How to Visit the Taste of St. Croix

By: Alexander Britell - January 20, 2017

Travelers will find plenty of deals on St. Croix hotels and villas for the 2017 Taste of St. Croix, which will take place April 7-10.

Established as a grassroots effort to bring the island’s culinary community together in a social setting, the event has become the nucleus of a multi-day event drawing foodies from around the world.

The event also serves as a major fundraiser benefitting culinary-related scholarships, training and competitions on the island.

Guests have many accommodation options to choose from, such as the newly renovated Caravelle Hotel & Casino, located on the waterfront of historic Christiansted.

The 42-room waterfront hotel is offering a three-night stay – which includes two tickets to Taste of St. Croix and The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience cookbook – starting at $170.10 per night.

Located east of Christiansted, Tamarind Reef resort is offering a three-night stay for two in an ocean-view room, coupon booklet valued at $1,000 and a bottle of rum, starting at $589.

Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino – a 200-room all-inclusive resort and casino, and host of the annual Taste of St. Croix gala – is offering a rate of $167 per person, per night, including one complimentary ticket per registered guest.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, The Buccaneer features 138 guest rooms, 18-hole golf course, spa and The Buccaneer Beach House at Whistle Point a six-bedroom complex with a main house and two cottages.

From April 4-12, the resort is offering a five-night stay for two in an ocean-view room including daily full American breakfast for two, welcome cocktails, five-day car rental, a culinary turndown amenity and two tickets to Taste of St. Croix.

The Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, located on the beach in the foothills of a of a rainforest, is offering a four-night stay including daily breakfast and two tickets to Taste of St. Croix, starting at $296 per night.

Serenity Garden Villas’ portfolio includes three luxury villas on St. Croix: The White House, Estate Buena Vista and Estate Coral Reef, each featuring a swimming pool, deck, an outdoor grill and a gazebo.

Each is offering 30 percent off a one-week stay including airport transfer, light provisioning and post-stay cleaning.

Vacation St. Croix, a fully licensed, insured and bonded vacation rental and property management/maintenance company, is offering a roster of dozens of villas at a 10 percent discount off any villa booking of seven nights or more.

— Dana Niland, CJ Contributor

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