My husband and our families stayed at Coral Gardens Villa. We had the most wonderful time. It was so nice to be able to all be together, and compared to what we would have spent at some of the resorts for that many people, we ended up with a good deal. They were extremely helpful with planning, directions, advice, taxis, and virtually any problem that may have come up. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone that has a large group staying. I would rent a vehicle as it is in it's own private area. The pools are nice and even welcome an occasional iguana guest! Views are exquisite from the multiple balconies. We had Passion Fruit chefs stock the kitchen and cater several meals. They seemed to be familiar in the house, decorate it well, and were EXCELLENT in the kitchen. We really enjoyed the whole experience!
It's not often that you are able to get 20 of your best friends in one place at one time to do anything, even rarer to do so on an island. I was fortunate enough to be able to do this in order celebrate two of our friends getting married on St. Thomas. As one might imagine, with 20 different lives and budgets its no easy task wrangling everyone and getting them to commit to anything even when it is paradise! This task became possible in my mind once I found the Coral Gardens property; I had the venue! Then I thought, how do I get things in order so that we can get 20 people down there AND make it a once in a lifetime experience? T From the planning through execution they were accommodating to say the least! From organizing and executing the transportation of 20 guests for the week, keeping the amazing facility running while affording us privacy, having suggestions on having a great time the entire time (on the grounds or off), this team has it down! Coral Gardens allowed us to have that truly once in a lifetime experience that as an organizer I was promised and as a group we thoroughly enjoyed! Hotels are all well and good, but until you have experienced what Werner and his team have to offer you simply have not been on a vacation. The rooms are comfortable and plentiful, the layout offers communal fun and private time with ease, the kitchen and many grills will leave you to question your setup at home, and the beach and house views will make you more than happy to be there while sad to leave!
My husband and I as well as our daughter and son-in-law stayed at Secret Gardens, and man, were we impressed! The pictures on the website do not do justice to the beautiful home and property! My husband and I stayed in the upstairs master suite, and our daughter and son-in-law stayed in the downstairs master suite. Both suites were absolutely beautiful, but my husband and I preferred staying on the main floor, with the kitchen and great room all on our level. Our daughter and son-in-law enjoyed the larger lower level master suite with their own private balcony and 2 separate bathrooms! The infinity pool was to die for, and the views of Magen's Bay were spectacular! Winston was available for any questions or assistance, yet was not intrusive in any way. The murals painted on the walls inside Secret Gardens were amazing! The furniture was world-class, and the kitchen was an impressive gourmet kitchen with all the amenities! Secret Gardens was by-far, the best house we have ever stayed in...in St. Thomas, or anywhere. I guess by telling you this, it is no longer our "secret", but I feel that everyone should have the opportunity to experience this vacation of a lifetime, and Secret Garden is the place to do it! BOOK THIS HOUSE! You will not regret it!!