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(@jwhitman)
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I recently went to St. Thomas in early July with my husband for our 10 year Anniversary. It was absolutely amazing! We had an awesome time despite some rainy weather. We stayed at the newly renovated Bluebeard's Castle, ate at some fantastic restaurants, went snorkeling, took ferry trips to other islands and overall I'd say we had experiences here we'll likely not have anywhere else. I recently wrote an article reviewing the many places we enjoyed on our trip and posted great pictures we were able to take.
http://jwhitman.hubpages.com/hub/Places-To-Visit-While-Vacationing-in-St-Thomas
I hope this will help you out as you plan your trip 🙂

 
Posted : August 15, 2011 3:49 pm
(@iamolly)
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Thanks for sharing, loved your photos!

 
Posted : August 15, 2011 4:39 pm
(@mmarvel23)
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That was a very insightful post! Thanks for taking the time to let newbies like me know about your experience. I can't wait to try some of the restaurants you suggested..I also will be staying at Bluebeards next week so it's great to hear some good feedback 🙂

 
Posted : August 15, 2011 10:57 pm
(@jwhitman)
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Bluebeard's is absolutely beautiful- that is where we stayed too. I believe all of the rooms are renovated at this point- we were originally booked in Hilltop Villas III, but got placed in Pirates Pension. I was a little leery because I had read some horrific reviews on Pirates Pension. I'll tell you what, it has probably the best views on the property! The rooms overlook Yacht Haven Grande so you get to watch all the boats and the cruise ships coming and going. We had a studio- and we were really pleases with it. It had a washer/dryer, cooktop, microwave, toaster, and small refrigerator. The grounds are definitely steep though so if you are staying in Pirates Pension be prepared to walk up hill to get to the lobby, pool and restaurants. Enjoy your trip- you'll have a great time!

 
Posted : August 16, 2011 9:00 am
(@brentd)
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Good info to know. Been frustrated with the lack of any recent photos in and around the units at Bluebeard's. I, too, have read all the horrible reviews that were apparently from pre-renovations and even old ownership that let the place fall apart. I'll be in a penthouse in Pirates' Pension the first full week of September. I'm told it's a 1BR unit with full kitchen and stacking washer/dryer and that the views from these units are the best in the resort. All that being said, the reason I'm going is the resort management is having me do a photo shoot of the property inside and out as well as some sights around the island so they can have some updated photography for print and electronic materials. So hopefully we'll have this taken care of shortly! I'll be sure and post some sort of gallery on here when I get back.

 
Posted : August 18, 2011 1:46 pm
 LB
(@lb)
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Hi jwhitman,
Thanks for the review and link. Bluebeards was the first place I stayed in St Thomas (20+ years ago). Back then it was an adult property, I believe 16 was the cutoff. I'm happy that it's finally making a big come back. Every year we enjoy a trip to Bluebeards to watch the cruise ships depart, take the same photos and have drinks and dinner at Banana Tree Grill, as we did when it was called Entre Nous. We have seen many changes to the property. I know it's a timeshare, but how did you book Bluebeards? When we were there the week of July 20, we inquired about the option of a stay there, we are not involved in timeshares, but the staff there at the time couldn't help us.

I hope that you also visited Mountain Top and Megans Bay, it not, then maybe next time.
Regards
LB

 
Posted : August 18, 2011 6:31 pm
(@brentd)
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LB: Just FYI, but you can book online now at http://book.bluebeardscastles.com. I didn't use this because my stay is comped, but you can use that to book without a timeshare exchange. I don't know if those are unused timeshare units or if they are rentals that the resort still owns, if there are any like that. For some reason there's no way to get a 2 bedroom unit through the site, though.

 
Posted : August 19, 2011 8:57 am

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