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Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 3031- Kings Hill, 00851, St. Croix   |  
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Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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“Flawless vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are looking for the perfect beach resort, this is it. Quiet, beautiful, comfortable and totally enjoyable, this is the best of the best! This a place of great natural beauty and tranquility. I would recommend this to my friends as 420 tolerant.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nancy W, Director of Sales at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Did you say...'Flawless'? WOW, what a compliment, thank you so much for the kind words. It looks like you're from Lake Tahoe, a very beautiful area indeed. We so appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit us again!.

Warmly,
Nancy W.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Milan, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have stayed here several times. The location is perfect. Understand it is located on a remote part of the island and it should be!! The beach is beautiful and the staff will accommodate your needs.

Room Tip: Select and upstairs room to get the best views and the higher vaulted ceilings.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nancy W, Director of Sales at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Enchanting is an excellent word to describe our beautiful resort...Thank you! I see you are a returning guest. Please let me know the next time you are planning on coming to visit us!

Warm regards,
Nancy Williams
Director of Sales
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Athens, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Renaissance Carambola was excellent! Our room was huge and beachfront. It has a bedroom, large covered porch, and living room with a small couch, 2 TVS, and what I would call a mini kitchen( full size refrig, dishwasher and stove top and microwave), large bathroom with huge closet. The couch folds out if you take your children and plenty of room for a roll away if needed. As Marriott gold members they did upgrade us to the gorgeous beachfront room, the internet worked fine, and we did get coupons for daily breakfast (ask for these if they don't give them to you- saves you a bunch of money ). It's definitely "island time" so just relax if you need something, it will get taken care of ...Carambola is a very private resort and did not feel crowded at all, plenty of chairs to relax in and fun things to do such as diving with the wonderful Sweet Bottom Dive Center on site....how fabulous to dive Davis Bay then rest an hour in your room if you want, then dive again.....it was sweet!!! The friday night show was super fun...Kikki and the fire gypsy dancers and the moko jumbies. The buffet looked good but we just came for the show at 8:45 pm as we had reservations elsewhere. Christine, the concierge is the sweetest and best, she has excellent ideas and will get you all fixed up. I DO think you need a car so you can get around and drive to the Cruzan rum factory (better than Capt Morgan in our opinion), and our favorite restaurants were: Eat @Caine Bay, The Waves and Rowdy Joes- all are 10 min or less away and absolutely casual but fabulous!!! We never had a bad meal. Also, if you are a diver, I LOOOVVED Davis Bay(shore dive off Carambola) and do a day and night dive at the pier(with Sweet Bottom)....we saw seahorses, huge fish(maybe bass or grouper), reef sharks, eels and octopus and Sweet Bottom gives you all the personal attention you want. Also, the gift shop is great at Carambola and you can buy liquor and beer and snacks there. Drinks are pricey in the bar. Nice free rum punch when you arrive. We LOVED Phillipsia for our morning server in the restaurant- she was so kind to us! You can hike to the tidal pools from the resort and there is a beautiful rock beach before the tidal pools. You must drive out and see the beer drinking pigs as well. It was great, we are ready to return.

Room Tip: we were in 146, our friends in 156, excellent rooms close to everything
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nancy W, Director of Sales at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
What a great review! Thanks so much for writing such a comprehensive review of your stay with us. Sounds like you didn't leave a stone unturned. Glad to hear you enjoyed diving with Sweet Bottom and of course you can't miss our beer drinking pigs!
Hope you will return for another visit.

