This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent East End reviews
"Thank you again for another fantastic stay at your beautiful condo at Crystal Cove. After a 10 day sail trip we were very happy to have long showers, a big comfy bed and air conditioning! Your condo is even better than pictured and the accessibility to the most beautiful beach and bay on the island is fantastic. Everything is very clean and well maintained. It feels like you are staying at a relatives home. Norma leaves basics/staples in the cabinets and refrigerator which is a nice touch. We have no need to leave the property once we arrive and are content to make our own meals in a kitchen that has everything you need. We love to take a cooler to the beach to waste away the day gazing out at St. John and the most beautiful blue water you have ever seen. The snorkeling in the bay this year was fantastic with many large turtles and rays seen. We hope to return in 2 years to again enjoy your fabulous accommodations."Guest: Marty and Jim Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 10, 2014View listing
"My husband and I honeymooned at Sea Glass at Sapphire Beach during mid-September, and it was a beautiful experience. We rented snorkel gear from the resort's dive shop for the entire week and had so much fun just walking out the door each morning to swim with the fish, rays, and (our favorite) sea turtles! I loved being so close to the water, and it was incredibly relaxing sitting on the spacious porch to read a good book. I often caught myself simply staring off into the water or across the way to beautiful St. John. September is technically the "off season," and I was a little concerned about the weather, but we had no issues at all. It rained VERY briefly for about 5-10 minutes each day, which is pretty standard beach weather. Otherwise, it was all sunny skies. The island was pretty quiet, which suited us just fine. We had a blast going into Red Hook for dinner (or to catch a couple football games). Everyone was extremely friendly. We took the Safari taxis around ($1 fare pp) as much as possible, but they only run during daylight hours. Otherwise, normal taxis are extremely accessible. Most of our time was spent around the condo and resort area relaxing, but we took a couple of excursions. Highly recommend the Bad Kitty day cruise to see quite a few spots around the islands and see some beaches it would be difficult to get to otherwise. We finally went to St. John our last day, and I wish we had gone sooner! We had SO much fun renting a Jeep and cruising around the exotic island. The condo was very comfortable and had everything we could have needed. We picked up some supplies at the Kmart and had snacks, coffee, and a couple meals around the place. Highly recommend Sea Glass at Sapphire! Already dreaming of going back one day."Guest: Laura Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014View listing
"Our family of 5, including 3 teenagers, loved the Unit we rented at the Ritz from Deb. It was exactly as pictured and described and the view was gorgeous. We enjoyed all the amenities the Ritz offered and were were so pleased by the exceptional service and delicious food. Great vacation! We would definitely rent from Deb at the Ritz again!"Guest: ECM Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014View listing
"Condo was exceptionally clean, well maintained and handy to beach. Drawbacks making this good but not exceptional were the poorly regulated AC that was essentially all "on" or "off" making it either too cold in the middle of the night or to hot if turned off. The master bedroom pillows were old and worn out - bring your own! The kingsize mattress was acceptable but not as good as what we were used to. If these three items were improved it would have been excellent."Guest: Bob Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 22, 2014View listing
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.