We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Last minute getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Coast
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Last minute getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

The resort is wonderful, we got upgraded to a beach front room. We were only feet away from the beach, and enjoyed every minute of it. The food at lobster grille was amazing, and I enjoyed the bar food at Iggy's. The staff was wonderful and friendly. The water sports and snorkeling was great, we enjoyed all of it. The bathrooms are small and the shower is even smaller. However the view from everyone on the resort is amazing. We had the all inclusive package and felt it was well worth it. Not the most luxurious resort, but definitely a good time with an amazing view and friendly staff.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Brooke H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,172 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    577
    335
    139
    72
    49
See reviews for
259
508
22
14
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (291)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

I have been to St Thomas several times and love Bolongo Bay. I have stayed there 3 times and always enjoy the view, island feel and outstanding staff. The first floor rooms are great. You open up the back door and the ocean is about 30 ft away. I would recommend a stay here.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Ben G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Just returned home from a few nights' stay with my boyfriend at Bolongo Bay's Beach Resort. Overall, the experience was fantastic. Our room was spacious and nestled right on the beach (though this made for a motel feel - the only thing separating us from potentially deranged people being our door). Thankfully, the locals are friendly, and we felt safe our entire stay there.

No free food here, but the restaurants close by are wonderful. We ate at the Lobster Grille for breakfast. The cooks know what they're doing - excellent food, and once we lucked up and got a breakfast buffet. We also spent a night eating at Iggie's. 40 dollars for a buffer dinner - a tad pricey, but not too bad given the array of choices.

The location is perfect! The beach outside was beautiful. A bit rocky sometimes, but not at all too bad. We had a perfect view of Saint John, and given our room was oceanfront, we woke up to the sound of the waves. That was awesome!

Amazing staff! Everyone speaks and wants to help. When my boyfriend and I couldn't work our coffee machine, maintenance promptly arrived and fixed us up. Can't live without our coffee in the am!

Now for the reason this gets docked one star. And it all has to do with the bathroom. Number one, our room's bathroom's toilet faced the mirror, which was huge and covered almost the entire wall. Not sure about you, but I'm not trying to stare at myself dropping a deuce. I felt like I was looking at someone else. Weird, I know. But so is looking at myself taking a dump. I can't speak for all the rooms though. Second - the show...wait. Shower? What shower? The place I assume was supposed to be the shower was so incredibly small, I dreaded having to use it. So much for going on a romantic getaway and not being able to join your honey to get cleaned up after a day on the beach. Forget trying to fit weighing over 250 pounds. I'm 140 and was barely able to fit. The bathroom also had a little mold and some microscopic Caribbean ants crawling around. I noticed them on the floor as I was avoiding looking in the mirror while on the toilet. (can you tell bathrooms are a huge deal to me??)

So, aside from the bathroom, the room itself was great. AC worked perfectly once we realized the snowflake indicates cold air will blow out. I only wish we had more than a sheet for our blanket for when we were actually in our room (some nights were really cold). Decent selection of channels on the TV, and a pool!

Bolongo Bay is a great and convenient place to spend your vacation in the Virgin Islands. The price is right too! For what you get at the price, this is hard to beat. Check it out for yourself. You won't be disappointed! You also might agree with a lot of what I said :)

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank dbm517
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Came here with family for a wedding. Which was very beautiful on the beach. It was an affordable hotel, beach front. We had an ocean view room, and the room was very clean. It was one of the older rooms, needed some work. They are in the process of upgrading rooms so ask for one of those. The AC didn't get very cold in the room we were in. Spoke with the front desk and they had somebody come check on it immediately. Prompt service.
The restaurants were not bad. The food was good. We also ate off site. It's not a 5 star hotel but it served it's purpose for cost and efficiency. Would I stay here again...maybe.

Room Tip: Request a renovated room
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank deezer007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Bolongo Bay to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, neither of us really cared for the resort.

Our room was in serious need of a facelift. There was black mold in the bathroom (along with chipped paint and cracked ceramic tiles throughout). The door and locks were flimsy. The worst thing was that the floors were always wet, even in the bedroom area. Management evidently couldn't control the humidity, and we were encouraged to run the AC from dusk until dawn. That meant we couldn't keep the balcony door open to hear the surf, which was the point of getting an ocean view room. It was just a shabby facility. Other guests with whom I spoke were disappointed, as well.

The one dinner we had at the Lobster Grill was excellent, though, and the more casual meal at Iggie's was fine. The best thing about Bolongo Bay was the staff; they were all very friendly, helpful, and efficient.

If you are looking for a luxurious tropical retreat with phenomenal beaches, head for the north end. If you are concerned about free water toys and a lower price tag, this might be a good choice. I just wasn't for us.

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground level would have been loud and less secure.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank hagcrew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Denver
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

So beautiful and peaceful... will be back again ! Loved the fish taco's !!
The weather was perfect.... little rain here and there, but kinda nice too.
We did not do all-inclusive, that way we could save on calories.... LOL

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank LydiaDenver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bridge City, Louisiana
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Great place ,quaint place ,little older but a great place to stay.Daughter got married here and was a pretty service on the beach. All the staff was nice friendly and helpful with any thing you needed or wanted.The all inclusive is the way to go . Lobster grill (on the premises) was excellent , food was very good and the drinks are better if that can be.(Steve's mango colada )Another beach grill Iggies very short walk down the beach( 50 steps) was a change up little more laid back atmosphere was good, food was ok. cool little place on the beach. Bolongo has sail boat, paddle boards, sea trikes, snorkle gear ,and float mats all part of all inclusive, did i mention the drinks steve or 007 are the men to see. CLEAN rooms and maid service ,need towles just ask , did i mention the drinks at the swim up bar at the Lobster grill... we will go again no doubt!! taxies get expensive to town .....Ask for Delita parsons for taxi sweet lady and knowledgeable about the island and take her island tour!!!!

Room Tip: Room on beach 141 142 144
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Milton P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near South Coast
3.0 mi away
Secret Harbour Beach Resort
3.4 mi away
Crystal Cove Beach Resort on Sapphire Bay
1.6 mi away
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.6 mi away
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
#3 of 22 in St. Thomas
4.5 of 5 bubbles 959 reviews
3.2 mi away
Sugar Bay Resort & Spa
3.0 mi away
Point Pleasant Resort
Point Pleasant Resort
#1 of 5 in East End
4.5 of 5 bubbles 636 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bolongo Bay Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Property: Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Address: 7150 Bolongo, 00802, St. Thomas
Phone Number:
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > South Coast
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Coast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Agoda, Kognitiv US Corp and Ebookers so you can book your Bolongo Bay Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bolongo Bay Beach Hotel South Coast
Hotel Bolongo Bay Beach
Bolongo Bay St Thomas
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort St. Thomas/South Coast

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing