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“Perfect Paradise Getaway”

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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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rselhors
Westerville, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect Paradise Getaway”
Reviewed 11 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

My husband and I stayed at Blue Papaya for 2 perfect weeks along with our adult Children and their mates. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place! First of all the location is outstanding, close enough to town but high up enough for beautiful views. We would hit the beaches during the day but made a point to be home in time for the magnificent sunsets every evening poolside! We loved hanging out either on the upstairs balcony, which was really nice for outdoor dining and relaxing, or around the pool. Every one had their own private room and bath, and all were equally impressive. The beds, linens, and bathrooms were well appointed. The pictures, while lovely, really don't do this home justice, as it is more lovely in person. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner and the kitchen has all the amenities necessary for a gourmet. This home faces SE so the views are absolutely stunning, the boats, sunsets and Island lights of St. Thomas. Destination St. John set up our Jeep rentals, was always very friendly if we had any questions and check out was a breeze. I HIGHLY recommend Blue Papaya and Destination ST. John.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Stereo System
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Lisamaho5...
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
Reviewed 20 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We stayed for a week in June with 4 couples. Each room is separate which makes for great privacy. The house was so clean upon our arrival. We had a few minor issues-AC wasn't working in one of the rooms and the icemaker wasn't dispensing ice. The AC issue was resolved that day but no one ever returned to fix the icemaker. The views from the balcony and the pool are amazing. We loved the pool and spent happy hour there daily. There are plenty of amenities for beach chairs, towels, and 3 beach bags, 1 cooler. Plenty of spices in the kitchen. Would have liked if there were floats to bring to the beach. Overall there is nothing to complain about!

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michaelza...
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Blue Pap-awesome ”
Reviewed 20 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
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This place has it all. Awesome pool to lounge in. 4 bedrooms w/ king beds and cool showers. Tons of privacy. Went w/ 4 couples and never felt crowded. The view is lovely.

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Gail P
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Villa”
Reviewed 4 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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What can I say...this villa is beautiful! Clean, well-maintained, very comfortable with amazing views are all words I would use to describe Blue Papaya. We spent our 10th anniversary in this lovely villa. Although there were only 5 of us, the villa can comfortably accommodate more guests. The lay-out is such that everyone can be together or they can retreat to their own private, luxurious retreat within the villa. The property has beautiful gardens and the sounds and sites of nature were amazing! The villa is equipped with modern appliances (including 2 set of washer/dryer) and everything was in great working order. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and has fantastic views (including one morning’s rainbow over the Bay view-priceless!). Some of the highlights for us included...Beach-entry style pool was perfect for our young children, the master on the pool deck’s sitting room was great to double as our children’s bedroom, the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was very well-stocked and the stone showers, wood-work, brick floors and color scheme were simply beautiful. We spent our days enjoying some of the world's most beautiful beaches and our evenings grilling, playing in the pool and enjoying awe-inspiring views. Perfect family vacation! And the management company, Destination St John's booking process, quick replies to all my questions and help with all our needs were excellent. As an owner of vacation rental properties, I highly recommend Blue Papaya! We will be back!

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Liked best: The beach-entry pool
Liked least: Internet service was sometimes slow (not sure if villa or island issue)
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Sheila F
Denville, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful House”
Reviewed 8 May 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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We recently stayed at this gorgeous property. Blue Papaya exceeded all of my expectations. The home was beautifully designed and is decorated with lovely high end touches and what seem like one of a kind pieces. There are 4 master type bedrooms, 2 upstairs and 2 on pool level. They are all very equal and no one felt like they got a less desirable space. A 5th bedroom also serves as a lounge area (how we used it) adjacent to the pool, and is a perfect space for youngsters as this room is connected to adult bedroom by large pocket doors.

The pool is awesome, with a zero entry and was well used during our stay. We spent many hours just lounging by the pool, the breezes and views made it hard to leave for the beach some mornings! There is also great conversation area on a covered deck right off the living area, where we enjoyed cocktails and sunsets each night.

Blue Papaya is in a gated neighborhood called Virgin Grand Estates. It sits high on a hillside but a quick 5 minutes to Cruz Bay. It has beautiful views of outlying islands, St Thomas and the bay below, it also gets a perfect sunset! The property managers were great. Destination St. John rep met us at dock, and showed us around, and the office promptly answered a few questions we had. They even left a wonderful basket of goodies for us to enjoy on our arrival.

To sum it up, the house was perfect, photos cannot do it justice! We will be back! Thank you Destination St John!

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Travelling group: Friends
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