"We spent seven glorious days and nights at Palm Ridge Villa and St. John but wish we had more time. Never having been to St. John, but travelled extensively to many beautiful island locations near and far, we found Palm Ridge Villa and St. John to be a heavenly island location close to home. From our arrival in Cruz Bay, we appreciated following the property manager to Palm Ridge Villa, and additionally, they so kindly left a welcome basket of food in case we would be too tired to venture out of the villa after arriving early evening.
Since Palm Ridge Villa is high atop Upper Carolina Ridge, we were immediately aware of the spectacular views of the picturesque azure blue Coral Bay below and the verdant ridges touching the heavenly blue skies. We realized how special the private location of this villa was. The mature, flowering bushes and trees added to the beauty of this property considering it had only been completed in July 2016. The villa was beautifully designed and decorated, had comfortable modern furnishings, and had all the amenities we needed and more. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting out on the deck every day and gazing at the scenery around us, including the bright sunrise-filled mornings over Coral Bay and orange colored sunsets over the ridge facing Cruz Bay. Floating in the comfortably heated infinity pool was refreshing during the day as well as providing a holiday feel since pool lights could be turned on and changed to different colors at night or be kept at one color. The observation deck was a special treat seeing a star-filled sky not affected by city lights. We enjoyed the sounds of nature as well as the short late night rains.
We would have been happy just staying at the villa all week, but our adventuresome spirit and historical interests beckoned us to investigate St John’s beaches, bays and coves, and plantation ruins. Wonderful restaurants, such as the Indigo Grill, Skinny Legs, and Aqua Bistro are a short drive away as well as two well-stocked grocery stores. All of these did not disappoint, but only made us want to come back to St John and stay at Palm Ridge Villa again---but longer.
We thank the owners of Palm Ridge Villa for sharing their beautiful villa and giving us the opportunity to stay there."
Guest: Clint and Erika
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 29, 2017