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Two Sandals by the Sea Inn - Bed & Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   6264 Estate Nazareth, 00802, St. Thomas   |  
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Ranked #8 of 22 St. Thomas B&B and Inns
Davis, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“decent stay for a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We enjoyed staying at Two Sandals, but there is room for improvement. The room ("Redondo") was small but comfortable. It seems like the place was recently renovated. The breakfast was nice: yogurt with granola and jam, a hardboiled egg, and a different fresh-baked goodie each morning (e.g. muffins, scones, etc.) The B&B is walking distance from Secret Harbour beach, where we had some fantastic snorkeling (saw sea turtles, stingrays, and Caribbean reef squid!).

A few unusual things to note: the bathroom has no door, and the shower has no door or curtain. This is definitely a place for couples or close friends. :) My biggest complaint is that the windows have no screens. We would have preferred to leave the windows open for sleeping, but with no screens we had to leave them closed and run the AC all night. Also, the website says it's walking distance to Red Hook, but when we arrived Helen recommended driving there instead because the roads are dangerous (I agree).

Overall, it served the purpose of giving us a nice, affordable place to stay on St. Thomas. I hope they install window screens!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We had the Malibu room for a 4 night stay and had a great time exploring St Thomas and nearby St Johns. This will not be a "resort experience", if you are looking for that then there are plenty of resorts nearby. If you are looking for something more unique with a iguanas in the trees outside your bathroom window, a beautiful view of the Red Hook harbor and a completely unobtrusive host at a bed and breakfast then you'll enjoy the Two Sandals.

Breakfast was a yogurt/granola/jelly combination, muffins, hard boiled egg and a delicious juice combination served on the patio overlooking the harbor. Our host was friendly and more than willing to help with advice on things to do but other than that gave us our privacy and space.

There was construction going on at the property during the day, it didn't bother us at all and the owner did offer to work around our schedule if it did bother us. Internet was spotty, it was beyond the control of the owners and we were able to use our own (iPad with AT&T and tethering to an Android phone using Spring worked perfectly).

We would stay again, it was a different experience from a hotel and we chose it for that very reason and weren't disappointed.

Secret Harbor is a short (1/3rd mile) walk, bring a flashlight if you do the walk after dark, and is a beautiful small beach for snorkling or just hanging out on the beach. The water is warm and clear. We had dinner twice, once casual dining and once more upscale, at the restaurant located right on the beach. Sunset was captivating.

Walking to Red Hook harbor was a bit longer, call a taxi if you don't enjoy walking in warm/humid weather, don't forget the short cut through the back gate of the property. Take a ferry ride to one of the nearby islands, $7 per person each way, we went to St Johns.

One of the other guests recommended eating at Room With A View in the main city, taxi was $20 for the two of us each way and the view didn't disappoint.

We spent a day snorkling at nearby Saphire Beach, about a $12 cab ride for 2, rent all the snorkling gear for $10/person for the day at the beach. Great warm water and you can get food and drinks delivered to you right on the beach.

Loved our stay, we'd stay again.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the Malibu room, best view and largest room didn't disappoint.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Southlake, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I was not impressed. The rocky road to the site, the minimalist furnishings, the continental breakfast. It wasn't what I thought I would get. Our hostess was very kind and sweet natured, but once out of sight, we were on our own. No ice, no cup for water and no response when we rang the bell, or called the two phone numbers provided. The breakfast consisted of coffee, a slice of dessert bread, a small yogurt parfait and a tropical juice drink. All very tasty, but not "breakfast", in my opinion. We were asked to leave the air conditioning "off" if we were not in our rooms - a minor inconvenience until you added in all of the others. No wash cloth, just two towels and two hand towels. I was nearly finished with a cold shower when the warm water began to flow. I won't be back and I won't recommend Two Sandals.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights and this was the second place we stayed on our trip to St Thomas and we wish we had stayed here the whole time. The room was lovely and modern, as was the en suite and there were no mosquitos!!! It is a great location, its a 5 minute walk to Secret Harbour which is a beautiful beach and was never busy and only a 5 minute walk into the little town and Red Hook ferry port to go to St Johns.
The breakfast each morning was amazing! We got excited for it every day!! There was always something different freshly made, the banana bread, sausage and cheddar scone and chocolate muffins were our favourite! The view from breakfast was gorgeous looking down onto the harbour. Helen was amazing, so helpful and knowledgeable and told us some great walking and snorkelling trails to take on our day trips to St Johns!
Staying at Two Sandals really topped off our trip to the Virgin Islands and if we get the chance to return we will definitely be staying here!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JunHelen, Manager at Two Sandals by the Sea Inn - Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you Lora for taking the time to submit your feedback on our property. It was a real pleasure to meet you and Matt and thank you so much for staying with us. We're really delighted that you had a wonderful time in the Virgin Islands and hope that you can come back again.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 1 night at the hotel. The hotel does not have a view of secret beach, instead the view from the balcony is of Red Hook ( ferry boat harbor) and the distant islands of Tortola and St John. Unfortunately this is a way away with construction sites and island-style suburbia in between. We were also in the back room with a view of the drive way. Our room was tiny and there is no door to the toilet! I don't know if this is the case with all the rooms but in a small room using the toilet while your significant other listens is awkward. Also, we were charged $50 more than the price quoted! However, the 5
Minute walk to the best beach on the island was nice. My advice, for the same price stay at Bluebeard's and get a taxi to secret beach for the day.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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JunHelen, Manager at Two Sandals by the Sea Inn - Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on our property and for staying with us. We would like to address a few points for all our potential future guests. First off, the bathrooms in our Sandals rooms were recently renovated in the island-style design that you typically find in Hawaii and the Caribbean. We believe that the new design is more appropriate for the tropical environment and highlights the overall design of our property (for example, the high vaulted ceilings). For those looking for a room with a traditional bathroom and an ocean view, please consider booking our Malibu or Hermosa rooms (which also come with a private balcony). Due to the smaller size and lack of ocean view, our Sandals rooms have been priced accordingly as our “budget” rooms.
In addition, our rates, along with applicable fees and taxes are clearly stated on our website. We encourage all future guests to let us know if you feel that you have been charged more than what is quoted on our website so that we can properly address the issue. This guest never addressed this with us and so it is impossible for us to respond to this issue.
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Billings, MT
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We usually stay in Charlotte Amalie before/after our trips to STJ and JVD, but we haven't really spent any time in Red Hook so we thought we'd try Two Sandals by the Sea. Perfect choice! Jun picked us up at the airport for a nominal fee and we had interesting "life" conversations on the way to the inn :) . After he fixed us an amazing welcome rum punch, we headed to Secret Harbour for a drink and a burger ( very short and easy walk ). Next we used the "secret gate" on the Two sandals property to take a shortcut to Red Hook...also a short and easy walk. Lots of bars/restaurants to choose from. The next morning we had an 8:00 ferry to JVD ( before breakfast was to be served), Helen kindly packed us some freshly made banana bread for the trip. (AMAZING!) Then, she couldn't get ahold of a taxi to take us to the ferry , so she took us herself! Now, that's service! The rooms/common areas are very clean and well kept. And since we were two women traveling together, safety is a big concern, but we felt very comfortable and safe. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Stayed at Two Sandals by the Sea for two nights before our weeklong trip to St. John, and it was the perfect start. Jun and his wife go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Accomodations are very clean, and spacious, (we stayed in Malibu). Delicious warm muffins or scones are served with a tasty yogurt parfait and refreshing juice every morning right outside your door on the deck overlooking Red Hook Harbor. Relatively quiet location, (when compared to the rest of busy St. John), within walking distance of great beach and restaurant/outdoor bar at Secret Harbor. Plenty of parking, and a nice open/airy lobby. Jun will provide great recommendations for places to visit or dine, and will engage in great conversation (when asked). I enjoyed our talks on the balcony about boating and fishing. We will make a point to make this a place to re-visit on our trips back to the area.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6264 Estate Nazareth, 00802, St. Thomas
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in St. Thomas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Two Sandals by the Sea Inn - Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two Sandals - Bed & Breakfast is located in the beautiful East End of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the perfect place for a family trip, a romantic getaway, or short-term rental. The property overlooks American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook and boasts spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, including the neighboring island of St. John. ... more   less 
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