St. Thomas hotels, the good AND the bad

Old Mar 20th, 2000, 01:19 PM
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St. Thomas hotels, the good AND the bad

I am looking for general information on most of the hotels on St. Thomas (esp. Secret Harbour, Renaissance, Point Pleasant, Sapphire). I want the good AND the bad. What was your favorite place? Thanks.
Old Mar 21st, 2000, 05:34 PM
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I would opt for the Renaissance 1st and then Secret Harbor. But that's just my opinion
Old Mar 22nd, 2000, 04:15 AM
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Saphhire has beachfront accomodations and recently completed a much needed redo. Heard it is much improved now! Despite its having one of the prettiest beaches on St. Thomas, the Sea Grape restaurant on site is pretty bad! Kids stay and eat free so it is a good family destination. There are various accomodations available there ... some in the marina area, some beachfront and some in Colony Cove/Sapphire Village. Be specific about your location! Renaissance is a Marriott property and the rooms are hillside and many have a long walk to the beach and community centers as does Point Pleasant (home of Agave, one of the better hotel restaurants on STT). The three all offer great views of the BVI's. Secret Harbour has its own little coved beach which is very nice. The units there can be beachfront or also very far up the hill (but with great views!) and it is the site of Blue Moon Cafe, one of my favorites for dinner on STT! Secret Harbour has more of a "caribb-laid back style" to it and not as much hussle and bussle of some of the larger more Americanized hotels ... and definately "no glitz!"
Old Apr 14th, 2000, 10:18 PM
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Karen is right about the food at the's not the best. However, the rooms are incredible and the beach is awesome. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay until Georges showed up...then we learned the management didn't have a clue. I have mixed feeling about Sapphire. It is an awesome hotel, but the management can be rated only as fair. The location is perfect. You are on the opposite side of the island Charlotte Amalie (spelling?). You have a great view of St. John and can catch a ferry over very easily. If you're boat savey, then I would suggest renting a small boat from the harbor at the Sapphire and going to some of the less popular beaches on St. John.
Old Apr 15th, 2000, 01:21 AM
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I like the Rennaisance and if your in reasonably good shape you can walk to Agave Terrace (up the stairs at the edge of the beach). The rooms on the hillside are less expensive, but definitely not very centrally located to the rest of the facility. The staff at the Rennaisance is very friendly.
Old May 13th, 2000, 08:52 AM
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Secret Harbor all the way
I live on St. Thomas and I love it
I'm even sending my folks to stay there when they visit. So what does that tell you
Old May 15th, 2000, 11:24 AM
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The Ritz Carlton is absolutely spectacular. Beautiful rooms, great service. Pool and beach area are beautiful and every type of water sport is available.

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