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Well, the plane tickets have been purchased and we are heading to the Virgin Islands!!! It's our honeymoon 14 years overdue and 1st trip with no kids - so this is a BIG DEAL for us!
Now, where to stay - so many wonderful choices - I would love some feedback on a couple of our prospects:
Water Island is appealing for it's small intimacy... anyone stayed there?
Another affordable choice is a condo in Sapphire vilage on St Thomas - advantage there is that we can walk to beach and there is a pool on the property....
any words of wisdom are greatly appreciated! Travel like this is quite rare for us. 🙂 Lucy

Posted : June 5, 2007 8:50 am
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First you should do a search of postings about Sapphire Village. There's alot of them.

We stayed last year at Sapphire. It is so convenient to Red Hook and the ferry to St. John. In Red Hook you have a few restaurants and shops and a market. You COULD walk to Red Hook from Sapphire, but I wouldn't because there are no sidewalks.

Sapphire has 3 pools. The beach is excellent and well kept. Right now there are no restaurants there, but there is a small bar where they make really good drinks. They have kayaks and some small sailboats for you to rent. You can also rent beach chairs and there's alot of shade on the beach.

Actually, the view from Sapphire is breat taking. The snorkeling is pretty good and you don't have to go out far to see alot of fish.

Now we get to the condo you may have in mind. There are a couple posters on this board who evidentally have really nice condos. There are other people who have had problems with their rentals. I think it all depends on who you rent from.

That being said....If I could rent the right condo on Sapphire I wouldn't hesitate to go.

Sorry, don't know anything about water island.

Posted : June 5, 2007 9:05 am
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Connie has provided some good info. I have visited 3 units at Sapphire Beach. All 3 were in excellent condition....2 were newly renovated....and absolutely beautiful. All 3 were beach front. Sapphire Village units have mixed reviews, so be careful on which one you pick.

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Posted : June 5, 2007 9:32 am
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I think a lot of people confuse Sapphire Village and Sapphire Beach Resort.

Sapphire Village is located on a hill overlooking the Sapphire Beach Resort Marina. There is a restaurant there called the Grapevine Grill. The Village is not on the beach, but depending on the unit could have great views. The units are older and there is currently construction going on. Some units have been updated and renovated and some have not. It is usually less expensive than the resort.

Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is located directly on Sapphire Beach, which is one of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean. There are no restaurants or bars open at the resort at this time, but there is a grill that cooks burgers, etc., for lunch, and a couple of options for drinks and snacks. Beach lounges, and a dive shop are available for guests.
The units are privately owned and some have been updated, but not all.

Antilles is the rental agent for both properties, and some owners rent privately.

Hope this clarifies it a bit.

Posted : June 5, 2007 12:13 pm
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I have some friend that stayed at Secret Harbor and loved it. The beach was quiet, calm and their room was very nice.
They had a nice beach view and only a few steps away. They also were without kids so they were looking for quiet togetherness. This met exactly what they were looking for.
Good luck

Posted : June 5, 2007 1:49 pm

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