St. Thomas Journals

Beautiful St Thomas

A September 2003 trip to St. Thomas by amullinsmd

Red Hook Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands More Photos
Quote: Imagine green mountains and crystal blue water and you have just pictured St. Thomas.

Beautiful St Thomas

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My husband and I had a wonderful time in St. Thomas. It was our first trip there, and we went without our children and really got to relax. Our trip was in September 2003, and it was off-season. The weather was beautiful while we were there, even though it was the tail-end of hurricane season. You can usually get a better deal at the hotel and several discount coupons for meals, etc, if you go during off-season. Quick Tips: The best day trip we took was the BVI tour, as described in another part of this journal. The concierge called and got our reservation when we got there. If you are going in high season, it may be wise to book online prior to your trip to ensure that you get the day you w...Read More

Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa

Hotel | "Wyndham Sugar Bay Beach Club & Resort"

Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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We stayed in a deluxe room, which had a balcony and an ocean view. We also chose to go all-inclusive. The rooms are large, and the bathrooms are spacious. There is a mini refrigerator, small table, chair, and a safe in each room. The swimming pool is nice, and there is a waterfall that lands in the pool, which you can swim under. When you go to the pool, make sure you take everything you want on the first trip. There are about 100 stairs to climb from the pool area up to the hotel level. Of course, this may be all the exercise you get while on vacation! There are tennis courts and a pro available. The concierge desk was helpful in recommending and setting up day excursions. There is also a resort-leve...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 21, 2004

Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa
6500 Estate Smith Bay
St Thomas 00802
(340) 777-7100

Red Hook

Attraction | "Trunk Bay on St. John's"

Red Hook Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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This is truly one of the prettiest beaches I have seen. It is a mile-long strip of white sand, lined by palm trees. In September, when we were there, the beach was almost deserted. The snorkeling is great and is easily accessible. Getting there from St. Thomas is easy. You take a ferry from Red Hook on St. Thomas to Cruz Bay, which costs $3 per person one way. Once at Cruz Bay, there are many taxis available to take you to Trunk Bay. There are also taxis stationed at the beach ready to transport you back to Cruz Bay for the return trip to St. Thomas. My advice, take a towel, grab some shade under a palm tree, and just relax!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 21, 2004

Red Hook
Route 32 (Red Hook Road)
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

New Horizons Daysails

Attraction | "British Virgin Islands Tour"

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This was by far the best day of our St. Thomas vacation. It started about 8:30am. We boarded the boat, which held about 15 people, and were served a continental breakfast. We traveled for about an hour and stopped at Virgin Gorda to clear customs. We had filled out all of our information when we boarded, and one of our tour guides handled the paperwork once we reached Virgin Gorda. From there, we motored over to the Baths. This place is spectacular. It is made up of huge boulders/rock formations that flow from the land into the water. There is nothing quite like it, and words do not do it justice. One of our guides lead us on a guided tour of the area, and then we had free time to snorkel (gear incl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 21, 2004

New Horizons Daysails
Route 38 (Smith Bay Road)
Smith Bay, St. Thomas 00802
+1 340 775 1171; +1

Red Hook

Attraction | "Honeymoon Beach"

Red Hook Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Honeymoon Beach is just what you would expect from the sound of its name. It is a secluded strip of white sand with overhanging palm trees and calm, crystal blue water. The seclusion of the beach is the reward you get for hiking a one-mile trail through the national forest of St John. If you start in St. Thomas, take the ferry from Red Hook to Cruz Bay. The cost is $3 per person one-way. Once at Cruz Bay, go to the National Park Service Cruz Bay Visitor's Center (open 8am to 4:30pm). There, you can get a cool drink of water and pick up a forest trail map. The Lind Point trailhead is located just outside the visitor's center. The hike is not difficult, and the payoff is great. There was one other pers...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 23, 2004

Red Hook
Route 32 (Red Hook Road)
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Journeys Spa

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Journeys Spa is located on the property of the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort. The phone number is 340/777-7100, ext. 2236. The website is www.journeysspa.com. This spa was voted best spa in the Virgin Islands. It offers the usual spa treatments, including manicures, pedicures, facials, couple’s massages, etc. There is also an exercise room on the second floor of the spa, and it houses treadmills, stationary bikes, and some free weights. The spa can book up at times, so call in advance for a reservation. While at the spa, you can change from your clothes into a spa robe and slippers. While waiting for your treatment, you sit in a lounge with magazines, coffee, water, and fruit. The lights are d...Read More