Cruzan Sands Villa is located in one of the most exclusive residential areas on St Croix, on a sandy beach, just west of famous Columbus Landing. Our neighborhood is peaceful, quiet and calm. Yet, it is only minutes away from the active areas of the island. It is truly the best of all worlds!
Our ocean is active. St Croix is one of the few islands that is actually surrounded completely by the Caribbean Sea! The sand is a mixture of white sand and crushed coral, so its color varies from white to sandy. The water is clear, sparkling aqua, with tinges of emerald green! The shells that wash ashore each day vary, since the tides do come and go. We have a collector's delight on our beach! We sometimes have nothing but sand. We sometimes have shells and seaweed.
The wave action varies with the weather. We always have a pleasant topical breeze which originates in the East. So, we always have a few waves. Because we are situated behind a reef which breaks several hundred yards offshore in front of our home, the waves don't seem to get very big. Salt River Bay Beach is a favorite for the weekend crowd because our sea is not very rough.
Here, sun rises are spectacular, the view framed by the rising hills and cliffs of the community across the bay! Because we do have sporadic rain showers, the native landscape is lush and tropical. We have enhanced our property with dozens of flowering plants and flowers. Today, our photos show stakes and supports. Tomorrow, the palm trees will sway with the breezes!
"St Croix is one of the most Caribbean places on earth! There is so much history. So much beauty. So much to enjoy!"
We love the tropical look and it is even better to know that everything is really comfortable!
You have really put together a special vacation spot for us! Thank you!
We are so proud to have been a part of building this home. It is one of the nicest on the island!
Cruzan Sands Villa is the most wonderful place we have stayed in our travels throughout the Caribbean. On an island where everything is historic, it is so nice to stay in a brand new, well maintained villa. It is remarkable that the owners can offer this villa for so little! It is the best value we have experienced. It is truly luxurious. It is truly right on the beach. It is truly a vacation paradise. The rooms are spacious. The beds are so comfortable. The living room and outside living room are so well designed that every moment we spent at Cruzan Sands was effortless. The kitchen was nicer than ours at home! Because it is an island home, we understand that corrosion is a big issue. When the grill did not light up right away, the property managers came by in what seemed like an instant! We felt we were well cared for here. The beauty of this location cannot be understated. Each morning when we awoke to the perfect sunrise, we were refreshed and renewed. The quiet, winding road that leads to the villa is majestic. The location on the island is central and we had no problems getting anywhere. Oh, I wish I were there now! We have already planned our return visit.
We actually arrived in St. Croix on Saturday (scheduled to stay in another villa), 12/28 and discovered we were staying in a dump! After 2 nights we were desperate to find another place. We found Cruzan Sands Villa on the web. I called Dana immediately and she had us in paradise within 3 hours. It was New Years Eve! There were 5 of us and the house was perfect. It is brand new and includes all the amenties you could want. The ocean breeze comes right through the the patio doors. The 3 bedrooms are like master suites with each having a private bath. The home is warmly decorated and all the furniture in the living area is very comfy. They even have rocker recliners which are very inviting for your afternoon nap after a long day at the beach. There is a big flat screen tv and dvd payer. They have ac and ceiling fans in all the rooms. Oh, the beach, it is right outside. It is beautiful and serene, like having your own private beach. The sand is soft and and great for walking in the morning and evening. There are beach chairs and towels, a cooler and beach toys. Outside on the patio, there is a fresh water pool, large dining table, another smaller table and lounge chairs too. There is also a full size gas grill which we used to grill steaks and shrimp. There is plenty of room for everyone to relax and spread out. The drive to this lovely home is quiet, secluded and gated. The home manager, Adele and her husband are very attentive to your every need. They were always available and and responded quickly to any question or request. You will be glad they are close, since we had an emergency room run while there. Did I say that it is perfectly located to everything on the island? Christianstead is to the west and Cane Bay is to the east. I highly recommend that you explore this island from end to end and be sure to go to Buck Island. Terero is the trip to book to go to Buck Island. It is a the best on the island. The island food is superb and a Pueblo grocery store is near by. We had Julianna prepare us a feast one night. We had 8lb stuffed lobsters with the fixings and local treats. Her pasta with vodka sauce was divine. She even included some wonderful rum drinks. This is a definite must. Plan it early in your stay so you can be sure to eat it all up. When we go back to St. Croix there will be no doubt in our minds where we will stay. It was true paradise.
We just returned from our first trip to St. Croix and had the most wonderful stay at Cruzan Sands. The villa is in a great location right on a beach (with a pool). The beach is public but felt private and was very quiet, you could snorkel right out the back door. 1 afternoon there was a rainbow coming up from the oocean right in our backyard- It was amazing! All 3 bedrooms were Master size, well equipped kitchen and decorated beautifully for the Island!! I would recommend staying here and if we go back to St. Croix we would definitely stay here again...
We had a GREAT time and you have a lovely house in a PERFECT location. We hooked up with Anchor Dive Center for some dives within a 5 minute boat ride! We have a friend who was an executive chef at a couple of restaurants in St. Croix (who now lives in Tampa), so he made recommendations on where to eat. The food in St. Croix is fantastic! We were really pleased that every meal was delicious. We were definitely not disappointed! Julianna delivered our meal the first day. The food was very good and she is a very pleasant and helpful woman, but it was way too much food! We LOVED the villa, the decorations and location and would definitely stay there again! Thank you so much for welcoming us into your wonderful villa!