Warm regards,
Nancy Williams
Director of Sales
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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Let me start by saying my wife and I are a bit on the critical side when it comes to hotels and Resorts. We like a nice clean updated room to feel comfortable in during our stay. The Renaissance St Croix Carambola Beach Resort exceeded our expectations all the way around. We were greeted with a warm welcome by Carmen during check in, offered Rum Punch and then taken by Golf cart to our rooms. A very nice touch. We traveled to this Resort with our 3 children ages ranging from 10 to 18 who also thought the Resort was awesome. The Resort is set beautifully within tropical tree's and foliage and the grounds are well kept and clean. The rooms, Spectacular! We had a couple minor problems with our room and were resolved extremely fast. The view was spectacular as we had Deluxe Beach front Ocean front rooms. The beach is perfect for swimming and Snorkeling. Lots to see underwater. We snorkeled at the beach many times, it is that good. What we noticed was how friendly the staff were. This was really nice as any of the Resort staff you encountered smiled and addressed you. What impressed us was the fact that this Resort is outside of Christiansted and is quiet and peaceful. A live band plays every night until 8:30pm which was really nice. Nothing loud or obnoxious. Beautiful music. You can go down to the beach in front of the Bar and Saman Restaurant and relax with a Rum Punch, listen to the Caribbean music while enjoying the scenery. I highly recommend renting a car for your vacation as the Resort is about 20 minutes outside of Christiansted. Some would consider this a negative but it is actually a good thing. Peace and quiet with beautiful scenery to enjoy. Christina who is the day time Concierge was extremely helpful with any questions we had about the island. The entire staff at the Resort were very friendly and receptive to our needs and requests. The Managers at the Resort were always checking in to see how we were doing and extremely friendly. This Resort is kid friendly. The pool offers a nice swim and view. Save your research time on Resorts in St Croix and book your stay at this Resort. You will not be sorry! It's a beautiful Tropical Gem! A+

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Room Tip: We were in Building 15, second floor. The rooms were very large and clean. Nice room amenities such...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nancy W, Director of Sales at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you so much for writing a great review. I'm always impressed at how well our guest reviews describe the resort and capture the experience. Sounds like you really had a great time and so happy your kids enjoyed it too. I hope you will visit us again, our staff would like to offer you a warm welcome back!.
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

From the entire we arrived until the time we left everything was perfect! The reception from the staff upon our arrival was outstanding and the made us feel very welcome.
The rooms were clean, cool and well decorated. The room was services early every day. We overlooked the beach and had a great screened in sitting area to sip Velvet Cinn.
The busy season is the winter. Not tons of people here in the summer making it ideal for service and a relaxed environment. So long as the hurricanes don't hit the are the summer is ideal to visit St Croix and the Renaissance.
While there rent a Jeep and take an off roading adventure on the scenic drive. Rugged but not difficult to drive. Great views!
Certainly stop before the resort and take post card like pictures of the resort and the local area

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Nancy W, Director of Sales at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Hi and thanks so much for writing a review for us. Sounds like the resort was a good fit for you and hopefully you will return and enjoy the island again. The way the resort is laid out, even in high season when we are often full, it never seems crowded, it still has an intimate private feeling. Please visit us again soon!

Regards,
Nancy W.
Director of Sales
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Mendham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If your looking for peace and quiet this is the place to visit. Rooms are set up so you can't hear or see anyone else. Beach was empty, and if you like to snorkel it's decent right off the beach. Next time will try scuba right off the beach. Only negative, the service at the restaurant. Same old thing when it comes to the islands. You need to stop rent a car and pick some supplies, for breakfast and lunch. For dinner you need to visit the local restaurants nearby. The only trip we did was Buck Island. We went with Big Beard group, wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Wasn't worth the money. Took us to a nice beach if you wanted to gang out on for hours. If you want to go snorkeling this isn't the place. Then sailed around to east end and we snorkels in the national park. This would have been great, if the didn't drag us through like a sprint. Cook out was the best part of excursion.

Room Tip: Beach front away from restaurant.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nancy W, Director of Sales at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Hi and thanks for writing a review. Sounds like you were happy with most of your stay with us. Sorry the service in our restaurant wasn't up to snuff...but glad to hear you found our kitchenette handy and convenient! We do offer a beautiful peaceful unspoiled environment, happy you enjoyed it and we hope we can welcome you back in the future!

Warm regards,
Nancy W
Director of Sales
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We just returned from a 7 night stay and can't wait to get back. The resort was first class all the way from the staff to the bungalows. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch and the large beachfront. I would recommend this resort to anyone wanting a peaceful beachfront vacation. The snorkling and diving right off the beach are world class. Renting a car is a good option as the resort is tucked away in an quiet part of the island. Absolutely the best resort we've ever visited!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nancy W, Director of Sales at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
"The best resort we've ever visited' ...wow...thank you for such kind comments. We love to hear that our guests want to come back. There aren't too many resorts that can compare to us in offering such an unspoiled, lush environment. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Warm regards,
Nancy W.
Director of Sales
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Additional Information about Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa

Address: PO Box 3031- Kings Hill, 00851, St. Croix
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. Croix
#3 Top resorts Hotel in St. Croix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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