I have been to St. Thomas a few times on a cruise and enjoyed it so much decided to stay a week at Bluebeard's. Let me start by saying we rented a car after seeing reviews of this resort being a little secluded. The driving on the left didn't bother us at all as you quickly get used to it but the roads in St. Thomas are horrible! I will say 90% of the rental cars are little 4 cylinders that can barely make it up the hills. The main road around the island was OK but to get to Bluebeard's, any other beach, resort, etc. was extremely hilly. In fact Bluebeard's jokes about it on the sign to their entrance with "You survived the roads, now the fun begins". The road going to the resort is straight down a long bumpy road with speed bumps and pot holes. We drove around a lot so in our case the rental was cheaper than taking a taxi everywhere. I would say rent a jeep but note that they are double in price.
Now the resort:
The private beach at Bluebeard's was amazing. The room & service, not so much...We checked in and all seemed fine until we had to drive to our building and find that the girl did not activate our key cards. So we packed all of our luggage back in the car and drove back to the front office. She explained that the cards should be working and something must be wrong with the door.?! She gave us new cards and stated that maint. would be down to make sure we got in. Well we drove back to the room and the new cards worked just fine. Maint. did show up quickly but acted like we were using the cards wrong when these were actually activated and the first ones were not!
Once inside the room was what I expected from reading other reviews....Average.
The bathroom was dingy and the floor being tile seemed sticky but being on the beach tile is easier to deal with. The bed was pretty comfy so we were happy about that. We noticed sugar ants in our kitchen and bath so kept all food we bought in the fridge. If you use the room just to sleep and get ready like we did it's tolerable. Once you walk outside and see the grounds and the beach you forget where you are with the palm trees, hammocks and beautiful beach.
We visited many other resorts on the island, Marriott, Ritz etc. and they were stunning but our beach was actually better so we were happy about that. We ate at many different places on the island since Bluebeard's only has a pool bar with light breakfast and lunch but they were friendly at the bar.
Beware of misc charges on your bill at the end of your stay. They charge an energy fee but also added other made up charges that we had to get them to remove. They said the "Computer" made a mistake... I think they hope you won't notice and will be surprised when you get your credit card bill. All in all St. Thomas is great but there are far better resorts with nice beaches.
The beach at Bluebeard's is 5 star but the resort gets a 2 until service and rooms improve. We will try another resort when we return to St. Thomas.
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- Also Known As:
- Bluebeard`s Beach Club And Villas Hotel St. Thomas
- Bluebeards Beach Resort
- Bluebeards Beach Hotel
- Bluebeards Beach Club
- St Thomas Bluebeard
- Bluebeard's Beach Club And Villas St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands