My husband and our families stayed at Coral Gardens Villa. We had the most wonderful time. It was so nice to be able to all be together, and compared to what we would have spent at some of the resorts for that many people, we ended up with a good deal. They were extremely helpful with planning, directions, advice, taxis, and virtually any problem that may have come up. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone that has a large group staying. I would rent a vehicle as it is in it's own private area. The pools are nice and even welcome an occasional iguana guest! Views are exquisite from the multiple balconies. We had Passion Fruit chefs stock the kitchen and cater several meals. They seemed to be familiar in the house, decorate it well, and were EXCELLENT in the kitchen. We really enjoyed the whole experience!
If you are looking a wonderful place to stay in St. Thomas, I would highly recommend Secret Gardens.This house is perfect for any type of vacation.There were 3 of us on this tripâall ladies; youngest was 18. This house is perfectly situated to capture the beauty that is St. Thomas. The views from the house are breathtaking. The house itself has been masterfully thought out. It brings in the essence of the magnificent surroundings into the house. For instance, there is a huge rock that starts in the kitchen on the main level, then to the half bath and then it goes down to the lower level bathroom which becomes the rock shower. The shower head actually comes out of the rock. There are several levels of covered verandah so you can maximize your enjoyment of the great outdoors. There is this gorgeous tree which part of the verandah is built around. To enjoy more awesome scenery, we took a nice jaunt to Picara Point. This is not to be missed if you are staying at Secret Gardens. This stunning house has a mural of the idyllic surroundings in the dining/living room area. The master bedroom on the main level and the adjoining bathroom are huge and very comfortable. This bathroom has an enormous walk in shower for 2, a gigantic tub and double sinks. I am very particular about bathrooms and this one more than met my standards/expectations. The kitchen was well-appointed as well. It comes more than fully equipped so you can whip up a gourmet meal. Cassandra with Passion Fruit Chefs came in and prepared a wonderful dinner for us one night. If you have the chance, I would highly recommend having her prepare a meal or 2. The infinity pool is another special feature. In the pool,you can easily lose yourself in the beautiful surroundings. We received a real treat when we met the owner, Werner, who happened to be in town. He was such a delight and an ace in suggesting things to do and places to eat. He did an outstanding job ensuring that our stay would be wonderful. One of the most memorable things we were able to do was to go boating with Wernerânot just any boat,but a speed boat.Normally I am not one to go boating, but we all agreed that it was fantastic experience and one that we would readily do again.The house is located near Magens Bay which is one of the most beautiful beaches beautiful beaches in the world - go enjoy the sunset.This house has so many extraordinary and sophisticated features that the pictures do not do it justice. We would definitely stay here again.
There were 14 of us that traveled to St. Thomas to celebrate our parents' 60th wedding anniversary. After a hectic airline travel day, we all arrived safely and thankfully we had arranged for Coral Gardens to be provisioned for us. We all got a bite to eat and quickly settled in to our private king bedrooms - 7 of them! The next morning we awoke to the delicious smell of breakfast being prepared by Laura and her staff of Passion Fruit Chefs. We had 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners prepared for us during our stay and every meal was better than the last!! The snorkeling was fabulous and the pelicans and seagulls put on a show for us everyday. The views were magnificent and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks was so relaxing. There were many things that we could have done while on St. Thomas, but for the most part we all preferred to stay in the quiet solitude of Coral Gardens. We did have massages scheduled - they came to us! We had a great time and highly recommend to everyone!
It's not often that you are able to get 20 of your best friends in one place at one time to do anything, even rarer to do so on an island. I was fortunate enough to be able to do this in order celebrate two of our friends getting married on St. Thomas. As one might imagine, with 20 different lives and budgets its no easy task wrangling everyone and getting them to commit to anything even when it is paradise! This task became possible in my mind once I found the Coral Gardens property; I had the venue! Then I thought, how do I get things in order so that we can get 20 people down there AND make it a once in a lifetime experience? T From the planning through execution they were accommodating to say the least! From organizing and executing the transportation of 20 guests for the week, keeping the amazing facility running while affording us privacy, having suggestions on having a great time the entire time (on the grounds or off), this team has it down! Coral Gardens allowed us to have that truly once in a lifetime experience that as an organizer I was promised and as a group we thoroughly enjoyed! Hotels are all well and good, but until you have experienced what Werner and his team have to offer you simply have not been on a vacation. The rooms are comfortable and plentiful, the layout offers communal fun and private time with ease, the kitchen and many grills will leave you to question your setup at home, and the beach and house views will make you more than happy to be there while sad to leave!
My husband and I as well as our daughter and son-in-law stayed at Secret Gardens, and man, were we impressed! The pictures on the website do not do justice to the beautiful home and property! My husband and I stayed in the upstairs master suite, and our daughter and son-in-law stayed in the downstairs master suite. Both suites were absolutely beautiful, but my husband and I preferred staying on the main floor, with the kitchen and great room all on our level. Our daughter and son-in-law enjoyed the larger lower level master suite with their own private balcony and 2 separate bathrooms! The infinity pool was to die for, and the views of Magen's Bay were spectacular! Winston was available for any questions or assistance, yet was not intrusive in any way. The murals painted on the walls inside Secret Gardens were amazing! The furniture was world-class, and the kitchen was an impressive gourmet kitchen with all the amenities! Secret Gardens was by-far, the best house we have ever stayed in...in St. Thomas, or anywhere. I guess by telling you this, it is no longer our "secret", but I feel that everyone should have the opportunity to experience this vacation of a lifetime, and Secret Garden is the place to do it! BOOK THIS HOUSE! You will not regret it!!
Coral Gardens is absolutely amazing! Our daughter got married at Magens Bay and 17 of us stayed at Coral Gardens for the week. We were met at the airport and the staff âCheryl (villa liaison), Winston (property caretaker), and Stephanie (housekeeping and shopping) â were all wonderful. Cheryl coordinated all of our needs during this special vacation. Winston was never more than 10 minutes away and took care of our every need at the Villa. A most appreciated and definitely recommended service provided was the provisioning. Stephanie did an incredible job shopping for our groceries and it was wonderful to step into the Villa and have all of our groceries purchased and unpacked ! The recommended wedding planner â Perfect Weddings of St Thomas (Leslie ,managing consultant)- arranged everything for the day of the wedding âperfectlyâ- venue, ceremony, minister(Bill is SO nice and personable)flowers, hairdresser, photographer (Eric from Paradise Pictures--didnât miss a single photo opportunity and our daughter received the CD of pictures the week we arrived home!). Leslie even had a short rehearsal the evening before the wedding so everyone would be comfortable. Recommended by Cheryl, Passion Fruit Chefs (liaison, Laura) prepared and served the wedding meal at Coral Gardens. Cocktails were served in the outdoor lounge and the meal was served in the main dining area. It was so much more intimate than going to a restaurant, the food was delicious, and the children who just couldnât last the whole evening â well, they went to bed!! The floor plan of the villa allowed 17 of us to be together for a week without being crowded. The space is so well planned that each family or group could easily find a retreat, yet all 17 of us could just as easily dine together. The bedrooms were very well equipped and the bedding was as comfortable and luxurious as an upscale hotel. Massages by Lisa were âthe best everâ and jet ski rentals at Sapphire Beach (arranged with a call by Werner) was a fun activity for all involved. Oh, and snorkeling from our very own beach â INCREDIBLE! Even the tentative children could put on a mask, put their face in the water and see hundreds of fish. It did take some planning, but this vacation was the best âall-inclusiveâ vacation ever!!