Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice
Carringtons Inn, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Nominated By: Jennifer, Chicago, USA, November '08
Price Range: US$100-$165 (breakfast included) # of Rooms: 5 Kid-Friendly: No
What makes Carringtons Inn so Darn Good? Carringtons overflows with warm hospitality and island charm.
Location: This former winter home of a wealthy family is perfectly perched on a hill overlooking the town of Christiansted on St. Croix’s northeastern coast. Christiansted was once the capital of the former Danish West Indies, and its well-preserved colonial architecture still lines the downtown streets. The Christiansted National Historic Site also maintains several historic buildings, such as the West India & Guinea Company Warehouse and the Danish Custom House. White sand beaches, dense rainforests, and coral reefs abound on St Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Rooms: Carringtons has five rooms, three larger rooms with king-size beds and views of Christiansted harbor, and two smaller poolside rooms with queen-size beds. Two of the larger rooms, Flamboyant and Periwinkle, have private balconies. In addition, the Inn’s pool and adjacent honor bar are excellent places to kick back and relax.
Food: Breakfast is lovingly prepared by innkeepers, Claudia and Roger. Wake up to a hot bowl of cream of wheat with fresh fruit and yogurt, followed by a home-cooked hot entree. The Cruzan French toast, made with St. Croix’s own locally distilled rum, is spectacular! For meals out, Christiansted has a good number of restaurants and bars in town and on the boardwalk.
Vibe: Carringtons is quiet, laid-back, casual, and friendly.
Things to Keep in Mind: Carringtons is one mile from downtown Christiansted, and just minutes from the nearest beach. The larger rooms with harbor views get rave reviews and might just be worth the splurge.