A November 2004 trip
to St. Thomas by Cekimon
Quote: On our 7-day honeymoon to St. Thomas, we stayed at Sugar Bay Wyndham Resort and spent some time on St. John, as well.
The beach looks a lot nicer in the photos you see on the website. It's fairly small, with a lot of rocks at the end of the beach. The pool was okay, but the waterfalls made it kind of loud. The hot tub was most enjoyable.
It's also hard to find something to eat at this resort past 11pm or so.
I was fairly disappointed with the friendliness of the resort staff. No one seemed pleasant or eager to be helpful. We kind of walked away feeling "ignored."
The resort is not on flat ground, which means a lot of walking or waiting for shuttles. This is especially important to consider if you are, or are traveling with, a disabled person. The parking lot is very far from the front desk, and you need to be shuttled from your car if you rent one, as we did.
Also, there is a long wooden staircase going down to the pool and beach area. This was such a hassle to trek down every time for a swim and then be tired from swimming and have to trek back up.
The room was fair. It had a mini-fridge that looked like it needed to be cleaned. The bathroom looked kind of worn down, considering the website says the resort recently underwent a renovation. We had a good view from our room, overlooking a cove.
The two beds in our room felt very small for queen-sized beds. I'm convinced they were only full-sized beds, and we pondered for days whether we should ask to switch rooms.
I wouldn't suggest this place unless you are going to consume a lot of alcohol on the "all-inclusive plan" and don't plan on leaving the resort at all to explore.
There was a tennis court and gym we never checked out. If you are looking for a resort with a great beach and ease of getting around, this is not the place for you.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 14, 2005
Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa
6500 Estate Smith Bay
St Thomas 00802