"My wife and I had a wonderful 35th Anniversary week in St. Thomas. The condo was ideal, right on the beach and on the first floor. The patio was fantastic, covered from the sun, a nice table and chairs, and the sound of the waves. There's a great view to St. John's and beyond. Red Hook is nearby for essentials and entertainment. All food markets are very close if you drive. We brought our own masks and snorkels and spent an afternoon checking out the reef right out the patio door. Numerous fish to see.You can rent if needed. At night we just lay back in bed and saw the twinkling lights of Cruz Bay, St. John's. Very scenic. The condo was well furnished, even a special request for a cold bottle of bubbly was waiting for our arrival, thanks Susan, my wife loved it! The unit was very clean and well maintained. A very comfy bed. The satellite tv had everything you could want, we watched the first rounds of March Madness.
Unit E is ideal for those who like the ocean nearby, no trees blocking the view, and set aside from all the other units. Units A - C had the main beach out front, but the beach was much wider and at the waters edge the view was blocked by all of the trees. It's a much busier area.
As far as the entire facility, there is a definite need to update the pool area and scuba/snorkel rental shack. The pool is very nice, but the pool building was roped off. Not sure if construction was due, or not. A nice on site bar/pub would have been fantastic, no need to leave. All meals were either in the condo, or in Red Hook and beyond (we had a car). I recommend renting a car if you want to see the island. We had a very nice dinner at A Room With A View at Bluebeard's Resort in town (not the one on the beach) for our special dinner.
The Charlotte Amalie airport is a bit deceiving, small, and easily traveled on your inbound flight, but quite hectic on departure (8:00 a.m.). Arriving 90 minutes early, we stood in line to check bags (American Airlines), stood in line for customs, and stood in line for security. At these stops no one seemed concerned about speed. We just made the flight with minutes to spare, not sure about those arriving later than us. Our flight was not full. Advice, get there early. The car rental return was so easy, a drop box for keys.
I'd recommend this unit for a beautiful vacation, quiet, scenic, yet close to the the main beach and more activity if that's your thing. The small beach out front wast perfect for us."
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 13, 2015