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Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

What a lovely pool and close to beautiful diving. Our children and friends enjoyed several days at the pool and the food was amazing. Especially the fresh tuna with seaweed salat. I would travel from Denmark again for this tuna😄

My family and I enjoyed our stay for a week while in St. Croix. The rooms are spacious and include a fridge and very large safe. The bathrooms are on the smallish side with a small shower but it did the trick and we made it work. This is not a 5 star resort so if that is what you want you should look at the Buccaneer or other upscale resorts. It is a very quiet place in the east end of the island and is very close (15 minutes) to Christensted. You have included with your stay the use of paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkel gear. You must snorkel the reef at the hotel. You might get lucky as I did and swim with a turtle. The aquatic life is abundant and you can snorkel as far as you want. The beach is not a swim beach but all of the resorts allow for people to use the beach if you want to. Cheney Bay is close by and the beach is very nice. There are a number of palapas that allow plenty of shade as you lay on the beach. The breeze is plentiful and the view of a small island as well as buck island is beautiful. Watch out for the iguanas. They are plentiful and some of them are quite large. I was startled a few times by them as I had almost walked right into them. There are laundry facilities at the marina and they are actually quit nice. The whole marina is quite nice but is private. If using the laundry make sure you stop at the front desk to get your tokens for the washing machine. The dryer takes quarters. The room was clean and we had fresh towels daily. If you need new ones just ask the staff. They are very accommodating. the A/C worked like a champ an on a few days we actually had to turn it down because it got so cold. The wi-fi actually worked and was fast. I have stayed at many places where the wi-fi was so slow I could have sent my messages by snail mail quicker. The beds were comfortable and my family and I didn't have any issues sleeping after long days enjoying the island life. If you rent a car, don't forget to stop by the K-Mart on your way from the airport to pick up bottled water. You can pack the refrigerator full. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious and clean and the shower was welcome after a day in the ocean. The island is small enough that renting a car allows for access to almost anywhere in a small amount of time. The east end was very laid back and quiet. We visited the Divi resort and man that place stunk so bad that I couldn't wait to get out of there. The Tamarind Reef Resort made our stay one to remember and I wouldn't have any issues with coming back in the future.

My Girlfriend and I stayed here for a week in July for her birthday, and we were both amazed with the view this hotel had. Right on the water with views of the reef and the swimming beach. The room was very spacious and had a well working air conditioning. The bathroom had a shower stall with glass door, which is nice when you travel as a couple ;). The king bed was comfy, but the comforter could be updated since its very coarse. We had a 2nd floor room with a balcony, but the balconies are only separated by a sail cloth, and you can walk around it to the next door room (we had a little visitor from the child next door). The Deep End Bar and Grill is located on the side of the resort, which had great drinks and good food, and DISCO BINGO on Thursday nights. Over 200 people were there and was a very fun time. Included in the stay is unlimited usage of snorkel gear, kayaks, paddleboards, and other water activities. About 10 cabanas on the beach, and 3 hammocks (which was comfortable during our late afternoon nap). Overall, a great stay, and Ruth and Cathy at the front desk are very helpful.

We stayed elsewhere on the island but came to the resort several times to visit a friend and enjoy the atmosphere. Driving in, you pass by manicured grounds (populated with iguanas!) and definitely have a sense of 'arriving' somewhere special. On our first visit, we stopped to have a drink at the Deep End, a casual outdoor bar surrounded by canopied seating areas and a pool, which open out to a fantastic backdrop view of the ocean. We rented snorkels and puttered around the area immediately beyond the rocks of the resort, and saw so much beautiful coral and different types of fish! On our second visit we took a boat ride out to Buck island and spent over two hours snorkeling around the eastern side of the island and relaxing in the soft sand of the other side. Paid a visit to the Galleon and enjoyed a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the marina, where we sat and watched several boats come in and out with style and masterful grace. Met some nice folks, had lovely conversations, and was overall very pleased by the setting which emanates luxury but maintains a non-snobby Caribbean attitude! Beautiful place, hope to go back someday.

We stayed at Tamarind Reef for 7 days/8 nights. This is an affordable way to stay on St. Croix and get decent amenities (beach, pool, spa, restaurant). The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. We came to St. Croix originally hoping to get the USVI $300 credit for the transfer centennial. However, we did not get it since I didn't book through the USVI website (didn't know this was required). As a kind gesture, they gave us a coupon book upon check in. We found that it had expired 2 years ago which made it awkward at businesses (we ended up not using it). Please note, that they are currently doing construction on a part of the hotel. We stayed in the C building which was good because it's the closest to the pool, beach, and one of the restaurants. However, it also made for noisy early evenings and mornings. Things got pretty quiet by 9 or 10 pm, but in the morning deliveries would happened by 7 or 8 am. The pool area is pretty nice and over looks the ocean, which was beautiful. The beach area is pretty good for lounging, but you cannot swim in the ocean due to Reef, rocks, and turtle grass. It was nice having free water sports available to hotel guests. Snorkeling around the hotel is ok (go to Buck Island for better opportunity). The Deep End Bar and Grill is pretty over priced for ok food. It is nice having the option to grab something quick if needed. We did not try the other restaurant during our stay. The hotel is 12 miles (30 minutes) from the airport. Renting a car here is a must as a good portion of sightseeing can be done in Fredricksted (opposite side of the island). The beaches are much better on that side as well (but you often have to pay for beach chairs and umbrellas, if you don't have your own -- beach access is free). Lastly, be advised that cell service is spotty around the island and the wifi at Tamarind is really only useable in your room. Service at the pool or restaurant is so slow, it's pretty much unusable.

