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“BlueBeards Castle is BACK!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bluebeard's Castle Resort
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“BlueBeards Castle is BACK!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

My wife and I LOVE St Thomas and just about everytime we have traveled there we have stayed @ BlueBeards Castle overlooking the harbor in Charlotte Amalie. Over the years we had seen the resort go slowly downhill in terms of upkeep, but our visit in Jan. 2013 we where happy to see the property is back to it's stature as one of the best resorts in St Thomas. Our room was clean and had some updating and the whole resort has had a face lift with some new stores. Downtown is still the best shopping in the Caribbean, just ask my wife, and what could you say about Megans Bay that hasn't already been said. We visited the BlueBeards Beach Club to use the beach and even though they are Wyndham properties you have to pay for beach chairs even if you are staying @ the Castle. We can't wait for our next visit to St Thomas and we will be back @ the Castle again.

Room Tip: The 1 Bedroom units have a great view and are large with a kitchen.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mikeysee1
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mount Morris, Michigan, United States
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

The most amazing place that we have EVER stayed. We stayed at the actual castle site with a panoramic view of the island and the cruise lines coming and going. We ate meals on a deck that stretched out over the cliffs. The staff was helpful in directing us to many tourist sites on our list as well as packing us a picnic lunch when we said we were not going to be back in time for lunch. They included a bottle of wine in our lunch basket also. We were treated like royalty the entire week that we were there. St. Thomas is "The Shopping Center of The World" and the hotel only added to our experience. Our room was luxuriously furnished and spacious. Bed was SO comfortable that it was difficult getting up. Every staff member, from the maids to the consignor, from the person who put fresh ice water in our room in the mornings to the doorman, we were greeted warmly daily. What a truly devine place to stay. We look forward to returning very soon.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms from the old castle site. Great for nighttime pictures on the rooftop.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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113 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Blue Beard's is atop a georgous mountain with a fabulous view. Other than that there are other properties I'd prefer to try. Most of what you want to do is far from here (40 minute drive with the road conditions there) so stay east or toward redhook. Rooms were dated and kind of clean. A/C worked well. Front desk clerk had a pretty serious attitude at checkin, like I was inconveniencing her. The bar staff was fine. There's not much to do there so be adventurous around the island. Price was right though for sure.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JDM0225
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Harrisburg, PA
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

I stayed at Bluebeards Castle Resort for the first time the week beginning 06/01/13. We had a one bedroom condo overlooking the harbor. It was absolutely fantastic. The one bedroom was so roomy and the view was beautiful. I had read in another post to ask for a condo with this view and it was worth it. The section we stayed in was Pirates Pension. The resort had a cute pool bar with good food and good prices. We ate breakfast at the pool bar most days. There are three other restaurants on site that are privately owned and each one was FANTASTIC! We made several trips to beaches on the islands to make up for the fact that the resort is not on a beach. I highly recommend this property AND ask for a one bedroom compared to a studio. The price difference was minimal and made such a difference!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LynnHarrisburg_PA
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

As timeshare owners at Bluebeard's Castle for the past 15 years, we must say that each year we see more and more improvements there. Most of the units have been renovated over the past year or so and those that are scheduled in the future will be done in the fall. The views of Charlotte Amalie and Havensight where the cruise ships dock are truly awesome! The Castle has 2 of the finest restaurants on site (Room with a View and Banana Tree Grille) that eliminate the hassle of deciding where to go out to eat! The Cabana Bar also has a good selection for those looking for a casual/light fare at night. The pool bar (Life's a Breeze) also has a good selection of sandwiches, salads, cocktails, etc for those who choose to stay at the pool deck for the day. Steve Buckley, the new manager of the SPM Resorts was very informative at the owners meeting and we were pleased with the plans they have for the future to cut down on utility costs. The staff was friendly and helpful, check-in and check-out was a breeze! The grounds looked great! Something has to be said for the owners who return every year and chose not to trade their week into RCI or II! Can't wait for next year!

Room Tip: Hilltops 1 and 2 and the Villas are closer to the pool and upper level of the Castle and have views...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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seasoned_travler56, General Manager at Bluebeard's Castle Resort, responded to this review, 7 June 2013
Dear JBB55,

Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! As an Owner at the property for 15 years it means so much to us to hear the love you have for the Castle. It is truly a very special place.


We look forward to your return.

