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
"We stayed at Isle Be Back for 5 nights, a family of 4 with a 9 and 11 yr old. It was the perfect location, beautiful views from both patios, easily accessible and really close to the great restaurants/bars in Red Hook. Bldg A has already been restored, so the exterior of the bldg is superior to the other buildings. The unit had everything we needed, beach chairs, a cooler, floaties, even snorkel gear. The kitchen was perfect and had everything we needed for making meals. We never met Dionne, but the payment process and security deposit reimbursement was flawless and we liked being able to call her if we needed to. Overall, we really enjoyed Sapphire Beach Resort and would highly recommend Isle Be Back to couples or families of 4-6. We hope to get back there someday!"Guest: Todd G. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 2014View listing
"We are a family of 5 with 3 kids, ages 4, 8, and 10 years. We wanted a beautiful beach for snorkeling with the amenities of home. We found it at Sapphire Beach! The condo was comfortable with some up-grades, but it had all that we needed. The air conditioning, washer and dryer and kitchen appliances worked well. The rooms were spacious and it was great to have 3 full baths. But the location really took the cake. The beach was gorgeous with lots of opportunities for beginner snorkelers. The condo is also well situated. It is close to Red Hook where you can get the ferry to St. John and where there are plenty of restaurants. It is about 45 minutes from the airport and Charlotte Amelie. It is about 15 minutes to Coral World which was a fun morning activity with kids. The weather was gorgeous: 85 degrees and sunny the whole week. After the touch winter in the Northeast, it was just what our family needed."Guest: Kate W. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 25, 2014View listing
"My husband and I celebrated our 35th 'coral' anniversary in St Thomas. I reviewed several different condos online but kept coming back to Luna Bella! Sue has videos posted online and I watched them over and over dreaming of the day I would be there in person so when I actually walked down the steps into Luna Bella it was so surreal! It was definitely a dream come true to be there!! I have not seen videos posted on any of the other condos I inquired about. The video was an absolute plus!! Our flight had gotten in late so all we could see when we arrived in the dark was lights on the hillside. I anticipated the arrival of daylight and the opening of the condo drapes to see the glorious view as if I was waiting for Christmas morning. It was breathtaking! The toaster was not working but they promptly replaced it the same day with a brand new one which by the way now matches the coffee maker and blender. One reason I chose Luna Bella was because the bedroom is actually separated by louvered doors. Most of the other condos the bedroom was either part of the living room or it was only separated by a curtain. For our anniversary we spent thurs at Coral World park which is just around the bend. We purchased tickets in advance. When I inquired on which day would be best to go they suggested thurs because the cruise ships would not be in (so not as many tourists). That was a good choice because we went to Charlotte Amalie on Wed when the cruise ships were there. That was amazing seeing two huge ships in the harbor. I've never experienced that before. We purchased tickets from coral world for the butterfly garden which come to find out is actually in Charlotte Amalie. That was so fun having butterflies sitting on your shoulder and the flowers were beautiful! Coral world was a wonderful experience. We got to interact with a sea lion (extra charge), feed and pet sting rays, view the magnificent ocean life from under the sea without getting wet! The iguanas everywhere were delightful (: we got to feed them lettuce at the end of the day. The condo provided free scuba gear. We were so busy we didn't use it until 2 days before we left. For beginners such as us Sugar Beach at the bottom of the hill was perfect! Who would've thought we would see amazing purple and yellow fish about 10 feet from shore. From the beach you just see a rock sticking up out of the water but put your mask on and there is another whole amazing world! Luna Bella we miss you! Thank you Sue!"Guest: tlgomez61 Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014View listing
"Beachtacular is in an awesome location. The condo building was definitely the best building on the complex. It was quiet with amazing beach access. The pool was spectacular. The view from the pool was amazing...it overlooks the ocean. The condo was clean & had everything we needed. It is literally steps to the ocean!! The owner was a great tour director very helpful with places to go and how to get around, etc. We loved the location so much we preferred to stay in the condo complex. The snorkeling was amazing-the highlight was all of the turtles we got to see."Guest: Jesse Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 28, 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.