"We stayed in this condo for 3 weeks. It's perfect for a couple. In theory two more persons could sleep on the convertible sofa, but it would be crowded in my opinion.
The owner is very responsive to questions and issues (of which we had a couple of minor ones). The condo was clean when we arrived. My wife and I are tall, so the KING bed was much appreciated.
Some general notes:
Roads on St. Croix can be very curvy and challenging after dark. However, the condo's location on the east end is close enough to Christiansted that we felt comfortable driving there after dark. Places you can walk to include: Cheeseburgers in America's Paradise (next to the condo complex), Shoreline at Chaney Bay, and Tamarind Bay (with two restaurants - Deep End and Galleon). Beyond that, you'll need a car.
The trip from the airport is fairly straightforward. The owner gave me a suggested route which I studied on-line for orientation. The owner also sent us a list of recommended car rental companies. We used an independent car rental (Skyline). They met us at the airport with the car. UNIQUELY IN THE US, VIRGIN ISLANDS DRIVE ON THE LEFT. However, cars do not have the driver's wheel on the right (as they normally would in left side driving countries). It's unlikely you'll need to pass anyone, so having the wheel on the left is not a major problem.
We're not beach people, but I noticed that nearby Chaney Bay is a nice beach open to non-residents - be polite and buy something from their restaurant while using their beach.
Various internet postings suggest that St. Croix has a problem with robberies, burglaries, etc. We encountered no such issues. Perhaps in high season, and when a cruise ship is calling, there might be more opportunistic crime against visitors. We live in a large US city, so we're used to common crime avoidance habits (e.g.: be aware of your surroundings, don't leave valuables visible, etc.). These precautions should be observed in St. Croix as anywhere.
Talk to locals about restaurants. Many open air places that appear to be snack bars actually have full menus with various cuisines.
We would book this condo again!"
Guest: Richard S.
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: November 15, 2015