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
"Great stay, great condo very well equipped lots of beach toys and many left over condiments etc from previous occupants. Was missing bath and hand soap..minor nuisance. As close to beach, pool ,restaurants as possible at Elysian but did require multiple flights of stairs up and back down to go to beach.Owner very easy to work with and very helpful."Guest: Bob Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 16, 2014View listing
"Our first time to the Virgin Islands was one to remember. This wonderful condo was a major part of that. How the owner represents their property is spot on, especially since one can't put into words just how beautiful it really is there. We thought this unit was the best in the whole resort, located right on the beach near the marina (lots of day trips leave right from there), on the quiet side of the beach but near the pool, and a very short walk takes you to the fabulous Sapphire Beach itself! Open the sliding glass doors onto the patio and literally walk off the back patio onto the sand and beach. There are wonderful lounge chairs and an epic view! All the photos are up to date and exactly what the clean, well maintained condo looks like. The service from the staff for the unit was outstanding! Not only do they provide clean linens everyday but also great advice about the island and what to see. Annette, the owner and Kathleen, property manager were extremely helpful from beginning to end, provided plenty of information regarding the condo as well as things to do on the islands. Annette called us during our stay to make sure everything was okay. She was very attentive. We had transportation arranged to pick us up at the airport, stop at the grocery store and return us to the airport at the end of our vacation. It was a really beautiful place and we would highly recommend it to family and friends. We would love go back again. Thank you for making this a wonderful vacation!"Guest: Ella S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014View listing
"The home was perfect! We enjoyed it immensely... it was clean, had a great views and completely equipped with everything we needed to make our stay an enjoyable one, from bottles of cruzan rum to spare eye contact solution (they cover every angle). Property manager met us at the airport and made us feel like VIP's every step of the way. We had many of our meals out on the deck which was great. Thank you very much for sharing your slice of paradise with us! Can't wait till next time!"Guest: Pesante Family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014View listing
"Many thanks to Sharon and her family for shaing this great property with us. The reservation process was easy and Sharon was accessible via email to answer any questions I had leading up to our stay. We stayed at the resort from 7/12/14 - 7/19/14 -- the facility and setting are both absolutely beautiful. This is a truly execptional resort and the units are spacious and very nicely appointed. Parking was fairly easy for our rental car. The pools are large and not freezing cold (like many in the Caribbean), the one by the destination club runs from 3-5ft deep while the one by the hotel starts at about 1ft and gets to 5ft deep, so both were good for our 4yo. There are also a handful of kiddie pools and an adults only pool on the property. The restaurants on the property are good but pricey. We had a few good dinners in nearby Red Hook and used the kitchen in the unit extensively for breakfast and lunch. Watersports are available at the hotel for a reasonable fee. It was a great way to sample a wide range of activites (snorkel, paddle board, hobie cat, peddle boat, wind surfing, kayaking). The fitness center would qualify as a very nice hotel gym and had a good selection of cardio and weight equipment. It was just an overall great experience."Guest: Mark Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 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.