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My husband and I are planning our first trip to VI (next June) and are trying to decide where to stay. We want a beachfront villa/condo in an area that is not overly crowded. (We were thinking of St. X but are not totally committed to any one island yet)
Any suggestions? We were considering cottages by the sea? Does anyone have an opinion of them? Thanks!

Posted : September 16, 2008 9:13 pm
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Secret Harbor Might be what you are seeking.....check out the link and let us know if that's above or below what you had in mind....if it's below, we can go to some villas that are $20grand a week,so I'm sure we can find something that suits your needs and wishes....

Posted : September 17, 2008 7:39 am
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My husband and I went to the VI's for the first time last March. We loved it so much we are planning another trip In 2010. Since you are going in June which is the low(slower) season it shouldn't be to crowded. We stayed on the North side of St Thomas. It was away from the busy city of Charlotte Amalie, but we went there for the shops and to eat at The Green House for dinner which has wonderful food. There really is no where on the island that doesn't have a breath taking view. I haven't heard of cottages by the sea. Anywhere you stay that is beach front you will be happy with. You should make sure you make a stop at Magens Bay. BEAUTIFUL.

Are you renting a car? We had alot of fun in the jeep that we rented. Just a heads up. The roads are narrow, steep and very curvy all while driving on the left hand side. It took a full day to get used to.

Good Luck on your search. You won't disappointed with any of the islands.

Make sure you try a bushwacker. Best drink I had during my stay.


Posted : September 17, 2008 7:49 am
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This is pretty close to perfect for me: Peter Bay

Posted : September 17, 2008 8:09 am
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You may want to try this at Sapphire on the east end of STT. Close to Red Hook. Not busy in June as the off-season starts in May.

Regards, L

Posted : September 17, 2008 8:45 am
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Another choice would be the Point Pleasant Resort.

The villas (condos) are on the East End of St. Thomas.

You have incredible views at an ocean front resort with full resort amenities.....2 restaurants & bars, 3 swimming pools, tennis courts, exercise room, nature trail, etc. and it's not overly crowded. Also, Sugar Beach (on the property), is a small, very secluded & "romantic" (IMHO) beach.

It's close to Red Hook and the safari bus stops at the front entrance......but I do recommend renting a car for a better island experience.


Posted : September 17, 2008 9:56 am
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Kayceet, you may want to consider Water Island. We have a vacation rental home,, that's located on the southwestern-most point of Water Island surrounded on 3 sides by the Caribbean - very secluded, gorgeous views. We make available to registered guests, 26 years of age or older, a 4x4 Crew Cab truck, for transportation on Water Island for no additional charge. Honeymoon Beach is literally a few minutes away. If you like privacy, seclusion and want to kick back and relax but also enjoy all the amenities during the day that St. Thomas, St. John or surrounding islands have to offer, then Water Island is for you. If you want to go clubbing, dancing, dining out every night - then STT, STJ or STX would be a better fit. Water Island is a 5 minute taxi ride from the STT airport to Crown Bay Marina. Pick up the 'people' ferry to Water Island (about an 8 minute ride). Water Island ferry schedule is posted on this site (

Posted : September 17, 2008 12:35 pm
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kayceet - Here is a picture take from the restaurant at Sandcastles on the Beach, which is just next door to Cottages by the Sea:

The beachfront there is gorgeous. The only think about SOTB and Cottages is that they are south of F'Sted and pretty remote to other things. We prefer the east end. If you are looking for a villa (some beachfront with water access) try Marti Gotts at Vacation St. Croix: We have rented from them and are renting again in '09. VSTX are on-island and full-service managers of the villas they represent.

Posted : September 17, 2008 12:47 pm
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will try the bushwacker!

Posted : September 17, 2008 10:17 pm

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