If you find yourself surfing the internet looking for places to stay in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, you can stop your search now. Our Sapphire Bliss, a condo located on the east end close to Red Hook, offers a beachfront location on beautiful Sapphire Beach perfect for a small family. For those of you with larger groups, Sapphire Jewel is owned by the same extended family, making it possible to host larger groups in side-by-side condos is needed.
Our initial stay at Our Sapphire Bliss was supposed to occur during spring break of 2020. Due to COVID, we had to reschedule. The owners, Mike and Dawn, were very accommodating as we worked through picking the best week and trying to rebook our flight. That accommodation continued throughout the year and even through our stay and afterwards. Many places have great views and settings but finding owners as nice as Mike and Dawn really set Sapphire Bliss apart from the others for us.
Mike and Dawn will let you know exactly what you need to bring, what is available, what to expect when you arrive and throughout your stay, give you all of the local recommendations and provide all of the tips you need to have a great week. One thing that really impressed me during our stay was their responsiveness to emails. They always replied quickly and that was a comfort knowing they were that attentive.
The condo itself is amazing. We had a family of four. Our two young kids slept in the king bed while I slept on the couch. The couch expands into a sleeper but since it was already comfortable, I just left the sleeper tucked away and fell asleep on the couch each night without any issues. There is a divider wall that folds out to separate the bed and bathroom from the living space but we never used it.
The condo comes fully-equipped with everything you need to have a great vacation. Even toilet paper, which is ridiculously expensive on the island, is plentiful and that deserves mention. No one wants to run precariously low on that precious commodity! Our family, which has never been accused of using TP judiciously, never ran out. If you have a group, however, that flies though TP, dish soap or other sort of sundry items, replenishment is just a phone call away.
The views of the bay and beach at Sapphire speaks for itself. Their second floor location offers breathtaking postcard views and you’ll find yourself spending a lot of time on their balcony soaking it all in. Pictures will never do it justice – you just have to experience it for yourself to truly be able to appreciate it.
Building C, which is where Our Sapphire Bliss is located, is the best location on the property. It’s close enough to the beach and beach bar but far enough to offer privacy.
Mike and Dawn’s family members also own the aforementioned Sapphire Jewel condo next door so an added bonus if you have a large group is that you can book both condos and be right next to each other. A divider wall, which separates the patios, can easily be pulled back to enjoy an even larger balcony with your traveling companions.
What separates Our Sapphire Bliss from the other vacation properties on St. Thomas is the whole package of accommodating and helpful owners, a well-equipped condo with spectacular views and being close to Red Hook. Plus, you know, walking distance to a beach bar never hurts. 🙂
If you look up the definition of the word “bliss,” it’ll read “perfect happiness; great joy.” When the owners of Our Sapphire Bliss chose a name for their vacation rental, they couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate one. Vacations and holidays aren’t meant to be stressful or worrisome – they’re meant to be full of bliss and that’s what the owners strive for with anyone that stays at their property. If you’re looking for a vacation spot in St. Thomas, you’d be hard pressed to find a more perfect spot than the one awaiting you on one of the island’s prettiest beaches.
The owners of Our Sapphire Bliss provided me with a discounted stay in exchange for my honest review of their property. That is what I have provided.