CalypsoCondo-Family Friendly on water-Gentle Winds
|Per night||$230 - $343|
|Per week||$1,600 - $2,400|
Completely renovated and decorated by an award winning designer, Calypso Condo (C-2) was designed to meet the needs of a wide clientele. For the adults, there is a sophisticated decor with multiple original works of art in every room, two master suites, a fully stocked bar, 40” HD TV, MP3 compatible stereo system, surge protector and WiFi for your computer, and a gas BBQ. For families with children, there is an extensive array of sports equipment and sand toys, a hand made three story doll house, family board games and a comprehensive video library of children’s movies with its separate TV set. For gamers there is a large assortment of discs for Nintendo Wii. The separate but attached storage room is suitable for storing scuba gear and suitcases and contains sports equipment for all the family including snorkeling equipment, tennis rackets and two sets of golf clubs.
The main floor master bedroom with its magnificent floor-to-ceiling hand carved mirror and luxurious king size bedding is perfect for a couple or honeymooners. It opens directly onto the screened veranda where vacation memories will be created watching the swaying palms and listening to the surf. The two adjacent bathrooms provide his and hers privacy with lots of room to spread out.
The upstairs master bedroom with queen bed is perfect for adults that would like to set themselves off from the rest of the family. It has its own TV and DVD player, individual air conditioning (in addition to the central air conditioning), en suite bath and a very large outdoor deck where one can watch the waves roll in or sit under the stars sipping an evening cocktail or just listen to the southing sounds of the surf.
The upstairs gallery has a pull-out sofa bed where two individuals can sleep and has a combination VHS/TV for playing the children’s movies. The gorgeous plantation shutters set off the attached patio which contains the gas BBQ, table and chairs.
The downstairs guest room on the land side has two twin beds, a view of the landscaped grounds with the jungle beyond and is decorated in a jungle motif. All beds in the unit have foam toppers and all rooms have overhead fans and ensuite full baths. The living room and gallery fans are programmable and will adjust their speed according to the room temperature.
The great room is two stories high, has wall to wall windows and looks out on the screened veranda with the lush tropical landscaping and beach beyond. Even the veranda has an overhead fan to assure that the tropical breezes never stop flowing. It’s just a short walk across the lawn to feel the warm waters of the Caribbean lapping at your feet and perhaps you'll see one of our resident mongooses on the way.
Gentle Winds is located on the exclusive north shore, half way between Christiansted and Cane Bay, home of the famous Wall at Cane Bay known throughout the world by diving enthusiasts. It is adjacent to Salt River Preserve where there are kayak tours at night to see the phosphorescence as well as day tours to see the wildlife and mangroves. It is just a ten minute drive to Christiansted where tours leave daily for Buck Island, a national underwater preserve where there is an underwater trail for snorkelers to follow and you will see large reef fish of a size rarely seen outside the protected waters of the preserve. It is a treat even for the most experienced divers. A glass bottom boat will take those who prefer not to go in the water.
To the east is the Buccaneer Hotel Golf Course located along the water with magnificent vistas and to the west is the Championship Robert Trent Jones Carambola Golf Course. The Divi Casino is located to the south east. There is horse back riding to the west and deep sea fishing is available just next door at Salt River Marina. There is a special event or activity almost every night of the week throughout the island. Go to our site listed for more infomation and pictures.
|Apr 15 2015||Dec 14 2015||$230||$230||$1,600||$4,800||5 Nights|
|Dec 15 2015||Apr 14 2016||$343||$343||$2,400||$7,200||5 Nights|
|: 4 p.m. : 10 p.m.|
|Deposits: Credit card taken as security deposit 2.5% fee for using credit card. 3.5% fee for using Pay Pal 50% of rental fee due as reservation deposit Balance due 45 days before reservation date. Cancellations made less than 45 days before arrival will forfeit all prepaid rent unless unit can be re-rented.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: Low Season Rates are based on two guests. A total of 3-4 guests is an additional $200 per week. A total of 5-6 guests is an addional $400 per week. Stays of less than a week have a $100 cleaning charge. Five day minimum stay. No charge for children using Pack N Play crib for sleeping. $15 per person per night over 6 guests.|
5 of 5 Deb Aug 28, 2013 Calypso Condo, Family Friendly Luxury on the Water
The photos don't do any justice. The compound was magnificent and prestigious !! Barbara, the owner, provided everything you could think of that was available for our use. The guest booklet in C-2 was so very helpful in getting us familiarized with activities, directions, phone numbers and had all the answers to any question we had ( we took it with us everyday )..Would highly recommend and look forward to visiting again sometime soon..
