One of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, Saint Croix has a large number of accommodation options for visitors to pick from, including several enticing resorts.
Home to gorgeous beaches, together with world-class recreational activities, fine dining, casinos and pristine golf courses, Saint Crois attracts huge numbers of visitors every year. What’s more, the laid-back tropical island also has buzzing art and music scenes and plays host to a busy programme of annual festivals and cultural events. The island’s nexus is Christiansted, perched on its northern shore and featuring 18th-century red-roofed buildings and quaint stone streets. Another hotspot is Frederiksted, its twin city to the west, which boasts a fort that once protected the island from pirates and rival nations. Both in Christiansted, Frederiksted and across the island are a wide choice of places to stay, among which are a handful of popular resorts. We’ve compared seven of them below.
Tamarind Reef Resort Spa & Marina, Colony Cove Beach Resort
Located in North Star on the island’s northern coast, this upscale resort features a number of enticing amenities including a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, bar, garden and private beach area. Guest rooms come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with a shower, and a patio. Buffet and American breakfast options are available daily. Nearby are several popular hiking routes and the area is also a magnet for ocean diving enthusiasts, featuring some of the island’s most dramatic wall dives. From $258 per night.
Club St. Croix Beach and Tennis Resort
Situated just west of Christiansted, directly opposite an idyllic palm-studded beach, this 3-star resort features a variety of studios and one or two-bedroom condominium units, each with a private balcony and free parking. All units are air conditioned and feature tiled floors, living and dining areas, and full kitchens. On-site facilities include a restaurant, a tennis court, a pickle ball court, and an Olympic size pool and hot tub. The bars, restaurants, shops, and historic churches of Christiansted are a 5-minute drive away. From $218 per night.
Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort
Also positioned close to Christiansted, this lavish family-owned 4-star resort boasts a rich history and a charming country club atmosphere imbues its 340 tropical acres. Three private beaches, three restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, two swimming pools, and a watersports centre help make this one of the most impressive resorts on the island. A variety of accommodations are available, all with either a balcony or patio, along with a mini-refrigerator and other useful amenities. Daily breakfast is included, as well as a welcome drink and access to activities including snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding and live entertainment. From $555 per night.
Colony Cove Beach Resort
West of Christiansted, this pretty gated community of 2 bedroom condominium units is just steps away from a sandy beach. Each unit has a private terrace, a full kitchen, and its own parking space, and adjacent to the resort is a restaurant. Guests can relax by an outdoor pool or go snorkelling nearby, as well as participate in a range of other watersports acitivites. Historic Christiansted, with its wide array of bars and restaurants, churches, shopping, casino and more, is within easy reach. From $306 per night.
Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino
Boasting an eye-catching Caribbean-chic design, this is the only all-inclusive resort on our list. Reserved for adults only (18+), it’s set on the tranquil East End of St. Croix and features a wide selection of dining options, together with three bars, two freshwater pools (including a main pool directly on the beach), and a busy programme of fun recreational activities including non-motorised water sports, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, a fitness centre, daily activities, and an on-site casino. Guest rooms come with private balconies with spectacular ocean views and private bathrooms. For those with their own transport, there’s free on-site parking. From $482 per night.
Carambola Beach Resort
Finally, this 4-star resort can be found in North Star, close to the island’s most famous diving spots. It offers guests a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar, as well as a tranquil garden, a private beach area and a terrace. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower, and some rooms also have their own kitchenette. Each morning, buffet and American breakfasts are served in the dining room. As well as world class diving opportunities, there are also some excellent hiking trails nearby. From $263 per night.