USVI - Accommodations

USVI | STAY AWHILE

Joanne Curcio-Quiñones

Whether you have the good fortune of spending your vacation exploring a coral reef, experiencing breathtaking beaches or indulging in fabulous fare, at the end of the day, where you hang your hat can make all the difference in the world.It’s not only St. Croix’s sheer natural beauty that gives it a tropical ambience that’s somewhere between a fairy tale and a fantasy; it’s also its fabulous accommodations that make it an idyllic Caribbean escape.

Places to stay range from a luxurious resort on the grounds of an 18th-century sugar plantation to a tiny bed-and-breakfast where sugar birds perch on your breakfast table — and just about everything in between. St. Croix hotels, resorts, villas, condos and guesthouses never disappoint.

Large resort hotels offer a full range of amenities, including golf, tennis, spas and an array of fine-dining and casual restaurants. One of the most popular resorts on the island, Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort & Casino, is known for housing the only casino on the U.S. Virgin Islands. The 10,000-square-foot gaming center features exciting table games, slot machines and nightly live entertainment. This exquisite all-inclusive resort also provides a wide array of activities for the whole family, including snorkeling, scuba diving, mini-golf and guided horse tours.

The Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa is a delightful place to embrace the island way of life. Here you can hike the nearby mountain, explore the private beach or simply lie back and soak in the sun. The building itself embodies the style of St. Croix, with red roofs that reflect St. Croix’s Danish heritage and other various features inspired by British, Spanish, Creole and French cultures.

Located 10 minutes from historic Christiansted, Tamarind Reef Resort is a boutique hotel that boasts a serene ambience, its location and amenities offer guests the opportunity to embrace the many exciting sporting activities St. Croix has to offer. The vast property includes 38 beachfront rooms, two restaurants, a seaside pool, a 154-slip marina and an adjacent 100-acre coastal sanctuary.

Other boutique hotels in the two towns and scattered throughout the island are loaded with personality and creature comforts. Those who opt for a midsize or small oceanfront property will enjoy great amenities and a beautiful setting.Most often fine restaurants are featured on-site, too.

And if you want to spend an extended amount of time on St. Croix’s exquisite shores, you’ll find an excellent selection of short-term rental properties, including beachside cottages, stylish condos and rambling residences with pools. All offer rare glimpses into what life would be like if you made this Caribbean paradise your home.

The Buccaneer Christiansted family-run for generations, St. Croix’s Buccaneer is the Caribbean and Virgin Islands’ longest-running resort. Both historic and modern, the resort blends Old World charm with warm hospitality and the amenities expected by today’s traveler. More than a hotel, The Buccaneer is a premier destination resort for golf, tennis, watersports, weddings, honeymoons and family vacations.

Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa Estate Davis Bay, Kingshill Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa is easily described as the best-kept secret on the U.S. Virgin Islands.Located on the unspoiled, pristine northern coastline, Carambola is a lush haven of lodge-style suites that offer relaxation with dramatic mountain and sea views. Dine and enjoy tropical drinks, rejuvenate with a massage on the beach, learn to scuba dive or enjoy 18 holes of golf on the Robert Trent Jones–designed Carambola Golf Course.

Tamarind Reef Resort Spa & Marina is three miles east of Christiansted . This quiet oasis on the beach is tranquility in paradise.Guests swim, snorkel, kayak, play tennis, enjoy massages, relax in hammocks and conduct business via Wi-Fi. All 38 rooms are beachfront with private patio/balcony and spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Includes casual- and marina with sailing, motor, fishing and diving charters. Perfect for couples, families, business travelers and weddings.

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