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Sapphire Beach
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
East End, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Martha S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice getaway”
Reviewed 26 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Unit was very clean and well equipped. Having the grill/restaurant/bar on the property is very convenient if you are not up for going out. The pool area is nice but little shade. The beach is a short walk. It is a PUBLIC Beach. At first we felt that perhaps it was really the beach belonging to the other Sapphire Property (red roofs) but we were assured it was public. Lounge chairs are available for rent $9 for the day. The unit was supplied with folding chairs so we just took those and found nice shade under a tree on the beach. There is a Dive Shop where you can purchase snacks, beer as well as rent snorkel gear etc. Again, our Unit was equipped with snorkel gear and fins so we were all set. On Tuesday, the beach was very crowded as a Carnival Cruise ship dropped their passengers off - public beach, remember?

The unit was on the lower level, facing the marina. So there was a view, but it was mostly of the hedge surrounding the marina and the boats. Also we were surprised by the number of mosquitos given how nice and breezy it was - so be prepared for some bites.

Having the marina right there is a plus as you can walk over and book a boat tour, parasail or jet skis.

Red Hook is very near by. We went in twice for dinner and once for the ferry to St John. We rented a car which we found to be very convenient. You must KEEP LEFT and beware that the road are very narrow and can have steep hills. We did fine with a Toyota Corolla, didn't need a Jeep.

The round trip on the ferry was $50. It is a barge ferry - you drive on and stay in your car. Driving on St John is more VERY STEEP hills and switch backs. We went to Cinnamon Beach which was fabulous. You can rent paddle boards and Hobie Cats there.

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Your age range 50-64
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gordonbr8...
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed 10 January 2016 for a stay in August 2015
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I was there during a tropical storm and felt completely safe. It was close to places to eat and even the bar on the property was open to make sure that we could eat and were informed. Everything was as mentioned. Condo was clean and we truly enjoyed ourselves. I would definitely rent again if I ever return to St. Thomas. Wonderful view.

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MtDude61
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Value Close to Everything”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Very clean condo. All amenities as advertised. Located right next to the marina. About 5 min walk to beach. Great snorkeling at Sapphire Beach! Less than a mile from Red Hook which has a ton of stuff, bars, restaurants, grocery, dive shop, and the Ferries (10 ride to St. John). Howard and Amy's place is very nice. A/C keeps you nice and cool when your there. Wi-Fi was a lifeline for our teenager to keep in touch with friends while on vacation. Pool and bar were awesome! Condo owners keep multiple sets of snorkels, masks, and fins for guests. All appliances work great, so do your shopping and cook your meals at your home away from home. Thank you Howard and Amy for sharing your place with us!

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Liked best: Beach, pool, and bar.
Liked least: Resort (next to Sapphire Village Condos) is undergoing renovation.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Vicki C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Getaway!”
Reviewed 7 April 2015 for a stay in February 2015
4
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Our first visit to St Thomas was awesome! A very relaxing vacation. Renting this villa from Howard was super easy. Two emails and we were good to go. Howard sent us an email about a week before our visit with all of the address and directions to the villa he also included about 5 pages of tips for restaurants, taxis etc which we found very valuable!! The condo has nice views of the marina and is close walking distance to the beach. Sapphire beach is beautiful!! The condo has many camping chairs and beach gear which we did not need to use but thought it was nice he provided. This is a super quiet location however a short walk to the beach or a shorter walk to the pool which has a full Resturant and your in the mix. It was a great balance. The villa was clean but has aged like any other rental property. It's convient to Red Hook which is a two dollar taxi ride and only 5 min drive. The condo is not for anyone with disabilities because it's ground level you actually have to walk down a flight of stairs and their are some pretty good size hills to walk up to get the taxi or go to the pool. We did love our stay and if we decide to visit St Thomas again we will go straight to Howard to rent his villa again.

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PepePitMD
Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Time”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We spent the week after Christmas at Dominica 163 . The owners provided us with detailed instruction on how to drive to Sapphire Village from the airport , restaurants and activities to do in St Thomas. The condo was very clean and had all that was required for the beach such as cahirs , beach bags and some snorkeling equipment . We enjoyed our stay and made friend among the locals that live there year round , who gave us great tips on what to do , shopping etc.

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wandererm...
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Close to the beach at a good price”
Reviewed 13 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This is a ground floor unit with a view directly onto the yacht harbor. My family and I enjoyed our stay. The a/c works well, as does the tv, and we ate in most of the time on the nice big table. The pool just up the street is clean and refreshing and there is a restaurant there if you want to eat or drink. Up the hill there is the stand with the best ribs ever! We walked past the harbor to the beach (about 5-10 min) and had a great time each day. Our last day we went for a sailboat trip on the Nightwind and it was wonderful!

Travelling group: Teenagers
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MelMel27
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Location - Sapphire Beach is awesome”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My family of four stayed here for a week at the end of June 2014. It was as described and very clean. The bedroom was pretty and comfortable with a full sized closet and dresser space for clothes. It was nice having two futons for our teenagers who are too old to share a bed. Location is the best part. The condo is really close to the beach. It is also close to the pool and the restaurant/bar which had good food and friendly staff. It is right by the office which has the strongest wifi signal and a laundry room. We weren't able to pick up the wifi in the condo on our phones, but that was okay since I was on vacation and didn't bring a laptop.

We visited four other beaches and Sapphire Beach has the best snorkeling on the island. (Also verified by a pro underwater photography I sat next to on the plane :) If you go far enough out you will see sea turtles and rays. Closer to shore are lots of pretty fish by the coral. Red Hook is right down the road with great restaurant choices and both the ferry and car barge to St. John. St. Thomas does not have much to do at night for teenagers but there is a decent movie theater about 15 minutes away and tickets were actually cheaper than here in the states.

The owners of this condo are very nice. They gave good advice and were quick to respond to questions. The price is very reasonable and they had snorkel gear, floats, beach bags, towels, and chairs to use. It was a great.

Get a map when you get there in the airport The roads wind around quite a bit and the route numbers can be confusing. There is also helpful advice on line on how to drive on the left. We were glad that we rented a car since there were four of us and you pay for taxis per person. Say hello and good afternoon to islanders before you ask them questions or place an order for food etc.

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Liked best: The location to beach, Red Hook, and the iguanas on the beach
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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