When I booked my trip to St. Thomas I knew I was going to propose to my beautiful girlfriend. I wasn't sure when or where, but the island has some of the worlds best beaches and great dining...so I was sure to find it. After being at At Home In The Tropics for a few hours, I had made up my mind. The picturesque balcony from room 2 would be the backdrop for the beginning of the rest of my life.
enough of the mushy stuff...
My room - room 2 - was much larger than I expected from a VI B&B. The vaulted ceilings made it so spacious. The bed was large and comfortable, I slept great every night. The air conditioner worked wonderfully for sleeping and with doors on either side of the room, the breeze during the day was fantastic. I am one who likes to totally unpack my suitcase when I travel and I was happy to see two large armoires (including a safe for the engagement ring!). There is a tv in the room, but I'm not sure we even turned it on. The standup shower has plenty of hot water while we were there.
As I said already, the location is beautiful, overlooking the cruise port and downtown. The pool was great for relaxing, lots of chairs, pool floats - mood lighting at night with a great breakfast bar area. The pool and deck area were kept clean.
Our hosts were fantastic. Always available, but not intrusive. They provided countless recommendations and were willing to help us out with anything we needed. I consider myself a foodie and the breakfast was always on point. The whole experience really did make me feel at home - in the tropics.
My only complaint is that after spending a week here, Mark and Jess were like family and I was so worried when Hurricaine Irma hit. -- which btw they have posted a bunch of great photos on their instagram showing their place made it through with very little damage!.
I very much cannot wait to return to this paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Home in the Tropics is a lovingly restored historic Bed and Breakfast overlooking Charlotte Amalie harbor. A former colonial Danish barracks, each room features a view of the harbor and access to the main courtyard, pool and lounge areas. All rooms include air conditioning, a refrigerator, cooler, and beach towels. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood between the Government House Steps and the Historic 99 Steps, we are a short walk to the best local shops and restaurants. We feature fresh, homemade breakfasts made with local ingredients each day. Included in your room price is breakfast, parking, pool access, and wifi. There are no additional charges. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- At Home In The Tropics Bed And Breakfast Inn St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands