Concierge.com's insider take:
Gamblers have long flocked to this beachfront resort on St. Croix's peaceful southeastern shore—after all, it's the only hotel in the U.S. Virgin Islands with a casino. But it's also ideal for families: Children under 15 stay for free, and there are a near-endless selection of on-site activities and facilities, including 1,000 feet of sand, a dive center, multiple pools, and a mini-golf course. Each of the 200 tropically inspired guest rooms has a private terrace or balcony. Standard rooms are relatively spacious, but the cheesy upholstery could use an upgrade. So opt for the more modern premium rooms, which have bamboo floors, turquoise and royal-blue graphic duvets, and flat-screen TVs. The hotel is located about 30 minutes from Christiansted, so if you get stir-crazy, you might want to consider renting a car.