My wife and I had a nice stay at the Wyndham Bluebeard Beach Club at the end of November 2013. The staff were friendly and helpful. Leslie and Radiant Daly were especially helpful at the front desk. Alex, the General Manager, really tried to make everything perfect for our stay. The pool bar is run separately, and they were also helpful. The food was good but limited to sandwiches. A separate company is renovating and reopening the restaurant, so it will be nice to have a place to eat other than the pool bar. The gift shop is very small and pricey, but better than nothing, I guess.
The pool and beach are beautiful. Occasionally the pool was crowded and noisy, but not too bad. The pool water was usually cool; I think they fill it straight from the ocean since it was salty and didn't' smell of chlorine. They just installed a power lift to get into and out of the pool and it was wonderful.
Other reviewers talked about the cats and iguanas so I won't elaborate except that we loved them. The wifi is really spotty. There is a PC in the lobby you can use, but even it was really slow.
The rooms were ok. Good air-conditioning, TV, beds, etc. We had sewer flies in the bathroom every morning, even when we covered all the drains.
I'd say you don't need a rental car. They are expensive - the airport adds a $10 per day fee when you return it, but no one warns you about it. Driving is difficult, you probably save time and stress by using taxis. Mr. Nice Guy provides pretty good taxi service but do not discuss religion! He also tended to dismiss my wife's questions and only take me seriously.
Over all it was quiet and lovely.
Some people who lived near to the resort walk onto the grounds (right past the signs that explain that the place is only for guests) to use the pool, the beach, the bar, the chairs etc. They boast about how they had talked the management into allowing them in despite the rules since they spend money at the bar. However, the bar is run separately from the resort, so why does Wyndham let them in? They took some of the best chairs and spaces and spent the day. I guess they don't do me any harm, but if I pay big bucks to stay here why can other people just walk in and use the facilities?
Our biggest problem was the steps. My wife had knee replacement surgery two months ago and it was horrible for her. The upgraded studio room had over a dozen steps between the bedroom and the bathroom. Even the handicap room (there is only one) had two large steps between the bedroom and the bathroom. To get to the pool took another 20-30 steps. The staff were kind enough to give my wife a ride to the pool, but she still had to negotiate 8-10 steps to get to where they could pick her up.
AVOID THIS RESORT IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH STEPS!
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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