A Week in Paradise
Submitted: January 21, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
I can't say enough good things about Jeff and Linda! My boyfriend and I were making our first trip to St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands & we had many questions; with the many emails I sent with all the silly questions, they didn't hesitate to answer right away. If you rent this condo, & have Jeff and Linda as your wealth of knowledge, you will not be going away hesitant.
The condo was great. Well stocked with all the essentials & more & not to mention very clean! We ended up going to Food Center our first morning (took a local Red Hook taxi and asked him to come back for us in a 1/2 hour) & got all of the breakfast essentials, snacks, a few dinners & a few lunches. They also sold liquor, so we stocked up on that too. Having the kitchen in the condo was great since we were able to cook some of our own meals & save money. The balcony was our favorite part. It overlooked Sapphire Beach Marina and St. John. The view was incredible and we overly enjoyed our morning coffee on the balcony.
We ended up liking Sapphire Beach the most! I don't know if we were biased because it was "our" beach for the week, but it was perfect. There are also 2 pools that we could use & the Sapphire Grill was not bad when we needed a quick, easy meal. We ate there our first night as we didn't get in until the nighttime. We also visited Magens Bay & Coki Beach on St. Thomas. Both had great Rum Punches!
We went to Havensight, took the skyride to the top (Paradise Point) & saw the great views of downtown Charlotte Amalie & did some shopping in Charlotte Amalie as well. Paradise Point is known for their bushwackers! We took a ferry (from Red Hook) to St. John & went to Trunk Bay (bluest water I have ever seen) & had a drink at Woodys. Took the New Horizons day charter (from Sapphire Marina) to the BVIs - The Baths at Virgin Gorda, lunch on Marina Cay, snorkeling & had the famous Pain Killer on Jost Van Dyke; One of the highlights of the trip.
The condo is conveniently located a quick taxi (or car ride) away from Red Hook. Awesome little town, safe to walk around at night & great food. We were so happy with the location. Ate at Molly Malones, Island Time Pub, Duffy's Love Shack, etc.
We did not rent a car, we took local taxis or open-air taxis and don't regret it at all. Very convenient.
I would highly recommend this property. Also, it was Christmas time when we went & the Islands were decorated which I loved! We hope to get back soon!
Samantha & Nick (24; NY & CT)
Helpful votes: 1/1
Did you find this review helpful?