Style of hotel and ambience
Crystal Cove, on the East end of St.Thomas is 1 mile from Red Hook (ferries to St.John and the BVIs) and offers numerous dining and shopping opportunities. The fully equipped spacious condos have sweeping ocean views and are located on the beach. The property adjoins Sapphire Beach Resort complex adding 2 pools, tennis courts, restaurants, bars, as well as a full watersports facility and marina for aquatic adventures. Don't miss "Sapphire Sunday" with live reggae music, volleyball and FUN!
Evaluations of Crystal Cove Condominiums
The beach was nice. The air conditioning worked well once I figured how to turn it on.
I arrived at 5:45 p.m. but the office was already closed for the day. They left a note on the office's door but no key and no further contact information! Luckily I had a cell phone and a printout of the reservation, which included the office's telephone number, and the answering machine gave the telephone number of the manager. I had to wait for 45 minutes before getting the key, while being eaten up by mosquitoes in hot muggy weather. On checkout, they charged me an extra 18% above the rate quoted on the Web. I believed these extra charges (supposedly two different types of taxes) should have been disclosed on the Web site before reservation. I felt ripped off. The beach is nice, but it is fairly remote. I had a rental car and can't think how I could have managed the stay without one. They do not offer, e.g., any breakfast. (For lunch and dinner, I guess you can order delivery if you manage to get the phone numbers and such.) The bed was a so-called Murphy bed with a spring mattress that was quite uncomfortable (possibly due to age or insufficient number of springs or padding).