Villa Margarita St Croix USVI

St. Croix All-Inclusive Resorts

All Inclusive Resorts in St. Croix USVI
All Inclusive Resorts in St. Croix USVI

Looking for all-inclusive resorts in St. Croix US Virgin Islands?

Some travelers prefer all-inclusive resorts because they promise a full vacation experience with a clear fixed price, which lets you relax & enjoy yourself without worrying about the cost of every little thing.

In St. Croix you have 3 basic options:

  1. a true all-inclusive resort
  2. semi all-inclusive resorts
  3. good alternatives to resorts
better than all inclusive resorts

1. True St. Croix All-Inclusive Resorts

There is only one real all-inclusive resort in St Croix: the Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino. Divi is a relaxing adult-only (18+) resort on east end of St. Croix. There are a number of restaurants, three bars, two pools and amenities like water sports, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, a fitness center, daily activities, and an on-site casino.

The resort was renovated in 2021 with a stylish design and has an impressive lobby plus a lobby bar. There are beachfront hotel rooms with private balconies overlooking the ocean views, and hillside suites with full kitchens, living/dining areas, separate bed & bath, private balconies. Free parking, wi-fi, luggage storage, and cable TV are included, and a self-service laundry. 

Prices average $250-350 per person per night, before tax & fees

Divi All Inclusive Resort St. Croix USVI
Divi All Inclusive Resort St. Croix USVI
Divi All Inclusive Resort bedroom seaview
Divi All Inclusive Resort bedroom seaview

2. Semi-All-Inclusive St. Croix Resorts

Semi-all-inclusive resorts are beachfront resorts where you can have package deals on meals but not drinks or activities. Here the choice is larger, with the following St. Croix resorts offering semi-all-inclusive deals:

Carambola Beach Resort: Carambola Beach Resort St. Croix offers 4-star accommodations, including a large outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and garden. Breakfast-included packages are available. Rooms offer ocean, terrace and pool views. Guest rooms offer standard A/C, a living area, flat-screen TV with cable, a safety deposit box, private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and hairdryers. Beach activities include swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboards.

Prices range from $350-500/night before taxes and fees.

Carambola All Inclusive Resort St Croix
Carambola All Inclusive Resort St Croix
Carambola beach resort guest room seaview
Carambola beach resort guest room seaview

Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort: Legendary 5* St. Croix beachfront resort, founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations. A premier destination resort for golf, tennis, water sports, weddings, honeymoons and family vacations. Set on 340 lush tropical acres, The Buccaneer features 3 private beaches, an 18-hole golf course and pro shop, tennis courts (night play), a health spa, fitness center, water sports center, 2 swimming pools and r restaurants. Complimentary, full-American breakfast daily, complimentary use of snorkeling gear, kayaks, beach chairs, paddle boards, floats. There’s regular live music plus many family-oriented activities. Prices range from $400-800 depending on layout & seaview.

Buccaneer Beach Golf Resort St Croix
Buccaneer Beach Golf Resort St Croix
Buccaneer St Croix USVI suite
Buccaneer Resort St suite

Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina: An ideal 3.5* resort for family vacations, weddings, honeymoons, retreats, business travel and small group events. There are 40 oceanfront rooms on 40+ acres with private marina, poolside bar and grill, seaside pool, and free water sports (kayaks, snorkeling gear). You can order a breakfast-included package. On the beach are cabanas, lounge chairs and beach volleyball. Other amenities are tennis court & a spa. Nearby is a 150-slip marina very convenient for daytime or sunset sailing and fishing charters.

Prices average $300-450/night before taxes & fees, depending on seaview and floorspace.

Tamarind Reef Resort St Croix USVI
Tamarind Reef Resort St Croix USVI
Tamarind Reef Resort St Croix pool Buck Island
Pool with view of Buck Island

3. Good alternatives to all-inclusive resorts

Given the limited options, why not choose a private villa? Many visitors find that St. Croix vacation rentals offer much better value and amenities than resorts.

A very popular choice is Villa Margarita, a stunning private beachfront villa with a pool, Tiki Bar, and more. Take a look why:

villa margarita st croix beacfront view

Imagine this view every day

Relax to Swaying Palms

Romantic and memorable

Dine inside or out

spacious living room at Villa Margarita St Croix villa rentals

Spacious with tropical Theme

Even the bathroom Has a view

Intimate with only 3 spacious Suites, on a lush north shore beachfront, Villa Margarita offers exceptional value, with Suites as low as $159.

