We just got back, from our week long stay. We had a BLAST! This resort was simply amazing & a little piece of heaven. I would recommend going in the off season anywhere from may-oct. It was so quiet and not crowded at all. We even were upgraded to a beach view room which needless to say was gorgeous! The room is pretty outdated and the shower is beyond tiny!! You can barely move, but the view made it all worth it! We didnt have the all inclusive plan, but we were sorry we didnt. We spent a fortune on drinks & food & a couple we met did have the all inclusive & said it was so worth it. It isnt the typical buffet all inclusive - you have your choice of anything from 2 very delicious restaurants. Try the hot buttered rum pancakes at Lobster Grill. Do yourself a favor & get a banana daquiri from STEVE at the pool bar!! He is AWESOME! His drinks are beyond delectable and he is sooo friendly & funny. He told us a bunch of tips on things to see and do. Joanne in the cute little gift shop was also wonderful with a ton of information! They were both so very lovely. The resort also lets you use all non motorized water sports free of charge which was a plus. We snorkeled a few days and got to swim with beautiful sea turtles and even saw a sting ray. Please note that the resort sits on the Caribbean Sea side, not that atlantic ocean. It was pleasant, however getting into the water you have to walk across a ton of rocks, so bring water shoes or just bare through it! Take part in the booze hunt it was very fun! Cabs get a bit pricey going back and forth, but renting a car is a challenge considering they drive on the opposite side of the road. Also they will try to push " tropic tours" on you -- I do NOT recommend! We drove around in the sweltering heat stopping to see plants for at least 2 hours and we were promised Trunk Bay, but didnt get to go. Instead we were taken to salt pond beach, not worth the $110 per person at all! Take a ferry over to St. John and explore yourself! I would however recommend taking the snorkeling tour through the dive shop right next to Bolongo. Only $55/person and they take you to a shipwreck, buck island, and a turtle tour. Oh and Coral world park is not worth it! Very small, not much to see and pricey with entrance cost and taxis to & from. All in all the vacation was great, very low key & we can't wait to return!
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- Also Known As:
- Bolongo Bay Beach Hotel South Coast
- Hotel Bolongo Bay Beach
- Bolongo Bay St Thomas
- Bolongo Bay Beach Resort St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands