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Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River

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62 North Shore Road, Christiansted 00851 St. Croix
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#2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Christiansted
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Arawak Bay Inn is a moderately priced, Boutique style bed and breakfast hotel on the north shore of St. Croix. Our island breakfasts and attention to detail ensure a welcoming, peaceful, relaxed, facilitating atmosphere throughout your stay. Just 15 minutes from the airport and downtown Christiansted, and less than 5 minutes from all your water sports activities - scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling and from excellent area restaurants, we ensure that your time on St. Croix is well spent. We keep you connected via free, high speed wifi and are therefore ideally suited to business, family and vacation travel. Contact us beforehand and we'll even help you plan your stay on St. Croix.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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badhowie wrote a review Jun 2022
Indianapolis6 contributions8 helpful votes
I called earlier on arrival day and talked to the proprietor about arriving by ten pm. All seemed ok. Then we arrived and could not get in. They had NOT sent the code. I used the red phone that was supposed to connect with office people. It rang but I could not connect with anyone. Our phones were useless because of poor cell service. We waited. After an hour we drove to find another hotel, and cell phones COULD work, and finally connected with proprietor. Only to find out wifi codes not listed. Had to call again on that. Midnight, we were settled. Good breakfast, though.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Bernardin, Revenue Management at Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River
Responded 7 Jul 2022
We are sorry for the trouble with check in. Unfortunately there was a breakdown in communication on our end with your arrival time in conjunction with internet that was spotty at that time. We feel terrible about your check in experience and have added measures to ensure this situation does not happen again. Part of the island charm is the spotty internet service; however, we use two different services so if one is down the other can be used to avoid interruption in service for our guests. Again, we sincerely apologize for the rough check in and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay.
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Tom M wrote a review Feb 2022
Germantown, Maryland11 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed a week and really enjoyed it. Staff was friendly as were other guests. Location lets you get to anywhere on the Island and especially Cane Bay. Modest accomodations but everything you need at a very reasonable price. Super clean and well maintained. The complimentary hot breakfast was a great way to start the day. Ocean view from the balcony was inspiring.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Michelle Bernardin, Revenue Management at Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River
Responded 25 Feb 2022
Thank you, Tom! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We love the ocean view, too! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you again soon!!
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chasam212 wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York48 contributions10 helpful votes
This is where I stayed for my week on St. Croix and it was perfect! Fresh coffee brewed early with a subtle touch of cinnamon that made it all that much better, and then a little later a surprise breakfast that was always good. The location is great too, if you like peace and quiet, but you really do need a car. There is only one restaurant that is within walkable distance, but with a car you are nicely situated in the middle of the island and so can get anywhere in a half hour or less. Best is being able to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the water view, and sunrise if you are up early.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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squirtlapenna wrote a review Jul 2019
Canada40 contributions22 helpful votes
Amazing mountain side location not a far drive from Christiansted boardwalk, restaurants and shopping. Quick 5 minute drive to Cane Bay beach, walk down the hill to glass bottom kayaking at the marina. Beautiful natural views, comfortable air conditioned rooms, lovely community living room with television to sit and enjoy a minute. An ample breakfast cooked and served for you every morning. The property has a small pool with honor system outdoor bar. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Owner lives on premises. We will definitely return here if we come back to St.Croix. I especially enjoyed my days with resident kitty I’ve named Mr. Death Mittens. ❤️
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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sarcher21 wrote a review Jul 2019
Akron, Ohio12 contributions2 helpful votes
If you want a quiet getaway that has a great view of the ocean and gentle breezes-this is the place for you. Quiet with nice breakfast served with the stay. You will need to have your own transportation but it's worth it since you are only a short drive away from the Cane Bay area where the infamous "Wall" is located for those who are into diving.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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jnewlin98 wrote a review Jun 2019
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We stayed at this B&B earlier this Month and used it as a base for a dive trip. It was a great visit. The location was close to many of the dives and the accommodations were quite nice. Each morning I also had a very nice breakfast. I highly recommend this establishment. Great visit and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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prenmei wrote a review Feb 2019
Cambridge, Massachusetts37 contributions12 helpful votes
We spent Christmastime in St. Croix, very happily housed at Arawak Bay Inn. It had been many years since I had been to St. Croix, and we rented a car and explored. Jennifer, her husband, and the staff made us feel right at home, even including us at Christmas dinner. She also told us about her church's Christmas concert, which we happily attended (outdoors). This is not luxury digs, but the rooms are clean and comfortable. The inn felt like a happy and comfortable combination between a motel with its conveniences and the homeyness of a b & b. The property is still feeling the effects of the hurricanes (progress can be slow in STX) but all the mod cons worked.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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2ndWorldTraveler wrote a review Jan 2019
Nottingham, Maryland85 contributions20 helpful votes
