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Secret Harbour Beach Resort 4.0

Benner Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Pros

  • Gorgeous beach with palm trees and turquoise water
  • Two on-site restaurants serving both casual and upscale cuisine
  • Every unit is beachfront with great views
  • All units have a private patio or balcony
  • Spacious, modern condo units with fully equipped kitchens
  • King beds in all rooms
  • Fitness center and tennis courts
  • PADI dive shop and convenience store
  • Massage room
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Pool is located on another property (although it’s only a short walk)
  • Long walk to off-site food and amenities
  • No full spa on-site, but massage services are available

Bottom Line

This property was impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in September 2017 and is currently housing first response personnel, but is without power. They hope to reopen to guests as soon as power and phone service are restored in November. We will update our review as soon as we have more information. Secret Harbor Beach Resort is an upscale boutique property located on Nazareth Bay on the East End of St. Thomas. The resort’s beach is truly a tropical paradise, with palm trees, hammocks, loungers, white sand, and turquoise water. The resort has two on-site restaurants and a lively beach bar. Guests have a choice of Studios or One- or Two-Bedroom Condos, and each has updated decor (except for some bedspreads) and fully equipped kitchens. All units are beachfront and offer great views. The pool is slightly off-site, a two-minute walk to another property, but with this beach, you won’t miss it.

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Scene

Relaxing, serene, and private beach environment

This relaxing and scenic resorts sits on a beautiful beach; the hotel’s bar and restaurant, Cruzan Beach Club, is a lively space at night

The buildings at Secret Harbor are painted a tropical coral color and have white balconies. The buildings and the lobby don’t look like much, but the rooms offer an upscale surprise. The resort is located at the end of a side street and is quiet and peaceful.

The beach is relaxing and scenic, and palm trees provide lots of shade. The beach can get busy but due to the relatively long stretch of sand, it does not crowded. The resort’s on-site bar and restaurant, Cruzan Beach Club, is popular and lively, with both guests and outsiders grabbing a bite to eat or a drink at the end of the day.

The units are ideal for groups or families looking for more space and privacy than in a typical hotel setting. Folks coming for an extended stay (more than a few days) would do well here because of the fully equipped kitchens and home-style living.

Location

On a quiet side street on the East End

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The resort is located just south of Red Hook, down a quiet street. There aren’t many restaurants in the immediate neighborhood but Red Hook is a fifteen-minute walk away. However, the roads are narrow and not pedestrian-friendly, so driving is recommended.

  • Three-minute drive to Red Hook
  • Nine-minute drive to Coki Beach
  • 15-minute drive to Yacht Haven Grande
  • 15-minute drive to Mahogany Run Golf Course    
  • 16-minute drive to Paradise Point Skyride
  • 17-minute drive to duty-free shopping in Charlotte-Amalie
  • 17-minute drive to Blackbeard's Castle
  • 20-minute drive to Magens Bay
  • 21-minute drive to the airport
  • 21-minute drive to St. Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens

Rooms

Studios, One-, and Two-Bedroom Condos with full kitchens

The Two-Bedroom Condo includes a fully-equipped kitchen and separate living space

The rooms at Secret Harbor are individually owned and decorated, although there are similarities in the layout. The decor in the units is contemporary and stylish, yet functional. The condos we saw had light, neutral paint on the walls, tasteful patterned couches and chairs, and modern lighting. The kitchens are beautifully updated with colorful backsplashes, marble counters, and stainless steel appliances, and have full-size refrigerators, stoves, ovens, microwaves, coffeemakers, dishwashers, dishes, and cookware. The One- and Two-Bedroom Condos have a dining table for four; the Studio has two bar chairs pulled up to the kitchen island.

The bathrooms are updated as well with modern vanities, fixtures, and large mirrors. The bedrooms face the front of the property and have frosted windows, which can make them dark. They are nicely furnished with large wood dressers or armoires, though some of the bedspreads could have been higher quality.

All condos have a private balcony or patio that offer gorgeous views of the beach. There are flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and free Wi-Fi in the units.

Features

Two lively restaurants and a spectacular beach

The spectacular beach is the highlight at the resort

The beach is the highlight at the resort, and it doesn’t disappoint. It is situated on Nazareth Bay; the water is calm, clear, and turquoise, and the sand is white and soft. There are numerous palm trees along the beach that provide shade and scenery, and the resort provides free lounge chairs and umbrellas for guests. There are bunch of hammocks stretched between the trees, making the area even more picturesque.

There is a pool for guests to use, although it is located on an adjacent property, Secret Harbor Villas. The villas are located across the quiet street and a short walk up some stairs. The pool is very quiet (most folks seem to prefer the beach) and large. The area is not particularly scenic – there is a lot of concrete and no greenery or landscaping, but the area does look out over the beach. There are loungers lined up along one edge of the pool and there is a covered section with some tables and chairs.

The resort has two on-site restaurants. The open-air Cruzan Beach Club, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is situated right on the beach and offers gorgeous views of the bay. The restaurant's bar has a casual, friendly atmosphere and serves delicious, reasonably priced food. Sunset Grille is the resort’s fine-dining establishment. It's adjacent to the Cruzan Beach Club, serves dinner only, and is also open-air -- though there is a classy, air-conditioned wine room that is available for events.

The resort's PADI dive shop, Aqua Action, is located on the north end of the property and offers equipment, lessons, and certification. The shop has a variety of food, clothing, and souvenirs as well.

There are a fitness center and tennis court on-site. There is no spa, but there is a massage room and an on-site massage therapist.

Weddings

Various wedding packages available

The resort offers two beachfront ceremony sites and has a variety of wedding packages available. Packages can include the bouquet and boutonniere, event coordination, photography, cake, and a decorated arch.

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Address

6280 Estate Nazareth, Nazareth Bay, Benner 00802-1113, Caribbean

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