Hotel Deals for 2014 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Offer Car Rentals, Tickets to Events Featuring Celebrity Chefs and More

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Hotels packages for the 2014 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience offer an opportunity to explore the island, sample delicious food and wine, and see celebrity and island chefs team together to raise funds for non-profit programs. Events occur April 6 - 12, 2014 and hotels include Caravelle Hotel, Divi Carina Bay, Renaissance Caramola Beach Resort, and The Buccaneer.

Island and Celebrity Chefs Team together during the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience.

Celebrity chef guests for the 2014 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience include Tony Castellucci, Sam Choy, Leah Cohen, William DeSimone, Todd Gray, and Dean Spinks.

Hotels on the sun-soaked island of St. Croix have announced fun-filled and flavorful packages for the 2014 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. From three night packages to week-long stays, each vacation package offers a different experience during the food, wine, beer and rum festival. Hotel taxes and service charges are additional unless noted. St. Croix Food & Wine events occur April 6- 12, 2014. Packages need to be booked with the hotel. Packages are as follows:

The Buccaneer            $2,990      Five nights
The Buccaneer Culinary Getaway is $2,990 and includes five nights in ocean view accommodations, a five-day car rental, 2 tickets to A Taste of St. Croix, a culinary welcome turn-down amenity plus full American breakfast daily, welcome cocktail, live music entertainment nightly and much more. The Buccaneer offers two beaches, three restaurants, tennis, golf, a spa and 340-acres of oceanfront paradise. To book, call 800-255-388 and use rate code “St. Croix Food and Wine Experience Package.”

Caravelle Hotel         $799     Three nights
The waterfront Hotel Caravelle, located in the historic town of Christiansted, is offering a three-night package (April 9, 10, 11) based on double occupancy in a deluxe ocean-front room. The package is $799 and includes two tickets to A Taste of St Croix, breakfast daily and a relaxing sailing trip to Buck Island National Park. To book call Hotel Caravelle at 340-773-0687 and use rate code “St. Croix Food and Wine.”

Divi Carina Bay Resort $1245    Six nights, per person
At Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort, get six nights for the price of five, plus a free ticket (value - $95) to A Taste of St. Croix, which is held on the resort's beautiful beachfront. The 2014 Taste Special can be booked for any six nights between April 5-12 for an oceanfront room with patio or balcony. Accommodations include an all-inclusive package at $1245 per person. Book by March 1, 2014. Reservations can be made via email to adownes(at)divicarina(dot)com. Use reservation code: “TSC2014/Taste Special”. The rate is not valid on existing reservations and cannot be combined with any other promotion. Resort details available at

Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa    $750 Three nights
Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, a beachfront resort with tennis, golf and more, offers a three-night stay in deluxe guest room accommodations for their St. Croix Food and Wine Package. The offer includes $100 resort credit, full breakfast daily for two, as well as a welcome drink and a welcome amenity. The package is $750 for three nights, double occupancy. Taxes and service charges are additional. To book the package, use rate code “LPR” and call Carambola at 888-503-8760 or 340-778-3800 or reservations(at)carambolabeach(dot)com.

Tamarind Reef Resort                             $551 Three-nights, double occupancy
The beachfront Tamarind Reef Resort offers a three-night package for the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience for $551, tax and service fee included, that includes an ocean view room, plus one bottle of rum, and a coupon booklet worth $800. On-site amenities include the Tamarind Spa with massage, skin and nail care; freshwater pool; tennis courts; beach with kayak and snorkel equipment, sailing charter boats to Buck Island, as well as the casual Deep End restaurant and the award-winning Galleon restaurant. To book the package, call Tamarind Reef Resort at 800-619-0014 and use rate code “Taste STX.”

The schedule for the 2014 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience includes everything from wine dinners to cooking classes with celebrity chefs and talented island chefs. Celebrity chef guests include Sam Choy, Todd Gray, Leah Cohen, Tony Castelluci, William DeSimone and Dean Spinks. For a detailed list of events and to purchase tickets to additional events, visit Follow the fun and receive updates at and on Twitter @STXFoodandWine.

About the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience
The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, named one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel, showcases the diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The multi-day event includes gourmet dinners, seminars, wine auctions, and the annual culinary competition, A Taste of St. Croix. The event benefits the St. Croix Foundation (, a non-profit community foundation that serves the entire US Virgin Islands in the areas of education reform, historic preservation, and community and economic development. The event was started in 2001 by restaurant owners Katherine Pugliese of Eat@CaneBay and Kelly Odom of Tutto Bene and is recognized as the pre-eminent food and wine event in the Caribbean. For more information visit or

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