We just spent ten weeks at Gentle Winds, and the reviews I'm reading here all sound just about right. Many of the units are a little tired, but as long as there aren't structural or health problems (mold, etc), we think it's a great location to stay while on the island. What we want to review is the Beach Shack, where Don and Tes serve up drinks and food every day of the week from about 11:30 to 6 (will close earlier if the beach area is empty) during busy season. I think they open weekends only during the summer months. This feature adds SO much to the GW experience! Being able to grab an icy cold beer, or chat about just about anything (they're verrrry friendly!), or enjoy any one of a great number of lunch offerings, we think the Beach Shack is a gem. We heard some residents say they thought the prices were high. We wonder about that, because we had lunch at many different spots in the area (north shore) and elsewhere on the island, finding the Shack's prices to be right in line. Don will even act as concierge if you like, he knows about lots of the tours on the island, golf, and is ever willing to help you make or even make your plans for you......now THAT'S full service! Our advice is to stop by Gentle Winds for an afternoon at the lovely beach and a visit with Don......you'll have a great day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gentle Winds Condominiums consists of 66 individually owned two and three bedroom units located on 40 acres of beautifully landscaped property. All bedrooms have ensuite baths. Many of the units are rented directly by the homeowner on FlipKey or a similar vacation rental site and/or a real estate agent. Some units accept pets and have wheel chair access. There is a seasonal snack shack/bar. There is an excellent swimming beach as well as two tennis courts, half court basketball, jungle gym, shuffle board, salt water pool and a four hole golf course at no extra charge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gentle Winds Condominiums Hotel Christiansted
- Gentle Winds Condominiums St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands