We stayed at Bellavista in Oct 2008 in the Palm Tree Melee room. Wendy made us feel welcome, pampered and relaxed from the moment our taxi pulled up to the gate. The house is beautiful, restful and spotless. You will be drawn out to the garden/patio/pool area that overlooks the town and harbor. If you're lucky you'll find the hammock up in the garden and enjoy the flowering trees overhead that draw hummingbirds into view. You'll be treated to a breakfast that is both delicious and beautiful. Wendy couldn't be a more gracious hostess. There are so many little touches that make the place inviting, warm and comfortable. If you make your way to her website you'll see pictures and that is exactly what it's like.
We stayed in the smallest room and it was very comfortable for us. It is probably not well-suited for larger folks or if you travel with a lot of luggage. We saw all the other rooms and they looked comfortable and offered more space if you need it. Each one was beautifully and creatively decorated and have I mentioned...pristinely cared for?
The B&B is a few streets up the hill from Charlotte Amalie. It's an easy 5 minute walk down to the shops and restaurants. This is the port that hosts the cruise ships, so there isn't much nightlife in this area as the cruise crowd heads back aboard around 4-5 pm. You'll need to head to other areas of the island in the evening.
We were only in St. Thomas for a couple of days as we spent most of our week over on St. John. Don't miss the opportunity to ferry over and see that amazing island. On St. Thomas, we enjoyed a day at Magen's Bay - quiet and laidback and Coki Bay - fun and quirky. But staying at the Bellavista will be my fondest memory of St. Thomas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bellavista is a delightfully inviting B&B featuring an island-style villa with colorful gardens and panoramic views. We offer a full homemade tropically-inspired breakfast each morning and a complete array of amenities including luxury linens, spa robes, turndown service, locally crafted aloe bath products, in-room refrigerators stocked with bottled water, complimentary fresh fruit basket and granola bars, an assortment of beach equipment and snorkel gear free of charge, and personalized vacation planning advice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bellavista Bed And Breakfast
- Bellavista Bed & Breakfast St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie