If absolute seclusion is on your wish list, this 25-unit condominium resort might be just the ticket: Each villa opens onto its own private swimming pool. Sure the pools are smallish, but each has a tile deck with loungers that’s walled off and pillowed in tropical greenery. Need more privacy? There’s no need to dine out: Here you can cook your own meals in a well-equipped kitchen, or dine on affordable Mexican fare in the resort’s open-air restaurant, Torcido Taco. Villas are generally comfortable and spacious (the International Pool Villas have 1,400 sq. ft. of space; Caribbean Pool Villas 1,200 sq. ft.), though they each have an individual look as they’re all privately owned. The resort is just 1 mile from the bars and restaurants of Red Hook and 7 miles east of Charlotte Amalie. One of the island’s best beaches and watersports concessions, Sapphire Bay, is a (steep uphill) walk away—but you may never feel like venturing out of your bubble of quiet seclusion.
St. Thomas, USVI
St. Thomas, USVI› Hotel
Pavilions and Pools
6400 Estate Smith Bay
Our Rating Neighborhood East End Phone 800/524-2001 or 340/775-6110 Prices Winter $240–$350 double; off season $200–$280 double. Extra person $25 per night Amenities Restaurant; private pools; watersports equipment/rentals; Wi-Fi (free in lobby) Units 25 units Web site Pavilions and Pools Other Rates include continental breakfast