We stayed 9 days at Bird of Paradise, one of a group of very well designed and built, almost cookie-cutter condos on a south-facing hillside in the east end of St. Croix called Villa Madeleine. Why St.Croix? We came from the snows of NH and wanted to play golf. Did we play golf? Every day, the first at the 9 hole Reef course adjacent to Villa Madeleine and each day thereafter 9 holes one day and 18 the other days at the Buccaneer resort course, an easy drive about 10 or 15 minutes west. The courses were well-maintained, but very arrid except the greens. Our villa was perfect for after golf relaxation. The private pool is by far the most attractive facet, but the villa itself was quiet, clean and airy, very comfortable for us, a couple. (It also has a nice second bedroom with bath, that we didn't use). We found no need to use the air conditioners as the overhead fans were sufficient with the ample sliders open. Though warned of mosquitos and the like, we encountered none. There is a footpath route to the beach at an adjoining resort property. I didn't go there, but my wife did and thought the beach very attractive.