Tamarind Reef Inn: "Out of the way, but very nice" St. Croix Hotel Tip by HailVibrainia

St. Croix Hotels: 21 reviews and 43 photos


The Tamarind Reef Inn is worth a stay, for business or pleasure. The rooms are great: huge, with tiled floors, and a view of the (rocky) beach. The AC works very well, maybe too well, but it has a remote. Gotta love a remote for the AC.

The room is so large, four adults can easily hang out. But the phone is across the room from the bed.

The front desk was VERY helpful (calling cabs, suggesting things).

The hotel restaurant had a limited menu. Since we were there over St. Patrick's Day, and they had a corned beef and cabbage special, I decided, why not. Um...never order grits north of Virginia. Never order scrapple south of Frederick, Maryland. And never order corned beef and cabbage in the Carribean. My fault. Another odd thing about the isalnds was they are so used to tourist ordering a rum-and-coke that they reach for the rum hen they heard the word 'coke.' My diet coke came with unordered rum - twice. Not a problem if you like rum and coke.

Don't expect great room service, and you won't be disappointed. This isn't that kind of place. But you can sit in a hammock, or go kayaking (free) or use the pool. You can hang out at the bar at night with a few locals.

I plan to go here again, with my fiance. Not a sandy beach, but all-in-all a really nice place. You need a car to get around, though.

The place is within a gated ommunity - unfortunately, a lot of petty crime on the island.

Unique Qualities: Pool, beach, free kayaking, bar

Price Comparison: about average
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 6, 2006
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