If you're looking for a low key, non-resort but comfortable option on St John, If you want to focus less on the boozy little downtown and more on the National Park and the natural beauty of this island, look no further, Treetops is great choice. Hank is a great host (Karen was out of town), has lots of good insight into St John, not the mundane stuff (where to go, where to eat) but the pulse of the island. We talked about SJ history, ecology, climate, culture, among other things. Morning coffee in the tropical setting, followed by a friendly and slow continental breakfast, perfect start to each day. Hank also knows how to get out of the way and let you have your own experience. If he has time take a private snorkeling trip on Hank's boat.
As others have said, a Jeep is a must on St John, and certainly for Treetops. A place closer to one of the towns (Cruz Bay or Coral Bay) would allow for less reliance on the Jeep, but its one of those trade-offs - to be out in the peace and quiet of Fish Bay, you have to accept frequent trips in the Jeep. Anyway, you need one to explore the fantastic beaches and other natural areas on the island.
Most importantly, get into an Island state of mind as soon as you can after arrival, learn about the place and the people, and you won't soon forget your St John trip. I know we wont.
Boston couple, 50ish
Stayed in Captains Quarters, March 2014
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Note: We are a 3-guest room B & B, and each of the rooms rent separately! Please call or email for accurate availability for each of the 3 rooms, as the attached calendar does not reflect reservations for all 3 rooms. Whether you enjoy hiking any of the many ruin-studded trails on St. John, or raising a glass at one of the many world famous beach bars, make Treetops your choice for convenient and economical accommodations. Nestled into abundant vegetation in tranquil Fish Bay, "Treetops" offers guests an affordable alternative to large resorts and pricey villas. This 3-guest room B&B has comfortable accommodations in queen-size beds. "The Captain's Quarters" is an air-conditioned 2-room suite with queen bed plus single day bed, kitchenette, lavatory and private, enclosed outside shower. "The First Mate's Headquarters" also has a queen-size bed, fridge, full (indoor) bath, and private deck. "The Bunkhouse" has a/c, fridge, lavatory and shower. *EACH OF THE ROOMS RENTS SEPARATELY. *Because of the steepness of the yard and height of the decks, Treetops is not recommended for small children. * The entire house can be rented out (all 3 guest rooms and owners' quarters) during Christmas week ONLY. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Treetops St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands