Bluebeard's Beach
Bluebeard's Beach
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This tranquil and uncrowded beach is ideal for windsurfing, snorkeling, sailboarding or for simply watching the sailboats go by.
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Ladymich21
Norwalk, OH226 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
We purchased a unit at Bluebeard's in 2007 and a second in 2009 - we now enjoy two weeks every year on this quiet, lovely, beautiful beach. There are always chairs and they've added small tables. There is a shallow entry and great snorkeling to the right (around Frenchman's Reef) and also to the left around the point. There's a great little area on the west side of the beach that is shallow and surrounded by rocks where you can sit quietly and watch the world.

The units have recently been redone and are very comfortable. There is a kitchenette area to store food and to cook. Also a bathroom, sleeping area, sitting area and balcony or patio - all which overlook the beautiful Caribbean. We always rent a car because of the cost of taxi's.

We freeze and pack some meats, cheeses and butter. We also pack snacks and cereal in our carry on. Then we purchase most of our food at Food Center. We go to Cost U Less in Donoe for charcoal, water, soda, beer and liquor - also some bulk foods which last for 2 weeks easy.
We cook out several meals in the grill area, make breakfast in our room every day. It is much more economical and doesn't seem like a chore when in Paradise.

We love visiting the pool bar and enjoy spending time with Beau and Kim. They make good frozen drinks for a "dessert" after lunch or supper. Most of the time though, we mix our own on the beach. We take zip lock bags to store the ice and a collapsible cooler to keep things cold. We then mix drinks in empty water bottles, cut limes, and take our own cups - again a great way to save money.

We always take a day trip to Coki Beach to catch up with the locals. At least one trip to St. John's for some of the best beach snorkeling period. Then visits to various other beaches on STT - there are so many but we enjoy Sapphire, Elysian, Emerald, Magens, Hull, Lindquist - just pick one!

A trip to Red Hook is always in order, a stop at Island Time Pub for 3 little pigs pizza, some fun cocktails at Duffy's Love Shack and a nightcap at XO - Dinner at Molly Malone's or Pesce. Try a stop at Caribbean Saloon. We've enjoyed them all. In Charlotte Amalie after a busy day of shopping, a stop at Cuzzin's is a must - conch fritters and entertainment by Alex the bartender! Lunch at Gladys' will not disappoint and happy hour at the Green House is great.

A few cold beers at the Rum Shack - with a great view of the Harbor is a must. There's also Shipwreck Tavern - one of our favorites and many others to try.

If you're looking for beautiful jewelry - we always visit Imperial - Sam has been helping me find my newest favorite ring, necklace, etc. for years! They stand behind what they sell without argument!

When all is said and done though, sitting on the beach at Bluebeard's Beach Club is the perfect way to spend a day, a week, and probably longer.

If you want the Ritz treatment - don't stay here - stay at the Ritz. It is a timeshare, not a hotel, they don't clean your room everyday - but you can request towels and sheets anytime. We always rinse the sand and salt at the outdoor showers before heading to the room which keeps the sand content down - but there's a broom to quickly sweep up what does get in.

The Staff are so very friendly and helpful - what I've learned after years of visits is they will treat you as you treat them - if you are rude and surly, well, that's what you'll get - but a hearty good morning or good afternoon will bring a smile and assistance.

