"A few years ago, we were introduced to St. Thomas as part of a cruise vacation. Enjoying our brief visit so much, we decided to make the island our vacation destination this time. After researching popular locations and accommodations on St Thomas, we discovered Sapphire Beach and Crystal Cove Condos. Upon contacting the owner of this particular unit and arranging our stay, we were very courteously and thoroughly educated on the specifics of how to best enjoy St. Thomas and Sapphire Beach. Over the years, the owner has painstakingly compiled a comprehensive guide that details attributes of the condo unit, the condo property, Sapphire Beach and St. Thomas and shared it with us prior to our arrival. Not only was the guide useful before arriving - in securing car rental and planning day trips, we carried it with us throughout our stay - locating grocery stores, restaurants, ferries, fishing spots, shopping areas, where to go, where to avoid, etc.
The condo, itself, is conveniently located, lovely and far more spacious than the pictures indicate. Given that we arrived after dark, we were grateful that the onsite agent had turned on lights in the unit to welcome us. Our entire stay, we felt completely comfortable and safe in the unit. Plenty of linens, towels, a wonderfully efficient washer/dryer unit, two bathrooms, a fully appointed kitchen, cable tv, comfortable beds and seating and, of paramount importance to our teenage sons, WIFI, made the unit feel like home away from home. Finding appropriate words to describe the view of Sapphire Beach that greets you when you open the door of this unit is difficult. Breath-taking, stunning, surreal come to mind, but don't completely paint the picture. Of all the things we did in St. Thomas, relaxing and playing on Sapphire Beach was our favorite activity. My sons learned to snorkel and witnessed amazing underwater life right off this beach. Kayaks were available just down the beach and if we simply wanted to relax in beach loungers, graciously provided by the Crystal Cove attendant, the water was full of activity to entertain watchers - parasailing, wind surfing - a constant breeze blowing .
In our opinion, Sapphire Beach is without equal, truly. We definitely plan to return and would not consider staying anywhere other than this unit. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with us, Sandy, and for your great support and assistance in making our vacation memorable."
Guest: Catherine F.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 12, 2017