If you’re looking for a stay that smells like a bath of chlorine and sunscreen, then this is not the accommodation for you. Northside Valley provided the rustic, nature-immersed lodging that we could hope for. The whole point of the place is escape into nature and to fall in love with the off-the-beaten-path atmosphere. The villas themselves are expansive, with plenty of bedroom space and kitchen amenities. It’s near my favorite beach on the island, Rainbow Beach, not to mention the picturesque Butler Bay. And if you’re looking for that secluded spot to watch the sunset, Monk’s Bath is LITERALLY ACROSS THE ROAD.
And to address a common concern I’ve noticed in reviews: Insects. The villa we stayed in had a minor problem with millipedes occasionally slipping through the doorways. As for the cockroaches, they’re really an island-wide issue. Our stay in a condo just north of urban Christiansted was vulnerable to roaches as well. I want to emphasize that even though we spotted a grand total of three DEAD roaches, we were never bothered by any live ones.
The bottom line is Northside Valley is wonderful stay if you’re looking for secluded, rustic accommodation close to the beach. After nearly a week of the rowdy Christiansted, it was wonderful to relax in the peace and quiet of the rain forest.
- 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