"My boyfriend and I stayed at the Morningstar Villa for the month of February and loved every minute of it. The view from the deck is simply amazing--very colorful and lush. It was fun watching the boats and cruise ships sailing by as we were drinking a nice tropical drink. The villa itself is very beautiful, updated, clean and located in a great area. The kitchen has everything you need, and a washer and dryer is available, so pack light. Because we stayed for the month of February, it was like living in St. Thomas and not vacationing. We would have a leisurely morning and then drive to Havensight and park our car (at the Kmart). Everyday we walked to Charlotte Amalie to climb the 99 steps that led to Bluebeards Castle. In the end it was actually 150 steps, but at least we got some exercise. Next we would go to the beach--we love Lindquist Beach the most, but we also like Sapphire Beach and Magens Bay. We liked Brewers Bay for swimming, but it is not beautiful like the other beaches. Many times after having a relaxing day at the beach we would stop at one of the many bars that have happy hour. We really liked Duffy’s and Molly Malone’s in Red Hook. We did day trips to St. John for snorkeling at Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay is also worth going to. We took a ferry to Water Island, which was also very fun. The bar has great hamburgers!!! We normally had our meals in and found 2 great grocery stores. I think one is called The Gourmet Gallery (Havensight) and the other is Cost U Less. Cost U less is very similar to Costco, except you don’t need to be a member. The Gourmet Gallery is similar to Wholefoods. Great meat selection. I stopped frequently to make a salad from the salad bar. Kmart is also a good place to buy groceries like cereal, bread, snacks and alcohol. The Brownings put together a book of everything you need to know about St. Thomas--ferry schedules, restaurant reviews, menus, beaches, bars, charters, shopping, etc.. Make sure you read it to get greats ideas. If we ever take a trip to St. Thomas again, Morning Star Villa is the place we will stay!!! Thank you Leah and Scott!!!"
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: March 6, 2015