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Business World International Magazine, A Champion of Tranquility
If serenity were an Olympic event, Martin Oliver would be a gold-medal shoo-in. In fact, the general manager of the Tamarind Reef Resort & Green Cay Marina on St. Croix USVI has a go-to maneuver when it comes to dealing with the pressures of an extra challenging day in the workplace. “It’s the view out of my office window," he says. "If things are particularly hectic, I just stop and take a look at it. On a clear day, I can see St. Thomas, St. John and the other US Virgin Islands within 40 or 50 miles. It's clear blue ocean and palm trees. It might not get rid of all the stress, but it makes life easier." Read the full article.
New York Observer, Discover this boutique resort oasis on St. Croix USVI
“Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina on St. Croix USVI is one of the Observer’s top 5 Boutique Properties in the Caribbean for its incredibly tranquil natural setting and its friendly - relaxed vibe. This is a property where you can truly take a break from life and unwind. All 40 rooms are beachfront with breathtaking views of the sparkling Caribbean blue water, outlying islands and reef. Waves lull you to sleep at night and morning coffee can be enjoyed a ’la private Oceanside patio or balcony.
The beach is picture perfect with palm trees, huts, hammocks and coral reef, making it a favorite for romantic getaways, beach weddings, family vacations and snorkeling enthusiasts. Two great restaurants provide open-air casual or air conditioned elegance for dining, meetings and special events. The on-site spa now features a hair salon, full-time masseuse, nail, and skin care for full pampering opportunities. Lighted tennis courts (4) are immaculately maintained and suitable for destination clinics and tournaments. And…last but not least, the property includes a mangrove-encircled marina with sailing charters to Buck Island National Reef Monument. Tamarind Reef Resort is nestled into a private neighborhood only 10 minutes from historic Christiansted yet feels light years from everyday worries and stress.”
SmarterTravel, 10 Places You Never Thought You Could Afford
“Considered more expensive and harder to get to than its USVI neighbor St. Thomas, St. Croix is now a stronger possibility for more budget-conscious travelers. The U.S Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has extended its Fantastic Flight Promotion, which includes a $300 airfare credit on six-night packages, the sixth night for free, and a $20 casino certificate, for travel through May 31; purchase by March 31. The offer is good at more than a dozen participating hotels, and you can book through 11 different partners, including CheapCaribbean, Expedia, and JetBlue. Also, USVI's Intimate Treasures promotion, available at a slew of hotels, includes dining and attractions certificates valued up to $100.
Several island hotels have their own deals, too. For example, Hibiscus Beach Resort offers a free fifth night and 25 percent off for those who book at least a year in advance, and Tamarind Reef Resort will discount stays by 15 percent (use promo code: SUN15).
Also remember that U.S. travelers don't need a passport to go to St. Croix, which makes a getaway even easier.”