"For our first multi-generation vacation, I knew Great Turtle would be the perfect location. We spent time here a few years ago with another couple, and this time we took FULL advantage of its amenities. Grandparents claimed the breezy main floor bedroom (never once even thought about running the AC). Parents and kids took the downstairs bedrooms. The pool area is gated, which gave us peace of mind about kids running about on their own. Kids LOVED the pool and hammock. OK, they loved having cable TV, too (OK, OK, sometimes we needed a rest).
The kitchen is fully equipped for any type of cooking, but I especially appreciated the kid-friendly cups and dishes. The property manager was attentive when we needed help.
We spent every spare moment enjoying the view of Coral Bay on the back deck. And when we went to the beach, we appreciated how close we were to both the North Shore beaches, e.g., Cinnamon, and the beaches beyond Coral Bay, e.g., Salt Pond.
We found Coral Bay's restaurants to be first rate (Miss Lucy's was a favorite) and Dolphin Market there to have everything we needed.
After a few tries, we even perfected backing out of the driveway. All of St John's roads are an adventure in themselves, so if you're a skittish driver, go to St Croix. You'll want a 4 wheel drive vehicle and a driver who can remember to 'keep left'.
Beautiful house, lovely furnishings, delicious pool. Everything you need to feel like you are truly on vacation. Enjoy."
Guest: john p.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 18, 2015