KINGSHILL, St. Croix -- The 150-room Carambola Beach Resort on St.
Croix's north coast, purchased in August by a Baltimore, Md.,
investment group, now pays 20% agent commission and has
discontinued the timeshare operation in effect under former owner
Suite rates start at $225 per night, double.
Ocean Hospitalities, a New Hampshire-based management firm
retained by the new owners, said future plans include a resort
upgrade "to bring the property to its fullest potential," according
to Scott Rosenthal, director of sales and marketing.
Carambola was briefly under the Westin flag in the late