5 of 5 KB Aug 22, 2013 Calypso Condo, Family Friendly Luxury on the Water
Well-maintained, well-appointed, beautiful condo on North Shore. This property is excellent, owner provides outstanding customer service.
It just doesn't get better than this!
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5 of 5 babapappy Aug 6, 2013 Calypso Condo, Family Friendly Luxury on the Water
"Great Stay at Calypso Condo C-2 at Gentle Winds"
We stayed a week beginning July 20, 2013 at Barbara's Calypso Condo. Our 6 person group, Grandma/Grandpa and daughter and family had a great stay at a condo that lived up to all its advertisement and even more! The condo was very modern, clean, well stocked, and comfortable - like being at home but with a much better view and surroundings!! Barb's storage closet provided us will all the things we needed to enjoy snorkeling and golfing. The beach shack had great snacks, sandwiches, and drinks, all at reasonable prices. The saltwater pool was fantastic, both during the day and at night. Except for one night, we prepared all of our night meals in the condo in the well stocked kitchen. We did a few excursions, Big Beard's all day catamaran/snorkeling to Buck Island, Caribbean adventure's night time "moonlight kayak tour", and the Cruzan Rum Distillery tour. Would highly recommend all three. One day we drove to nearby Cane Bay for snorkeling which was very good. Other than the difficulties of driving on the left side of the road and St Croix's obvious lack of street signs, the stay was relaxing and fun!! Would highly recommend Calypso Condo Unit C-2 to anyone wanting to vacation on St Croix!!! Highly satisfied family of 6 from Omaha NE (7/20-7/27/13)
Breath = Take...
5 of 5 Ellie Jul 18, 2013 Calypso Condo, Family Friendly Luxury on the Water
"Breath = Taken away and Replaced by the Carribbean Breeze"
On the taxi ride to Calypso Condo, I couldn't stop saying "everything is sooo beautiful", and even now I find myself longing for the sight (and sound!) of those palms swaying in the breeze outside the window upstairs...
We had such a great time -- it was truly a perfect location for a perfect vacation. I loved all of the windows in the unit, and how the Caribbean wind just flows right through the place. We also enjoyed the decor -- I especially liked the colorful paintings, which added a nice personal touch.
The homemade binder of information/ideas/things to do, as well as all of the brochures provided were extremely helpful, and so was one of the guys who worked down at the Snack Shack, who recommended Olympic as the best place to rent a car from.
Gentle Winds really was the perfect location, since it was relatively close to Cane Bay and Christiansted (and the fantastic Big Beard Buck Island Tours!), and not too far of a drive from Frederiksted, both of which we had the chance to visit.
The service we received in renting this particular condo was fantastic, and I *highly* recommend renting from Barbara Flanagan and staying in her Calypso Condo! The unit was literally right across the lawn from the beach (less than a 3-minute walk from the front door until you're dipping your toes in the Carribbean!), and we also really enjoyed the 24/7 pool -- it was particularly fun late at night when the underwater lighting changed colors.
This condo was a great fit for my group of 4, but could easily accommodate 6 people, perhaps even 7 or 8, quite comfortably. We adored all of the little balconies and porch areas in the condo, which served as perfect places to enjoy a relaxing dinner or cocktails at sunset.
If I return to St. Croix, which I hope I get the chance to do someday, I will definitely be renting again from Barbara, and staying in her beautiful, breezy, Calypso Condo!
Wonderful pla... 5 of 5 Vanessa Jun 3, 2013 Calypso Condo, Family Friendly Luxury on the Water
"Wonderful place and condo"
I invited my son and daughter with their respective spouses to a tropical vacation. After some searching I decided that St. Croix and Calypso Condo was a match for us. The place is very nice and the condo is beautiful. Barbara is a very nice person that takes very good care of her place. I hope to be back some day!
Ocean, Sand a...
5 of 5 fullmoonsail Apr 18, 2013 Calypso Condo, Family Friendly Luxury on the Water
"Ocean, Sand and Sun"
This condo was the perfect place to share with our family. Beautiful views over pool to ocean. The condo is tastefully decorated and has everything you need for a short or long stay. Private location, yet short drive to restaurants and other beaches. Will definitely go back.
St. Croix exp...
4 of 5 K Mar 18, 2013 Calypso Condo, Family Friendly Luxury on the Water
"St. Croix experience"
I brought my 2 teen age daughters and my mother on vacation to St. Croix and we stayed at Calypso Condo. It really was the perfect spot. The atmosphere while we were there was quiet and relaxing. We had no fear of leaving my mother while we went off to try some Caribbean adventures, and when we wanted to just relax, it was the perfect setting. The entire resort area, including Calypso Condo was very clean. The condo was tastefully decorated, and extremely well stocked with everything we needed or wanted. The owners are obviously very thoughtful in their approach to renting their condo. I have no hesitation in recommending a stay here if you are visiting St. Croix. We had a great vacation and hope to go back!
5 of 5 Celine Feb 11, 2013 Calypso Condo, Family Friendly Luxury on the Water
My family of 6 with preteen children went to Calypso Condo for a week. We loved everything about it. It was immaculate, well stocked right down to the blender for our pina coladas. My kids used the basketball area,ping pong, shuffle board and putting green as well as the golf clubs for a round of golf. The pool was fantastic and open all hours which was nice to jump in at night. I would reccomend this unit to everyone. I have traveled to many islands and many homes and condos, this condo has it all. We met many other owners/renters but it was never crowded. We also loved the beach shack, great food and great price as well as very friendly cooks. The location was also optimal, 15 min to town, 10 min to Cane bay. You will love your stay at calypso Condo.
"Great family vacation!"
Guest: St. Croix Beach Veteran (Indianapolis, IN)
Date of Stay: 12/22/12 Review Submitted: 1/18/13
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Calypso Condo. It's nicely furnished and decorated, and provided more than ample space for the six adults in our group. Aside from the great living area (for together time) and the three bedrooms (for a bit of space when needed) it also had a nice-sized, well-stocked kitchen, plus several areas for relaxing outside. The condo grounds, pool and beach were also kept clean and orderly, making for a very pleasant and relaxing environment.
We also liked the fact that the condo has many things which - simply put - made our time in St. Croix remarkably enjoyable. For example: a nice washer/dryer so we always had clean clothes/towels, thoughtful items like short beach chairs and coolers that were used as we lazed on the St. Croix beaches, and lots of beach towels so we never ran out. Usually when we stay at a rental we find ourselves mentally making a list of items that the owner has forgotten or neglected to include. At Calypso Condo though, we'd be hard pressed to come up with anything we felt was missing.
We'd recommend Calypso Condo to anyone, the only caveat would be that you should get a rental car if you decide to stay here. The location is great for privacy and peace/quiet, but you'll be glad to have a car when you want to explore the island, get groceries for your stay or go out for dinner.
We were extremely glad we stayed there and would certainly come back again - it made for a wonderful vacation.
Guest: Robin (Boston, MA)
Date of Stay: 01/05/13 Review Submitted: 01/16/13
The place looked better in person than in photos. It was much larger than we thought. Everything we needed was in the condo. The location was perfect; far away from downtown but not too far away from anything else. Of course, the island is small and easy accessible to everything. The activities that we did was to visit the Cruzan rum factory (very interesting tour), Caribbean Sea Adventures to Buck Island (took us on power boat because sea was too choppy for catamaran) and went to the Whim Plantation. Both the rum factory and the Buck Island adventure were worth the money but the $60 ($10 per person) was not worth the price. Also, we went to Cane Bay Beach and the place was great. The snorkeling gear that Barbara and Bob provided were great. The young adults saw plenty of small fish not too far from the beach but they were more impressed with the rum factory since they were ages 18 and 19, can't drink in the states legally but could there. I would recommend this place to anyone who wanted to go. We have rented many condos and this was on top of our list. Barbara and Bob outdid themselves. I personally liked the art work but wish there were some information about the artists in the condo. The booklet came in handy. I did do some research prior to our trip but this not only emphasized what I read but gave us some more information. We did eat at the Pirate's Tavern, Off The Wall (for lunch and take out pizza), Eat at Cane Bay and Above the Cliff. Each restaurant we found the food delicious and the service fantastic. We ate at Off the Wall for lunch Monday and there was one person doing bartending and waitressing. She did an excellent job. All in all, wonderful, relaxing vacation.
