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Accommodation – St Croix

Best resorts

LL Buccaneer, PO Box 25200, on Gallows Bay, north coast, T7732100, F7788215, www.thebuccaneer.com 132 luxury rooms, 340 acres, 3 beaches, sports including golf (see above), tennis, fitness centre, health spa, watersports centre, several restaurants, lots of packages available, and LL-L Sunterra Resorts Carambola Beach, on Davis Bay, PO Box 3031, north coast, T7783800, F7781682, www.sunterra.com 146 rooms in 25 2-storey villas, tennis with pro, golf packages available, pool, jacuzzis, snorkelling, scuba. For hotel rates consult rates


Christiansted

LL-B Club Comanche, Comanche Walk, 1 Strand St, T7730210, F7139145, www.usvi.net/hotel/comanche Older style, no 2 rooms alike, cable TV, a/c, on waterfront, pool, shop, dive packages, family run, staff helpful. Also restaurant. L Hotel on the Cay, on Protestant Cay, see above, in Christiansted harbour, PO Box 4020, T7732035, F7737046. Free ferry service, 55 rooms, also timeshare with kitchenettes, excellent snorkelling, pool, beach, the only one in town, watersports, tennis, restaurants.

L-AL King’s Alley, 57 King St, on waterfront, T7730103, F7734431. 35 rooms, a/c and fans, pool. AL Caravelle, 44A Queen Cross St, T7730687, F7787004, www.hotelcaravelle.com. 44 rooms, also good, pool, diving, transport to other sports facilities, diving packages available. AL Danish Manor, 2 Company St, T7731377, F7731913,Pool in old courtyard, renovated rooms.

AL King Christian, 59 King’s Wharf, PO Box 24467, T7736330, F7739411, www.kingchristian.com Basic, noisy with late night bands, a/c, fan, watersports, pool, convenient. AL-B Pink Fancy, 27 Prince St, 5 mins from shopping centre and waterfront, T7738460, F7736448. Bar, pool, in 18th-century townhouse, completely renovated. Near town is AL Hilty House Inn, T/F7732594, Email: hilt...@worldnet.att.net In a historic plantation house, house or cottage, breakfast included, pool. C The Breakfast Club, 18 Queen Cross St, T7737383, F7738642, 9 rooms with bath and kitchenette, gourmet breakfasts, hot tub on deck, nice view, manager is skilful golf player.

Near Christiansted

LL Chenay Bay, PO Box 24600, T7732918, F7736665. Secluded, private 1 room cottages with kitchenettes on nice north coast beach, windsurfing, honeymoon, family packages available, tennis, pool, snorkelling, kayaks, windsurfing school and board rental; and LL-L Cormorant Beach Club and Hotel, T7788920, F7789218,1st class, beach, tennis, pool, deluxe, gay friendly. West of Christiansted, L Hibiscus Beach Hotel, T7734042, F7737668, www.1hibiscus.com 37 beach front rooms, hammocks on the beach, access for handicapped to beach, pool, restaurant, watersports in all-inclusive packages, lots of special deals offered.

Northeast Coast

L Tamarind Reef Hotel, T7734455, F7733989, www.usvi.net/hotel/tamarind 46 rooms, half have kitchenettes, a/c, fan, TV, balcony, all with seaview, two beaches, pool, snorkelling, boardsailing, kayaking at hotel, or diving, fishing, sailing from adjacent Green Cay Marina, croquet and tennis lawn, packages available. LL Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino, T7739700, F7736802, www.diviresorts.com/index.html The most eastern resort, 146 rooms, lots of facilities and gambling.

Frederiksted

Half a mile from town, LL-AL Sandcastle On The Beach, T7721205, F7721757, Pool, 23 rooms, kitchenettes, restaurants, serves gay community. A The Frederiksted, 442 Strand St, T7720500, F ext 151. Modern, fridge, TV, phones, pool, restaurant, bar, good.

North of Frederiksted: LL-L Cane Bay Reef Club, PO Box 1407, Kingshill, T/F7782966, www.canebay.com 8 suites with balconies over the sea, pool, restaurant, bar, rough sea but short walk to beach, weekly rates cheaper. LL-L Waves At Cane Bay, PO Box 1749, Kingshill, T7781805, F7784945. 12 oceanfront studios with balconies and cable TV, natural grotto pool, beach, good snorkelling and scuba from property. South of Frederiksted: AL-A Cottages by the Sea, PO Box 1697, T7720495, F7721753, Good beach, watersports, 6 day maid service, good.

There are several rental agents for villas and condominiums: American Rentals, 2001 Old Hospital St, Christiansted, T7738470, F7738472; Island Villas, 6 Company St, Christiansted, T7738821, F7738823, www.ecani.com/island.villas All with a wide price range; Richards and Ayer Associates Realtors, 340 Strand St, Frederiksted, T7720420, F7722958, www.ayervirginislands.com LL Villa Madeleine, T7788782, F7732150, www.enjoystcroix.com On hillside, luxury villas, private pools, ocean view, seasonal restaurant.


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