Venture Off The Beaten Path with Hotel Caravelle’s Off Road Package Adventure Package takes guests to almost impossible-to-reach beaches, sites and stunning overlooks in open-air Jeeps

September 05, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Guests can venture off the beaten path with Hotel Caravelle's Off Road Package. The adventure includes three-nights accommodations, breakfast daily and an off-road adventure to St. Croix’s most remote and breath taking spots in a caravan of open-air jeeps. Package rates from now through December 14, 2007 are $998 for a three-night stay. Rates are per room, double occupancy, and include American breakfast daily, and a full-day adventure, lunch included.

Guests choose where to go on their all day off-road expedition with Tan Tan Tours. Package choices include a roller-coaster ride through steep hills, lush vegetation and dramatic views, to the secluded tide pools of Annally Bay, or to explore the West End of St. Croix known for its lush forest and beer-drinking pigs. “The guest chooses our destination,” says Wave Phillips, the owner and lead driver of Tan Tan Tours, “We explain what each drive package offers and let them choose the adventure they want. If they want an extreme off-road experience, we will go sliding down hills and driving through thick bush to take them to the best views and beaches of St. Croix. If they want an adventure that doesn’t make their eyes pop-out, we offer a scenic, culturally rich drive that takes them to St. Croix highest mountain and then to the island’s best bar, with a lot of sites in between. ”

St. Croix offers much to explore. The island's rolling green hills, spectacular beaches and tropical climate have welcomed many adventurers throughout history. Since the arrival of Christopher Columbus more than 500 years ago, seven different countries have claimed the 84-square mile island: Spain, Holland, England, France, Knights of Malta, Denmark, and lastly, The USA, which purchased the Virgin Islands (three islands and 60 cays) from Denmark in 1917 for $25 million. St. Croix is 23 miles long and six miles wide. It features diverse terrain and vegetation from sandy, white beaches to coral rock tide pools, from cactus and rolling hills on the east, to lush forest and dramatic cliffs plunging into the ocean on the west. With shopping, beautiful beaches and fine restaurants, St. Croix offers something for every traveler.
“We chose to partner with Tan Tan tours because they take you to places only the locals know about. It is a real insider’s guide to St. Croix, something many of our guests are looking for” says Elsie Galloway, Manager of Hotel Caravelle. To book the Off Road package, visit or call 800-524-0410.

About Hotel Caravelle
Located on the waterfront in the historic town of Christiansted, Hotel Caravelle, known for its friendly staff, blends European elegance with Caribbean charm. The hotel’s 43 rooms, most with ocean views, offer all the amenities including a/c, satellite TV, phones, safes, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers and radios. The Penthouse Suite features a living room, two bathrooms and an oversized master bedroom. The award-winning Rumrunner’s waterfront restaurant and bar, is located in Hotel Caravelle, and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hotel Caravelle is walking distance from cafes, shops, galleries and historic sites and buildings. For more information visit or call 800-524-0410.

About Tan Tan Tours
Tan Tan Tours specializes in driving expeditions through St. Croix’s lush landscapes, rainforest and to top cultural spots. Excursions are available in two, four or eight hour time blocks and can accommodate individuals or groups. The company is owned and operated by Wave Phillips. For more information visit