Just returned from another wonderful stay at the Elysian. I own with Wyndham in FL, so I travel on my points - but, I've also been the first to say for years that this resort wasn't up to Wyndham's standards. I can now happily change that stance.
I booked 2 rooms - a Studio Double and a Studio King. I called 4 weeks early to make the usual requests and to request that our two rooms be as close together as they could be, but if they couldn't be side by side that was ok. We arrived on property Saturday 7/13 around 11:30 from 3 days on St. John. I needed to pick family up at 2:30 from the airport so I had asked what the chances were for an early check in. Vicki remembered me from my call, and said it was unlikely but she would see what she could do. I explained that I really just wanted to be able to dump my luggage in a room so I would have room for everyone else stuff. I was given pool towels and a pool key and lounged by the pool until it was time to head to the airport. At 1:45 I headed back to the office and Vicki handed me keys to my room #208 (Studio King) and told me it was clean except for the balcony, and I could drop my luggage in the room on my way out. I was thrilled. We returned around 4, and were given the keys to #206 (Studio Double), an extra pool key and pool towels.
The renovations that Wyndham has done on these units and the pool deck are beautiful and about a 1,000% improvement over the outdated style they were up until last year. The addition of the convection oven is wonderful - we have one at home so it was easy to use - even baked some chocolate chip cookies in it. We found the room to be stocked with everything we needed - blender, toaster, microwave/convection oven, and the usual utensils and dinner ware. We needed extra towels and needed to change the sheets half way through from a little one's accident - and it was no problem at all.
The staff was friendly, attentive and wonderful as always. Vicki has been there since we started going 6 years ago, and she's a doll each time we're there. I just can't say enough about this wonderful slice of heaven.
Yes, it sits next to the yacht club - but the boats don't impede your ability to swim or snorkel. Yes, Cowpet Bay is a small cove - but it's 5 minutes to Red Hook, easy to get to and private. It's quiet, away from the hustle and bustle - which is why I go to the USVI - to leave my high stress job behind and just unwind - listening to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, or the waterfall flowing into the pool.
I was concerned that the restaurants, bar and store would be inconvenient for me - but it didn't impede the vacation at all. It was actually nice without the extra cars and people in and out all the time.
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- Also Known As:
- Elysian Beach Hotel East End
- Hotel Elysian Beach
- Elysian Beach Resort St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Elysian Beach St Thomas