Just returned from a 7 day stay at the Elysian Beach Resort in St. Thomas. I was traveling with my spouse and are two young children. Generally we found the Elysian was a good choice for us. The exterior of the resort is exceptionally nice and the grounds are exceptionally well maintained. The facility was well landscaped and was right next door to the Ritz Carlton. In the evenings there was a guard at the front gate and we always felt very safe at the resort. The pool is very nice and probably one of the top resort pool's on St. Thomas. The pool is just steps away from the beach making it very easy to go between the pool and the beach. The on site dining options were both very good. I was exceptionally satisfied with Ainsley's the beach bar given the quality of the food and the reasonable prices. Robert's the second eating establishment on property was also very good although a little pricey, which isn't uncommon on St. Thomas.
We rented a two bedroom condo on VRBO and felt the pictures provided by the owner when we booked the trip were accurate. The two bedroom unit included a full kitchen and in unit washer and dryer, which made things easier when traveling with small children. The beds were comfortable and the room was well stocked with everything we needed to enjoy our stay including dishes, silverware, sand toys, snorkeling gear, beach towels etc. Our room had an excellent view of the harbor. The room was nicely appointed, but definitely had the feeling of a privately owned condo as opposed to a four star resort. Since we rented from a private owner we did not have maid service. We did not use the fitness center, but it did look adequate. Wi-Fi service is available in the rooms for an additional feel of $35 for the week.
The only drawback to this property is that in my opinion the beach is only "average" when compared to some of the surrounding properties. The swimming area is a little rocky and with the marina right next store results in the view being impacted by the boats in the harbor. We still found the beach very enjoyable, but would definitely recommend a day trip to Sapphire Beach and Megans Bay two of the premier beaches on the island.
Overall I was very satisfied with the resort. I would definitely return if looking to rent a condo on the ocean to get the added space that you would not get in a standard hotel room. I would recommend renting directly from one of the unit owners as opposed to the resort as their seemed to be many people disappointed with rooms they had rented directly from the resort. This is a very quiet location that seems to be mainly frequented by families and older couples. It is a great option for someone looking to rent a condo on the ocean, but it would not be my first choice if I was looking to rent a single hotel style room.
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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