Secluded Hillside Resort Overlooking the Caribbean Sea
The small island of St. Thomas enjoys its own private corner of the Caribbean Sea, but in case that's not remote enough for you, Point Pleasant Resort enjoys one of the most secluded locations on all of St. Thomas itself. The resort is miles removed from the downtown area, nestled into the hills on a 15-acre bluff. Tropical gardens and nature trails surround the property to give it further privacy. And the views are excellent. At the end of one of the trails you'll find Sugar Beach, a small patch of white sand with room for two or three chairs to look out to sailboats and neighboring islands.
Three private swimming pools are also tucked into the hills, each positioned at different heights for one-of-a-kind views. The middle pool looks to the British Virgin Islands, which are located 100 miles away. Down at the lower pool, you can lounge on a sun deck that juts out into the Caribbean or catch chocolate gold coins thrown by costumed pirates from boats as they drift by.
Just down the beach from the hotel is Jack's Bight, the hotel's waterfront café. Take a stroll here to enjoy a casual meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Point Pleasant Resort was built on a fairly large tract of land, and it made the most of nearly every inch in construction of the villa-style guesthouses. These suites all feature fully equipped kitchens, spacious living rooms, and private balconies with views of the water or tropical garden. The junior suites are located at sea level only steps away from the water; you can stay cool here under ceiling fans.
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: Small Caribbean Island with Underwater Adventure and Duty-Free Shopping
Located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas sits in the Caribbean Sea off the southern coast of Florida. More than 40 sugar-like beaches cover the island. For the best view of the water, drive to Drake's Seat, a lookout point perched at the top of one of St. Thomas's many hills, from which British naval admiral Sir Francis Drake himself used to watch MTV Spring Break concerts. Just off the rocky coastline, you can find beautiful reefs great for snorkeling or use the tropical breeze to do some windsurfing.
St. Thomas is also home to Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands and one of the busiest cruise-ship harbors in the world. Millions descend upon this downtown waterfront district every year to peruse more than 400 shops selling duty-free jewelry and imported china; it’s about a mile from the hotel.
Charlotte Amalie also contains many historical landmarks: there’s a 17th-century Danish fort as well as the Emancipation Garden, the site where it was announced that all the island's slaves would be freed in 1848.