The Secret Harbour Beach Resort is a small boutique hotel with only 42 rooms. It’s the most idyllic property we’ve stayed at so far, and one of our favourite hotels on St. Thomas. In contrast to many of the other hotels we’ve reviewed, this boutique hotel feels exclusive and private. There are only 42 guest rooms, and they are quite small. The trade-off is that you have more natural light, less noise, and more personal service as a result. The staff members were warm and friendly from check-in to check-out. We received exceptional service throughout our stay, including fresh coffee delivered to our door every morning! This article covers the resort’s atmosphere, location, amenities (such as the spa), indoor and outdoor spaces, dining options and cost.
Best Season to Visit
Any time of year is great to visit this resort, but the best weather is usually from May to October. There will likely be more tourists around during the high season (July-September), but it also means better weather and more activities available. They have an outdoor swimming pool, so any time of year is possible for that. You’ll likely want to bring a light jacket or sweater in the evenings even in the high season. If you’re planning a beach trip, you’ll want to visit St. Thomas between July and October, as the water is warmest during this period. The Secret Harbour Beach Resort is located about five minutes from Red Hook Beach. During the high season, it is a very popular beach and worth a visit!
This is a quiet and relaxing hotel. It’s the sort of place you can easily spend a week at, either on your own or with a partner. It’s a great place to disconnect from work and social media – there are no Wifi or cell phone reception in the hotel rooms. We didn’t have any problem with this, but if you need to stay connected, there are open areas with Wifi. The atmosphere is refined and mature. St. Thomas is a popular vacation destination for couples, but the Secret Harbour is a place for all ages and types of travellers. It’s a great place to get away with friends.
The Secret Harbour Beach Resort has a great location on the East End of St. Thomas, close to the Boardwalk. It’s a short drive to Red Hook Beach, Mahogany Beach and several popular cruise ship ports. It’s a 10-15 minute drive to the Charlotte Amalie waterfront where there are plenty of restaurants and shops.
This is an idyllic spot, but you’ll want to rent a car to get around St. Thomas. You can walk to the beach from the hotel, but it’s not a very pleasant walk. The resort has a small shuttle service for guests.
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Facilities and Amenities
This resort has several great indoor and outdoor spaces. The open-air lobby feels private and secluded. There is also a small library with a handful of books and newspapers. The outdoor space is what really sets this resort apart from other hotels. There is a large pool area overlooking the water. The small beach is also very private, with lots of palm trees providing shade. The beach is not ideal for swimming, but it’s a nice place to relax. The spa is located in the middle of the resort. It’s a small facility, but they have a variety of treatments and massages available. We tried the couples massage, which was very relaxing and reasonably priced. The outdoor bar and grill is a nice place to relax, especially at sunset. The indoor bar is small and quiet, and the outdoor bar is larger but still not very busy. The Secret Harbour Beach Resort has a small library with a handful of books and newspapers. There is also a small onsite shop with some essentials for purchase.
- Large Swimming Pool and Open-air Lobby - This resort has a large pool with an open-air lobby. The lobby is a quiet and secluded place to read or relax. It’s a nice contrast from the busy and noisy Boardwalk nearby.
- Small Beach - The Secret Harbour Beach Resort has a small beach and lots of palm trees providing shade. The water is not suitable for swimming, but it’s a nice place to relax and unwind.
- Onsite Bar and Grill - There is a large outdoor bar and grill where you can order snacks, drinks and light meals. It’s a great place to relax and unwind at sunset.
- Gym - This resort has a small gym where you can do some light exercises. It’s not a very large or modern facility, but you can get a basic workout done.
- The Beach Club - This is a casual eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is casual but of decent quality. It’s a small indoor space that can get busy at peak times.
- The Beach Club Patio - This is the same indoor space, but with a large outdoor patio. It’s a great place to unwind and people-watch while enjoying a drink.
- Sip and Savor - This is the only in-hotel restaurant. It’s a fine dining restaurant with a decent menu and great service. The prices are a bit high, but the food is good.
- The Secret Café - This is an indoor café with a nice selection of coffees, pastries and some light meals. It’s a great place to start the day, either indoors or outdoors.
Pros and Cons
The Secret Harbour Beach Resort has a variety of pros and cons, but it’s an excellent place to stay on St. Thomas. Some of the most notable advantages include its quiet atmosphere, relaxed vibe and great location. Some potential drawbacks are that the rooms are a bit small for some travellers, the beach is not ideal for swimming and the prices are slightly high compared to other hotels on the island. The Secret Harbour Beach Resort is a great place to relax and unwind. It’s ideal for couples or adult travellers who want a peaceful and quiet stay. It’s moderately priced and worth a visit on St. Thomas!
The Secret Harbour Beach Resort is a quiet and relaxed hotel with an idyllic location. It’s a great place to relax and unwind with a loved one, or even on your own. This resort has an exclusive feel, but it’s moderately priced and well worth a visit on St. Thomas! If you’re planning a trip to St. Thomas, consider staying at the Secret Harbour Beach Resort. It’s a short drive from the main Charlotte Amalie waterfront area, and close to Red Hook Beach and Mahogany Beach. It’s a great place to relax, unwind and disconnect from work and social media.