On arrival the hotel room was great. Our stay was for 10 days. The first night was good, spent all day flying/traveling, so probably would not have known if we got robbed in the night;) The second night, there was a couple in the adjacent room, and they were having a conversation on the balcony. This would normally not be unusual, but in this hotel, there is merely a cloth type divider, so they might as well have been having a conversation in our room. This is a problem if you are trying to sleep. We could have shut the sliding door, but then there would be no ocean sound, and no ocean breeze...this was a huge part of our trip. So the next day, I asked for a different room. As they were not busy, this wasn't a big deal, so they moved us downstairs...sorry we moved ourselves. The surroundings are beautiful, but you really cannot go anywhere without a car. This brings me to the restaurant at the hotel "The New Deep End Grill." Geez, I think we paid $70 for lunch on our second day, so I was determined to not eat there again for mediocre food (fish tacos, veggie burger). We didn't have our room cleaned until the 3rd day because we arrived late the first night, and my daughter slept in the second, so they didn't have a chance until then. All of a sudden, we got bitten to pieces the 3rd night by mosquitos!!! We were up half the night:( . The same for the 4th night, by the 5th day, I figured it out, the "fricken" maids leave the doors open while the clean!!???!! Sometimes they leave the guest room doors open while they are off somewhere else. This explains the mosquitos. I asked if they could bring their carts into the rooms while they cleaned, or at least close the doors if they have to go in and out. The front desk said this was impossible. So I had no choice and asked to not have our room cleaned, so we could sleep without getting ravaged by mosquitos. This was ok for about 3 nights, then the sand started building up in the rooms and once again I had to deal with the maids and the front desk. We had our room cleaned, and got bitten all night once more;( Another day, around 10 am, we were planning our day when a huge cockroach ran right past us on the wall...not a good thing around a teenage girl... So once again, I went to the front desk and asked for help. I was given a can of mosquito repellent:( . Oh yes, this is a good one: The last night, our tenth night, we were sleeping and around midnight, a man knocks on the screen door with a flashlight waking us up. I shot up out of bed and said what do you want. He never showed his face and said we had to lock our sliding glass door for our safety. What??! We are there for the ocean...not for any other reason...certainly not for the customer service. I thought we were getting mugged, how ridiculous. Could he not go to the front door and knock, for that matter, where to they get off waking up guests at midnight to let them know they were not safe...I think we were not safe from this staff!!

I have now stayed here multiple times and this is my favorite low key resort on St Croix. Staff are friendly, rooms are good sized and clean. Location is good, a bit out of town with good views. WIFI is free. The restaurant is also really good, inexpensive decent food with cheap drinks. I will warn you the beach itself is not great. Due to the reef right there, it is limited access into the water. From a pure beach perspective it's limiting if you're just swiming. Snorkleing though is really good since the reef is right there.

Just checked out today. Really nice standard King room. Bathroom is a little small, but room and patio very spacious. Beach is very nice. Swimming are limited entry. Would be a great place to learn to snorkel. Only complaint was no bug spray in the room and the porch was infested with ants. I certainly go back again

Recently, my husband and I had our dream wedding on St. Croix. We stayed at Tamarind Reef Resort and have nothing but great things to say about their accommodations, amenities, and wonderful staff. Cathy is one of the assistant managers, and she helped us plan our wedding from beginning to end. She gave guidance on getting our marriage license and helped us find the perfect location to get married on the beach. With the ocean, Green Cay, and Buck Island as a backdrop for our nuptials, I must say it was quite beautiful. Cathy arranged the officiant, florist, photographer, hair stylist, and she was even one of our witnesses. It was a magical week and we couldn't have done it without Cathy's help. As another perk, she upgraded us to the oceanfront honeymoon suite....which was awesome! We loved having a room where we could hear the ocean, feel the tropical breeze, and see the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean. We loved it! Thank you, Tamarind Reef, for your wonderful hospitality. We'll be back again soon!

Nothing pretentious here. Large, comfortable rooms on the ocean. This is not a "resort" hotel with room service, beach service, etc. Nice place on the ocean with a great open air restaurant/bar, and good beach. We felt more in touch with the island and culture in this place verses a larger, more luxurious hotel.

5001 Tamarind Reef Christiansted St. Croix

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina is located within a few miles (5 km) of Southgate Coastal Reserve and Chenay Bay Beach. This 40-room, 3.5-star resort has a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. It's on the waterfront and also near Fort Christiansvaern and Buccaneer Golf Course.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Deep End Restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; The Galleon offers relaxing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina's 40 recently renovated rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include ceiling fans, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina features a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this beach resort include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and outdoor tennis courts.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 223 reviews