this resort is small and low key, but to me it seemed overpriced due to location even in low season! the rooms were basic for tropical location with a great view and constant ocean breeze. it was a good choice for travel with kids. the 'gated security' was a bit of a joke. decent reef with a resident turtle at 3rd buouy but tricky and limited access to snorkeling. cool iguanas and hammocks if they are up were awesome at night especially. the best part i thought was access to kayaks and snorkeling gear. Mimi at the beach shack was lovely and a great source of suggestions for activity etc. kayaking across to the little island is easy enough and snorkeling to the left of the tiny beach is easy. enjoyed access to shade in ticki huts. be sure to kayak towards Buck Island in to the wind in search of turtles and then drift back with the waves!! be aware that the hours are 9-5 but kayak loans end around 4. Deep End restaurant is separate though you can have a tab. Loretta is awesome and genuinely friendly. unfortunately some of the service staff are not so pleasant. my kids loved the smoothies ;}} there are nightly activities that locals come for, such as hermit crab races. the pool is nice and clean. did not get to try tennis but the courts look good. this was my first time to St Croix and would return to dive and prob stay elsewhere. Cathy at the office was great, friendly and helpful. we had a good time overall but too pricy for me!! our beds were great but the kitchenette was spotty---no bowls?? loved the patio and lack of bugs!! be sure to bring water shoes and depending on the scope of your visit rent a car with Judy of St croix-they meet you at airport with a basic island car. I would not recommend Seaborne Airlines-chaos. the highlight for us was Virgin Kayak bioluminescent pedal kayaking with Jil and Brian and the hike down to Isaac Bay at point Udal. however do NOT go to point udall at dark. Cheeseburgers restaurant around the corner was great too, as was Brenda there!! I thought W Indian Buffet night on Island Cay is not worth the money and hassle of having to pay to get there. I was not impressed with the food at all...and our experience with Big Beard sail and snorkel half day with Gabe and John was not sailing and only about an hour of snorkel with very little guidance or enthusiasm. they took our small group to the gorgeous beach for an hour plus first after picking others up on the way at Buccaneer.
- 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. 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; wedding/event coordinator, and of course a palm tree lined beach with shade huts and 154-slip marina for day/sunset sailing and fishing 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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- Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina St. Croix/Christiansted