Elysian Beach Resorts
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Does anyone have any info on Elysian Beach Resorts. How does it compare to Sapphire Beach or Secret Harbour?
We really can't tell you much about Sapphire or Secret Harbor, we've visited both while on island...Sapphire seems to have nice rooms (seen from the outside) nice beach/view, can't tell you much else. Secret Harbor...we had friends stay there a couple of years ago, and they had a nice room with a very nice view, the Blue Moon Cafe on the property has very good food, we've had breakfast/lunch there many times. I'm sure other posters here can give you better info on these two properties.
Elysian...we own two weeks at the Elysian. The Elysian is a very nice resort, nice rooms, from a studio (hotel type) room to a loft unit, all rooms have some type of kitchen set up (if you want to cook on vacation, NOT!!!) There is a nice beach just down the hill from the rooms, can be a bit rocky but not that bad. There are two resuturants on the property...Bonnies by the Sea has a beach side setting, good breakfast/lunch, Bonnie has live entertainment several nights a week, can be hit and miss, check. Dinner is OK and can be very slow. Roberts is a very good, Page the bartender will keep you entertained and has some great drinks, tell him "you don't know what you want" and he'll wip you something up. The dinners are fantactic we've not had a bad/average meal there, Kevin (owner) and his kitchen staff does an outstanding job. Roberts also has a piano bar nightly.
Overall the Elysian in a very nice resort, landscape is well maintained, rooms are in the process of being up-dated, buildings re-painted in the past 1/2 years.
Good luck in your search. 🙂
I haven't stayed there, but Elysian looks very pretty (prettier than the other two, probably) and sits in a very nice area - convenient to Red Hook, etc. I'm not sure how the beach is, but plan on sampling it next month since I have just secured a villa in that area for the week. I could be wrong, but my take on it is that it has a pretty sophisticated atmosphere.....quiet, expensive, adult, etc.
OnIslandTime: I just checked out some photos of the beach at Elysian. Is it a rocky beach? The resorts photos don't really show the water entry and the private photos I've seen show a very rocky beach. Please share your observations. The pool looks gorgeous!
This is another vote for Robert's. Paige makes great Cosmos. The piano bar there is great fun. The she crab soup, the BBQ Cruzan Shrimp with cheese grits, whatever Kevin is whipping up for the night- YUM!
I live at Cowpet West, and share the beach with Elysian. It is a well maintained, sandy beach with good swiming and fair snorkeling. Quite nice.
Thanks Max. That's good to know. I will check it out next month.
When are you staying at Elysian? We are going in Feb.
What I should have said about the beach being "Rocky" is that at the waters edge there can be some bits of coral washed up, once your past that the bottom is just fine. The beach it self is clean as Max wrote. We've spent many fun hours at Robert's, can't say enough about it.
I can't wait for a trip report.
Our next visit is scheduled for the last week of Oct. and the firts week of Nov. 🙂 🙂
I am not staying there, but wanted to check it out (if you were writing to me). I am going to be there next month. I see that you are going to also be there then.
Thanks OIT. What is Robert's?? Is it a bar or restaurant?
Robert's is a resturant with indoor and some outdoor seating, there is also a seperate bar "lounge" area. As your looking at Robert's from the beach the resturant is to the right and the bar is to the left, you can have dinner in either area. Paige is probably one of the best bartenders we've met on island, he'll make just about anything you want or, if you don't know what you want, he'll come up with something that'll "knock your socks off" (if your wearing any).
As we mentioned above, Robert's dinners are just outstanding, we've had many items off of the menu and have enjoyed all. The She-Crab Soup...fantactic, Steaks...MMMM. I think it was on Friday night they have a stuffed lobster special, 1 1/2lb with all the trimmings for about $40.00. Try the appitizers, they are so good we've had them for dinner, baked Brea (sp?), salads, calamri (sp?), crab cakes (OK thats it I'm getting depressed)
I strongly suggest you try Robert's...you will NOT be disappointed.
Have a great tip.
9 long months to go
Oh wow. This throws off my restaurant plan 🙂 I will have to slip this one in somewhere. Have you been there for lunch (do they serve lunch)? Is the menu sililar? Calamari and she-crab soup are too much for me to resist!
I do believe that Robert's serves lunch. I haven't eaten there, and will check tonight when I have dinner, a Cosmo with Paige and sing a song with the piano man... 😉
Robert's is open for lunch, we stopped there last Nov. and had a burger, very good, can't remember the other items on the menu but I'm sure their just as good as the dinner menu.
Here a link to Robert's web site, it has a short menu, kinda gives you an idea.
Still 9 long months to go 🙂
Reading your stuff makes me miss you guys. THere is a BIG storm tonight so I am awake and hoping my mooring ball holds Island Girl out here in Great Bay. The past two days have been the most beautiful since I moved down in November. Robert's was "rockin' tonite. You would have loved seeing Paige dancing and singing. It was great. I had the stuffed lobster dinner and now I am stuffed. 🙂
Be Well and pray for my mooring ball to hold all night.
We visited the Elysian, Secret Harbor & Sapphire (along with several others) during our condo "shopping" visit in 2004.
Sapphire (imho) looks much like a large hotel room with a kitchen. The unit (1 Bedroom) that we viewed was nice. Sapphire (I take it you mean Sapphire Beach) is located right on the beach. Also, the view is great and there's a beach party on Sunday.
The Elysian (2 Bedrooms) (again, imho) was far above Sapphire in elegance. It too has a nice beach, but you may need to walk a short distance. Really nice place.
Secret Harbor (imho) is as elegant as the Elysian, but I didn't like the beach area. Both the Secret Harbor & the Elysian units had a lot of room.
Hope this helps.
.....anticipating your next question.....we purchased at Point Pleasant....the view is incredible....that and the feel of a comfortable long term stay (months) is what sold us.
We're envious 🙁 sounds like you hade a great time at Robert's the other night, wish we were there (only 9 months to go). Hope Island Girl made it through the storm ok.
Pat & Sue
Great place to stay. Roberts is great, and Bonnies is a nice place to for lunch or quick dinner. Great location, Clean, friendly staff.
The pool is ok... nothing great. But if you act like you know what you are doing walk next door to the Ritz. Great Pools
I would go back in a flash - great choice - great location