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Recent East End reviews

  • Comfortable home away from home

    "We enjoyed our stay at Crystal Cove. The proximity to the beach was a plus and it was fun catching sight of the iguanas. If we were to do it again, we'd rent a car. It was just not safe to walk into town (Red Hook) because the traffic on the road is nuts and there is no place to walk. The Safari (local bus-$1 per person) is a great option but it only goes INTO town ... you need to get a cab back @ $5 per person. Closest grocery store is about 2 miles and very expensive. Again, you take the Safari there but have to take a cab back. Our favorite place to eat in Red Hook was Tap & Still.....great hamburgers and only $7. Great happy hour prices too! We also took the ferry to St. John. Wish we'd gone earlier in the day though.....so much to do and not enough time to do it. Only negative we had with the condo was the bed. While it was nice to have a king size bed, for us, the mattress was just too hard and the sheets slippery because of the type of mattress pad on the bed. It would have been nice to have room-darkening shades on the bedroom windows too because of the light coming from the parking lot behind the condo. Minor discomforts but enough to make a comment about. I would recommend this condo if you like hard beds because the rest of the stay was great."
    Guest: Peggy O. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
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  • Even better in person

    "The view!!! This property makes for the perfect scenic trip to the islands. Secluded, striking the right mix of privacy while maintaining nearby attractions/amenities. The owner is helpful offering their own experiences and favorites for suggested activities. If dinner out isn't your thing, everything you could need is available to make a top notch meal with even better views to enjoy it with. Trust me, once you arrive and descend the stairs for the first time, you will understand."
    Guest: Dr D Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Great condo in a great location

    "This was our (family of 4) first time down to the Virgin Islands and our stay was perfect. The condo was a good size for us and the kids each had their own bed. It was recently renovated and looked great. And it is right on the beach with beautiful views. You can relax and swim on the sandy beach, snorkel at the reef (we saw sea turtles and lots of cool fish), or hang by the pool. The location on the island is great as well. It is probable a mile or so from Red Hook which has a few restaurants and light shopping plus a ferry that can take you to St. John. I would definitely go back. I should also mention that there are people around, but it is absolutely not crowded, so no worrying about having to reserve a spot on the beach or by the pool at 8 AM, just come and go as you please. We did not rent a car and were fine using the "Safari Bus" and cabs. There were usually cabs hanging out in the parking lot, but it would have been more convenient had we had a car."
    Guest: JeremyK Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 22, 2014
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  • Clean Condo, Great Views

    "I stayed at Jennifer's condo for three nights as part of a girls vacation. The condo was clean and well maintained and looked like the photos! The kitchen was well stocked even though we didn't do any cooking. Bathroom is beautiful and two sinks made it very nice to get ready in the evenings.We loved the patio and the sound of the ocean. The unit overlooks a pool that looks as if renovating around it has been started but not ever completed. The unit is close to the town of redhook but the road to get there is a little too scary to walk on so we took taxis all the time. We ate at Fish tails and Reverly which were both very good restaurants! We were told there is no longer a grocery market in red hook which was slightly disappointing since we didn't want to travel very far just to buy some cereal. The beach at sapphire is very nice although we ended up taking taxis to Megan's bay and Coki beach and didn't get to spend much time at our own. I would recommend renting a car! The condo is easily accessible to drive to and parking was ample, and cabs get very expensive! We took the breakaway new horizons boat tour which left from sapphire marina and it was a great time! I have a few comments/ suggestions for the owner... I have stayed at many other vrbo loactions and most of them provide more details and instructions surrounding their property in regards to entry and any tips/ tricks navigating the island that may be useful to know. . A little "welcome folder" would be a nice touch. We did not try to rent snorkel equipment from the beach but we did use, what was in the closet...the snorkel tubes leak and should be replaced. There is a safe in the condo but we could not get it to work, we called the property manager who told me that it had been broken for 2 years. A lot of travelers feel more secure with a spot to store their valuables. I was at sapphire beach 11 years ago and I feel like this beach has a bit of a run down feeling to it since my last visit. The tennis courts are in disrepair and I am curious to know how long the beach building has been undergoing renovations? I will say that Building D has a fresh coat of varnish on all of the decks and railings which make it look so much more appealing then the buildings that haven't been painted yet. I did see workers sweeping the beach and cleaning the pool area every morning which was nice! St. Thomas is a beautiful island and Sapphire Beach is a very good location in my opinion! Choose this unit!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 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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