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Carousel Gelateria and Bar, Simpson Bay

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At Carousel Gelateria and Bar, indulge your sweet tooth. The ice cream parlor, which is housed in a 16-sided white building adorned with blue tiles, features a carousel at the back, making it fun for the whole family. Before you leave, head to the gift shop, where you can purchase Italian ceramics as well as miniature merry-go-rounds. Our Simpson Bay attractions planner makes visiting Carousel Gelateria and Bar and other Simpson Bay attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Many available flavors, including some made with local rum, good friendly service! If looking for a sweet cold treat it's a must visit! 
    Many available flavors, including some made with local rum, good friendly service! If looking for a sweet cold treat it's a must visit!  more »
  • Delicious Italian gelato! Super expensive for gelato but enjoyed it on a hot day! The girls at the counter are nice but watch for the change at the register. We went twice and twice they gave us $1... 
    Delicious Italian gelato! Super expensive for gelato but enjoyed it on a hot day! The girls at the counter are nice but watch for the change at the register. We went twice and twice they gave us $1...  more »
  • I saw this place on tiktok and had to stop in and try it myself. Definitely will be back before leaving the island! Delicious gelatos and there is also the rum tour on site as well. So back to the... 
    I saw this place on tiktok and had to stop in and try it myself. Definitely will be back before leaving the island! Delicious gelatos and there is also the rum tour on site as well. So back to the...  more »
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  • Carousel is a must try when visiting the island. They serve up the best gelato. The variety and uniqueness of flavors is always a nice treat after a long day in the sun. The shop also features local rum, cakes and more. Parking in the small lot is tight so I would recommend street side parking and walking up. It gets busy at night so make go early if possible before they run out of popular flavors.
  • We had some excellent gelato at Carousel. The environment is nice but it can get very busy and noisy with many clamoring voices echoing off of the interior walls. The large cups did not seem much bigger than the mediums and we later found another gelateria that offered equivalent excellence in taste but the large cup held substantially more for the same price, but we will definitely be back again in the future.
  • No carousel anymore, just a bar/ice cream shop with utterly expensive medium quality ice cream. Doesn’t even come close to the italian ice cream and for those prices … try some artisanal ice cream elsewhere on the island!
  • Best ice cream place ever Hard to beat
  • The ice cream was good, but nothing crazy different from any other ice cream business. We were unable to see the carousel.

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