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Gallows Point Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Cruz Bay
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We recently stayed at Gallows Point Resort from Oct 20-27, 2013. It was our first visit to St. John. The location is ideal, easy walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, and attractions in Cruz Bay. The resort has a beautiful outdoor pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. Awesome ocean and St Thomas views from the balcony of our unit, 8D. Very spacious and comfortable living quarters on the first floor of our unit including cable tv, ac, and huge shower with sitting bench and rain shower head.. Separate second floor sleeping loft and half bath. If you prefer to eat in, you have your own fully equipped kitchen in the unit. You can shop for groceries at Gallows Gourmet Shop right at the resort or at the local supermarket in Cruz Bay. There is also an outdoor grilling area. In addition, the resort is just opening a new two level restaurant called Ocean 362 which will have the best ocean view on the island, and managed by a new award winning Caribbean chef. If you like to eat out, there are numerous excellent restaurants nearby. No commercial or franchised restaurants here, which adds to the charm and quaintness of the island. All are locally owned and operated. We recommend you rent a jeep to explore the island and National Park with its numerous pristine beaches- great swimming and snorkeling.Overall, a fabulous stay at Gallows Point Resort! Looking forward to our next trip.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank WTyler
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Gallows Point is an amazing property with a gracious and attentive staff. The resort hosted our wedding reception and our group occupied 23 units. Everyone raved about the rooms, showers, pool, beach area, and gift shop store. The staff was very accommodating and a joy to work with. Akhil, the General Manger, walked the grounds daily to check in with our group to ensure we were all enjoying our time and had everything we needed. The location can't be beat...you can walk to all Cruz Bay shops, restaurants, bars and markets, but once there you feel like you've escaped to a tranquil island oasis. Thank you Akhil and all our friends at Gallows, we were blown away!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
Thank Maggieaj
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We just concluded our 4th stay at Gallows, we never get tired of this place. Everyone at this place is pleasant and helpful. One of the reasons we stay at Gallows is location easy walk to town for shopping & dinner( good for working off extra calories we had for dinner lol) Rooms views are always a fantastic. We stayed in 4a this time great view. Resort is Great for snorkeling.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank d_getkin
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Gallows Bay Resort is a short walk from the Cruz bay ferry pier. Shuttle service is available. These units are condo type with all amenities. This is NOT a all inclusive resort so it is not party central. The party is a short walk away. Air conditioning, wifi, full kitchen, living room and huge showers make for a very comfortable stay. A trip to Star Fish market and you can literally prepare great meals versus eating out all the time. Also, a outside Gas Grill is provided for use. A pool and jacuzzi is steps away from each unit while waterfront stairs lead to awesome snorkeling and sunning. The grounds are kept clean and the property staff are friendly.

This property will not dissatisfied you. I've been visiting here for the past right years.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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3  Thank ottersRus
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

My Husband and I have just returned from a five day vacation on St John.
Gallows Point Resort was lovely and very relaxing. We stayed in an upper
Ocean view unit and loved it! Gallows Point is a romantic place if you are
Looking to spend some quality time with your partner. The staff were very friendly and made us feel at home. Thank you so much Gallows Point Staff! We will return next year. The four star rating was because the restaurant wasn't open yet.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank D10Jonesboro
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Came here on our honeymoon, fully expecting to be disappointed. Normally when I see a gazillion pictures/read awesome reviews, my expectations are set way too high. I was totally wrong in the best way!! The resort was more beautiful in person than any of the pictures could capture. Though you can't reserve specific rooms, you can often request them.

The rooms are HUGE. We went with the upper ocean view, which has a full-sized kitchen/living area downstairs, and a bedroom space upstairs. More than enough space for the two of us to lounge about for the day. The bed was not very comfortable, but good enough. The fact the rooms have AC is a huge plus as many of the other places we researched did not. The way the resort is built, it really feels like you are some of the only people staying there. The grounds are beautiful, though creepy at night with all the hermit crabs walking about.

The view from the rooms is purely magical. The balconies overlook the ocean. The worst part about the resort is that the area for swimming right off the property is more for snorkeling-lots of rocks/fish, but not for beach lounging. That's such a small complaint considering you are on a beautiful island with tons of small beaches to discover. Most of the time, when we would go out at 10 am, we would be the only people on the beach for quite some time.

Great location to downtown, close enough to walk. The worst is that you pass a creepy graveyard on your way to downtown while on foot. The little shop on the property is a great place to go for service. We visited a few of the other resorts for meals/beach visits, but nothing compared to Gallows Point.

If you are going for a honeymoon or special occasion, I highly recommend the packages they have. The cost is almost the same, but the things included are amazing. We had a private chef our last night, which I was a bit apprehensive about as a picky eater, but it, too was amazing. I definitely recommend this resort for honeymooners since there are no kids around.

Not sure if the restaurant on the grounds is still there, but if so it is SO good. We went with a gift certificate, but were pleasantly surprised.

Room Tip: Look through other visitors' pictures to see specific rooms. They are all good though!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank coconutkt
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Let me start by saying I give Gallows Point 4 out of 5 stars. Very good....but not quite PERFECT as some people claim.

The Good:

1. Great location. Close to everything downtown and all the fun happenings. Walking distance to many restaurants and shopping. The grounds are well manicured with beautiful exotic plants.

2. Great pool & hot tub. Not too big, not too small. The hot tub is colorful at night. There are posted hours, but no one seems to care as we went in the hot tub past 11pm and no one bothered us.

3. Great for couples. Quiet and couple oriented - no kids! Finally a place that doesn't cater to the screaming, crying, annoying little ones!! Very romantic. Lots of hammocks, little covered areas to sit for 2 people, etc.

4. Great snorkeling. We saw a sea turtle, stingray, tons of fish, and more! RIGHT from the ocean in front of the resort - steps away! The entry area "dock" is perfect, as is the floating dock as it's great to snorkel, rest on the dock, and snorkel some more. Some of the best snorkeling on the island STEPS away from your door!

5. Friendly staff. They always seemed to have a good attitude and were VERY helpful. Great group.

6. The little shop on site is excellent. They have anything you'd want - without going to a store! The prices are high, as are all things on the island, but barely higher than the local grocery store (we checked.) They have souvenirs, food, pop, breakfast items, sunscreen, etc - I can't think of anything we wanted that they DIDN'T have!

7. Oceanfront rooms are very nice. Updated kitchen and appliances, steps from the ocean.

So no on to the bad/not so good.

1. Number one was the internet. Half of our stay it would connect to the wireless network but it couldn't access any websites. It was this way on all of our devices (laptops, kindles, etc.) Then magically, some days it would work fine for a few hours. We called the front desk to complain and were told "Keep trying." Keep trying!? For what.....10 hours? Literally, there were days the internet didn't work at all - no amount of "trying" would fix that. The days it DID work, it was slowwwwwwwwww. There's definitely an issue with the Wifi at this place. Yea yea, I know - we're in paradise, who cares about internet. Well, at night we love keeping our family posted with out photos and travel updates via Facebook - something you can't do without Internet! This was VERY bothersome for us.

2. Parking. EXTREMELY limited parking. Many times you have to double park (park behind someone, blocking them in.) On the plus side, the resort is VERY good about letting you double park, giving your key to the front desk, and they will move your car for you when able.

3. Nice....but rough around the edges. Now this is just being a bit picky....but the resort is showing its age. It's still well maintained, but small things such as trim boards being loose in the room, to bad paintjobs when they painted the trim, to rusting lamps.....things that don't mean much, but things that you notice nonetheless. The overall condition on a 1-10 scale, 10 being brand new, 1 being run down.....I'd rate both the room and the resort a 7. Not bad by any means, but definitely not "perfect" - and for this price, it could be better.

Overall, a beautiful resort in a great location with excellent snorkeling, great for couples. Not quite perfect, but close :) We'd definitely recommend it to others, and may return ourselves one day - hopefully with the Wifi fixed!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 3 AAA Gallows Point Rd | P.O. Box 58, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Cruz Bay
Price Range: £234 - £540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gallows Point Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a 5 acre peninsula in Cruz Bay. Our spacious 1 & 2 story units have fully equipped kitchens with dining area, King size bed, Satellite TV, Central A/C. in room wireless internet, full living room and private balconies all with ocean views. The resort offers full maid service, pool with hot tub, concierge service and a small gourmet grocery. Eat at our fine dining restaurant or take a 5 minute stroll to town. ... more   less 
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