If you’re a fan of Uncommon Caribbean on Facebook, then you already know why St. Croix’s Hotel Caravelle – the pretty pink building in the photo – is so special to us. But even if you don’t win our St. Croix Giveaway, you can always take advantage of the hotel’s great packages and deals, and jet off to St. Croix for an uncommon adventure of your own.
Take, for instance, the hotel’s new “Off-Road Package.” This is the ultimate intro to the off-the-beaten-path St. Croix, exposing visitors to a side of the island that even a lot of Crucians never see.
Leading the way are the good folks at Tan Tan Tours, a local tour operator offering four-wheeling expeditions via a caravan of open-air jeeps throughout the island.
Now, I’ve never been on a Tan Tan tour myself, but from everything I’ve heard and read, it sounds like these guys basically replicate some of the fun I used to have with Patrick, our other brother, Peter, and our friends tramping through the bush limin’ and exploring as kids growing up on the island. I doubt the Tan Tan guides will teach you how to tie a noose out of a piece of bush so that you can catch lizards and make ’em fight like we used to (we were young boys; don’t judge), but you’ll get a true taste of St. Croix’s hidden treasures nonetheless.
Tan Tan’s adventures run the gamut from extreme off-roading – sliding down hills and driving through thick bush to access the best views and beaches – to more tranquil, scenic drives focusing on the island’s culture and history. The choice is up to the guests, though I’m guessing that most of you Uncommon Caribbean readers would rather experience the secluded tide pools at Annaly Bay rather than take a leisurely Sunday drive down in West (Frederiksted), right?
The Off-Road Package at Hotel Caravelle includes an all day Tan Tan Tours expedition with lunch, hotel accommodations for four days and three nights, and daily breakfast. The price: just $998 per couple – that’s just a shade under $125 per-person, per-day for an unforgettably unique vacation.
* The information in this story was accurate at the time of publishing. All rates and specials are subject to change at the travel provider’s discretion.