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St. Croix All Inclusive FAQs

Does Saint Croix have all-inclusive?

St. Croix has only one real all-inclusive resort: Divi Carina. No other resort in St. Croix USVI offers all-inclusive.

Are Secrets resorts all-inclusive?

Yes, Secrets Resorts & Spas are all-inclusive, adults-only beachfront resorts sprinkled around the Caribbean & Mediterranean. Unfortunately there is no Secrets resort in St. Croix US Virgin Islands.

What part of St. Croix is the nicest?

The North Shore is consistently ranked by travelers as the best place on St Croix USVI. The East End ranks 2nd in popularity.

Here you can read about the nicest part and best places to stay in St. Croix USVI.

Is Divi adult’s only?

Yes, Divi Resorts are adults only and offer a stress-free all-inclusive vacation in St. Croix USVI.

Does Divi all inclusive include alcohol?

Divi Resorts offer beers, wine, spirits, popular cocktails and more in their Divi St. Croix All-inclusive packages. Che their website for full details.

Pros & Cons of All-Inclusive Resorts

There are many advantages & disadvantages of staying at all inclusive resorts, including in St. Croix. Here we identify the most important ones:

Pros of All Inclusive:

1. Cost Predictability: All-inclusive resorts fixed prices is the main advantage. You can budget for the trip and not worry about additional expenses for meals, activities, or entertainment. You gain peace of mind plus savings compared to buying each part of your holiday separately.

2. Convenience and simplicity: All-inclusive resorts provide a turn-key holiday. Often you simply need to get on the resort shuttle from the airport and return, with everything you need on-site at the resort. This can make a stress-free vacation, relaxed in the knowledge that everything is available on the resort premises. There is no need to plan or coordinate logistics.

3. Activities & Amenities: There is usually a wide range of amenities and activities for everyone, covering most people’s interests and preferences. There are pools, spas, water sports, gyms, tours and regular social activities. This helps families, couples, or groups with varying tastes and ages all find something they like.

4. Security: many all inclusive resorts are gated with 24 hour security on site. This gives comfort to many travelers, particularly in countries known for high crime rates.

5. Full Service: resorts usually provide their high levels of service and have experienced and attentive staff to take care of visitors. Good service helps ensure a good holiday experience.

Cons of All Inclusive:

1. Unoriginal: All-inclusive packages are structured to create a simplistic, commercialized and sanitized version of a destination. It’s impossible to experience the richness of the local culture in such packages. If you’re looking to interact with the locals and understand the location’s unique identity, you’ll probably be disappointed with the “manufactured” nature of all-inclusive resorts.

2. Hidden Costs: Even though all-inclusive packages are marketed as fixed-price, often hidden fees appear. Activities and drinks can be considered “premium” and result in added charges, water sports equipment not included, and trips & excursions are usually extra. So read the fine print non exactly what is and is not included, otherwise you are sure to be disappointed.

3. Limited Movement and Exploration: A major disadvantages of all-inclusive resorts is you’re confined to a single area: the resort grounds, where you’ve already paid for everything and therefore are loathe to pay twice by venturing out. This means you’re less likely to want to explore the location, experience local culture, or eat authentic cuisine, or come away with a better understanding of the location.

4. Limited Food Choices: Because all-inclusive packages must cater to everyone, they typically limit food options to the most basic, acceptable by most food choices. They simply cannot afford to offer special or exotic dishes which many tourists’ palates are unaccustomed to. So often you end up with bland, standard fare that “suits everyone”. This is bound to disappoint those who enjoy experiencing rich and diverse food cultures as part of the traveling experience.

5. Crowds: All-inclusive resorts tend to be crowded, especially in peak season. Often you’ll find yourself scrambling for a pool chair, beach lounge, popular water sport equipment, etc. There are often lots of noisy people and families at these resorts.

Popular links to St. Croix resorts

Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino | Virgin Island

The Buccaneer St. Croix Beach & Golf Resort

Carambola Beach Resort St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Tamarind Reef Resort & Spa St Croix