Recently, my wife and I were back in St. Thomas for a few days before heading over to Tortola for a bareboat charter.
When we lived in St. Thomas, we lived in the Serenity Cottage that over looks the Secret Harbor Resort & bay. The water is clear and you often see turtles and fish and sometimes deer will run along the edge of the property. Further on the horizon, you'll see St. Croix. At night, you have the beautiful glow of cruise ships as they leave Charlotte Amalie for Caribbean destinations. To the right you could see Veiquez, Puerto Rico's famed island and other islands. Overall a lovely place to call home with awesome views.
Now, with it's recent renovation, the entire Paradise Cove is a paradise for travelers that want to find a budget conscious, out of the way place to stay. Everything is wonderfully clean and new. We were given a tour of the efficiency apartments by Danielle, the upbeat friendly manager. After seeing the changes they made, these are truly the best kept secret and value in lodging in St. Thomas. They are large with magnificent views and very comfy... everything new.
We highly recommend Danielle and the entire Paradise Cove complex. Now that they've opened the internet cafe, I really don't think you can find a better place to stay. This mini-resort has it all and, at the right price.
Terry and Jeanne Hudson