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Recent East End reviews

  • Perfect Location, Perfect Hosts

    "We arrived with a very warm greeting from the owners Gail & Curlson. The Villa has very modern conveniences and had everything we needed. My wife and I occupied the villa and my daughter and boyfriend staying in the cottage. This gave us both privacy and a place to gather and have a couple meals. The pool yet small is very refreshing after a hot day of sight seeing as well as the spa. The bed was more comfortable than most 4 star hotels I have stayed in. It was close to many very good eating establishments and a short drive to the beaches. We found the locals very hospitable and fun. If you are looking for a place to stay while on this beautiful island look no further. It was quiet, the owners are non-obtrusive, but there if you need them. Always had great advice for the next place to go or eat. I would highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Dennis Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • A little piece of paradise

    "My husband and I stayed in the Palm Room at Pelican Beach Sand Castle for 2 nights after sailing with 5 other people in the BVI's for 2 weeks. We required a place to stay before catching our flight out of STT. The Palm Room was perfect for us - quiet and with a view to die for. We did not need to use the air conditioner because of the cooling breezes wafting over the comfortable king-sized bed. Peggy and Bill were so keen to share ideas with us about places to eat and things to do. Peggy provided me with fins for snorkelling at Sapphire Beach, a short 10-minute walk down the hill. Bill even drove us to the airport at 6 AM for a small fee. The Sand Castle is very pleasant and will not break the bank account."
    Guest: Sambamba Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 27, 2014
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  • Perfect vacation rental!

    "My wife and I stayed at Eamon's vacation rental in Sapphire Village for one week in mid August, 2014. Sapphire Village is a resort, located just minutes from Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie. The location is absolutely superb whether you want to relax at the resort which features two pools, a bar/grill pub style restaurant, a marina, and a beach, all within minutes walking distance. If you don't want to stay on the resort, I recommend you rent a vehicle; you can get anywhere on the island within an hour drive, allowing you to visit all the beautiful beaches. One thing to note is that the resort is built on a giant hill, so if you go to the beach, be prepared to hike back up that hill! The rental itself was perfect for the two of us. Unlike some properties listed on VRBO, Eamon's place is *exactly* as pictured. The unit was very clean when we arrived and had no bugs. The unit includes a full (small) kitchen, so cooking meals is very easy to do, and much cheaper than eating out several times a day. However, the grocery stores (Cost-U-Less, Walgreens, K-Mart, and Food Center) are all about 15 minutes away, so you'll have to plan accordingly. The rental is also well stocked with items for activities, including a small library of books (including a *very* useful Frommer's guide to the Virgin Islands), and snorkel gear. We had brought our own masks and snorkels, but being able to borrow fins for free was a very generous and unexpected perk! While visiting, we were able to visit Magens Bay, Hull Bay, Sapphire Beach, Coki Beach, Lindquist Bay, Turtle Cove (Buck Island) and Bolongo Bay. Of those, our favorite local snorkel destination was Coki Beach, the water was beautiful and the reefs were plentiful; however, Lindquist, Sapphire, Hull, and Turtle Cove were very close runners up. Many beaches offer water sport rentals (snorkel sets, kayaks, stand-up-paddle board, etc.), but Bolongo Bay was the only location that rented small sailboats (Hobie Catamarans). I rated this rental with 5 stars because it truly met or exceeded all our expectations, and Eamon (and Alice, the property manager) were both very helpful. We would recommend this rental to anyone considering visiting the island."
    Guest: William L. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 2014
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  • Wonderful Saphire Beach Condo

    "The condo was in very good condition, right on the beach, on second floor, but only 6 steps up with a wonderful view of St John and it's only 5 minutes away from the town of Red Hook. The beach is good for swimming and great for snorkeling, saw many different types of fish, small squid and turtles eating in the sea grass just off shore."
    Guest: Vacation Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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East End Travel Tips

Situated just east of Puerto Rico, the small Caribbean Island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is known for its beautiful beaches, shopping and dining. The quieter East End area makes a pleasant contrast with the busy capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. The quiet town of Red Hook with its red-tiled homes overlooking Pillsbury Sound has a relaxed atmosphere, uncrowded beaches and spectacular dive sites. Along the streets of this charming town, the Havensight Mall offers great Caribbean wares at duty-free prices and there is a surprisingly vibrant nightlife after dark. Red Hook lodging is a great place to find a cold drink, casual dining and party music.

Enjoy Staying at East End St. Thomas Vacation Rentals

While some parts of St. Thomas offer only five-star hotels, the East End is much more relaxed and laid-back. It is the perfect place to rent a vacation rental home and live the island life. Vacation rentals are well located within easy reach of the local beaches and often have great views. Choose a small private villa or share the cost with family and friends and book one of the larger villas, often with their own swimming pool, terrace or gardens. The charming East End town of Red Hook has plenty of supermarkets to stock up on food and drink. There are also many local restaurants for those who do not want to cook. East End vacation rentals are the perfect ways to experience the more intimate side of Caribbean living.

Things to do Around East End St. Thomas Villas

During the day, most visitors head for the beach. Relax in the sunshine and swim in the crystal-clear water on one of the beaches below the town of Red Hook. Bluebeard Beach and Sapphire Beach are both family-friendly destinations with powdery sands bordered by blue Caribbean waters. Pillsbury Sound on St. Thomas’s East end is one of the best areas for active watersports with snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and deep sea fishing. Coral World Ocean park offers a great day out. It has more than 150,000 gallons of aquariums and the Underwater Observatory gives great views of coral reefs and brightly colored fish.

The rocky trails around Vessup Bay are popular with hikers. You can also take a stroll along the water’s edge at Secret Harbor Beach. Golf, boating, parasailing, snorkeling, diving and horseback riding are all available or you can visit a local beauty spa for a day of pampering.

Romantic Vacations in East End St. Thomas

Many couples who visit East End St. Thomas for a romantic vacation choose to return for a destination wedding. With year-round sunshine, weddings and honeymoons are popular in this beautiful romantic destination. With a limited guest list who book their own flights and villa accommodation, a wedding and honeymoon for little more than the cost of a holiday makes great financial sense.

Getting to East End St. Thomas Resorts

Non-stop and connecting flights connect U.S. cities with St. Thomas daily. Miami is just 2.5 hours away, New York is 3.5 hours, Houston is 8 hours away and connecting flights from San Juan, Porto Rico take just 30 minutes. American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United and US Airways all offer flights to St. Thomas. Taxi fares to the East End from the airport are just a few dollars.

St. Thomas is also a popular cruise port and you can combine a villa vacation on lovely St. Thomas with a Caribbean cruise from Miami.

Weather in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin islands are known as “America’s Paradise.” The soft trade winds ensure that the humidity is low and temperatures are pleasant in these tropical islands. Summer daytime averages are around 82 F and winters barely drop at all, to 78 F, making them the ideal sunshine and beach location all year round.

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