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“Most relaxing trip to Caribbean thanks to Gallows Point Resort”

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Gallows Point Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Cruz Bay
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“Most relaxing trip to Caribbean thanks to Gallows Point Resort”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Gallows Points was so relaxing for the five days we were in St John. We had reserved a first floor ocean view room, but were a bit unsure where it was in the property. We got room 15B which was awesome. I say room. It is a condo unit with a full kitchen, sitting room, big bath & shower & bedroom, but the best part is the porch. Why the porch? The view from the porch is fantastic. Looking left you see St Thomas & the blue water between the islands & looking right is Cruz Bay with clear, green water & waterfront restaurants. The other awesome thing about the unit & the porch is the waves. The gentle, breaking waves are only 20 to 30 feet away & the continuous sounds are so soothing, it was another major contributor to the relaxed state. Open all of the windows at night & soak it in. There is nothing luxurious about the unit & it's furnishings. It is quite comfortable, but not fancy. The bedroom was pretty small, but was just fine for my wife & me. The unit was closest to the pool. The pool is small, but satisfactory for the mostly adult guests using it. They have a beach which is little, but if you want beaches go the beaches on the north side of the island. Many people snorkeled off the point & seemed to enjoy it. Gallows Point is a short walk to Cruz Bay which added to the relaxed state sense we did not have to fool around with a car & parking to get to many restaurants & shops. Also convenient is the Gallows Point Gourmet Provisioning Shop. We bought snacks, soft drinks & wine from there & their costs are not a whole lot more than the grocery store. All of the staff including the ladies at the shop were very friendly & added to the relaxation. Although we could hear the partying from the restaurants & bar as we walked to the unit, we did not hear anything other than the waves after getting inside.
GP in high season is not cheap, but what is on St John? It was worth every penny & we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We rented a one bedroom unit that included a kitchen. Our living room/kitchen overlooked a small grassy yard and the sea. Three of the walls had multiple louvred doors, so that we never needed air conditioning, with just left the louvres open, so we had constant pleasant breeze and the sounds of the waves and birds at all times.
The whole property is beautifully landscaped and maintained with a variety of trees and shrubs.
Our stay was peaceful, and the other guests were pleasant. The desk provided towels and beach chairs. I am very pleased with our stay here.
We enjoyed the food at the restaurant here better than at any of the many restaurants we tried. Many of the dishes had a suggestion of Southeast Asian seasoning. I like the mahi and for appetizers the pulled pork dumplings, tuna tartare, prosciuto with poached figs, and a squid bruchetta.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We just returned from our 3 night stay at Gallows Point. This is our second time staying at the resort ( last time 2005). Apparently, all of the rooms have been remodeled and updated since our last stay. This time we stayed in room 11C. The rooms were beautifully updated... big neutral colored tile floors, granite counter tops in kitchen and both bathrooms, lot's of natural light from the windows, comfortable beds, big glass enclosed walk in shower, etc... You could hear the sounds of the boats in the harbor. The landscaping around the resort is still very lush and serene. We used the convenient store on the premises to rent snorkel gear, purchase lunch, and buy souvenirs. Without a doubt this is the best place to stay on Saint John. It is so close to everything that you never need to rent a jeep. Almost forgot, I did see a turtle while snorkeling of the small beach at Gallows Point. Someone told me that there is a resident barracuda named "Frank" who is frequently sited under the diving platform. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to meet his acquaintance :>)

Room Tip: 11C on the harbor. You can hear boats in the harbor.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Positives - Great location, beautifully landscaped, full kitchen, wonderful pool with an ocean view.
Not so positives - Housekeeping was not good (the shower was never cleaned the week we were there, as far as we could tell), rooms on the bay side were noisy (live music at the Beach Bar until midnight was very intrusive), no fitness center.
Gallows Point Resort has a big "Wow!" factor. The facility itself is gorgeous. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite live up to its promise. The big sticking point, from our perspective was the housekeeping. After a couple days, we complained about the shower and they did show up to clean it -- perfectly timed to coincide with my wife using the shower. Didn't offer to come back at a more convenient time and, as far as we could tell, never did. If you stay at Gallows Pt., I would recommend paying extra for an ocean view room, unless you are a night owl and/or a heavy sleeper. We are neither, and found the music from the Beach Bar (~1/4 mile away) plenty annoying. For a facility in this price range, I'd also like to see a gym. Overall, it was a pleasant stay. It just could have been better, and for the price, should have been.

Room Tip: The harbor views are lovely, but if you want quiet, get an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

After extensive research via trip advisor, we agree with all the great reviews of Gallows Point. We were in 10B for 5 nights. The harbor boat motor noise took a few nights to adapt to, but with earplugs and busy days not a problem. Loved the spacious bathroom and the balcony overlooking the water. We loved the short walk to town for meals and drinks. Also enjoyed the sunset from the bar at Oceans 362, and the meal was enjoyable at the bar as well. We hope to return!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, MD USA
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

I couldn't have picked a better place for our vacation in St. John . The location was perfect . We absolutely loved it . We stayed in 8D and it was great . We did not rent a car , but walked everywhere and took the taxis when needed . Snorkeling was great fun. Quiet location but close to town . Truly the best of both worlds .

Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed at Gallows Point on March 11, 2014 for a one night stay. This resort is very exotic with beautiful tropical plants. In my view, Gallows Point is a much better place than the Ritz Carlton in Maui, Hawaii.

The staff take pride in their work. It was a magical trip with lots of relaxation.

We definitely recommend it to couple who want a quiet romantic getaway.

The new restaurant Ocean 362 is a bonus as you don't have to drive anywhere, take a taxi....You can just walk to the restaurant on the property and walk back to your room. The food is also excellent global/local with a hint of warm spices. The service was awesome. I recommend it highly to everyone with an open mind.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gallows Point Resort
Address: 3 AAA Gallows Point Rd | P.O. Box 58, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Cruz Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gallows Point Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a 5 acre peninsula in Cruz Bay. Our spacious 1 & 2 story units have fully equipped kitchens with dining area, King size bed, Satellite TV, Central A/C. in room wireless internet, full living room and private balconies all with ocean views. The resort offers full maid service, pool with hot tub, concierge service and a small gourmet grocery. Eat at our fine dining restaurant or take a 5 minute stroll to town. ... more   less 
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