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First-timer to St. Thomas. Where to stay?

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First-timer to St. Thomas. Where to stay?

So last night, my husband suggests going to the US Virgin Islands the last week of June. We quickly decide on St. Thomas due to the close proximity to St. John. But where to stay? We're not interested in all-inclusive, but would like to be on the beach and close/walking distance (if possible) to restaurants and nightlife. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: First-timer to St. Thomas. Where to stay?

Check AirBnB and VRBO for a condo at either Sapphire Beach Resort (not Sapphire Village) or Secret Harbor. Both are on a beach, but not advised to walk to off property restaurants. Suggest taking cabs or renting a vehicle. No sidewalks from either property to the off property restaurants and may not have street lights.

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2. Re: First-timer to St. Thomas. Where to stay?

The management company at Secret Harbor controls all the condos so you will not find any on VRBO You will have to rent through the manager and they sssign you a condo , you can’t pick out the one you want.

At Sapphire Beach the better units are listed on VRBO and you can choose a unit you like

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3. Re: First-timer to St. Thomas. Where to stay?

The Sapphire Village condos are up the hill from the beach but are lovely with great views. Less expensive than the beachfront units too. Certainly shouldn't be dismissed! The walk down to the beach is easy, the walk up OK if you're in good shape but many people just drive down there and back.

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4. Re: First-timer to St. Thomas. Where to stay?

May I suggest Crystal Cove unit C-14 on TripAdvisor and vbro as "piece of paradise" amazing condo and super owners.

We stayed in May last year and are returning in April this year.

About a 3 minute walk to the beach... just great!

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