We did our first trip aboard the Calypso Rose with our hosts; Captain Miel, and First Mate Sharon, in 2008. It was a 7 day, 6 night trip of the BVI. Never having sailed before, we didn't really know what to expect. We had concerns about how nice the boat would be, how competent and friendly the captain and crew would be, how good the food and drink was going to be. Well, every aspect was so amazing, we returned this year for 11 days, 10 nights!
Sharon is just an incredible hostess/First Mate. She has that very special ability to make everything just right. Sharon is warm, welcoming and uncommonly talented. Her creativity in the galley is remarkable, her warmth and hospitality, the very best! For breakfast, ask Sharon to make her special Dutch puffrages! For dinner, be sure to ask for the grilled kabobs with Sharon’s peanut sauce! Her appetizers, snacks and lunches are equally special, she is great at being creative with all the fresh, locally grown provisions.
Miel, our Captain is very knowledgable, extremely competent and fun yet safety minded. He is a true sailor and is passionate about sailing and the seas. In his supportive and encouraging manner, Miel very gladly teaches interested and willing guests all they want to know about sailing. On our first trip, we weren't even out of the harbor and Miel had my fiance at the helm, steering the Calypso Rose out between channel markers and an incoming cruise ship! Miel is a masterful and patient teacher, he never made us feel incompetent or unwelcome to sail their beautiful 43’ Beneteau.
Together, both Sharon and Miel are wonderful and competent hosts. They know the waters and snorkeling/diving spots, the beaches, bars and restaurants and all the best harbors and moorings. They work nicely as a team and in a very personable yet professional way, they ensured we enjoyed every second of both of our vacations. The Calypso Rose is clean and very well cared for, she sleeps four very comfortably. There is room for two additional adults, but it might get cramped during longer sails. We cannot adequately put into words just how much we enjoyed both of our sailing trips. The food, their company and everything else was spectacular! We met as customers, we disembarked as good friends. John and Kelli - Washington, DC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New ocean front accommodation with two guest rooms with private baths. Full breakfast served on terrace and included with room. Evening appetizers offered and dinner available. Located on East End of St. Croix near restaurants and beaches. Large pool, tennis courts, workout room, beaches for walking and picnics. Day sails to Buck Island for guests. Kayak and bicycles available. Experienced Innkeepers on premises for questions and assistance. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rose Sail Inn St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands