My Wife and I stayed at the Tropical Breeze May 26 - June 2, 2014. Having been to St. John before, I knew that being in a location with a view of the sunset and a short walk to town was essential in our decision on where to stay. Tropical Breeze gave us a fabulous, un obstructed view of the sunsets that we took photos of each evening. Then as the night falls you have the twinkling lights of St. Thomas in the distance. The deck is huge and without a cover that would obstruct a view. The condo is located on the third floor, however, don't let that point discourage you from choosing this place. The stairs are easy to climb as they are not steep and have landings. You essentially are in "The Penthouse".
Each night after the sunset, we could sit out on the balcony / deck and listen to various styles of music that changed each night, coming from the Beach Bar down the hill. Everything from smooth-jazz, steel drum band and old time rock and roll, could be heard depending on the night.
Sandy the owner was truly a blessing to us, as he sent great correspondence to us giving the best advice on what to expect. However, we never did connect with Doug the property manager, which was okay, considering we arrived after hours and he had the place unlocked, the lights on and the ceiling fans running with the window all open. Thanks Doug!
Beach towels, dishes, cooler beach chairs and everything else needed to have a seamless vacation was provided by Tropical Breeze. Recommendations: We rented a Jeep at the St. Thomas airport and to a car ferry from Red Hook Bay to Cruz Bay on St. John. The other thing, as soon as you get there, go to the Star Fish Market and grocery shop. The liquor store is directly across from the super market. Don't forget to pick up your pineapple juice and Mount Gay Eclipse rum for delicious island beach drink! Two places to go for a great meal are Sam & Jack's Deli, located on the third floor of the Star Fish Market and De' Coal Pot (which was kind of hard to find but definitely worth the hunt). Both are highly rated in Trip Advisor.
Can't hardly wait to return to Tropical Breeze. Thank you Sandy for sharing your slice of paradise with us on our second honeymoon.
Paul and Holly
- Also Known As:
- Battery Hill Condominiums Hotel Cruz Bay
- Battery Hill Condominiums St. John/Cruz Bay