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Pineapple Village Villas at Pineapple Village
Reviewed August 24, 2009

The villa (w/3 connecting rooms and individual bathrooms; and the additional 4th villa w/bathroom) were PERFECT for our Family Reunion. It was made all the more perfect by Ms. Veronica who, everyday, came and swept, changed out towels, made beds, everything! She was the best!!! My cousin, brother and spouse agreed that if any of us won the lottery, that we would come back to St. Thomas and buy the property......as long as Ms. Veronica stayed on! If you want privacy and quiet, Pineapple Villas provides that. If you want to mingle with the locals, Coki Point Beach is a 3 minute walk away, to the left of Pineapple Villas. If you want good food and sea breezes, Fungi's bar & restaurant provide that. It's located to the right of Pineapple Villas. All I can say is what we ALL said...."We WILL be back!!!"

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Reviewed February 12, 2008

My fiance' and I stayed in the Coral Suite in the Hideaway Villas in Pinapple Village (what a mouthful!) for 5 nights. We booked it through Mark on his website (they're also listed on VRBO). Mark was very helpful in making my reservation. I did a lot of research, and for $150/night this condo was a bargain compared to other places in the area.

The Coral Suite looks EXACTLY like the pictures. It is cute, clean, cozy, and nicely decorated. With a small kitchen (small fridge, micro, sink), bath, Queen bed, A/C, safe, and a small TV; it was all we needed for a place to stash our stuff and get a good night's sleep. It even has a little walled-in patio with palm trees overhead that was nice to sit outside and read in the mornings. Maid service is provided.

Pineapple Beach is a 1 minute walk from the condo. While not the nicest beach (more on that in a sec), it was nice to be able to put our feet in the ocean immediately the day we got there. Also just down the beach is Fungi's, a very cool beach bar with decent food ON the water. We ended many nights there. Also, up some stairs in the Point Pleasant Hotel is Agave Terrace, a very good restaurant with great views.

The condo is not beachfront only due to the fact that the entire Village is surrounded (on the beach-facing side) by a the former Grand Bay Palace Resort that closed in 2005 due to financial problems. It was easy to see that the resort was, at one time, quite the place. It was kind of sad and eerie to see it just abandoned. There's even a small 9/11 memorial, which I found fascinating.

The good news about the closed property: They DO keep the grounds up pretty well surrounding the old resort, including Pineapple Village. The beach is cleaned off probably once/week... so while it's a little dirty, and probably not as nice as it used to be, it's still an okay beach. The groundskeepers were around the Village every day we were there. Also good: It was super quiet. We could hear the people in the other rooms every once in a while, but it was so quiet and easy to sleep there.

Also, the Wyndham has bought the resort, and after a court hearing on Feb 14, 2008 plans to start a complete remodel of the place. Not sure what this will mean for Pineapple Village, but my guess is that it will be good news for them!

Coming into Pineapple Village, off of Smith Bay Road (38), it's a little hard to find, due to the fact that you are coming in the entrance of this old, closed resort, and the sign outside simply says "CLOSED." But, once down the driveway, there's a 24-hour guard in the resort's guard shack, and it's business as usual in the village.

So, if you're looking for a full service 5-star hotel and a price tag to match, this place isn't for you. If you're looking for a clean, cute, safe, reasonably-priced place in walking distance to a beach and bar, to sleep at night - you've found it.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2007

We had hoped to have a beautiful spring break vacation at the Pineapple Villas in St. Thomas but unfortunately that was not the case. We checked the property's website and there it described the Villas as first class accomodations situated right on the beach. It showed detailed color photos of the property and the beach. Unfortunately it appears that the photos and the description of the Villas was fairly old because what the website failed to mention is that the Villas and their facilities are part of an abandoned hotel complex . The facilites of the Villas are shared with the hotel which you must pass through and by to access the Villas. The hotel itself is covered with mold and is rotting away. Not a pretty sight from your Villa. The Villas are right on the beach. However, the beach is filthy and covered with debris including trash, used drug paraphenelia and overgrown vegetation. The access to the dock on the beach is blocked off because the dock is rotting and unsafe. The pool for the complex looks like it has not been cleaned in months. The Villas complex has many many units but most of them were unoccupied which made the Complex very errie at night. In fact, one evening we we accosted by a group of young men who eventually left. We were all alone and very frightened. The complex is supposed to have controlled security access according to the owners but what it actually has is a gate manned by a "security guard" who either lets everyone in during the day or, at night ,is either not there or asleep, and therefore leaves the gate up so that anyone can gain access. Not very comforting. We tried to tolerate our Villa and stay for the full 8 days (because we were required to pay in full in advance) by leaving it first thing each morning but on the fifth night we observed rats trying to get in through the windows and then on the morning of the sixth day we awoke to find the kitchen being over run by huge brown cockroaches. That was the final straw. We packed up and left. We would not recommend staying at the Villas until the hotel is rebuilt and the place cleaned up.

Stayed: April 2007
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Additional Information about Pineapple Village Villas at Pineapple Village

Address: Rte. 38 | at the Grand Beach Palace Resort, 00802, St. Thomas
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas
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Ranked #16 of 29 Specialty Lodging in St. Thomas
Price Range: $150 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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