As you read from other reviews, this place is a bit north of Frederiksted on what can most charitably be described as a character-building drive dodging major potholes. If you can get past that (literally and figuratively), and are looking for a low-key place where you can relax, this place is heaven.
We stayed in Leah's Leap --spacious, clean and bright (although never hot). Perfect for families -- full kitchen, lots of space to stretch out, with geckos to find and a few cats to chase. Sip some rum on the terrace at sunset, gaze up at the star-filled sky and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the jungle and a cool breeze from the ocean. Ginger even gave my kids a tour of the property and showed them how to pick papayas. It's a short walk from tidal pools and great snorkeling (although not an easy walk if your kids are small). I recommend renting a sturdy car, bringing a flashlight and bug spray and arriving before dark the first time you go there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Northside Valley's eight villas enthrall the senses with lush landscaping, birdsong, and ocean views. Stargaze or relax on your villa’s deck and enjoy the tropical breezes. High ceilings, wide windows, and native trees cool our guests as well as draw attention to the villa's island setting. The crystal-clear, blue water at Northside Valley's beach entices the avid snorkeler with sightings of turtles, colorful seafans, and the big-eyed squirrel fish. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Northside Valley Hotel Frederiksted
- Northside Valley St. Croix/Frederiksted