Visitor Testimonials: St Croix – and the Condo at Questa Verde
“St. Croix was a pleasant surprise in so many ways. It was delightfully
refreshing to visit a tropical island that was so low-key, i.e., not a “scene.”
The locals were helpful and friendly, everything moved at a wonderfully slow
pace, and we enjoyed not having to fight mobs of tourists. I appreciated that
the island was big enough for exploring, yet small enough that we were never
more than 20 minutes from the water. I would highly recommend St. Croix to
friends and family. I’m thinking of buying investment property in St.
Croix myself! It’s a gem.”
“I really loved the island. It was very laid back. I thought it would
be more like St. Thomas or St. John with packed beaches and no place to relax.
But I was pleasantly surprised. It was very tranquil and a great place to
unwind from the rat race in NY. I would definitely recommend the island to
friends. St. Croix is a Hidden Gem."
“Our trip to St Croix was the best. The condo was far more than I
expected – in beauty, space and comfort. The Island is so fresh and
green and diverse. We loved exploring all over and the size of the Island
meant that you didn’t need to worry about getting lost! We saw lots
of animals, although not a lot of flowers and “home grown” fruit,
which we had expected. Everything was easy. We had so much fun and truly rested.
It was a very peaceful place.”
“We liked the island a great deal. Less commercial/touristy…
friendly people…lots of character to the place. Among the destinations
we've been to in the Caribbean, St. Croix ranks as a favorite in our book.”
“We loved the island; the great weather, warm water, golf (which we
only viewed). We are thinking of purchasing our own condo in St Croix. A great
place to visit and have fun. We are ready to go back. Thanks for a great vacation.
We have others already asking about renting your condo.” On the Condo:
“One of the best views on the island!”
“We loved St. Croix. Its white, sandy beaches, excellent snorkeling,
cooling breezes, variety of terrain, friendly people and great restaurants(where
it was never a hassle to walk in or get an easy reservation and where the
prices weren't nearly as bad as other islands we've visited.) We would definitely
recommend the island to friends and family” On the condo: “We
were pleasantly surprised by the downstairs arrangement and the privacy afforded
by the two bedrooms being separated by that other room.”
“It was a wonderful experience in a beautiful condo and provided a
great retreat for us girls to rekindle old friendships and make new ones.
I'm a scuba diver, and The Wall was fantastic!”
“St Croix was wonderful. We loved that it’s American so you
don’t have to figure out the language and do so much work trying to
do the details of daily life there. We traveled the entire island the first
day to see the sights and get a feel for it. The locals were so friendly,
and did not beg us for money (like in some other places). We even stopped
at some homes and asked them to let us pick a mango or a sugar apple and they
were very fun and accommodating. We were there for 9 days and did it all!
We just absolutely love it and look forward to returning. We highly recommend
it.” On the Condo: Oh man – was this ever the time of our lives.
It is so beautiful and relaxing. The neighbors are so friendly. Everything
we needed was there. It was 5 star all the way for us. We just kept singing
the praises of the DeRockers for having such good taste! Even the dishes and
towels are something you would expect at a luxury hotel.
“I have always hesitated to visit the Caribbean because I feared
it was over-commercialized and riddled with SANDALS-esque resorts that serve
to sanitize local culture thereby rendering any hope for an "authentic"
island experience limited to day trips. HOWEVER, I am pleased to report that
St. Croix provided a beautiful, natural experience of an authentic island.
I felt that we were having a fairly authentic experience and really enjoyed
the landscape and nature. We're all feeling relaxed, refreshed and re-energized
from the trip. I think the island provides a great balance of activity (and
“Loved St. Croix. It's a beautiful place. Would definitely recommend
to friends and family.”
“Now that I’ve returned (from St. Croix), I feel like I've been
yanked back from Paradise. We had a truly wonderful time - indescribably lovely.”