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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Our second time traveling to Bolongo Bay. The Lobster Grill's food is outstanding, Iggy's is more bar food and bar activities. We did opt for the All-Inclusive package again, since the only way to eat elsewhere is with a cab ride ($$$) added to the cost of your meal, not terribly logical.
Our first morning at breakfast, there were 4 green sea turtles in the lagoon. I couldn't get my snorkel gear from the dive shop fast enough! I spent all morning watching them graze and giving them their space. One was surfacing near me and I was shocked to see that it was over 4 feet long! We swam with the turtles almost every day of our stay.
The management of the resort goes out of their way to care for the local schools, members of their community and feral animals on the property. I would not dream of staying elsewhere!
We will return!

Room Tip: All of the rooms face the beach. Rooms in the middle third of the main hotel have the best views of the bay and all are far enough away from Iggies to be quiet at night. I wouldn't want a beachfront room, on the ground floor, too many passers-by on the sidewalk at night and during the day for privacy.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank TurquoiseBlues
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

our trip was so fantastic,the staff,from the housekeepers,to front desk,capt.petes trips,laura,the staff at iggies especially rachael,josh and the whole group at the lobster grill,my wife jennifer and myself felt as if we where at home,the Dumane family treated all of us like royalty. this was our 10th. wedding anniversary and we had so much fun and relaxation,we are so excited to be coming back again the 1st. week in May 2013 ,really enjoyed all the trips on heavenly days with capt. pete and his awesome crew.Our room on the second floor gave us an amazing view out onto the bay WOW!!!!!!!!!,wish this winter would hurry up and end so we can come back and start rechargingour batteries.this resort has the most wonderful all-inclusive in the caribbean they have left nothing out,amazing food,drinks,staff,accommodations,and all the fantastic new friends we made,hope everyone at bolongo has a fantastic holiday season,we will see you all soon,love from Jim and Jen,CAPE COD MASS.DEC.11,2012,peace and love!!!!!!!.

Room Tip: Get a room on second or third floor, the views are to die for,also do the all- inclusive,you wont regret it,incredible food selections at both reastaurants,also great bands,and a awesome carnivale night.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jdougy56
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

Hearing waves right outside the room made our stay at Bolongo extra special. But the people around us were what made our stay so fabulous. The staff is wonderfully friendly, right from Ross checking us in after a very long travel day from Illinois, to Laura giving us excellent advice on what we could do on our vacation on St. Thomas. Plus the people who stay at Bolongo are so friendly! We vacationed with some of the best guests in the Caribbean!

Yoshi and Dave at the Beach Hut did everything we asked for and more at the waterfront. (Getting fresh beach towels was beyond their control... maybe the one drawback of the place is their linen service.) We have many places we still want to visit in our retirement years, and we have never gone back to any of the 10 island vacation spots we have been to, but we likely will go back to Bolongo Bay.

"Heavenly Days" is the name of the resort's own 55' catamaran. Captain Peter, Lindsay and Kyle are a fabulous travel team. We booked all three of their voyages (Sunset Cruise, Morning Swim with the Turtles, and Day Sail to St. John) and thoroughly enjoyed them all. We took an island taxi tour which included the Mountaintop, but their advertised "Best Banana Daiquiri" was not as good as the one made by Bolongo bartender, "007." Other island places to enjoy are Coral World and Coki Beach. Check out their reviews.

The room was comfortable with excellent service, but as others have said the bathroom has a small shower stall. It was manageable. Nightly live entertainment is a short walk away at Iggies Bar. They offered different musicians each night, but Wednesday's Carnival Night is great for families as well with conga lines, limbo, and a show. You will not want to miss their Thursday night karaoke!

Internet wi-fi did not always connect and is only available in the public areas like the patio and the restaurant. But I was not on vacation just to spend more time online while I could swim with sting rays, turtles and fish right at our own beach! Non-motorized watercraft is free to use, and they include a Hobie Cat, paddle boards, snorkel equipment, etc. Only parts of the beach are rocky, a small portion. There is plenty of sand to enjoy.

Lobster Grille has a good menu even for breakfasts, and the food at Iggies is also fine. We opted not to do the all-inclusive (we don't drink that much) so we also enjoyed other restaurants around the island. One fine one is Mims, a short walk beyond Iggies so does not require a taxi ride - taxis are quite an expense at about $20 for two of us to go almost anywhere. We generally rent a car when we vacation, but the roads on St. Thomas are very hilly and curvy.

This is a family-run resort, and they accommodate wonderfully. We do hope to go back.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean, but those at ground level are more convenient.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SongBirdMe
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

First the good: Bolongo Bay is right on the water and in a pretty good location. 90% of the staff we encountered were outstanding! We didn't get in until after 11:30 pm and Iggies was the only thing open, but the kitchen was already closed. We dropped our stuff in the room and headed over there for a cold beer after a long day of travel. The cooks Stephen and Japhan were there having a beer and when they heard we had just got in they offered to go back in the kitchen and make us a sandwich or something! We declined and instead had a few beers with them and the fabulous bartender Joshua. Thanks to "local" Laura in the gift shop, she gave great advice and we were able to book some amazing excursions. She alsorecommended 2 exquisite restaurants (we went on the European Plan). Rachel, one of the other bartenders at Iggies was equally awesome as were Kristy and Danielle. Shayla, the new hostess at the Lobster Grille also stood out - I think it was her 3rd day working there but she was a pro! And we can't forget Selma, the only front desk person who was genuinely glad we were there!
Now the not so good: The place is in need of a facelift. The rooms aren't horrible but the bathrooms are, not dirty (although the grout in the shower could use a good scrub) but so dark and the tiniest shower ever. Ladies if you plan on shaving your legs be warned - it is no easy task. I think the shower is about 3' x 3'. The bathroom is so dark I hardly wore any makeup for fear of looking like a clown. The housekeepers didn't do a bad job, but even though we followed the protocol for towel replacment they took them anyway and didn't replace them! We called and asked for some and never got them. We had to use our beach towels for our showers. They don't fill up the gels in the shower daily (gel, shampoo, conditioner) so right in the middle of a shower you run out! And they shampoo hardly lathered my hair. The water isn't the beautiful turqoise blue because of the rockier bottom and it doesn't have much of a shoreline to walk. I emailed twice before our stay to find out if I needed to bring my computer or if there was one for guests. I was assured there was but when we got there guess what? Nope, they were remodeling. We're not fancy people but when you pay over $300 per day you expect a decent bathroom. One last thing, daily you will be charged room, room tax, $18.00 resort fee and $10.00 utilities expense.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the water but we really enjoyed the ground level.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank 4dpkeith
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

This resort can be compared to my favorite old slippers. A little worn, but too comfy to give up. This resort is in need of some cosmetic work, our ocean view room was nice but vey worn. The bathroom is in desperate need of an overhaul. Other than that, this resort was great. The staff were all so friendly, the food was great, and the beach front was well equipped with huts, noodles, floats etc. Our stay was short, but if we visit St Thomas again, we would definitely stay here.

Room Tip: Inquire if any rooms have been updated
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Barbara-Tom P
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