Wy wife and I are thinking about traveling to St. Barths this summer in early July and were wondering if the Tom Beach Hotel might be too much of a loud, drunk, party atmosphere for us. We are in our early 40's and are active and like a lively, but not cheesy, environment. We usually stay at upscale boutique hotels but many of the ones in St. Barths looked to us like they are not ideally located or are not on or within walking distance of a nice beach.
The Tom Beach Hotel seems to be ideally located for us with restaurants and stores in walking distance, with a nice beach, which is key for us . The service gets very good reviews as well. We considered the Eden Rock but it is a bit too pricey for us (we are looking to keep it to under $750 a night or so).
If anyone can share their experiences at the Tom Beach and what the vibe may be like at the hotel and restaurant/bar, it would be much appreciated. While we are not looking for a quiet secluded spot, we also are not looking to be surrounded by people constantly getting drunk and obnoxious (not saying that the Tom Beach is like that - we just don't know and it's hard to tell from the reviews).
If there are other places that may better fit the bill (nice beach and luxurious accommodations) please let us know.