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Bluebeard's Beach Club and Villas
100 Frenchman's Bay, 00802, St. Thomas   |  
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Ranked #9 of 22 hotels in St. Thomas
Hamilton, NJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“My Favorite Place in The Whole Wide World :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

There's no place better. We've looked. We've tried all the various caribbean islands that are supposed to be "perfect" but they just don't compare to our little piece of paradise in St. Thomas. It's a perfect balance of reasonable flight times, perfect weather, higher food prices level out with cheaper alcohol prices, and heck, you can bring your own food from home. We brought enough food to feed 10 for almost a week in our carry on luggage and used the grill!
We own at the Beach Club and its the best investment we've ever made for ourselves. We just returned home Sunday after another fantastic week. The resort has never looked better, the units are perfect, the pool, bar, and beach...OH THE BEACH! It was high surf last week so snorkeling was a bust at coki, st. john and other places, we had the best snorkeling right off our little beach at the club. Sting rays, squid, rock lobster and tons of fish. We've now stopped looking for "the better place" and will spend our vacations here, because for us, this IS our perfect place.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, avoid anything but a loft unit. With the renovations they just did t...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We have been going to St. Thomas for years. Spent 9 days this past February. The rooms have all been renovated including new furniture and the grounds landscaped with flowers and trees. The service was perfect. Pool bar offered breakfast and lunch at a reasonable price. If you like to be on the go rent a car. The resort offers certain trips here and there but for 4300.00 for the week a car was worth it for us. Having been many times we didn't leave the resort much other than dinner. We spent our days pool or beach side. The resort is off the beaten path so its quite with a secluded feel. Yet only 12 minutes from town.

Room Tip: Every room has a beautiful view. The rooms in buildings A and B are a bit closer to the beach and th...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spring Valley, MN
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The condos were nicely furnished, newly upgraded. The kitchen was furnished with everything you need to cook right there. Very quiet surroundings. The beach is very nice, very peaceful, not crowded. Pool area was really nice, clean. The pool bar had strange hours, on Friday night by 9pm it was already closed up. Good breakfast at the pool bar. Any requests we made, extra towels, replacement coffee pot, etc were brought very quickly. This was a great place to stay and would stay here again.

Room Tip: Building E, rooms 250 & 251 were very clean and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Extra info, and the good reviews are far closer to what's really accurate than the less favorable ones. We've stayed there twice, time share exchanges, but have gone to the beach there and eaten there many times. There is a gated entrance. There is free parking next to the tennis courts. You and your car are safe. They take care of many stray cats, with food, water and shelter. This keeps mice away from the resort and affords safety to the poor animals. This also keeps the cats in their own area, away from the resort. Very smart management practices. I've seen rats on site at several restaurants, but not here. Everywhere on this island, resort tax and energy surcharges are added. Have never seen more than about 12.00/day for energy, per unit, not per person. Tax is easily 17-18%/day per unit, but it's also that rate at various resorts and hotel along the NC and SC coasts. Yes, watch your bills, and carry the reservation sheets with you, if you've cked in under II, RCI, or for ex. Under a resort booking agent like Fairfield, Allegro, GoGo, etc. if that paper shows your energy surcharge or taxes are included, they cannot double bill you. The first time we stayed, about 7 yrs ago, we did have to argue about the surcharges, and they were fixed. We believe the mgt and front desk practices have changed since then. Main thing: treat people like you want to be treated, especially here at these wonderful, small resorts. Tip, even if it's just a dollar or two. Some of the kindest people we have met at Bluebeard's are the gatekeepers, and the other service fols, as well as the bar area folks and the servers. The buffets Bluebeard's does a few times per week, are especially good food and good values. Instead of going on a 15 or 16 dollar cab ride, see if they have a shuttle to town, to the Marriott, or hitch a ride when someone's leaving at the end of their shift, and tip. If driving or taking a cab, go left out of Bluebeard's, go to the stop sign, maybe one mile or less. Turn left to go to the Marriott. Go into the first turn-in, Frenchman's Cove. Tell the guard at the gate you're getting off at the Sunset Cafe. It's not cheap, but the food and salad's are great, there's 2/1 Happy Hour every night, and the fish tacos are wonderful. Big ones, 2 or 3 for 14.95. There's the pool, the beach, bathrooms. Live music several nights a wk. nice servers, nice atmosphere. One more tip for Staying at Bluebeard's: if you often have to get up at night to go to the bathroom, tell them in advance and when you ck in, you need the set up with a bathroom on the same level as a bed or a good pullout bed, it might be a sofa bed. I loved the set up in the 3-level condo on the middle level. Beautiful, great CD player and speakers, great deck and view from every unit. Now, at age 60, with asthma problems, knee problems, and getting up many times at night, I couldn't stay on the top floor and go down 20 steps to the living room, then maybe 4 into the bathroom. I'd never make it or would fall. This is the kind of place you don't see anymore. Come in before dark, so you can get the cab to stop at the market in Havensight, which is before you get to Bluebeard's. it's an expensive, but incredible mkt. lots of fresh deli heats, great chicken salad and egg salad, homemade breads, tons of sweets, wine, beer, chocolates, and anything you need for the first few days. Get your chees in the area with the milk and butter. Great Gouda. Buy fish only here or at the Food Center, on the left, just before Red Hook. Do not buy fish from local vendors or mkts, due to a parasite found in fish in local waters. Bad tummy or weak tummy, drink bottled water. The water never bothered us here, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Like the other man said, if you want the Ritz, stay at the Ritz. This hotel is one of the best values on the island and has a great beach. Bugs come out near dusk. Bring bug spray and keep screen doors shut on decks. Bring coffee, tea bags, creamer, Psedofed,, aspirin, etc, from home. It's all very expensive on STT, especially ladies' personal products. Shuttles often pull in here to drop off people. They want your business. Give the gate guy or front desk host some money to call you when they arrive and get the driver to wait for you. Get the card with cell no from the person who brings you from the airport. Enjoy!

