Why We Recommend It:
It comes with two very nice open-air restaurants, a pool deck with a swim-up bar, and a beautiful stretch of beach.
It’s a relatively small, friendly, relaxed place but with plenty of activities, mainly water sports including scuba diving, and live entertainment in the evenings.
The accommodation could be described as slightly dated but it, and the property in general, are well-kept and clean.
Rooms & Suites:
They have 74 rooms in total at Bolongo Bay either ground floor facing the beach and with a small patio, or on the upper floors with a balcony and sea views.
They are all fairly straightforward hotel rooms – no fancy touches or design features (their bathrooms may be a let down for example) – but they are spacious (371 square feet) and comfortable, and along with the all-inclusive package offer good value.
They all come with WiFi, cable TV, air-con & ceiling fan, minibars, coffee makers, and Sealy Posturepedic mattresses.
Take a look at your room options now – with prices, reviews, and photos – at Expedia here.
Food, Facilities & Things to Do:
The hotel has two quality restaurants, both of which are mostly open-air and fairly informal. The largest of the two, The Oasis, serves the breakfast buffet as well as a la carte menus for lunch and dinner.
The choice is good: international standards plus local Caribbean dishes, with the dinner menu featuring seafood particularly.
Iggie’s Bar & Grill has a relaxed beach bar vibe and an all-day la carte menu. It has live music in the evenings too and can be quite fun.
There is also a nice swim-up bar at the pool by the Oasis and in general, the food at Bolongo Bay is very good.
The beach at the resort stretches for nearly 1000 feet and is clean and inviting. You’ll have a choice of water sports in your all-inclusive package: kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, and paddle boarding for example as well as catamaran sailing trips and an introductory scuba diving lesson.
You can then organize scuba diving off-site, including shipwreck diving, via the resort dive center, but for an extra fee.
Children are welcome at Bolongo Bay but they will be in the minority. The majority of the clientele seem to be couples of all ages.
The resort is in the south of St. Thomas a little over 10 minutes drive from Charlotte Amalie. St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King International Airport, is about half an hour away.
Some Guest Reviews:
“Keeping into account that this property is being worked constantly to improve the experience, it was perfect! This is a perfect get away for any couple or family that want pampered! From start to finish the crew on this property act like it’s their Super Bowl! You will leave here thinking to yourself, I FOUND IT!!! A place we can visit and forget about life for a while!…”
“This place is amazing! The all inclusive is the best. The food and drinks were so good and the staff were super friendly snd helpful. The room was a little out dated but clean with great beach views. Love there is kayaking, snorkeling, a catamaran and fun activities at this resort everyday. Also loved the live music at dinner every night. I couldn’t imagine a better place to stay….”