(Closed) HONEYMOON. Opinions on St Thomas??? Help please!

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

First of all, excellent choice on St. Thomas.  I spent 10 days there several years ago and it was FABULOUS!

There is a serious lack of all-inclusives in St. Thomas, but I consider that to be a plus.  It is such a wonderful and amazing island, that you really want to get out and explore and visit different beaches.  I stayed in a privately owned condo in Cowpet Bay (next to the Ritz and near Red Hook) and loved it.  I would highly suggest looking at vrbo.com.  When my Darling Husband and I were exploring honeymoon options, we were amazed at how many insanely affordable beachfront places we were finding on vrbo.  I know several months ago, the Ritz was running a special that included a $100 resort credit for everyday you were there.  If you wanted an all-clusive feel, that would kind of be an option.  While it won’t cover all your meals, it could easily cover breakfast & lunch….And surprisingly, the rates at the Ritz aren’t as bad as you would think.  We found a room for roughly $300ish a night, and with the $100 resort credit on top of that, it was a pretty good deal.  And the beaches at that resort are amazing…breathtaking.  All water sports, scuba equipment, etc. is built into the price of your room, so it’s kind of like an all-inclusive, minus the meals/alcohol. 

I don’t think you need a passport to go to St. Thomas (not sure though), but it would be an excellent idea to get one.  I took a day cruise over to the British Virgin Islands (for which you would need a passport) and loved every minute of it.  The Baths at Virgin Gorda are a must…gotta see that.  I think I paid around $150 for the day cruise which included snorkeling at The Baths & Indian island, a stop at Peter Island, and a couple of other places.  Totally worth it!  Another obvious day trip would be St. John (just a 10 minute ferry ride from St. Thomas)…I spent a day over there and loved that as well. 

I could easily go on and on and on about St. Thomas, so if you want more details, feel free to PM me!

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@missmichigan:  Anytime!  You really will love it.  As much as I enjoyed our honeymoon in the Bahamas, I still kind of wish we had gone back to St. Thomas!

 

Post # 6
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fiance and I stayed at Bolongo Bay in St Thomas on vacation (there is another bee on the board that DID honeymoon in at this very resort) and they do have the all inclusive option. They are beachfront. It’s not a super new place, but nice and fun. Food & drink was good. Shopping in town was awesome, snorkeling was good, they even have a scuba shop and dive right there. We didnt need passports. We were there January 2010.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@missmichigan: We stayed at Bolongo Bay, an all-inclusive in St. Thomas. It was my 2nd time there. Love it! It’s a very laid back, tiny resort that sits right on the beach. The restaurants there are amazing. Best food on the island! If you are looking for fancy, though, this is not the resort for you. If you want a laid-back feel, this may be right for you. It’s a family-owned (for decades) resort and the staff is super friendly. Nightly entertainment and Carnival Night every Wed on the beach. (We were pulled up there for a honeymoon dance competition! lol) It’s so much fun.  If you have questions, let me know!

Here’s some pics from our honeymoon at the resort. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@TheFutureMrsE: Not sure if you were referring to me, but if so, what timing! haha Now I want to go back to Bolongo. Like right now!!!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We have been to St Thomas twice, both times on cruises so we were only there for a few hours each time.  The first time, we boated over to St John and snorkeled, and that was insanely awesome!!  The second time was on our honeymoon, and we just wandered around by cab to take in the sights, and eat the best sushi we have ever had!!! I can’t remember the name of the place, but its close to the port where the cruise ships come in, and they have those husky diamond plated tool boxes as booths, and a little boat “waiter” that goes around a circle at the bar and delivers your sushi to you that way.  A little pricey, but soooo worth it

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

OH and no idea on the passports, they are the US virgin islands so I wouldn’t think so, but just call the place you are stayin at and they should be able to help you

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@missmichigan:  I have to throw my two cents in about Bolongo Bay like the other bees mentioned.  If you don’t end up staying there, definitely try to get over there for dinner or something.  It’s such a fun place!  My friends and I had dinner one night at Iggy’s (the restaurant at Bolongo) and had a blast.  It has a really fun vibe to it.

Also, I think one of the bees on here just booked her wedding at Mariott Frenchmans Warf..I could totally be off on that name.  I’ve seen pictures and it looks awesome!

Post # 15
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@JsDragonfly: Iggies was my favorite! We went there every night. The food and entertainment was amazing. 🙂

Post # 16
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2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@missmichigan:  Yeah, I was amazed at what was coming up on vrbo.  There is a place on St. John that I found on vrbo that just looks amazing.  I’m trying to find it right now…if I find it, I’ll post the link for you!

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