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Recent USVI/Great St. James Island reviews

  • New Years Perfection

    "We are very lucky to celebrate New Years aboard Catalyst this year. This is our 7th return to Catalyst, but this was our first New Year trip. Although some may think "what's left to see or do" , we can honestly say each vacation has been unique and Captain Al has introduced us to new islands, anchorages, dive sites each visit. Captain Al has been here for more than 10 years and his knowledge of the area, history and current going on's is very helpful. He knows all the best places, and the best times to go visit them (to avoid cruise shippers or has weather extra). He is an easy going Captain, let's us change up the day Or direction on the fly, is always willing to seek out one more dive site or activity for us. In terms of the food ... We usually do the half board charter which allows us to feast in Chef Al meals on board and then try out local restaurants on some islands. To be sure, Capatin Al's meals are top notch masterpieces and many of our most memorable meals have been served on Catalyst. The boat itself is a classic Catamaran, with the interior having nice wood work, comfortable spaces. catalyst has all the water toys, snorkel dive gear you will need, big fluffy sun bed on the trampoline and plenty of shady spaces to escape to. Every time we come back the boat is looking better then we remembered,..very well maintained, new upgrades to keep her looking great and modern. This year when we arrived we found a new rattan wicker couch on the front of the boats!! A couch on a boat... That is how much room there is up there. !! Writing this review makes me miss Catalyst and Captain Al so much... We can't wait for our next Adventure!!"
    Guest: Randeen C. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: April 28, 2016
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  • Nice Condo, Nice location!

    "My family of four (Two adults, two little kids) stayed here for a few nights and found it very nice and convenient. The owner, Alan, was great to deal with - was very friendly and easy to get in touch with. The condo has a large open living, dining and kitchen space. Comfortable king bed. Easy short walk down to the beach and once on the beach you can walk for quite a while along the beach where there is a place to rent gear and a small food cart. The beach attendant was very very nice and brought us chairs and sand toys. We found it easy to walk up the driveway to the street to take the dollar bus into Red Hook and easy to catch a cab back to the Condo. We just wanted to sit on the beach for a few days but if you want to do more in St. Thomas then you would need a car. We would stay here again should we be so lucky as to vacation in the Virgin Islands again."
    Guest: Jenny T. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 15, 2016
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  • Peaceful...Private...Paradise...

    "We arrived at this house, had one look around, and both agreed we had officially found heaven. We chose to stay here by the photos and the reviews and we were NOT disappointed. The house is located at the far eastern end of the island, about 12 miles from town (Cruz Bay) where the ferry docks. We decided that staying in such a remote location would be a nice change of pace from our normally busy lives. This was our very first visit to St. John and getting to the house was an awesome adventure. First with driving on the left, up and down steep and narrow roads with gorgeous views, watching out for wandering donkeys, and finally navigating the very very steep driveway down to the house - what a grand finale it was! (you will need to rent a Jeep) Bob provided us with perfect directions, and even included photos of the places we needed to make turns. Much appreciated! If you are looking for a private and beautiful place to unwind, look no further. This house is perfectly perched on the side of a hill, very close to the water with no neighbors, other than goats, hummingbirds, and hermit crabs. The closest restaurants, shopping, and markets are 4 miles away in Coral Bay. We loved this quiet end of the island so much that we only visited Cruz Bay once during our 8 days here, and all of the locals were friendly. The rest of the time was spent hiking, snorkeling, fishing, relaxing, and taking our time to follow the day to wherever it took us (usually to one of the areas stunning beaches). In fact, we spent two full days right here at the house. We passed the day away sipping coffee, snorkeling, beach combing, fishing, floating, grilling, and having our favorite afternoon libations, and enjoying the nightime sky before turning in to the sounds of the waves and beach rocks outside our window. In addition to being awed by mother natures gifts of sunrises, lightning storms, spectacular moon lighting, and vast ocean views, Bob has thought of everything his guests might need to enjoy this place; things like snorkel gear, a cooler, beach chairs, floaties, a gas grill, and a well-stocked kitchen for preparing meals and drinks. Our stay here was just perfect for us, and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for peace, quiet, beauty, adventure, and an easy and accommodating owner to work with. Thank you Bob! Bill & Maggie"
    Guest: Bill A. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 19, 2016
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  • Local anniversary getaway

    "My wife & I are longtime residents of St. Thomas and decided to enjoy a little staycation to celebrate our anniversary. Privacy and a pool were our main requirements and Villa Tryst delivered that and more! Enjoying the northwest view of Hull Bay and the Brasses while listening to the waves in complete seclusion was a highlight every day. The villa is more Island comfortable than contemporary elegant which suits the location perfectly. We rented it with just the master bedroom which was fantastic, plenty of room and natural light when you open the shutters. No TV in the bedroom but it's not the kind of place that you think about watching TV. The beach is a short walk away and while we didn't want to do any of the activities it was fun watching boats, snorkelers, kayaks and SUPs cruise by, all of which are available to rent at the beach. If you want the extra privacy make sure to ask if the caretaker's room below will be empty during your stay. All in all this a fantastic place to stay on St. Thomas!"
    Guest: Paul Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 29, 2016
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