Guest: Sun (Chiitnango, NY)
Date of Stay: 10/20/12 Review Submitted: 10/30/12
My best friend and I planned this vacation for 5 years. Our stay at Gentle Winds was one of the most RELAXING and renewing time of our lives. Barbara your condo is so inviting, Comfortable beds, complete kitchen and a porch that we enjoyed both day and night. The sound of palm trees and crickets made for a magical and peaceful melody that would lull us into a trance of pure enjoyment. The grounds were impeccable and the pool so warm and the emerald and blue lights at night made swimming a surreal experience. Barbara thanks for the starfish necklaces and champagne, what a great way to start our adventure. We will BE BACK. My friend and I are bringing her daughters and we can't wait to share this island gem with them. For places to eat we recommend Rowdy Joes the chef won an award for best chef in St Thomas. For ambiance we recommend the Wave, the scenery is the true definition of Island Hideway. Best beach was at Carambola.So my final hint is to truly escape and relax in a quiet, serene, tropical place that has an owner that pays attention to every detail go to the Calypso Condo (C-2) at Gentle Winds. A special THANK YOU to Larry the AC guy for all his help and advice.
Beautiful Island Retreat
Guest: DR(Syracuse, NY USA)
Date of Stay: 08/15/12 Review Submitted: 09/12/12
The Calypso Condo is a great island rental. It comfortably accommodated our family reunion of five adults and one child. It is beautifully appointed, with lovely art work on the walls and elegant furniture. The bedrooms are commodiously large and all the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is great for light or serious cooking and the community rooms work well for parties and socializing. The unit is conveniently located to shopping and restaurants, and the Gentle Winds community is superbly maintained. The views from the balconies are beautiful. We enjoyed every minute of our stay at the condo, it exceeded our expectations in every respect. I highly recommend this condo.
We love Calypso Condo!
Date of Stay: 06/29/12 Review Submitted: 07/27/12
My large extended family gathered for 10 days from 6/29-7/9, all staying in different units at Gentle Winds. I've been to Gentle Winds twice before, and always love seeing our unit for the first time. Calypso Condo does not disappoint in any way. My parents, my husband and our 3 children all stayed in the unit. With 3 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and a sofabed, we were all comfortable with sleeping arrangements (and personal space). Calypso Condo (C-2) is bright, colorful and has all modern amenities, but embraces its locale. We loved the local art work, updated kitchen and views of palm trees, the resort, and the sea. The recreational toys in storage came in handy, as we used the tennis rackets, snorkeling masks, coolers, rafts, etc. We brought nothing but our bathing suits and some casual clothes to wear to occasional dinners out. A favorite local haunt is eat at cane bay. We went three times in that one week! Gentle Winds is like a jewel that you want everyone to behold, but at the same time, want to keep its' brilliance all to yourself. We rose almost every morning and hit the tennis courts by 7:30, all ages in tow. We lounged, poolside or seaside, cooling off frequently. Our children and their cousins spent hours playing ping-pong and in hermit crab alley. The shack kept us hydrated and satisfied with daily drink and food specials. Our favorite was the Gentle Windy (and the virgin fruit smoothie for the kids!) Thank you, Barbara, for the special touches like the champagne, soft bed linens and plastic cocktail glasses. Our stay on St. Croix is never long enough, but even now, weeks later, I still feel the trade winds on my face and hear the palm branches swaying in the breeze. I hope to return to Calypso again. Tricia M. Summit, NJ
Guest: Buckeyepaul(Cleveland, OH)
Date of Stay: 07/08/12 Review Submitted: 07/20/12
Loved this place. It was very clean & well appointed. The location is great--10 minutes to Christiansted & close to our favorite places near Cane Bay. You can snorkel right off the beach. There's a beach bar right there with a chef who prepares interesting new dishes every day, along with a nice rum punch! Don't miss Buck Island--sailing with Captain Carl was an unforgettable experience. Also, go to Rainbow Beach & camp out at Rythyms for a perfect afternoon. Overall, this place was perfect. The amenities & location make for an awesome vacation. If you have younger kids, make sure you go hermit crab hunting on the west side of the condo common area, and enjoy the antics of the mongoose. Eat at "Eat" and "Off The Wall" at Cane Bay for ridiculously gorgeous sunset dining. Overall, this place exceeded all of our expectations.
