Caribbean Hotels Offer Irresistible Packages for 2015 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

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Hotels' packages 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 12 to 18, 2015 on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

Photo by Kelly Greer.

Sample nibbles from the islands 50+ restaurants, wines, rums, beers and more at A Taste of St. Croix, held at Divi Carina Bay Resort. Photo by Kelly Greer.

The 2015 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience will dish out a series of fundraising events April 12-18, 2015.

Hotels on the sun-and-rum-soaked island of St. Croix have announced irresistible packages for the 2015 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, which will dish out a series of fundraising events April 12 to 18, 2015. Vacation package offer car rentals, tickets to events, meals and more. Hotel taxes and service charges are additional unless noted and restrictions may apply. St. Croix Food & Wine Packages need to be booked with the hotel. Packages are as follows:

The Buccaneer                
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 & Wine Experience Package.”

Caravelle Hotel                                                 
The waterfront Hotel Caravelle, located in the historic town of Christiansted, is offering a flavorful package based on double occupancy in a deluxe ocean-front room. The package is $117 per person, per night for the three-night stay and includes two tickets to A Taste of St Croix, breakfast daily, and a copy of The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience cookbook. Travel must include Thursday, April 16th, 2015. To book, call Hotel Caravelle at 340-773-0687 and use rate code “St. Croix Food and Wine.”

Divi Carina Bay Resort             
Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort is the host site for the main event of the week – A Taste of St Croix where local restaurants, farms, caterers, chefs and bartenders compete for the best of the best in various categories. Divi Carina Bay is offering a “Taste Special” for $169 per person, per night, which includes the hotel’s all-inclusive package plus a ticket to A Taste of St. Croix. Valid only on bookings of four nights or more. Travel must include Thursday, April 16th, 2015. Offer may not be combined with other promotion or on existing reservations. Book by March 31st, 2015. To book, email ADownes(at)divicarina(dot)com and mention the Taste Special. Resort details available at

Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa        
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 & 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 $825 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, Spa & Marina
The beachfront Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina 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, a sun visor, plus one bottle of rum, and a coupon booklet worth $800. On-site amenities include the Tamarind Spa with massage, hair and nail care; freshwater pool; tennis courts; beach with paddleboard, 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 or 340-718-4455 and use rate code “Taste STX”.

The schedule for the 2015 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience includes everything from wine dinners to cooking classes with celebrity chefs and talented island chefs. 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 and 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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