Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
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Cna anyone tell me about this resort who has stayed their?
It's o.k. Nice view looking out to the left. Older condos to the right are not very attractive. Mature palm trees on Bolongo's grounds make for a pleasant beach setting. It is a bit rocky though as you walk into the water from the beach. Rooms are clean, but are a somewhat dated. Lots of water toys, but you are VERY restricted to how far you can go.
The highlight for our stay....was Iggy's. FUN place, with live music and very good food!
bolongo is a nice, family owned, old-style beach resort ... they also have condos they rent that are next to the resort ... there are a couple good places to eat - mims, beach house and iggies beach bar - iggies has entertainement most nights .... the resort is sort of in between red hook and havensite, making trips there or downtown easy .... the resort is not fancy at all, they are hotel rooms, but all on the beach
Bolongo is an OK place to stay on St. Thomas. It is a low-rise beachfront property. It is not a five star resort by any means….but then it is not priced like one either. It is a decent value for the money and a good place to use as a base to explore St. Thomas. It is also the last of the family owned and operated resorts on the island. The rooms are clean and adequate. There was a good deal of renovation done a few years ago due to some hurricane damage.
The resort offers a lot of choices of water sports and other things to do. I’ve sat next door at Mim’s at the Watergate eating dinner when the day cruises get back in and from the sounds I’ve heard, the folks on board obviously had a great time. One of the weaknesses of the resort, if there is one, is the beach. It is not the nicest on the island….not the worst either. The entrance is rather rocky, so you have a bit of a problem going from the sand to the water. Once past the rocks though, the beach is pretty nice with decent snorkeling right off the beach.
One of the two restaurants/bars (Iggies) onsite is one of my favorites on the island and is a “must visit” on every trip…right on the beach and a nice place to get out of the sun and have a cold drink while being able to keep an eye on things. The resort is located out on the east end of the island, close to many other resorts and restaurants.
I was just there for a week and got married on the beach there. If you are looking for a low key very nice resort with very good food this is the place for you. The staff is great and there are a ton of activities to choose from. It is close to Red Hook and town. There were 24 of and every single one of us had the time of our lives. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone and we are already planning our return trip!!