. Stay here and you won't be disappointed.
Guest: Ryan(United States)
Date of Stay: 07/01/12 Review Submitted: 07/20/12
The condo is great. My family of 4 stayed here the beginning of June and will be back. That's the highest amount of praise you can give a place, right? The beds were comfortable, we had plenty of room to spread out, and the owner has thought of many "small" details to make the stay better. There are board games, pool toys, and beach essentials to make your stay a good one. My kids loved the Wii in the afternoon while my wife and I took a nap. It's an easy walk to the pool and beach and we liked being able to order lunch each day at the pool snack shack. Overall, a great experience and I highly recommend anyone to stay here.
Our St. Croix Home
Guest: Don, Barb, Dan, Ariel, Amber and Chelsea(Harmony, PA)
Date of Stay: 06/16/12 Review Submitted: 06/24/12
From the moment we walked into the unit we felt at home and not as guests. The condo is decorated beautifully and very clean. It is modern but warm and inviting. They have kept true to the feel on the island of St. Croix and to the beach.The wood bar was a perfect accent to the granite kitchen counters. Every bedroom was decorated with care and each had a ceiling fan. There were movies and games for us to enjoy. The full size washer and dryer was great, so, pack light.The condo was a perfect fit for my husband and I with our family of our 4 young adults. But, I could see us staying there as a family with young children. The welcoming that was waiting for us was a wonderful surprise, was greatly appreciated and enjoyed. The binder with helpful hints and directions was a very nice touch. Even my in laws that stayed in a unit close by and have been to the island and Gentle Winds Resort several times, liked the binder. The binder gave us the courage to venture out. Gentle Winds is a wonderful resort with clean beach, pool and recreation room. The beach shack is a great place for lunch and island flavored drinks. Our favorite memories will be the Tan Tan Tour, Cruzan Rum Tour, the local restaurants, Off the Wall and Coconuts. Our family was in St. Croix for my nephew and new niece's wedding so we were a group of 13 and we were always welcomed and treated warmly by everyone on the island. Barbara was always available for any questions that I had concerning the unit. She is the perfect hostess and thought of the "little" things. We felt like we were dealing with and staying at a higher that 5 star resort. After my second visit to St. Croix, Gentle Winds will always be my choice for a place to stay and Unit "C-2" will be my choice to be at "home" in for this time forward. Thank you for a GREAT vacation!!!!!
Great Stay at Gentle Winds
Guest: Marlelia(Silver Spring, MD)
Date of Stay: 05/20/12 Review Submitted: 06/18/12
We had a great stay at this very well equipped and well kept condo. May is a perfect time to visit St Croix – it is not crowed and the weather is perfect. The Gentle Winds complex is on the beautiful north shore, about 5 miles west of Christiansted and right next to the Salt River National Park. The Salt River Marina is a 5 minute walk or 2 minute drive – you can go out on a dive boat or rent a kayak and the restaurant is perfect for lunch or an early dinner. The complex has a large pool and a nice beach with good snorkeling. The condo was in ‘like new’ condition with lots of extras ! With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths downstairs and a master bedroom & bath suite upstairs, there is lots of room for family or friends. Barbara, the owner, was very easy and accommodating to deal with by phone and email and she made sure there were some welcoming gifts at the condo when we arrived. We really enjoyed the north-shore of St Croix. Gentle Winds is a 10 minute drive from Cane Bay, a fabulous spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are 4 or 5 restaurants in this area – all are surprisingly good – especially Eat at Cane Bay and Waves at Cane Bay. We highly recommend this condo at Gentle Winds !
