This was our second stay at Gallows Point in Cruz Bay. And we enjoyed it as well as the first time. The garden areas are well maintained and palm trees shade most of the villas. Our room had an almond tree over the front door. The villas are very spacious and well maintained. Our family enjoyed an upper level suite overlooking Cruz Bay, with amazing views of the harbor and boats with electric blue water. And at night, the town lights were a real plus that decorated the beach and nearby hills.. We even enjoyed the music from the local bar about 2 blocks away while having drinks on our balcony under starry skies and balmy breezes.
The upstairs loft is very nice with the large cathedral ceilings. My son used the sleeper sofa in the living room with no problem. Good room care service is always appreciated. Our daily house keepers did a fine job.
After traveling by rental jeep to world class beaches on St. John, my family would regularly take a snorkel on the reef here at the resort, then spend time in the pool and hot spa watching the sunset. The pool area sits on the western point of the resort and has a 180 degree view of the ocean and other neighboring islands . My family enjoyed watching the boats come and go from Cruz Bay and the lights from St. Thomas in the evenings.
The reef at this resort is very good. We enjoyed Lemonwater Cay and Rams Head rock outcropping snorkel adventures this trip. As these are world class type reefs for the area. But have to say, the reef on the point is very good. Snorkel out a bit from the resort towards the reef marker for the harbor and see the large coral heads for yourself. Elk and stag horn corals are here with many fish. We swam with sea turtles, a nurse shark, rays and plenty of trigger fish. Then once finished with our exploration, there is a nice rinsing station to wash gear and lounge areas to enjoy. But it was really cool to grab a cold drink from the room and slip into the hot tub for a look at the amazing view.
After a day in the sun, we would take dinner at Oceans 362 at the top of the hill. Open air dinning with views of the moon and lights from St. Thomas were wonderful. The food is good here as well as the view. We relaxed here 3 evenings for dinner. The bar on the 3rd floor has a really nice view.
The staff and security are very good. People visiting the restaurant on the property will not be allowed to view the grounds. I saw Mr. Smith again this year. He takes care of the grounds here on the resort. It was nice to have him remember me and my family from last year. The staff takes pride in their work and it shows.
I take a couple vacations a year and have traveled to many places. The islands down here are very nice, and one can pay a large sum easily to find less then what Gallows Point can deliver. St. John is a gem all its own and my family enjoys this resort very much. There is a small beach and no beach bar or food service for the pool area. But the reef and full kitchen in our close to pool villa made up the difference for us.
If you like relaxing without large groups and spacious suites with amazing views, you would enjoy making a good memory for yourself here. The tropical birds and exotic night sounds remind you that you're on a special vacation
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a 5 acre peninsula in Cruz Bay. Our spacious 1 & 2 story units have fully equipped kitchens with dining area, King size bed, Satellite TV, Central A/C. in room wireless internet, full living room and private balconies all with ocean views. The resort offers full maid service, pool with hot tub, concierge service and a small gourmet grocery. Eat at our fine dining restaurant or take a 5 minute stroll to town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gallows Point Hotel Cruz Bay
- Gallows Point Cruz Bay