Caravelle Hotel & Casino
Caravelle Hotel & Casino, which was completely renovated in 2016, is located on the waterfront of historic Christiansted, St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. The 42-room three-story hotel blends casual elegance with friendly service and modern amenities including a casino, complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool and sun decks, an award-winning restaurant, and easy access to land and sea adventures, shopping, tours, and dining.
Caravelle Hotel & Casino is walking distance to historic sites including Fort Christiansvearn and the Scale House; boutique shops including clothing, home goods and local, hand-made jewelry stores; art galleries featuring local photographers, painters and artists; and award-winning independently-owned restaurants. Sailing charters island tours, Scuba diving trips and guided walking tours depart in front of the hotel. The courtyard garden of Caravelle Hotel features live entertainment. Rumrunners Bar & Restaurant is a waterfront, open-air restaurant located in the lobby level of the hotel and serving three meals a day with a focus on fresh local seafood
Caribbean inspired dishes and classic American favorites.
The casino, which opened April 2016, offers 71 slot machines and a service bar where drinks are complimentary to players. Valet parking is free of charge. The casino is open from 10 am until 12 am Monday through Saturday and noon-midnight on Sunday.
Caravelle Hotel’s $2.5 million renovation started in September 2015 and was completed in February 2016. Renovations were made in all guest rooms and in the public spaces including the lobby, front desk, pool area, as well as with the exterior and structure of the historic hotel. All 42 guestrooms feature new furnishings including beds, mattresses, pillows, linens, art, windows, lighting, flooring, paint, and amenities. The waterfront hotel reveals a new fresh look with natural stone flooring, brighter open spaces, colorful flowing textile art, and a bright yellow exterior. The redesign adds a contemporary, tropical feel to the hotels welcoming and friendly personality. The local culture is showcased with artwork. Digital photography by Don Diddams is featured in the lobby and in guest rooms. The ceiling of the lobby features a flowing colorful print by local textile artist Debbie Sun. Sun’s creations are also featured in guest rooms where the crisp cotton linens are complimented with a bed sash and accent pillows and in the casino. The overall color scheme of the hotels interiors is natural, calming and subtle with bright accents.
The exterior of the hotel is a bright yellow to pay a special nod to the other historic buildings in Christiansted that are also yellow.
Caravelle Hotel is walking distance from the seaplanes of Seaborne Airlines and 20 minutes from the airport, which welcomes direct flights from Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte and neighboring islands including Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Anguilla.