Thank you

Steve Buckley
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

This hotel is wonderful! Before going down to St. Thomas, I really really wanted to stay at a hotel on the beach, but it was too expensive, hence why this hotel looked appealing. When I was in St. Thomas, I got to see other hotels when I was driving around. What I noticed was that their beaches are more like a plop of sand and not a gorgeous huge beach I was picturing. You'll definitely want to go to Coki Beach and Magens Bay and others that do not have hotel on them. So, it's not a bad choice to stay at a cheaper hotel and spend your money going to better beaches where snorkeling is AMAZING! :)

Also, Bluebeard's Castle Resort is a well-kept place with an extremely pleasant and ready-to-serve you crew. The staff called to get the taxis for me, and some of the time one was already there just waiting for someone. The view from my room was great! It wasn't even in the "best" side, which some people say is "ocean view", but I still saw the harbor and part of the sea along with a tall hill and lights from houses; Exactly what I was looking for. I'm 100% satisfied with my stay, and I definitely recommend it. Save your money, stay here, and go snorkeling a lot because St. Thomas is a spectacular and natural place for that! The hotel also has a few activities you can pay for and also can recommend excursions for you--very reliable people.

Room Tip: Feel free to ask the desk for advice on the rooms. They are happy to help. Any room that you can see...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Caribbean27
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seasoned_travler56, General Manager at Bluebeard's Castle Resort, responded to this review, 7 June 2013
Dear Caribbean27,

"I'm 100% satisfied with my stay, and I definitely recommend it"

Thank you so much for your comments. “ Bluebeard's Castle Resort is a well-kept place with an extremely pleasant and ready-to-serve you crew. ” - how great is that!

Please come back soon!

Thank you

Steve Buckley
General Manager
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Gibsonville, NC
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79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

We just returned from St Thomas and our stay at BBC was great. The staff went above and beyond in making our stat enjoyable. I told them we were celebrating our 25th Anniversary and wanted to upgrade our room, they took it upon themselves to place fresh flowers in our room!! The resort is very clean, safe and well maintained. The restaurants are delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive. The views were incredibly beautiful; overlooking the city and bay, and the pool was awesome. Thank you so much for making our week in the island so special. We can't wait to stay there again next year.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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seasoned_travler56, General Manager at Bluebeard's Castle Resort, responded to this review, 7 June 2013
Dear Christopher 788,

Happy Anniversary and thank you so much for writing and for sharing your thoughts on your visit to the Castle. It's so nice to hear about your excellent stay and the excellent service you received - that is what we all strive for!

We look forward to your 26th Wedding Anniversary with us.

Thank you

Steve Buckley
General Manager
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Additional Information about Bluebeard's Castle Resort

Property: Bluebeard's Castle Resort
Address: Bluebeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00801, St. Thomas
Phone Number:
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bluebeard's Castle Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bluebeard's Castle is an historic property dating back to the 1600's. The resort occupies an entire hilltop with spectacular views overlooking the harbor and town of Charlotte Amalie. Its signature red rooftops are among the first sights for arriving cruise passengers.The resort includes a centuries-old fortress bearing the name "Bluebeard," after the infamous pirate, and check-in takes place in the former residence of the Danish governor of the island. This tropical paradise is the perfect place for a private getaway as it is set on a secluded hilltop and overlooks the harbor of St. Thomas. Bluebeard's Castle is centrally located in the most desirable part of the island with world class shopping minutes away. With only a short drive from some of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean where you can enjoy boating, scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing. The island itself offers a wonderful assortment of duty-free shopping, world-class restaurants (including the top-rated ROOM WITH A VIEW on location!), hot night spots, and a variety of local flavor to satisfy every taste. This resort features history, breathtaking views, and easy access to town. Beaches are literally minutes away so you can visit them all including easy ferry rides to St. John and the British Virgin Islands (Tortola and Virgin Gorda). You will see why owners at the resort are passionate about their units. It is this passion that will once again be the reason that Bluebeard's Castle will become a sought after destination resort. Many lucky RCI members will take advantage of this now! The resort is in the midst of a historic multi-million dollar remodel that will change all that you have heard. The proof is found in our regular maintenance reports as well as our news and picture sections. Also, schedules of on-resort dining are now posted in these reports. Owners are excited about what the future holds and you should be as well. Spread the word. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bluebeards Castle Charlotte Amalie
Hotel Bluebeards Castle
Bluebeards Castle St Thomas
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