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(@christie)
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Hi everyone

I have a reservation at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina for late March. I have read so many mixed reviews on this place. The biggest thing I am concerned with is tons of cockroaches- I can deal with a few here and there (it goes with the islands) but am I going to be invaded by them at this place?

Has anyone been there recently? What is the deal with the restaurant & bar? Any feedback would be very much appreciated!

Thanks!
Christie

 
Posted : February 14, 2008 1:07 pm
(@poohwear)
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really have never experienced cockroaches...but sugar ants by the ton...keep all foodstuffs in the refrigerator to be safe and take your garbage out whenever you can. I did have a palmetto bug or some huge kind of beetle in my condo in August but just shuttled him out the door.

 
Posted : February 14, 2008 1:11 pm
(@connie)
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Christie, make sure you do a search of this forum for past posts. There's ALOT of them.

Stayed at Sapphire twice and never did have a problem.

What's the unit you're staying in??

 
Posted : February 14, 2008 2:51 pm
(@billd)
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go to trip advisor. it tells it all!!!

 
Posted : February 15, 2008 6:22 pm
 Tony
(@Tony)
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My wife and I have stayed there twice in the last 2 year. Most recently around Thanksgiving. We never saw any roaches, the place was exceptionally clean. We have stayed in two different buildings;dings and have even looked int purchasing a condo there. We plan to go back again.

 
Posted : February 15, 2008 10:03 pm
(@poohwear)
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OMG! I was there in August just to visit the beach and the place was TRASHED! Restaurant chairs overturned into the sea, dirty pool, just a terrible terrible mess. So sad, it used to be so beautiful...

 
Posted : February 16, 2008 1:31 am
(@stt-resident)
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poohwear - that was in August and Sappire was going through management problems. Now six months later the grounds have been all cleaned up, the bars are back open and everything is fine. Cheers!

 
Posted : February 16, 2008 8:32 am
(@connie)
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Everything was fine in November. Everybody there seemed to be happy.

 
Posted : February 16, 2008 8:49 am
(@tmanvi)
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The restaurant is open as well and the food was good ! ( ate there twice )

 
Posted : February 16, 2008 8:50 am
(@poohwear)
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OK, I am going down to our condo for March, I will check it out and hope to be thrilled because that was always a beautiful beach! What have they done about the extreme tired look of the buildings themselves. I can remember fondly the beautiful overhanging lavender flowering vines that covered the patios...we stayed there with our kids so many times in the 80's. The Seagrape was never anything much to talk about, slowest service ever and mediocre food...what is the restaurant called now? The pool area was called PrettyKlip I think and the food was nice there but sort of like a snack and lunch kind of affair. Are the hammocks back up, the volleyball nets and is the point planed again?

 
Posted : February 16, 2008 10:58 am
(@connie)
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OK, I am going down to our condo for March, I will check it out and hope to be thrilled because that was always a beautiful beach! What have they done about the extreme tired look of the buildings themselves. I can remember fondly the beautiful overhanging lavender flowering vines that covered the patios...we stayed there with our kids so many times in the 80's. The Seagrape was never anything much to talk about, slowest service ever and mediocre food...what is the restaurant called now? The pool area was called PrettyKlip I think and the food was nice there but sort of like a snack and lunch kind of affair. Are the hammocks back up, the volleyball nets and is the point planed again?

Where's your condo Pooh??? It's really is still a beautiful beach. One of my fondest memories will be sitting in the water, while a huge rain storm came buy, with 2 friends laughing and drinking some bushwackers.

The buildings on the beach are mostly wood, and you know how wood doesn't really hold up in those kinds of climates. I vaguely remember somebody on this message board saying that they were starting to power wash some of the buildings, but we didn't see that. I'm glad we didn't because that's way too loud.

The Seagrage is still up in the Village, but it's called the Grapevine. Alot of the people who live up in the Village and work on either STT or STJ hang there. They have 2 happy hours. One from 4-6 and another from 7-9, but I think it's happy hour all the time.

Pool bar restaurant is open, serving drinks right at the beach, all watersports up and running.

The hammocks are up and we saw people from our deck laying in them all the time. We also saw a huge volleyball game take place by a bunch of young kids. Every morning there are men cleaning up the beach. In fact, I think it's one of the cleanest beaches on STT.

I'm not an owner (wish I was) and I've only rented there. I'm sure we'll be back again.

 
Posted : February 16, 2008 1:18 pm
(@poohwear)
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The Seagrape was right in the main Sapphire Resort, the Grapevine used to be called Oasis and had a major fire several years ago and it is up in the Sapphire Village. My condo is in Mahogany Run overlooking the BVI's and Hans Lollick..fabulous view from all 3 terraces!

 
Posted : February 17, 2008 10:45 am
(@connie)
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Pooh...we're staying in Mahogany Run in May for the second time. Oceancliffvilla.com. Check it out! You're so lucky!

 
Posted : February 17, 2008 11:06 am
(@east-ender)
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About the Sapphire Village restaurant... The Oasis was owned by Sid and Julie, who later sold and started Blue Moon at Secret Harbour. Then there was the fire. It was completely redone by new folks and named Azure. Now it is Grapevine, run by totally new people, I still think it is one of the nicest venues in St Thomas - poolside and always breezy!

 
Posted : February 17, 2008 4:49 pm
(@connie)
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East, do you live on STT and go there? We know alot of people that live there and usually end up at the Grapevine.

 
Posted : February 17, 2008 5:06 pm
(@east-ender)
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Yes, have lived here from the days of the Oasis. Had lunch at Grapevine last week. 😉

 
Posted : February 17, 2008 5:40 pm
(@Caribbeannurse)
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I used to live at Sapphire Village, just up the hill from the Beach Resort. Never once saw a cockroach, but if you spill anything make sure you clean it quickly or the sugar ants will find you. I'm not sure about the Resorts, but honestly never had one problem with Sapphire Village.

 
Posted : February 20, 2008 3:17 pm
(@traveling-man)
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Christi;

We have visited St. Thomas five times and we are there right now for several months.

We are not staying at Sapphire Beach Resort but been there several times. Put you mind at ease about St. Thomas. If you keep your place nice clean place you should not have a serious problems. As in anyplace you visit think safety and you should be fine.

Enjoy your trip.

 
Posted : February 21, 2008 11:11 pm
(@curran17)
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Is this place a time-share?

 
Posted : March 2, 2008 10:43 pm
(@islandrealtor)
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Not a timeshare. These are all condos

 
Posted : March 3, 2008 8:49 am
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