Resort: Tropic Leisure Club, St. Thomas, USVI
Trades with: RCI
Date of Visit:November 12-19, 2005
Ages of Party: 69
The Tropic Leisure Club is on the Atlantic side of St. Thomas close to Magans Bay and a part of the Magans Point Resort. Captain Cook hid his ships near here and sat up on the hill to watch for Spanish ships in the old days. RCI gave us the exchange for a week in November, 2005.
A car is necessary, driving on the left, to reach the resort from the airport or take an expensive taxi. Our plane arrived late at night and the staff stayed until midnight to let us into our condo. We were given a studio with full kitchen and bath but promised a one bedroom, so the staff gave us two studios side by side. Our company could not come but this would have been perfect if they had come as expected.
The resort is on a hill with an outdoor pool and an excellent view of the Caribbean. Magans Bay and Park has an extensive beach which was not crowded when we were there but has an entrance fee and is located a mile or so downhill from the resort. The resort is quiet and well maintained by the owner who loves black cats. So do I.
This is a less crowded part of St. Thomas but anywhere on the island is accessible by car or tour, which the staff can arrange.
Don't miss the liquored ice cream smoothies shop next door but lower on the hill.