We rented the beach house as well as the guest home for my sister's wedding on 12/12/12. Our decision to come to St. Croix was based on two criteria: First we wanted to stay within the U.S., so we didn't have to mess with passports for extended family. Secondly, we wanted a home that was right on the beach since we had four children with us. That is how we ended up at Cruzan Sands! The photos accurately portray the home and the amenities. The location was great, and not far from amenities. We ended up touring the whole island, and I am not sure that I would've stayed anywhere else! The winds off of the beach were sufficient to keep you cool while hanging out on the deck. We were not aware of the "Christmas Winds" that begin at the first of December, but thankful they were there when we were outdoors. The pool was a big hit for the kids. It's not big, but just the right size for small ones. They spent more time in the pool than they did on the beach, which surprised us all! The beach has great shells and reef "paraphernalia" if you enjoy seeing what washes up on the shore daily. We found tons of Conch Shells, and even made/decorated our own Conch Shell Christmas Tree! My father & husband went scuba diving with Salt River Marina and literally went right out in front of our beach house. They said it was a good reef with lots of fish and marine life. I am more of a "stay where I can touch" ocean person, so I never ventured out to the reef. I think if the winds were more calm (during different time of year), you could easily swim/ walk to the reef from the beach. We went to Christiansted for the Crab Races on Monday Night. It was fun, however there are so many hermit crabs by the home, we ended up having our own crab races, much more fun! The beach area by the home is very scenic, we took many family photos in front of house + just down the beach. To sum it up, I think this home offers something for everyone! You won't be disappointed with your choice!
We LOVED staying at this wonderful villa during our 1 week stay in St. Croix! The villa is new, clean, spacious, modern, comfortable, and couldn't have been in a more perfect location! The Anchor Dive center and marina is right down the street (can walk there!) There are several awesome dive sites within a 5-minute boat ride from the marina! The backyard of the villa is the beach, where you can hunt for shells, go for a walk, snorkel and fish. The location is close enough to Christiansted and to the North Shore to easily drive to great restaurants, beachfront bars/grills and shopping. We were so comfortable at the villa -- we didn't want to leave! The decor is very tropical and pleasant, with all the amenities you need! As soon as we arrived at the villa, we knew we made a great decision -- what a fantastic place to relax and unwind in a tropical paradise! We definitely recommend this vacation property!
We are so grateful to share your gorgeous island home ON THE BEACH! The island breeze, the kind and ever-so-generous locals (esp. at the Chicken Shack), the beauty of your NEW home and its tropical decor and the island made for a one of a kind experience. The property is very well kept and beautiful with exceptional views of the ocean and Salt River Bay. Everyone with Cruzan Sands was very attentive to our introduction to the home and made themselves accessible to questions we had. Thanks for the valuable recommendations ranging from activities, dining, shopping, along with invitations to hang out at local spots nearby. It gave us an opportunity to meet and spend time with some of the residents in St. Croix and helped make our experience on the island the best. Access to the beach couldn't be any better at the Villa making it so convenient to enjoy a walk on the beach whenever we wanted. We felt the location was perfect to get to Chistiansted in 15 minutes for sailing, shopping, and entertainment. We loved the crab races at Fort Christian Brew Pub, all natural sherbet and gelato at Jaccar's, and sailing on the Jolly Roger to Buck island for the best snorkeling adventure we have ever had. Jump Up was a special treat for us in Christiansted and it was a street party we will never forget with steel drum bands, Mocko Jumbies, great local cuisine, and wonderful island drinks . We particularly loved the beach action and snorkeling at Cane Bay Beach, about 10 minutes away, and Rainbow and Sand Castle Beach in Frederiksted (20 minutes). The drive to these spots were spectacular in views of the ocean, old sugar mills, and rain forrest on the way to Frederiksted. At Cane Bay Beach we enjoyed a fun evening at the Off The Wall beach bar playing beach bingo with many of the local residents. The food and drinks there were great. We really enjoyed the snorkeling along Sand Castle Beach, just south of Frederiksted. It has calm waters and continuous rock outcroppings that are home to a wide variety of ocean species and corals. Close by, the Pirates Tavern at the marina has really great Mexican food and drinks as well as live music. An unforgettable highlight of our trip was the bioluminescence kayaking tour at night. Your home and island are so relaxing and beautiful that we would recommend it to anyone and only look forward to when we might return.
Cruzan Sands Villa was everything we expected in an island get-away, and more! The home was spacious, well-equipped, and beautifully maintained. The owners thought of everything when planning this vacation home. The beach is just a few steps away, and we enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, strolling, beach-combing, and even a game of football on the sand! The pool deck was perfect for lounging, eating, reading and enjoying the ocean view - plenty of sun and shade. Our kids loved the pool, and the landscaping is gorgeous! We could not have been more pleased with the home! We are already looking forward to a return trip to St. Croix and Cruzan Sands!
Cruzan Sands Villa far exceeded our expectation! The villa is immaculate! It is large and breezy, very modern, extremely comfortable and RIGHT on the beach! My family spent the majority of time outside on the deck. It is fabulous. There is sun and there is shade. Perfect! We really enjoyed being able to see the Caribbean Sea from every angle and to walk right onto the beach! The beach itself is sandy, with enough shells to thrill the beachcombers in our group. The water is crystal clear making the snorkeling fun for all! The surrounding area is very quiet, away from roads and traffic. The Owners were in the Guest House while we were there. They are friendly and helpful, but we had complete privacy. We have already scheduled a return trip. Having been to St Croix many times over the last 8 years, we would have to say this villa is far and away the best we have selected!
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