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Submitted: September 12, 2010
Stayed: August 2010
The pictures do not do this place justice! You can literally walk right out on to the beach, and the beaches are absolutely incredible! The unit looks right out onto the pool area, with views of the beach and St. John in the background. It was great being so close to the pool, and being on the ground floor was so much more convenient when we just needed to run back in and grab something. I will say that if you are paranoid of people looking in, there is a litle bit of foot traffic going by the patio, but we never found it to be anoying or inconvenient.
The condo has been renovated and was done very well. Not all of the rentals there have been renovated so this was a big advantage. The bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we needed to make all our breakfasts, snacks and lunches while we went to Red Hook for dinners. The unit had 2 LCD TVs with all the chanels you would want.
The resort is great. By no means is it the best in St. Thomas, but for the price nothing else even comes close. The resort is out on the east end where lots of other resorts are, so there is not a lot of local traffic, or people trying to push you to buy things while you are enjoying you afternoon on the beach. Red Hook -with all of the restaurants, clubs, and grocery- is less than a mile away, although I would not recomend walking on the narrow, windy road to get there. Sapphire beach is one of the best on the island with it's clear water, views, and snorkleing. Would we stay there again? Absolutely.
I will say we were there during Hurricaine Earl. While it was pretty much a direct hit we were never in any danger, and the resort staff did a great job of getting the place cleaned up in about a day.
However, this particular condo did not have a back-up generator as other condos in the resort had. We were without power for nearly 24 hours. This wouldn't be a problem for most people looking to disconnect and relax, but we had a four-month-old who needed formula kept cold and then warmed. I also have slept with a CPAP for years, so being without power meant I didn't sleep from Monday morning to Tuesday night. This would not be a problem for most people, but it was a challenge we wish we had not had.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 3/3
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