Secret Harbour Beach Resort Hotel, Charlotte Amalie
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Secret Harbour Beach Resort Hotel
Great place for the price!from winsmom
Pleasantly Suprisedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We arrived around 11:00 AM to find our room not to be ready until 3:15. We asked for a couple of towels in order to enjoy their pool. No towels available for about 30 minutes or so as they were in the dryer. Went to the Blue Moon Cafe, on-site, and order burgers - so-so. Went back to desk to ask again for beach towels and they offered us 2 still warm from the dryer. Across the street to the pool where we were the only 2 there. Nice big pool, pretty clean with nice gardens surrounding.
3:20 back to desk and got key to room (#214) where we were pleasantly surprised at our accommodations. A one-bedroom appartment with full kitchen, living and dining rooms. Sliding glass doors opened up to a patio right on the beach. Unit was a little dated, but very clean and all appliances seemed to work, did not use stove. TV reception on 2 channels a little fuzzy, but who cares.
Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe was excellent my wife had the Red Snapper and I the Yellow Tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes. Next night, a little Happy Hour from 5:30 - 6:30 with free rum punch and hot wings. Ernest (employee) and his 3 piece steel drum band played and were quite entertaining.
We wished we were staying longer to make fulll use of the unit, but back to Dallas and the Rat-Race. Will definitely book here on a return trip to St. Thomas.
What a find !!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
RUN AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL!!from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I came in October, 2003. We stayed for 2 nights on what was supposed to be a 6 night stay. The room was filthy when we checked in. When I say filthy, I mean filthy. There were two condom wrappers in the bed linens and all kinds of other trash under the bed. When we told the front desk about it, the person basically called us liars and stated that it must be our trash because they clean their rooms. Nothing in the room worked. A/C was kaput, TV showed two channels clearly, no water pressure, and the final capper...no hot water. The couch was ripped apart underneath and had a smell so bad that we could not stand to sit on it. We called for help several times, about two hours later someone finally showed up to move our room. The second room was even worse than the first one if you can believe that! The room had not been used for decades I think, it was so moldy and had so much mildew that we were sick the rest of our vacation from sleeping there.
While in downtown, I contacted several other hotels in St. Thomas. There are not too many baragins on the island, but we did end finding one at a hotel near the airport. They were very professional and knew their business, unlike Secret Harbour. I find it hard to believe that my experience is unique for this hotel. Every person that we encountered that worked at Secret Harbour was rude, would not help you if you were on fire, could only do one thing at a time, and did not deliver on anything they said they would do. The Manager was always out, so we never got to speak to him or her. But I wish that I had! The Secret Harbour Resort has my vote as the most expensive slum hotel in the Caribbean.
Great Placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
It was nice. It could have been cleaner and the king size bed was really just 2 singles put together. We did feel very unsafe one night.
We had just finished watching tv (lights out) and someone tried to get in the room with what sounded like a key. Now I was not able to verify that it was just a lost guest or a hotel room employee. From that day on we left all the lights and tv on with shades drawn even if we left for the night. Everyone on the island were very nice, Especially the taxi drivers. A must tip is to go the St. John and go shopping (Window Shop). I noticed that most of the shops in St. John sold very expensive stuff. Tax free but expensive. For example $80 bucks for a pair of pants. If you are able to walk about a mile. You must go to Honey Moon Beach. Just go to the ranger station and ask were the trail for a short walk is. Honeymoon beach is the nicest beach I have ever seen. Perfect and all yours. Not a single person to be seen. I could have spend hours there. Back to resort... We meet with the manager and the owners at the Managers party, Tuesdays. We both got free t-shirts and we loved the steel drum band. All very very nice people. Below are some answers to some questions we had before we went.
Grocery Stores/Markets available: NO (yes but like 20 minutes by taxi"
Can you walk or rent bikes: NO way. You will get run over by a car.
They drive like crazies and there is no margin.
Are the holets close enough to walk to: No.
Are taxi's expensive: No it was only 8 bucks for 2 people to go to Red Hook. Now if you go to the other end of the island, that is a different story.
Is rental cars an option: Most likely not, like I said earlier they drive like crazies and driving on the left is very confussing. It can be done but not worth it since taxies are so cheep and are everywere.
Well I hope this helps plan your next vacation to St. Thomas Secret Harbour
Waterfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Really Greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The best!from A TripAdvisor Member
Thomas, make this your home for your stay.
Perfect spot to enjoy the caribbeanfrom A TripAdvisor Member
m Picky!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie I would not stay in Charlotte Amalie. Very crowded when cruise ships are in. It's hard getting around town due to traffic congestion.
St. Thomas Taxis Be aware that especially at the airport, the taxis are large vans sometimes with 4 passenger bench seats. If you are not comfortable in enclosed spaces like me, insist on sitting in one of the first 2 rows. Taxis typically insist on a full load before leaving the airport. Wait for the next one if the back is all they have to offer. It may be a long ride depending on which part of the island you are going to (ex. East End is at least 20-30 minutes or longer depending on how many stops).
Type of vehicle Definitely rent a Jeep if available. We originally rented a car, but our flight got delayed such that no cars were available. We got bumped to a Jeep and it was very, very important since roads and parking can be tricky.
Other names for Secret Harbour Beach Resort Hotel
- secret harbour beach resort
- secret harbour beach hotel
- secret harbour
- hotel secret harbour beach
- Address: 6280 Estate Nazareth - Charlotte Amalie - 00802-1104 - Virgin Islands U.S.
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