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Recent East End reviews
"We were a group of 16 who rented 5 condos at Sapphire Beach Resort. We rented both of Sheila's condos that are next to each other. It was so nice to open up the patio between the two to make a large area that many nights our full group would hang out. The condos were perfect and had everything that we needed for our stay. To wake up to the view each morning was heavenly and the beach was great. We ate at Fish Tails, Caribbean Fish Market, Sunset Grille and Oceana and all were very good. Sheila answered tons of my questions in a timely manner and gave me great information that I used throughout our trip. She really does care that you have a good time on vacation. Thanks Sheila, and I hope we can come back soon!"Guest: Gina Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 19, 2014View listing
"This is the second time we stayed here, it is better than the photos show. Annette is very easy to deal with and her property manger Kathleen knows great places to to see on the island."Guest: Tony L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014View listing
"I've been trying to think about how to review this condo, and I think a list of pros and cons might be easiest: Pros: The view - amazing. From the back veranda, you could see some gorgeous water, as well as St. John (if you walked a few feet down the beach). The beach - quiet and beautiful; at times, it felt like we had the entire beach to ourselves, which was cool. Very clean and maintained. The decor - very modern, updated, trendy. The cabana bar - lordy, those women could make some rum punch. I mean, one would do ya just fine. Some were working on island time, but they made up for it with that rum pour. The critters - my hubby and I really enjoyed the iguanas and little lizards and hermit crabs, as well as some cute little leopard-print ducks. We're big animal lovers, so it was neat to see some new faces. Cons: I think that the condo itself (and its furniture and fixtures) could stand a once-over and here's why: Within an hour of arriving, I found myself locked in the bathroom. My husband used the bathroom before me and said the door didn't shut completely, so it swung open mid-stream, shall we say. Well, I'm not so brilliant, so I gave the door a firm shove when I went in (I didn't know about his door experience yet) and... it stuck. I believe the pin that goes from the knob into the door frame itself jammed up or broke completely. I had to remove the doorknob from the inside with a knife and a screwdriver that the very nice maintenance man passed me under the door. We spent the remainder of our honeymoon without a bathroom doorknob. I'll just say - it sucked. Could have been much worse, but still sucked. My hubby, who weighs all of 165 lbs, was sitting in a wooden chair on the back patio area a couple nights before we left and it actually split apart and dumped him onto the ground. It looks like it's happened before because there was already a small wooden piece of the back missing. We were able to fit the pegs back together and it was intact again, although we didn't sit in it for the remainder of our trip. Bottom line, the view and beach is fantastic but I think this place really needs some routine maintenance. As it stood, with the bathroom and the chair incident, it rates a solid 'good'. I would definitely consider returning, but suggest the owners visit first and make a few improvements."Guest: Amber P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014View listing
"Not only is Pete great but his condo is FANTASTIC! It is wonderfully decorated, fully renovated, clean, absolutely beautiful and relaxing. Step off the back deck and you are on the beach, directly in front of the pool. He has EVERYTHING you could imagine, from gourmet cooking utensils/pots/spices to beach toys. I have no intention of staying anywhere else when I am in STT. My aunt was staying at a separate condo at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, she basically stated she would be renting from Pete from now on. Thank you, Pete, for helping to make my short, yet eventful vacay a great one! Also, the manager, Kathleen, is the sweetest person."Guest: Eboni D. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 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.