Home in Paradise
Guest: Traveling Nana(Boise, Idaho)
Date of Stay: 04/28/12 Review Submitted: 05/09/12
My husband and I stayed at the condo for ten days with my daughter, son in-law, and 5 year old grandson. The three bedroom condo was perfect for us, as we each had a bedroom and bathroom. There is space for privacy with multiple outdoor balconies to enjoy both in the daytime and discovering stars at night. The kitchen was well equipped with everything one has at home for cooking, as we cooked all of our meals during our stay. One could not want more with your own private beach, large pool, beautiful grounds and golf course. Barbara, the owner was wonderful making the arrangements and even checked on us to see if we were doing okay. Don't miss out on this wonderful property and opportunity to discover St. Croix.
.. Wonderful Renovation of Classis Beach Condo
Guest: Pat K.(La Canada, California)
Date of Stay: 04/14/12 Review Submitted: 04/29/12
We had a great week at Barbara Flanagan's Gentle Winds Condo, "Calypso" in April. We were so delighted when we arrived at the condo. Everything is new, beautiful and well matched. She has an eye for decoration as well as detail. The high ceilinged living room is a gallery of wonderful, vibrant art and color. The condo is very neat and well kept, yet we were very comfortable as befits a beach location and felt like being guests in the home of a friend. Gentle Winds is a perfect vacation choice and well-known for its spacious grounds, activity areas for tennis, ping pong, four hole practice course, a wonderful beach, and a totally reconstructed pool. Plenty of space for everyone and a good time was had by all during the busy Spring Break holidays. St. Croix highlights for the family and grandchildren included Tan Tan Tours, SCUBA diving (the 12 year old got certified) with N2theBlue, Buck Island with Cpt. Heinz's Teroro and the mandatory Crab Races. And with "Calypso" condo as our base, it couldn't have been better.
A True Home Away from Home!
Guest: Cathy, East Greenbush, New York
Date of Stay: 04/04/12 Review Submitted: 04/25/12
Left on 04/23/2012 Barbara seemed to think of everything from movies to books to Wii games and picnic & beach supplies. You really don't need to venture out of the condo complex for much. With 3 children, it was terrific to be able to go out & do a short bit of sight-seeing, then come back to relax in the pool or snorkel at the ocean beach. The condo is spacious enough that we all (4 adults, 3 kids) were able to find quiet areas when need be. A truly relaxing vacation.
Gentle Winds, C-2, St. Croix Virgin Islands
Guest: Cher(Rochester, New York)
Date of Stay: 03/21/12 Review Submitted: 04/04/12
We had a great experience staying at this Beach condo. Everything was extremely comfortable and convenient - from the bedding, condo layout and location on the Island to the quiet appliances. A washer and dyer is a must, when you are right by the beach. Hearing the surf every morning is ideal! The resort is almost non-existent, execpt to provide a ping pong table, shutle board and bocci balls, which we played everyday with anybody willing, Great way to meet people. Don at the Tiki Hut was perfect. We hung out there alot. He even cooked for the six of us a wonderful steak dinner after hours one night. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Guest: Colors I've been Dreamin of...(Cloquet, MN)
Date of Stay: 02/18/12 Review Submitted: 03/09/12
We have traveled down to St. Croix, Gentle Winds for 7 years running now, and our stay in this unit was everything (and more) than what we hoped for...perhaps the best. The sound of the wind and ocean is constant, and the accommodations do nothing but let you relax and enjoy the very private white -sand beach, tropical and warm pool (newly refurbished), and plan where you might eat in the evening. We are from the mid-west and hunger for the fresh catch of the day, available from the fish market in town. Beaches in St. Croix are all public, so make sure you find your way to Cane Bay, Buck Island, or even some more secluded areas near the East end by Point Udall--the eastern-most point in the US. We feel safe here, and are able to get whatever we need from the nearby super markets and various stores on the island. Don't come to St. Croix if your idea is to "be on the go"...bring books, many, many books. (Although many people will leave very interesting books for the next person in the beach house--very convenient!) This unit is VERY comfortable, and void of anything unpleasant. The owners take careful consideration to make YOUR stay as stress-free as possible. Look forward to a well-appointed kitchen, clean bathrooms, and tropical, comfortable commons rooms. The owners have taken the time to put a very helpful binder together to help you find what is around. There is something for everyone here, from 8 months to 80, and we have seen all ages here. Drive on the left, don't over-pack, and leave your phone at home. Come, relax, and see what the colors of the caribbean have to offer..