We spent a total four nights at the Green Iguana over Christmas 2004 - New Years 2005, and were extremely pleased. Mike, the general manager, and his wife Linda were very accommodating. Even Coki the dog allowed us to get in a 'dog fix' while away from our critters. Both rooms we stayed in were immaculate and spacious with territorial view balconies. A kitchenette allows you to save some $ on food or get your coffee fix in the morning. They have clean laundry facilities if you, like us, travel light.
I suspect people unhappy with the Green Iguana are expecting a resort experience. With just eight rooms, there isn't a restaurant, beach, room service, etc. You need to walk into town to eat out, and getting back is up the ’99 Steps’. And yes, you should probably take a taxi back if you are out on foot after dark. We had a car (ask for rental recommendations), and never felt uncomfortable. It's in the middle of Charlotte Amalie, the neighborhood dogs bark at times, and the roosters’ crow all night. But that is what Charlotte Amalie sounds like!
The real stars of the Green Iguana are Mike and Linda. They were very helpful with dining recommendations, directions, advice, and just about anything we needed – true examples of Texas hospitality. We went from their capable hands to sailing school aboard SV Samana and back, and had a fantastic trip. We'll be back someday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Iguana Hotel offers superb amenities with the comforts of home. The Hotel is centrally located within a 5 minute walk to the Town Charlotte Amalie, and 15 minutes by taxi from the airport. The Hotel has the perfect combination of harbor views, downtown shopping, museums, and great restaurants, ferry transit and beautiful Caribbean Sunsets! Enhanced by the service of the resident managers to answer questions, guests are treated like family. In October 2013, The Green Iguana Hotel began operating on Renewable Solar Energy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Green Iguana Hotel St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie