Just returned home from a few nights' stay with my boyfriend at Bolongo Bay's Beach Resort. Overall, the experience was fantastic. Our room was spacious and nestled right on the beach (though this made for a motel feel - the only thing separating us from potentially deranged people being our door). Thankfully, the locals are friendly, and we felt safe our entire stay there.
No free food here, but the restaurants close by are wonderful. We ate at the Lobster Grille for breakfast. The cooks know what they're doing - excellent food, and once we lucked up and got a breakfast buffet. We also spent a night eating at Iggie's. 40 dollars for a buffer dinner - a tad pricey, but not too bad given the array of choices.
The location is perfect! The beach outside was beautiful. A bit rocky sometimes, but not at all too bad. We had a perfect view of Saint John, and given our room was oceanfront, we woke up to the sound of the waves. That was awesome!
Amazing staff! Everyone speaks and wants to help. When my boyfriend and I couldn't work our coffee machine, maintenance promptly arrived and fixed us up. Can't live without our coffee in the am!
Now for the reason this gets docked one star. And it all has to do with the bathroom. Number one, our room's bathroom's toilet faced the mirror, which was huge and covered almost the entire wall. Not sure about you, but I'm not trying to stare at myself dropping a deuce. I felt like I was looking at someone else. Weird, I know. But so is looking at myself taking a dump. I can't speak for all the rooms though. Second - the show...wait. Shower? What shower? The place I assume was supposed to be the shower was so incredibly small, I dreaded having to use it. So much for going on a romantic getaway and not being able to join your honey to get cleaned up after a day on the beach. Forget trying to fit weighing over 250 pounds. I'm 140 and was barely able to fit. The bathroom also had a little mold and some microscopic Caribbean ants crawling around. I noticed them on the floor as I was avoiding looking in the mirror while on the toilet. (can you tell bathrooms are a huge deal to me??)
So, aside from the bathroom, the room itself was great. AC worked perfectly once we realized the snowflake indicates cold air will blow out. I only wish we had more than a sheet for our blanket for when we were actually in our room (some nights were really cold). Decent selection of channels on the TV, and a pool!
Bolongo Bay is a great and convenient place to spend your vacation in the Virgin Islands. The price is right too! For what you get at the price, this is hard to beat. Check it out for yourself. You won't be disappointed! You also might agree with a lot of what I said :)