Family owned and operated, this hotel is clean and quaint with a great view. The room rates are reasonable and if you come at the right time you can keep your hotel bill in the $100-$125 range...or less. Which is impressive cosidering most hotels on St Thomas start at $200 and up (the good ones, that aren't rat traps).
Great View. Great pool. Great Staff. Great Restaurant with a cool view. Breakfast in the morning (continental style, but hey it's not bad) is usually included. If you stay here, tell Mike, Sasha or Helga Eric sent you.
Wyndham Sugar Bay is an all-inclusive resort near Charlotte Amalie (pronounced Ah-mahl-yuh). It is a sprawling place--we walked like crazy between rooms and facilities. There were 15 of us staying there for my wedding. We did not choose to use their wedding facilities because, to be quite honest, they are just not that great. The beach is small and not overly picturesque and the gazebo on the rooftop is disappointing. We took the ferry to St. John to get married on Hawksnest Beach instead, and didn't regret it. The resort has two restaurants--the buffet restaurant by the pools and the nice restaurant in the hotel. The buffet restaurant, pools and beach are about 100 steps down from the main hotel so don't fear indulging; you'll work it all off in the climb back. There is an excellent shuttle service for those who cannot manage all the walking. Our room was very nice and the view from the balcony fantastic. The place was clean and well maintained (except for the elevators, which tended to break down frequently) and I've never slept so well in my life. The food at both the Manor House restaurant and the buffet restaurant is excellent and there is always a good selection. The drinks at the pool bar left a lot to be desired--if it wasn't a daiquiri, a slushy margarita or a pina colada they really didn't know what to do with it. The bar in the hotel was good, though. The beach is man-made (blasted out of the rock) and is therefore a little rocky but the snorkeling is free and pretty darned good and the sand is white and pretty. It's worth leaving the resort to check out nearby beaches, though. Apparently there is a trail somewhere on the resort that cuts over to next-door Sapphire Beach but we didn't hear about that until after we left. There is also a spa on the resort that is supposedly very nice but I didn't go there so can't say from personal experience. All-in-all this is a great place to stay, especially if you can get a good airfare/hotel package at the travel agent.
The resort is only a 5 min. cab-ride to the ferry to St. John and the British VI so it is a great base location if you plan to take day trips.
For couples who want privacy and their own pool, I highly recommend Pavilions and Pools.
Ever wanted you own private pool where nobody can see you? We watched the 4th of July fireworks over Cruz Bay from our pool. I'll let your imagination go from there.
on the eastern side of st. thomas theres a resort called the shapphire bay beach resort .. I loved the setting, and the snorkleing was perfect! I understand shapphire has been renovated and is still a fine place to stay!
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