The way to relax!
We chose D103 based on the recommendation of friends, and our high expectations were exceeded. FIRST, this condo was clean and very well maintained. You would be hard-pressed to find a nicer kitchen in a rental; the bathroom is awesome; the decorations and color schemes are very nice; the wifi speed is good (and probably as good as you get on St. Thomas); there is a safe to lock away valuables, etc. It is the perfect size for a couple's get-away, and had we brought a small child or two, the same would be true. NEXT, snorkeling Sapphire Bay is amazing--we swam with spotted eagle rays; turtles, and all kinds of beautiful fish. PLUS, this is a great spot because you are so close to lots of fun spots at Red Hook, and with the car associated with the unit, you are read to explore. We are not night-people, but even for us, Red Hook had a great deal to offer, including good food (exception was Molly Malone's--way over-priced for average food); a day sail (highly recommend Rumbaba); and ferry's for a day-trip to St. John. OF NOTE, , timing and weather are obviously key. We booked the last week of August--prime hurricane time--but our luck held, and our weather was beautiful, and we pretty much had Sapphire Bay all to ourselves on days without cruise ships--and even in the mornings and afternoon's of cruise ship visits. In fact, everywhere we went on both St. Thomas and St. John, we pretty much had the bays, cays, and beaches to ourselves; I'd take this and the risk of a hurricane (with trip insurance for the flight, of course) over crowded bays, cays and beaches any day. LASTLY, if someone tells you Sapphire is rundown (we were told this by a well meaning individual), don't be deterred from this unit--D103. There may be some truth to the statement as applied to other units, but not this one. You are not getting a full spa with this property, but you are getting a slice of paradise. We could not have been happier with the quality of the unit and the great price. The property is accurately described and the owner is great and very responsive to calls and emails. We heartily recommend this property--we stayed four nights, and would go back in a heartbeat.
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