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Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Magens Bay
Denver
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“Location is great...but that's it.”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

The last time I was in St. Thomas, we got a time-share unit at the Elysian which is near Red Hook. The unit was terrific but I love spending every day at Little Magen's Bay, so it was a long drive each way from the condo to the beach.

So, this time around I opted to book a timeshare at Tropical Leisure Club at Magen's Point Resort. I read other reviews and knew from them to not expect "fancy", which I don't really care about anyway. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful and well kept the property is as well as the warm and friendly welcoming we got.

But, that was our last really positive experiece. The studio units are very small and VERY dated. They look like there were furnished from a Goodwill or a yard sale. The double bed was cheap and incredibly uncomfortable. It squeaked whenever you made the slightest move. A big negative is that the unit only had a mini-fridge. We had to turn it to high and put our milk in the very back in order to keep it cold which meant having to take everything out whenever we wanted to get to it. There were no ice trays in the tiny freezer portion and the ice maker in our building looks like it's been broken for years (there's a build up of sand in it). So, anytime we wanted ice we had to walk all the way across the property...up and down hills and stairs to the ice machine in a different building.

The coin laundry room is in the same building so that a long haul, too. One of the two washers was broken the entire time we were there and some of the permanent residents of the property aren't shy about hogging the lone washer. You have to buy a token at the office to use the washer...FOUR DOLLARS...and you need $2.00 in quarters to use the dryer. SIX DOLLARS to wash a load of clothes??? Seriously?

But probably the most annoying thing was the shower - no water pressure at all. It was never more than a trickle and took forever to get warm enough to even get in it. After a long day in the sun and water you just want to come back to your room and take a good shower or bath to get all the sweat, lotion and saltwater off....but it was almost impossible to do that in these showers.

So, it's a great location...just a couple minutes drive from Magen's Bay, which is terrific - the property is neat and clean for the most part (although we did have cockroaches in our bathroom) and the maids get in and out of your room to make up beds, change out towels, etc very early..but those are the only positives. Next time, I will pay a little more to stay somewhere else, and drive a little farther if I have to...to have something nicer.

Room Tip: We viewed one of the "villa suites"...and they were more spacious...but still had a mini-f...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Don't want to be repetitious when everyone else is saying such good things, but our two weeks at the end of March and beginning of April were a welcome surprise. We're owners and have been going to Magens for 13 years-- it's all about the friends who come back year after year. Rum Buzz, the restaurant has to go, though-- also, we'd like to see more done with the Monday night welcome party-- years ago, it used to be so much fun-- now, nothing is done to entertain us except of course Andrew.

Room Tip: Get rid of then roosters!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Milford
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We go every year and stay at Magens. They have a very friendly staff and have worked very hard to update and make it very pleasant. We go to relax and unwind from our stressful lives and always find that the staff caterers to us. It is the best.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We rented a studio for a great price, thank GOD, because if it was a penny more we would have felt cheated. I am also grateful that we spent little time in the room. I came home with lots of mosquito bites because there were no screens, the place was full of ants, the ice machines were not accessible, we got some ice from the restaurant. The bathroom sink faucet needed to change, it was old and looked really nasty- I spent some time scrubbing it so we can use it to wash our face and brush our teeth.
This saddens me, because I am from STT and this resort is close to the famous Magen Bay Beach, it could have lots of business and be great.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Travellers are raving about these Magens Bay hotels

Poplar, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Our 1st trip to St Thomas was for our honeymoon. Mid-February 2012. Magens Pt Resort was a gift exchange through RCI. We chose it based on recent reviews. Very happy with our choice! We rented a car because we wanted to have access to the whole island. Driving on the left was odd at first but got used to it right away. Found Magens Rst after a couple wrong turns in a new place. Felt good the moment we drove in. Scenic, clean, sun was still up. Rum punch in the lobby was great! First impression was a view of the pool, restaurant and bar. All looked inviting. Our room was on first floor of one of the older buildings. It was small, but we didn't come to the island to stay in the room. Breakfast every morning was on our balcony overlooking Magens Bay. It also overlooked the construction area where the new pool and hot tub will go. Will look great once it's complete. The Sunday morning orientation was worth the short time it took. Viola is full of energy! She's a great spokeswoman! We chose the 6-hour snorkling tour with New Horizons based on the presentation. Highly recommend the Wednesday beach BBQ. Thank you Tom! Didn't have any issues with our room. For just the 2 of us it was perfect. You could have 3 in the room but it would feel tight. Each day we left the resort. We usually packed a lunch and ate out for supper. Alternated between a beach day and an event day. Brewers Beach was great. Plenty of room, didn't feel crowded. Magens Beach on Wednesday for the BBQ was beautiful!! Recommend the KMart near Havensight for most newcomers who might be a little apprehensive of shopping in a new place. Some feeling of being on the mainland. Able to buy anything we needed from groceries to sunscreen to rum. Got back to Magens Rst after dark most nights. Relaxed in the stone grotto hot tub nearly every night and had it all to ourselves. An under-utilized amenity! We didn't take advantage of the Rum Buzz Restaurant or bar. Although they looked great and the other guests we spoke with said they were wonderful, we bought a bottle of rum and mixers and our own food for breakfasts and lunches, then made a day of being out and about. We were excited for this trip and sorry we had to leave. We would choose St Thomas and Magens Point Resort again without hesitation. One last thing, if you fly out on Saturday, get to the airport at least 3 hours before your flight time. That's when everyone leaves it seems. Customs and security take that long. Enjoy!!

Room Tip: Smaller rooms are best for only 2 people.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas

Property: Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas
Address: 6200 Magens Bay Road, 00802, St. Thomas (Formerly Magens Point Resort)
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Magens Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Magens Bay
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,687 - ₹ 16,537
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas is a two and a half star, unpretentious and very relaxed resort facing Magens Bay. Our facilities include two restaurants, one Italian finer dining featuring a wine-mojito bar, and the pool sports bar with burgers, bbq, pizza and sandwiches. We offer two Jacuzzis, tennis courts, a coffee-deli-wine on site shop with breakfast, a gaming room, a small fitness center offering also yoga, zumba and massage services. All our studios and villas have been tastefully redone, and are fully equipped with kitchenettes, microwaves and small fridges, plus energy efficient air conditioning units. Most units also face Magens Bay, and you can wake up to spectacular views of the bay, or watch the sun set from your balcony while sipping the cocktail of your choice. Last year RCI awarded us recognition for excellence in hospitality services, and since 2010 we have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars upgrading our facilities. We may not be for everyone, true. But if you are looking for that "limin" effect that locals brag about.. come stay with us. We promise you an unforgettable experience. Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas is what the islands should be all about. ... more   less 
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