by Lissa Poirot
A family-owned resort owned by the Doumeng families for three generations, the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is a casual and intimate resort nestled right on the sand. The resort’s 62 beachfront rooms are just steps from the palm-tree lined beach, and offers families an array of water sports, a small pool, and dining at one of the island’s most popular restaurants for locals and tourists alike, Iggies Beach Bar & Grill.
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- All-inclusive rates available
- Children's activities available
- Onsite family-friendly dining at Iggies
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The intimate resort offers 62 rooms that are all located oceanfront and within steps of the beach. First floor rooms are especially popular for families, who can step right out onto the beach. Twenty-four of these rooms feature private balconies that are just 3 feet from the edge of the beach. Thirty-eight second- and third-floor rooms feature private balconies and views of the ocean. Nine Value Rooms are available for budget-conscious guests. Rooms sleep four. While the hotel does not provide connecting and family rooms at this time, the family does manage eight two-bedroom condos just around the curve of the beach, providing space for families of up to six to spread out, as well as full kitchens and dining areas.
Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hair dryer, in-room safe and cable TV.
We had an absolutely wonderful time at bolongo bay. The all inclusive package was great I’ve never had such great food with an all inclusive. The activities were a lot of fun and their live music acts were great. We upgraded to the honeymoon package which included a bottle of champagne and Swimming with the turtles and the sunset cruise which were amazing. It also came with champagne glasses and T-shirt’s to keep. We definitely got our monies worth. We had a great tour booked through the gift shop of St. John and it was breathtaking. The woman that helped us book made sure we were taken care of with rides and would even seek us out at breakfast which was great. Everyone is still recovering two years later but the positive energy was still there by every staff member. The only slight and I mean slight downside was the shower was a little small and there was two or three times the service would be a really slow but we also had majority really great servers bartenders. Everyone is always making sure that you are having a good time. I would also bring water shoes for the water by the beach it’s just a little rocky but not serious. I absolutely cannot wait to go back.
by Kevin W
We just got back and the experience was top notch. Staff was very accommodating. Place was clean. Highly recommend the boat trips. Captain Z and the girls were great. Will definitely go back. We're already planning our trip next year
The resort's amenities include an intimate pool with swim-up bar and a 1,000-foot stretch of white-sand beach along the calm waters of Bolongo Bay. The resort's 53-foot catamaran, Heavenly Days, provides sailing and snorkeling excursions, and guests receive free and unlimited use of non-motorized water sports, including Hobie Cats, paddle boards, kayaks, windsurfers, aqua tricycles, snorkel equipment and even a Discover SCUBA pool lesson.
Tennis, basketball and beach volleyball are also offered at the resort, as well as a PADI dive center and fitness room.
The resort does not feature an official kids' program, but during high season will offer special activities for children, such as treasure hunts, sandcastle building contests and more.
Bolongo's Iggies Beach Bar & Grill is one of the most popular restaurants on the island. The open-air restaurant has nightly entertainment, sports TV's and themed Carnival nights every Friday night. The restaurant serves Caribbean fare.
The Lobster Grille is the resort's indoor restaurant, providing ocean views and serving up local seafood and steaks.
Planning & Tips
Bolongo Bay is located on the south side of St. Thomas, about 30 minutes from the international airport. It is minutes from Red Hook and ferries to St. John.