We just returned from 5 nights at the Renaissance and we had an absolutely wonderful stay. I can not say enough good things about this resort. We were on the island primarily because a friend was performing at the Low Life Bar and Refuge in Christiansted, which he co-owns. John Eddie and his band are amazing and the restaurant is great, but that is a different review. As for the hotel, it is peaceful and has a natural beauty that can not be surpassed. If you are looking for a fancy, manicured resort and lots of activity, then this is not the place for you. If you are looking to relax, not have to fight for pool or beach chairs, or deal with the towel lady that goes out at 5 am to save 20 chairs with her room towels, then this is the place for you. There is a lovely pool with comfy loungers and a beach with hammocks and plenty of lounge chairs. The scenary is nothing short of spectacular and the beach with its powdery sand and blue water is amazing. Our beachfront room was just that, literally on the beach. The screened porch was Great. The king bed very comfortable and the shower is huge. Every single employee here is friendly and welcoming. They chatted with us and accomodated our every request. I have never been to a resort with such warmth and charm. Our room was clean and the staff were there every day in the morning to clean and replace toiletries. We recieved a wonderful friut and cheese plate with chocolate covered strawberries our first day, a very nice touch, I am guessing as a gold elite member. Also there was a refrigerator full of water at no charge. The food at the resort was very good in our opinion, and the cost was the same as other resorts. Get a Baily's bananna colada, it is fabulous. The spa is excellent. Now here are some warnings that really have to do with St Croix and not the resort itself. If you stay here and you want to leave the resort, you need a car or have to take a cab. There is nothing nearby. Cabs stop running about 11pm I hear. If you rent a car, beware there are very few steet signs marking the roads, you will need to take note of land marks. Also it is moutainous terrain and driving is on the left. But if you are careful about the left thing, after a day or two you will learn to navigate the island, after all it is small. It is fun actually if you just go with the flow here and not take anything too seriously. We travel a lot and have been to some incredible places, and this one of my favorites. We are planning to return a few time times a year when John Eddie is on island. Looking forward to many more visits to this hotel.
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- Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Hotel St. Croix
- Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort And Spa
- Carambola Beach Hotel
- Carambola Beach Resort
- Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa U.S. Virgin Islands