My family just came back from a fantastic vacation! We had a great place to stay, (my wife said it was the great-est place to stay), on a great beach (my wife says the great-est beach), with great weather (you guessed it, the great-est weather). We stayed in a Deluxe Suite in A Building, right on the beach which was so convenient with the kids where bathroom breaks and food were just a few steps away. We paid a little more to be in A Building, and it was well worth it.
The beach is perfect. The water is clear, and we saw little fish even when we were wading. We also snorkeled just a little further out—beautiful reefs and a wider variety of colorful fish. I swam out a little further and saw a few turtles too. We booked through bestbeach.com and I understand why they use that website name.
Our Suite was A4, and even I admit the views were the great-est! We had a beautiful panorama of Crystal Cove beach, then the Bay, and then both the British Virgin Island of Tortola, and U.S. St. John. It’s amazing how close St John is. We could see house tops during the day, and lights from St. John at night. It’s only a 20 minute ferry ride away. The ferry terminal, which seems new, is in Red Hook which is only a mile from Crystal Cove.
Our Suite was perfect for our family. My wife and I had our own bedroom and bathroom with a very comfortable king size bed, and the kids slept in the living room, which is huge. Two of them on Murphy beds that came out of the wall, and one on an air bed. And they had their own bathroom. They loved it! Compliments to Norma and her crew for keeping everything spot clean! With three kids, our house isn’t kept as clean, and having maid service every day was a treat – especially with the sand from the beach and the amount of towels you go through on a beach vacation.
The kitchen had everything we needed. We filled the big refrigerator with food so we could have breakfast in every day, along with lunches and snacks when we weren’t sightseeing. There was a full size microwave, as well as a stove and oven and all the pots and pans we could use, and even a dishwasher. One night we enjoyed using the barbeque, but several nights we ate out in Red Hook. We had very good meals at East End, (Italian), and next door at The Cellar (more Cosmopolitan), -both had excellent food and service, and there was a discount because we ate at both. Duffy’s Love Shack was fun, and easy for the kids with hamburgers and fries. Speaking of hamburgers, we had big delicious hamburgers at Shipwreck Tavern across from Havensight Cruise terminal. They were so good we had lunch there a second time on a day we went shopping. There are a lot of upscale shops near Havensight in a new area called Yacht Haven with a very attractive open air restaurant called Wicked or Wikked where the yachts seem to dock. We did however find the service there somewhat slow.
All in all, it was a great family vacation. We met the couple in the suite next to ours who were celebrating their anniversary and seemed to be having a great time too. They recommended a restaurant called the Stone Farmhouse. Made my wife and I think about coming back just the two of us for a getaway.
If you’re thinking about a beach vacation or visiting St. Thomas – this is the place.
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