Splendid St. Croix
August 2012.Our family with two young adults, 21 and 19, have just had two wonderful weeks in St. Croix. We didn't quite know what to expect but found the island quite charming. With its lush tropical forest on one end to the hilly almost mountainous area on the other. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to discover. Check out the beaches in the resort areas. They are generally free of charge but some do ask for a small fee, $4 to $5. The public beaches are very nice also. The west end of the island, Fredericksted, has some very nice beaches with calm seas for swimming. The local people, Cruzians, are very friendly and were always there with a good morning, afternoon or evening greeting. Rustico is a wonderful gift store that should definitely be visited. Plenty of local caribbean gifts and souvinirs. Time to shop! You must try the local restaurants. Villa Morrales is well worth the visit.The hospitallity received from the staff is exceptional along with great food, local caribbean and very reasonable prices. Try the goat stew! The restaurant is at the west end of the island just before Fredericksted. Now the condo. Firstly, the description on the web site is spot on. Its very spacious and comfortable. We didn't need a thing. It is very well equipped and truly is a home away from home. The grounds are well kept and the pool is huge. Beware of the St. Croix crocodiles, Iguanas. Just kidding. They like to sunbath with you at the pool. Don't worry they are harmless. Fun to see though.Things to do. There are too many to list but we did the caribbean night at the Palms, next to the condo. You must do this. The buffet is great and the entertainment with the Moko Jumbies was fantastic! Treat yourself to a nice dinner at the Buccaneer. A little costly but the food, view and service is excellent. Take a kayak trip on the Salt River as we did. The guided trip was very informative and the sights are stunning! Also, a trip to Buck Island is a must. We went on the half day snorkle trip with Caribbean Sea Adventures. A great crew and captain will take care of you and even give the novices a lesson in how to snorkle. St. George Village botanical gardens along with the Whim plantation are also must sees. A look into the past of early island living. We hope to return to St. Croix very soon. We sure do miss the johnny cakes! P.S. The condo manager, Tom, deserves a special thanks. He met us at the airport and made us most welcome. Thanks Tom!
Owner's Response: Thank you for your interesting and well worded review! We agree with you about how charming the island is and how friendly the people are. That is why we felt so compelled to become property owners here.
I think we have been to almost all of the beaches. Our favorites are Cane Bay, the beach at Frederiksted and Isaac's Bay, if you are up to a stunning hike. We are glad that you took advantage of many of the unique island activities and restaurants.
As far as our condo and the grounds, we are pleased that you found everything to be as advertised. We sincerely hope you come back and stay at St. Croix Splendor in the future.
Kris and Russ
Helpful votes: 3/3
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