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Hotel Caravelle, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Historic St. Croix hotel in a convenient locale

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Hotel Caravelle, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Hotel Caravelle, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The Hotel Caravelle is a 43-room oceanfront hotel in the charming town of Christianstad, St. Croix, within walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants and historic sites. The pink-walled hotel opened in 1967 and is a familiar landmark in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Hotel Caravelle Accommodations

The majority of the 43 rooms at Hotel Caravelle feature ocean views. All have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, wireless internet access, clock-radio, telephone, in-room safe, and mini fridges. Rooms are available with a king or two double beds. Select rooms feature a sleeper sofa.

Deluxe rooms offer a direct ocean view of the harbor and the reef. Several of the King Deluxe Rooms feature four-poster mahogany beds.

Superior rooms overlook the Caravelle pool, Christiansted Harbor and the Christiansted Boardwalk.

Standard rooms overlook the courtyard.

There also is a Penthouse Suite which has a living room, small kitchen with a bar and full-sized refrigerator, two bathrooms, walk-in closet, and four-poster bed. The Penthouse suite offers a pool and ocean view.

Hotel Caravelle Dining

Deck Bar at the Hotel Caravelle.

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The Hotel Caravelle is home to the award-winning Rumrunners Bar & Restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, the oceanfront restaurant offers a blend of American and Caribbean dishes. Voted “People’s Choice” seven years in a row at the annual St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, Rumrunners is a hot spot for locals and visitors. Live steel pan music is featured during Sunday Brunch, and other live entertainment is scheduled throughout the week.

The Deck Bar opens for happy hour and into the night. Patrons enjoy frozen cocktails and ice cold beers on the deck as they watch tarpon swim in the water below and people stroll on the boardwalk.

Hotel Caravelle Amenities and Activities

The Hotel Caravelle’s amenities include a freshwater pool, meeting room, and access to a guest computer in the lobby. Guests can say hi to friends and family back home by using the GoToStCroix.com live webcam at the hotel. The Arcade on the hotel property is home to jewelry shops, gift shops, a cafe, watersports outfitters, a travel agency, a salon, a florist and several other retailers.

Museums, historic sites, bars and restaurants are just steps away. Dive boats, sailing charters, jeep safaris and tours all depart from in front of the hotel. Guests can enjoy the beach at Protestant Cay, which is a one-minute boat trip across the harbor. To island hop, walk down the boardwalk to Seaborne Airlines, which offers seaplane trips to St. Thomas and Puerto Rico.

Hotel Caravelle Information

Address: Hotel Caravelle, 44A Queen Cross Street, Christinasted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands 00820

Phone: 340-773-0687 or 800-524-0410

Website: http://www.hotelcaravelle.com/
Rates: From $140 per night. The Penthouse Suite starts at $209 per night (1 to 4 persons).

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