Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
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Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Saint Thomas Reviews
Not fancy but not bad, either Mar 07, 2009
We did a fair bit of online research before selecting Bolongo Bay and, as with all things, there were conflicting reports. Certainly, this is not a fancy, upscale resort but neither do they claim to be. It was simple yet clean and well maintained. As reflected in many of the reviews, the employees were for the most part very friendly, some extremely so. I will acknowledge that one or two servers in the restaurants should probably find work they enjoy more but you'll find that about anywhere.
The resort is remote so the choices are to just hang out there, pay some pretty hefty taxi fares or rent a car. One distinct advantage of the seclusion is that it's peaceful even on days when the cruise ships disgorge their hordes. The beach isn't all that great but neither is it horrible. A woman sitting next to me on the plane said you simply could not swim there and that's just not true. You should take my comment, though, as coming from someone who grew up swimming in a lake with a rocky bottom and a bit of seaweed. There are lots of iguanas around so if they creep you out, St. Thomas may not be the place for you. However, they didn't bother us one bit and were fun to watch.
The reviews we read differed widely about food and our own experience bore that out. Dinner at the Lobster Grille was great; dinner at Iggy's was disappointing at best. The fact that the Lobster Grille is closed 3 nights a week was a major disappointment and in fact is enough to assure that we don't return. If you do eat at Iggy's and happen to have children with you, be sure to sit far from the bar; the loud, vulgar language there is more than offensive. OTOH, if you're one of the many people who like a loud, drunk crowd, this may be for you.
We took an all-inclusive package and I'm glad we did! Though neither food nor drinks were added to our bill, we did have to sign a check each time we ate or drink and the amounts were high.
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Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Overview
A True Caribbean Experience!
Fun, casual and intimate. Nestled along a 1,000 ft. palm-lined beach, all rooms are beachfront and oceanview. Choose our European plan if you prefer the independance of a room only rate, or our one-of-a kind All Inclusive experience, which offers the finest dining and beverage options anywhere. You will enjoy 100% a la carte restaurant service for every meal, with an exceptional variety to choose from. All premium beverages and imported beer are included at "No Extra Charge." With a seven night stay, we also include a Swim with Turtles half day snorkel trip and a sunset cocktail cruise aboard our award winning 53' catamaran Heavenly Days.
All guests, All Inclusive or on our European plan receive complimentary use of non-motorized water sports equipment. Our two seaside restaurants are among the most popular on the island. The Lobster Grille features steaks, fresh fish and Caribbean lobster. Iggies Beach Bar & Grill is famous for good food, live entertainment, karaoke and our weekly Carnival Extravaganza.
We have a full water sports center, boutique, Tour desk, Cardio Work out room, and Dive shop on property. A $5.00 per day energy surcharge is additional, payable directly to the resort on check out.
Additional features include: Conference Facilities, Handicap room facilities, Pool with swim up bar, 2 open air seaside restaurants.
****PLEASE NOTE: When Traveling with children 0-2 years of age requiring a crib during their stay, there is a mandatory charge of $10 per day per crib which is payable upon checkout directly to the hotel. *****
Richard Doumeng Named 2009 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year
Richard Doumeng, Managing Director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands was presented with the coveted Golden Conch Caribbean Hotelier of the Year Award. Twenty-one years ago, Richards father Dick and his wife Joyce Doumeng, also received this honor.
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