Stunning views of gorgeous Sapphire Beach and St. John! Bright aqua blue water right outside your door. The sound of ocean waves against the shore, constant breezes blowing through the palm trees. Welcome to paradise! FREE WIFI!!! FREE lounge chairs and snorkel gear at Dive In dive shop, on site!
What makes Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina so special? It is located directly on one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. The water must be 15 shades of blue! You are literally right on the sand, and you can see the beautiful blue water from all places in the condo, even in the bed! Some of the other places we have stayed did not have as nice a beach, did not have the great breezes, or did not have good snorkeling. We have it all here! It is located close to the Red Hook ferry, so it is easy to get to St John or the British Virgin Islands. We are close to some great restaurants and grocery stores at Red Hook. Walk to the marina on site and take a day sail to St John or a powerboat trip to the British Virgin Islands, or rent jet skis
Enjoy tropical drinks and a burger or mahi sandwich at the Banana Cabana located on the beach, open during the day for lunch and snacks. The full kitchen allows us to buy groceries and eat breakfast and some other meals in the room, saving time and money. The dive shop on site rents snorkeling equipment and kayaks. The views of St John and the British Virgin Islands are world class. We have stayed in many resorts and villas throughout the US and British Virgin Islands, and we kept coming back to Sapphire Beach Resort. If you want a full-service resort with several restaurants, this is not the place for you. If you want to have an incredible view right on a world-famous beach, this is it!
What makes this unit so wonderful? We just purchased this condo in Spring 2012, and we completely renovated it! The bathroom has been completely renovated and has a new tile shower, new tile floor, new cabinets and granite countertops. New HEAVENLY King Mattress and box springs, new high thread-count linens, new queen sleeper sofa, new patio furniture, fresh paint and new light fixtures! New dinnerware and accessories! New appliances and kitchenware. Sapphire Beach Resort has 5 Buildings that are on the beach--A,B,C,D and E. My husband and I have stayed in almost every building, and the thing we love about the E building is that it offers spectacular views of the crystal blue water as well as direct views of St John and the British Virgin Islands. It is also more private than some of the other buildings, as several of the buildings are on the busier 'main' beach. Here, you can enjoy the activities on the main beach and then come back to the privacy of your condo when you are ready to chill. One of my favorite things about being in the E building is watching the twinkling lights on St John at night...absolutely magical!
We love to snorkel, and some of our favorite snorkeling is right outside the door! We regularly see turtles and rays in the grass bed in the middle of Sapphire Beach, and the reef on both sides and around the point between the C and D building...Prettyklip Point...is beautiful! It is quite a show of purple fans, yellow elkhorn and other coral, and lots of beautiful fish! I have even seen a spotted eagle ray here! We can give you some great recommendations for snorkeling spots on St John and in the BVIs as well.
There are many great restaurants throughout St Thomas and St John, and we have listed some of our favorites in our Information Book at the condo.
How to get here: We are located near Red Hook on the East End of St Thomas. From the airport, you can rent a car or take a taxi to Sapphire Beach. We prefer having a car so we can take the car ferry to St John. If you want to take a car to St John for the day, be sure to check with the rental car company...not all of them allow you to take the cars to St John.
We want your experience to be as magical for you as it has been for us!