The rooms were basic but had all the necessities for a hotel room. The hotel needs a little tidying up, nothing that can't be accomplished in a weekend or so. The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make your stay good. Breakfast is plentiful and good. The drawback of this little gem is that there isn't much going on around there and it is a little far away from any entertainment. There is a restaurant short walk from there at Salt River but that is about it for entertainment in the area. The benefit is that the hotel is really close to Salt River so if you are there for diving with a boat departing Salt River, you couldn't ask for better location.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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shaman808 wrote a review Oct 2018
New York City, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
I'd highly recommend the Arawak Bay Inn and its lovely host Jennifer. She was very accommodating and provided a home-cooked breakfast to order every morning! The room was generously proportioned with plenty of space for luggage or anything else, with all the mod cons some might expect (large TV, wifi, air conditioning, etc.) Location is close to town and overlooking the north shore near Salt River Bay. Overall very pleasant and I'm already looking forward to returning!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Falls Girl wrote a review Oct 2018
Kissimmee, Florida285 contributions224 helpful votes
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We selected Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River for our St. Croix vacation based on its online image that includes a stellar reputation and consistently exceptional reviews. In June 2018, we booked a reservation online through their website for six nights beginning September 25. This generated an instant automated reply email confirmation, but that was all. In the interests of peace of mind, in mid-July I sent them an email to confirm our reservation. The owner, Jennifer, responded immediately. Her email began with, “you should have received an automated reply” which I had, and she did reconfirm our reservation dates. Around this time, I began following them on Facebook. Their frequent posts featured enticing photos of the inn and its surroundings urging visitors to book a stay. The regularly updated posts continued throughout the summer, during the period of our arrival, and beyond – right up until today. Their diligent, up-to-the-minute social media posts reassured us that we made the right choice, and gave us the confidence that all was as expected. On September 25, after twenty hours of travel time from the west coast and a challenging drive from the airport, we arrived at the inn at about 4:30 pm. In stark contrast to their online photographs, we found the property deserted, disheveled, and in disarray. Instead of gleaming white porch railings, we saw plywood and two-by-fours. Exterior light fixtures hung away from their fittings, wires dangling. Instead of a welcoming staff, the sole individual on the premises was a “family friend helping out, not an employee,” a statement she repeated several times. Our first view of her, by the way, found her sitting in a chair on the walkway in front of the guest rooms, smoking a cigarette and talking on her cell phone. The walkway leading to the office was a tunnel of construction materials and household items. Inside, the office and breakfast areas were stuffy and suffocating, thick with heat and the overpowering smell of incense. The family friend was a young woman who introduced herself as Dina, and she clearly was not expecting us. The first thing we asked was if our reservation was in their system. Initially flustered, she regained her composure and logged in to the computer, and answered affirmatively that yes, our reservation was in their system and she could see it. Since the place appeared closed, and it was horribly warm inside, I asked about breakfast. She stated that she would be cooking it, and that the breakfast room was not air conditioned, but that tropical breezes would cool it down. A disconnect of this magnitude was a first for us. Under less stressful circumstances, such as daylight in a familiar place, we probably would have fled already. But night was approaching, and we were exhausted, hungry, and very, very confused by our surprising circumstances. We gave Dina our credit card and she charged it for the full amount. We asked if the owners were there, and she said Jennifer was off-island, and that Lionel would be there in the morning. The king room we’d requested was upstairs. Overwhelmed with doubt but equally frightened of having no place to sleep for the night, we decided to see the room before finally committing either way. It was dark, dated, and oppressively stale with heavy draperies, old furniture, and rippled carpeting. It was unmistakably NOT guest-ready, nor had been any time recently. We’d seen enough. I was becoming increasingly distraught and finally turned to Dina in frustration, stating that there were many alarming discrepancies between what we expected and what we were seeing, and we would be leaving. As we prepared to leave, she phoned Jennifer, the owner. Jennifer asked to speak to one of us, and my husband took the call. Jennifer told him that they had “attempted to contact several people” with prior reservations, to “tell them not to come” and said words to the effect that they “weren’t taking anybody.” She apologized, of course. I can tell you with absolute certainty that no one contacted us. We now needed to sort out alternative lodging – or sleep in the car. Jennifer offered to let us stay one night for free if we needed to, which we declined. Did I mention my husband and I are seniors? Thankfully, once we left, we had the resources and presence of mind to pull over to the side of the road and start calling other hotels. The island is still crowded with FEMA workers, and it took us a gut-churning two hours to find a place for the night. The next afternoon, we were compelled to make a return trip to the inn so Dina could reverse our credit card charge, which she should not have made in the first place. If Lionel was there, he did not come out to meet us. It was clear that someone had been working very hard in the last few hours to clean the place up, making progress in removing the debris from the walkway area, so I decided not to post any photos we took of that area the evening before. The photos I’m posting today were taken on September 26, 2018.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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US$144 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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arawak bay: the inn at salt river hotel u.s. virgin islands
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CaribbeanU.S. Virgin IslandsSt. CroixChristiansted
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River
Which popular attractions are close to Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River?
Nearby attractions include ib designs (7.7 km), Cane Bay (4.4 km), and Crucian Gold (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River?
Conveniently located restaurants include Frescos Kitchen & Pub House, Blues' Backyard BBQ & Grill, and Galangal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Danish Customs House (7.5 km), Scale House (7.5 km), and Post Office Building (7.8 km).
Does Arawak Bay The Inn At Salt River have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.