My husband and I and another couple recently had the opportunity to stay at Carambola Renaissance Marriott. After reading the reviews I was a bit concerned it would be unsatisfactory, and my hubby is quite picky. When we arrived for check in the staff literally already knew who we were and had our reservations waiting. They even gave us a delicious cup of rum punch on the house! We got a ocean front room and we were very satisfied with it. It appears that all of the rooms are updated at this time so there isn't a bad room on the property. I think the bad reviews were pre renovation. The staff at this property was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Most of the people on the island were. We loved the close proximity of the tide pool hike to this hotel, didn't have to leave property to fund trail head. And the beach... Wow... It was completely amazing. I'm a travel agent and have been a lot of places. The beach on this property was one of the most picturesque beaches I've ever laid eyes on! The hotel is also in close proximity to the bioluminescent bays. If you have never had the opportunity to visit a bio bay, I highly recommend it! It's like liquid stars, amazing! I liked the remoteness of this property. We visited Christianstead one day and were really happy we decided not to stay in that area. There were a few shady characters lurking around there and we didn't feel as safe as we did at Carambola. I am ready to visit here again! Carambola made our trip awesome!
Christina from Houston
Set on 28 acres along St. Croix's unspoiled North shore, this resort's 25 two-story buildings are nestled between lush, green …More