Room Tip: See above and call ahead, as well as email.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

what we love...smaller resort, all renovated rooms this year, awesome pool bar workers, beach chairs always available, hamocks(soooo comfy), great residential area for walks,quiet and closer to town than most resorts.

We stayed in a loft. The 2nd building from the beach. Beautiful ocean view. Nice king bed. Everything was clean. Kitchen was great. Large coffee cups....yea! Everything in the kitchen was new. The living room/kitchen area is small. I would NOT want more than 2 people in these units.

what we wish....for a restaurant to be on sight, rentals for snorkel gear and kayacks to be less expensive! It was cheaper on st.John to rent them.

must....rent a car. We had a car for our week here, but spent some time on st.john first. We took a taxi from the airport to redhook and then to Bluebeards after our trip from st.john. Both times the taxi drivers charged MORE for what we were quoted!.We heard others say the same thing.

Room Tip: all rooms are ocean front. we were in room 216.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We went to this resort to enjoy quiet time in the caribean and boy did it deliver. Accomodations are just o.k. but the beach is great, you don't have to fight for a beach chair, and the views are fantastic.

This resort is definitely remote and you really need a car. There is no restaurant on site although the bar and the bartender were great. The drawback is that after spending time on the beach you either have to cook for yourself from food that was purchased at the very expensive grocery stores in St. Thomas or you have to leave to go to a restaurant.

Room Tip: We stayed in a "studio plus". These rooms are on the top floor and provide fantastic view...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sparland, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My husband and I used some timeshare points to spend 3 nights here in early February. During our stay we spoke to several couples who make this their go-to destination every year. But we couldn't understand why. Although the property features a lovely private beach, nice pool and swim-up bar, the units are merely average.

Supposedly newly remodeled, the bathroom in our unit looked like it had been handled by an amateur plumber. There was orange caulk/sealant haphazardly spread/smeared all around the base of the toilet. And the toilet did not work well. We asked the front desk to have maintenance take a look at it, but they obviously did not during our stay.

Upon arrival, I noticed the room was not clean. I grabbed the broom and promptly swept up about a 1/2 cup of dust/sand/debris in the kitchen & bath alone.

We regret our decision not to rent a car. A car is a must at this location! Occasionally a cab is onsite, but more often than not, you will be waiting up to 45 minutes for one to arrive.

What once must have been a restaurant/bar/nightclub is now a neglected/condemned eyesore in the middle of the resort. But, even with it's problems, the resort still has appeal for those wanting a true getaway from the hustle and bustle. This a quiet resort, with decent furnishings, a nice pool and beautiful private beach.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Frenchman's Bay, 00802, St. Thomas
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#1 Best Value Hotel in St. Thomas
#6 Top resorts Hotel in St. Thomas
#7 On the Beach Hotel in St. Thomas
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