and lots of gear to play with. Adjacent to the beach, the pool
has a big sundeck and lots of organized activities. A spa and
fitness center is also on the beach level.
The Dockside Market Café serves all three meals daily,
with lots of fish dishes and salads at lunch and dinner.
Pizzas are very popular. The Starlite Grill , off the lobby, is
a more formal restaurant serving continental food.
There are 20 villas across the road that can be rented
through the hotel. They have a separate pool. The casino is
also across the roadway, within easy walking distance of the
hotel (see After Dark ) .
Invariably small, but with deft touches that give each a spe-
cial character, these hostelries are within a five-block radius
of one another and of most restaurants and shops we recom-
mend. Nightlife centers around them as well. No car is
needed if you make one of these your headquarters in St.
Croix, but keep in mind that there are no beaches in town
and cab fares can add up.
KING CHRISTIAN HOTEL
57 King Street, Christiansted
St. Croix, USVI 00824
(340) 773-6330, www.kingchristian.com
Reservations: (800) 524-2012
I'm partial to the 38-room King Christian Hotel, an institu-
tion here, built during the days of Danish rule. Comfortable
rooms are furnished in tropical style with lots of wicker and
pastels. Rooms are air-conditioned, with two double beds,
ceiling fans, refrigerators and personal safes. From your pri-
vate terrace, you can sit back and take in the kaleidoscope of
color and movement that is Christiansted's harbor.