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Secret Harbour Beach Resort
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

Once you get into it, I really like the location. It is pretty small, and nice to have a large group that you are always around.

The water does NOT look blue like that picture. That is because it is reef. Which is cool, but I think we were a little surprised. We ended up really enjoying all of the wildlife way better than a perfect blue ocean, but I wish we would have known.

My boys snorkled and jumped off the floating dock for hours.

Food is really good at the restaurant.

Some rooms are WAY WAY WAY better than others (obviously privately owned). No clue how to figure out how to get one, but some are awesome - ours was pretty sub-standard.

Go to Duffy's Love Shack for dancing at night! (No kiddos)

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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8  Thank 4boyzaz
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Unlike most people who reviewed the Secret Harbor Beach Resort, we didn't actually stay at the resort. We only went there for the beach, and to do a shore dive. The parking there for non-guests is limited, and truthfully, we didn't actually see any spaces that were designated for parking by non-resort or non-HOA/non-condo residents. But, since we went during the off-season in August, we didn't have a problem finding any parking spaces, and no one hassled us.

The beach is actually not very big, but it's nicely kept. There are no umbrellas for rent, and the chairs are for resort guests only. We played nice, and didn't try to pretend we were guests and occupy any provided by the resort, though there were plenty to go around (again, it was the off-season). The great thing about the beach and the resort is that the on-site beach service is great! There's a bar restaurant on the beach, and there was a roving waitress person in a bathing suit that walked around taking orders. She was really efficient, and food was pretty decent. They automatically add a 18 or 20 percent gratuity to the tab, and getting served on the beach without having to leave your seat is totally worth it. We didn't stay at the resort, so we don't have any comments about the rooms.

My daughter and I did a shore dive with the Aqua Action dive shop that was there. Secret Harbor is very shallow, so it's better for snorkeling, and not as good for diving. We checked out both of the small reefs that they have, and they're not too exciting. Since Secrety Harbor was the first of three shore dives that we did in St. Thomas, the shallow waters were great for practice, but not super interesting for real diving. I hear the dive shop does a good boat dive though, but we just didn't have time.

There's not much of crowd since most of the guests are from the resort, though that could change during the regular season. Also, the cruise ships do truck in people to the beach, and we did see about 20 people get dropped off from around 11:00 to 4:00. All in all, this is a great beach for relaxing, hanging out, and playing in the sand, with the added bonus of having beach-side food and drink service.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
10  Thank TravellerMD68
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

Excellent location. A little hard to find, (I guess that's why it's a secret), through no fault of their own. (Road signs were few and far between.) The staff there is top notch from the front desk to the housemaid. Beach is great (in a marine sanctuary) with good snorkelling available. Equipment right there at Aqua Action.

Room Tip: Get a beachfront, possibly at least a 1 bedroom. I don't think the floor matters because the view is fantastic, morning or afternoon.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank shadow1022
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We loved it here. Located on one of the nicest beaches on St. Thomas, this resort is in an idyllic location with great swimming and snorkelling, and wonderful views of the sea from all rooms. The beach restaurant is busy but it has decent food (rare for St. Thomas, an island not terribly fit for foodies!). The on-site dive shop is also great. Finally, the oftentimes overly friendly and hungry iguanas were enjoyable to watch!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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11  Thank kam1700
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 5 days last week. We were in a handicap accessible room on the beachfront and the dive shop was below us. The room had two single beds that were put together to make a full bed. My wife and I kept falling between the beds and the mattress was very cheap. We did not rent a car but, the we were very close to the red hook area, with a few nice places to eat. The beach is very nice and calm which is good for snorkeling. The restaurant was being remodeled and has a limited menu. I would recommend going to the red hook area to eat. We did go to St. John's, for a day which was very nice.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank btripz
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