Post # 1
FI really wants to go to St. Thomas for our HM. I have done some research and noticed there aren’t many AI resorts (which is something we really want). Could you tell me a little more about ST Thomas and where you stayed, how much you spent, what you did, etc? Pictures are appreciated!
Post # 4
I noticed no one posted so I thought I’d share what I experienced in St. Thomas, though I don’t know if it will help a ton. I was only there on a cruise as a port of call so I didn’t stay on the island.
Like a lot of the Carribean island, the local areas are all very 3rd world and poor. If you go, I’d stay on the resort unless it’s a guided tour. I really felt it was too dirty and I wouldn’t venture too much off the resort.
The snorkeling and beaches were absoultely amazing. If you’re into that…you can’t beat St. Thomas.
So that’s all I know..wish I could help more! Good luck to you–hope you found the right spot at this point!! I’m still looking for a great spot for a winter getaway!
Post # 5
i have stayed in STT a few times. most recently last year, when i took FI for the first time. it has been my hands-down fave caribbean island for YEARS. the beauty of STT is that you can hop a ferry to St. John for the day (15 min ride) and have a whole other island to explore! the snorkeling is great on BOTH islands. we love to go to Coki beach (it’s where the locals can be found…so much charm there), and when we go we stay at the Point Pleasant Resort. It’s not for the non-adventurers – it is literally carved into a hill side and you have to hike to get to your condo (we love that kind of stuff!). the views are unbeatable. if you go on VRBO you can book a condo there for relatively cheap ($120/night). BUT – it is not an all inclusive resort. it is NOT a luxary resort either. there are well kept pools and areas to hang out, some great restaurants on-site, etc…but you have to rent a car and def explore other parts of the area (Magean’s Bay, Crown Point, Redhook), and def get on over to St. John and check out some of the super amazing beaches there. We hiked about 2 miles to Leinster Bay and did the most amazing snorkeling to date (prob swam/snorkeled an additional 2 miles that day!). If your budget is bigger, I would def look into renting a nice house in STT for the week instead (if you are concerned about luxary accomodations). We did notice a lot of homes for rent with private pools, etc., that may be more geared towards a honeymoon. Also, where the cruise ships come to port there is a lot of good shopping and restaurants…great to go down there in the late day and spend the evening. If you have any questions, PM me! STT is AWESOME! you will def love it!!!
Post # 6
I also found the island to be a little on the dirty side and I did not feel as safe there as other islands. Just me maybe. It is very touristy where the crusie boats come in, lots of vendors. I think the beaches are very besutiful, but you might want to check out St John also. It has absolutley stunning beaches. You could stay there and day trip to St Thomas as another option.
Good luck and have fun,
Post # 7
I agree. There’s really not a great all inclusive resort there, and it’s very touristy. I think there are better options out there. But it really depends upon what kind of experience you’re looking for.
Post # 8
I didn’t honeymoon in St. Thomas, but my husband and I traveled there a few years ago. We had fun and liked it, but we wouldn’t rush to go back. It definitely is very touristy and sort of Americanized in my opinion.
There definitely are not many all-inclusives there I don’t think. We stayed at the Wyndham Sugar Bay, where Mrs. Nachos had her wedding. All inclusive was an option, but we just went with a regular room.
Feel free to PM me for more details.