advertisement

The third in the triumvirate of RockResorts built in the U.S. Virgin Islands by the Rockefellers, this 28-acre resort lies 30 minutes west of Christiansted along a sugary-sand beach on the island’s north shore. The jumble of red-roofed buildings overlooks Davis Bay from a forested bluff. The island’s second-largest resort (after Divi; see below), it is well-known for its outstanding golf course, the Carambola Golf & Country Club ★★★, adjacent to the resort. Many golfers fly over from the other Virgins just to tackle the course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., in 1966. The resort itself is comprised of 26 two-story buildings, each with six units, all furnished in Spanish colonial style (with Caribbean Creole touches) and dark (some say too dark) mahogany woodwork. Each room has its own screened porch, with garden or sea views, and many have full, modern kitchens with granite countertops and porcelain-top stoves.