We got to the Virgin Islands after sixteen hours of flight and 2 layovers departing from Vegas. We live ½ ways between Los Angeles and Las Vegas so it’s a lot more fun to depart from than Los Angeles.
We drove up to the resort and noticed six black SUV’s and several MIB’s (Men in Black) with guns stationed around the one of the resorts outside restaurants. As we checked into the front desk the clerk told us that the Vice President of the United States was staying at the resort and not to be alarmed! At that moment I knew all the hours of getting there was worth it.
Our room opened to a terrace which leads straight out on to the white sandy beach and turquoise sea. Our suite was top notch and done in Caribbean blue, the floors were a beautiful light colored wood. It looked just like the website. The pools were crystal clear and warm. Since we were there in High Season I thought there would be screaming kids and no deck chairs, not true. The waitresses did rounds around the pool and onto the beach offering cool drinks. I also was happy to see the hotel had gone “Green” from the toiletries offered in the bathroom.
The beach, oh the beach! The sand was white with the texture of baby powder. You could tell the beach was groomed every morning from the tractors fresh made tracks. James and Terra popped out of the sea with conch shells and a huge live Starfish! We also found teeny crabs, you can see them in the pictures I took and posted here. We played in the some of the organized beach games. I won a $50.00 gift certificate to a jewelry store in town from The Crab Races (also pictured). There is a 5 star Dive shop for scuba diving, snorkeling, Kayaks and Water Tricycles. A driving range and mini golf course, even a human size chess set. We played in all of these and we took a Catamaran cruise to Buck Island. Horseback riding was a blast (pic’s posted) they let us run on that beautiful sandy beach.
New Year’s Eve Gala was awesome! It started with a Seafood Buffet with mounds and mounds of crab claws. The entertainment started at 9pm and went on till the last person could party no more or went over to the Divi Carina Casino. Just before midnight they passed around silver and black party hats, horns, noise makers and lei's. Everyone was either dancing with a partner (or several partners) or joined the Conga line! At midnight silver and black confetti and balloons fell from the ceiling. Champagne flowed into crystal glasses and everyone cheered as we welcomed in 2012, it was so exciting! It was by far the best New Year’s and vacation we ever had. A big thank you to The Divi Carina Resort & Casino!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience St Croix's only All Inclusive! The Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort and Casino is a lively retreat nestled on a secluded shore in the beautiful island of St. Croix. Modern beachfront guestrooms, poolside dining, hammocks by the shore, live entertainment; your home for Family, Food and Fun …- it’s All Included! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Hotel Christiansted
- Divi Carina Bay Hotel
- Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands