC are pleasant, enjoyable, and listen to issues as they come up.
The one thing I do not like is how they label Colony Cove as a Beach Resort.
Beach area is not condusive to swimming, lots of sea grass, etc. it is however an area to relax and veg our in on a lounge chair.
To call this a Beach Resort is a bit much. It is not amenity loaded (if that's what you are looking for. No elevators, which is fine with me. If you come after the main office is closed, you get your key from the security guard. That person is not connected with office and has no authority to really resolve major issues. Best to wait til the AM and have it addressed then. buildings are 3 levels, great view of the Caribbean Sea from A303. I can see Buck Island on clear days. CC is close to the sea plane port which is great if you want to island hop; weekend flight are cheaper, book early in the week.
Buildings are being painted a new paint scheme; mucho improvement from the old paint from before.
I continue to come here for its quiet peacefulness of it. I leave refreshed and invigorated.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Our family of four, two adults and two teens, stayed a week in Unit 101A, managed by Whitney Youngen. The two-bedroom, two-bath first-floor condo was exactly what we wanted and needed.The condo is nicely furnished and has all the amenities of being at home. There are a plethora of linens for bed, bath and beach, and Whitney provides pool and ocean floaties, as well as portable coolers to take to the beach. Air conditioning is provided in both bedrooms, while the living area is cooled by the sea breezes. Some of the best amenities of the condo are the clothes washer and dryer, which meant we only had to pack three of everything, plus a swimsuit in a carry-on bag. Whitney even provides toiletries, often full-size, and lots of travel-size, hair dryers and skin-care products, especially for sunburns. She makes packing for your vacation a breeze.

The condo is clean, comfortably furnished with plenty of seating, cable TV in living area and one bedroom, full-size fridge/freezer, full stove/oven and dishwasher. The furnished lanai is HUGE and runs the length of the condo unit. It includes two tables, six chairs, two lounge chairs and even a wooden towel rack to hang wet beach towels and swimsuits. The complex was so peacefully quiet during our stay. The complex pool was clean and refreshing and included plenty of shaded seating.

The beach directly in front of the complex is what I call "totally natural," which means the sea floor is grassy, and a lot of sea grass washes ashore. If you are used to clean and professionally maintained beaches at all-inclusive resorts, you will be disappointed. However, our kids marveled at the natural beauty. The sea floor stretches out pretty far before getting deep. If you're looking for clear blue sea waters to snorkel, you'll have to go pretty far out to reach an artificial reef. However, there are numerous beaches around the island that provide that "picture-perfect" beach and clear water that most people envision.

The unit's owner gives renters an option to rent her personal SUV, which we did. Having a car on St. Croix is a must if you want to see all that the island has to offer. We drove all over the island (driving on the left side) and saw so many historic sites and the island's natural beauty, such as the west end's rainforest.

All in all, staying at Colony Cove is just what we needed for our family. We have no complaints whatsoever about the accommodations or our host. But here are some tips: The area surrounding Colony Cove is a little sketchy -- don't wander up to any stores at night. Pueblo is the cheapest grocery store, but island living is expensive ($6 for a gallon of milk). Buck Island is a must-do activity. The largest oil refinery in the western hemisphere was shut down on St. Croix, and thousands of people were laid off, so poverty is up. Tip extra when appropriate. But most of all, relax and enjoy!

Our thanks to Whitney!

Room Tip: A lot of Colony Cove units are for sale, so rental rates are amazingly reasonable.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Colony Cove Beach Resort
Address: 3221 Golden Rock, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Christiansted
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Christiansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colony Cove Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Condominium Resort situated beachfront, 2 miles from Christiansted & 29 from airport. ... more   less 
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