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Lodging for a few nights in St Thomas

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Lodging for a few nights in St Thomas

Hello,

I am sure all three of these locations have been discussed over and over again, but in comparison of the three against one another, which property would be recommended?

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort

Point Pleasant

Secret Harbour Beach Resort

For most of the time, we will be exploring both St Thomas and St John - beaches, bars, restaurants, etc. - but we are looking a place that offers a clean and comfortable room/property, a place that offers some nice on-site accommodations (pool, beach, bar), and in a good location.

Also, while I have you, if you have an opinion on these two for one night prior to flying out, that would be great too!

Malofie

Galleon

Thanks!

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1. Re: Lodging for a few nights in St Thomas

I think that Secret Harbour fits your requirements perfectly. The proximity to Red Hook for ferry access is unbeatable.

Secret Harbour has a gorgeous beach, clean and comfortable rooms, an excellent on site restaurant and beach bar and plenty of watersports activities as well as a dive shop.

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2. Re: Lodging for a few nights in St Thomas

I second Secret Harbour. Point Pleasant is very nice but there's no beach to speak of and the beach at the Reef has virtually no snorkeling ops - also quite some distance from the Red Hook ferry terminal.

As far as the one-night I would also look into Crystal Place which is above town, and the Best Western Emerald Beach resort which is right on the airport road on a lovely beach.

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3. Re: Lodging for a few nights in St Thomas

Thank you to you both for your input!

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4. Re: Lodging for a few nights in St Thomas

Secret Harbour gets my vote too.

I also 2nd Crystal Palace, never been myself but gets great reviews.

Tripadvisor ranking is 6 vs 10 for Galleon.

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5. Re: Lodging for a few nights in St Thomas

Frenchman's Reef has a pretty setting and great views, but not the best beach. Secret Harbour has a nice beach and a good restaurant and there's pretty good snorkeling off the beach. Sunsets here can be pretty, too. Point Pleasant has very pretty views from the cliff side rooms of St. John and down island to the BVI and two good restaurants. Agave Terrace has been one of our favorites over the years. But, others correctly noted that there is no beach. There are 3 or 4 pools, however, and they have lovely landscaping. The closest beach is a few minutes walk, but it's not that great.

The Mafolie is way up on the hillside with million dollar views, but it's an old hotel and shows its age. Still, it's a great deal as they do offer shuttle service to/from Magens Beach each day and, I think, a one-way service to town. So, considering taxi prices, not a bad deal.

I often write on my blog about the Virgins, as well as other places. Today, I did a post "Christmas in the Caribbean" about St. Thomas at

http://katiepickardfawcett.wordpress.com/

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