The website is very deceiving. They have a very limited selection of photos of the property which WILL mislead you into thinking Magens Point is close to the beach or that they have a spa. No spa. No beach. As a matter of fact, this may be one of the only resorts in St. Thomas without beach access of some sort. Magen's Point is about as close to the beach as Oklahoma City is, comparatively speaking. Nothing about this place is honest or clean.
I don't even know where to begin. I stayed at Magens Point for about 6 months. 75% of the time there was no hot water, if there was water at all. Lori should be replaced, she's rude and crass and doesn't hesitate to speak her mind/confront you with the issues she has with you after hours at the bar... gosh, that's awkward. The buildings are dilapidated and in desperate need of MAJOR repair, I'm talking every aspect of repair. Thefts were reported by the guests almost daily. There is a government housing project next to the resort so that may explain the thefts? The wifi service is run by an individual who will steal your credit card/bank info. Since the owners wife "took over", all corners have been cut on materials needed for repairs. Roaches and ants are all over the place. The machines in the laundry room are expensive and work only half the time. The ice machines are all broken. There are cats and cat feces/vomit everywhere. The security guard can get you "hooked up" with what ever you may be looking for. I'd say there is a severe lack of professionalism all around.
There is MOLD EVERYWHERE and when the mold is exposed they just paint right over it! Ha! (Someone call the health inspector, please.)
The people who make this place bearable: Wanda, Tom, Viola, and the Cup and Cork. If it weren't for them, this place would be a complete joke.
There are also a lot of situational issues that I'm missing. I would go back to the bar for a drink but would never give it a second thought on staying the night.
I would suggest keeping your expensive items with you at all times, your bags will be searched for valuables. Don't try to hide valuables in the room or in the closet safe, just keep it with you because Lori and Mercedes do not care if your things are stolen.
I am living on island and have been here for 2 and a half years now. If you would like to have a stress free time while on island, I suggest going to Bolongo Bay or Blackbeards instead of Magens Point, see for yourself before you make the commitment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas is a two and a half star, unpretentious and very relaxed resort facing Magens Bay. Our facilities include two restaurants, one Italian finer dining featuring a wine-mojito bar, and the pool sports bar with burgers, bbq, pizza and sandwiches. We offer two jacuzzis, tennis courts, a coffee-deli-wine on site shop with breakfast, a gaming room, a small fitness center offering also yoga, zumba and massage services. All our studios and villas have been tastefully redone, and are fully equipped with kitchenettes, microwaves and small fridges, plus energy efficient air conditioning units. Most units also face Magens Bay, and you can wake up to spectacular views of the bay, or watch the sun set from your balcony while sipping the cocktail of your choice.Last year RCI awarded us recognition for excellence in hospitality services, and since 2010 we have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars upgrading our facilities. We may not be for everyone, true. But if you are looking for that "limin" effect that locals brag about.. come stay with us. We promise you an unforgettable experience. Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas is what the islands should be all about. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Magens Point Hotel Magens Bay
- Magens Point Bay