This can be Paradise if you let it. We're counting the days to February 2014!
Written April 27, 2013
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Deborah148
Tampa, Florida, United States4 contributions
Apr 2014 • Business
The snorkeling here was great. We saw a turtle, a box fish, lots of little other fish. We even saw 2 lionfish (which we reported, as they are pretty nasty predators). A nice quiet beach, which avoids a lot of the big crowds at Coki beach.
Written May 3, 2014
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Justin V
Chattanooga6 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
Secluded beach, no sea urchins, quiet and relaxing! The resort is very accommodating and the bar is a blast!
Written December 16, 2014
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Coastal10676
VA1 contribution
My family and I stayed at this location during the week of July 4th 2005. This was our first trip to the VI. We did not know what to expect so were were full of excitement when we arrived. Once at the resort the staff greeted us with open arms. Very friendly and professional so our first impression was good. Also once we were given our accomodations we were impressed with our loft. It was a cute little loft style roon with a balconoy overlooking the pool and beach. We were all happy and eager to start our week at the resort. There were a few things that happened over the week that I was not expecting and that sort of made for a dissapointment. For instance we did not rent a car so we were at the mercy of the taxi that was very expensive for a family of 4. Each way was about $7 each just to go downtown to grocery shop or site see. Even though tours were set up thorugh Kimra (who I might add was wonderful) it was not always convinient with our schedule. They had one trip a week for groceries that was $10 per person so only one of us was able to go. That was okay but we would have all liked to visit the grocery store. Things were very expensive and not as fresh as our hometown grocery store. Even with our kitchenette in the room it was still very costly to eat. The trips offered were okay and we did choose thos wisely as they too were costly. But, how many times would we be there to experience this so we splerged. We did snorkling whcih was great but also exhausting. Out 2 kids (6&8) I think enjoyed that pretty good and so did I. We also went to Correl World by taxi ofcourse since the day we wanted to go did not coordinate with the day the resort had transportation. We were snorkling that day. Anyway our trip overall was fun and it was a great experience for the kids too. I'm not sure I'd like to visit again though. It wasn't that great where I'm eager to go again. I did however finally figure out how to get around without spending money on the taxi. I would follow the schedule of the laundry driver on his way to the Elysian. The kids and I would jump on his safari car and go into town and just hop out in the area on the way we wanted to site see. That did save on money and I was able to oblige the driver with a tip. I thought that was nice of them to let us ride without having them go out of their way or off schedule. Sometimes if were were fast enough we could catch him on his way back. Mr. Nice Guy, taxi driver, is really a nice guy and does cut you a break on the taxi rides.
Written October 19, 2005
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Coolmanbob
Whitefish, MT27 contributions
May 2013 • Solo
The beach at Bluebeard's Resort was located right down the hill from where I lived, and even as a local not staying at the beach I can say the staff was always pleasurable and the beach calming. It was nice, having a simple unassuming beach that didn't attract every single tourist visiting the island. Those beaches can be visited by taxi or car; I could see staying here and venturing out to be a lot less hectic in the long run.

Keep it up guys, I'll come visit when I get back.
Written April 3, 2014
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sherry1219
Hudson, MI6 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
This is our second visit to St. Thomas. Second time to stay at Bluebeard's Beach. It is small, quiet and in a good location.
Written March 26, 2014
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Amy W
Morse Bluff, NE17 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
Bluebeard's beach is only about 5 minutes out of Charlotte Amelie and about 15 away from Red Hook, so it's not in the main night life scene, but it's great if you are looking to get away from all of the hustle and bustle. You are still close enough to get to anywhere you want to be, but private enough that you can totally feel relaxed. The beach is great and Chris at the swim up bar is lots of fun. The menu you can get from there is fine, but as other reviewers have said, no actual restaurant on site. Activities director did not help us at all (she did provide some brochures), so be prepared to plan your own activities. Staff in general not overly helpful, but typically pretty friendly. The beach hut with the snorkel equipment and paddles was closed every time we tried to use it and we were told that no one else there could help us with that. That was a bit disappointing on the service side of things.
Written January 20, 2014
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Lorant
Vancouver, WA59 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
There is no fee to enter in to the resort & beach, the sand is good, good snorkeling in the left side, I saw a sting ray also. Bar on the site, chairs to rent, very safe
Written March 17, 2013
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dpowell0719
Destin, FL4 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This was our first trip using our timeshare. The beach and views were great, the rooms were just okay.

My problem was the experience in general. Even though check out is 10am they can't turn the rooms over by the 4pm check in time. We had two rooms, one was ready at 4:30 the other not until 5:30. This isn't usually a big deal but when you travel for many hours overnight it would be nice to check right in. We also didn't appreciate the wifi and energy fee. You would think with the amount we pay to be owners along with the HOA fees you wouldn't be charged these types of fees. The restaurant also wasn't open for the entire trip.

Because this was our first trip as owners I wasn't sure what to expect. I did expect to be treated as a VIP type of guest. Instead we were having to call the front desk for assistance, walking to the office to swap dirty beach towels for clean ones. Other than Alana no one asks about your visit or what they can do to make it more enjoyable.
Written December 18, 2016
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Kevin C
Emporium, PA8 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
It's very peaceful, more for a 50+ age group, but it has a great beach, a sometimes raucous pool bar, and now a restaurant that serves great food.

The on site store has a nice selection of food, souveniers, beverages, you name it, so one doesn't have to run to the Food Center or town to get things.

The resort management keeps on making improvements to the physical facilities that keep it fresh and well maintained.
Written March 23, 2015
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