Relax and Enjoy
Villa Azul offers a relaxing, private unit – yet close to the beach, many restaurants and the Ferry to St. John Island.
Club Azul is Located at Pavilions & Pools Hotel, St. Thomas Island
Villa Azul is located on the east end of St. Thomas in the Pavilions and Pools Hotel complex. It is located adjacent on one side to Crystal Cove and Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina and the other Lindquist Beach. Lindquist Beach and world famous Magens Beach are operated and maintained by the VI Magens Bay Authority. The VIMBA provides, security, clean restrooms, changing facilities, parking lifeguards and maintenance for a small entrance fee. It is one of the most beautiful, uncrowded, safe white sand beaches on St. Thomas and it is only minutes’ walk from Villa Azul.
On the eastern side of Pavilions and Pools is Crystal Cove Beach and Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina. Both properties keep their beaches in pristine condition and Villa Azul guests can use both beaches without charge and are also a few minutes’ walk away. Sapphire Beach Resort Marina offers numerous water sports ranging from jet ski, power and sailboat rentals and deep-sea fishing. In addition, crewed ½ and full day power and sail outs go out daily to St. John (3.5 miles), Tortola (12 miles) and the other British Virgin Islands. On Sapphire Beach, sail, paddle boards and sail boats are available for rent as well as masks, fins and snorkel gear.
One eighth mile further to the east lies Red Hook. Although it is not listed as a town on St. Thomas, in everything but name, it is very much one. Besides being the ferry hub for St, John, Tortola and other islands in the BVI, is has numerous facilities to make your stay comfortable and safe. A partial list includes numerous good restaurants and bars, banks, police station, dive, fishing, sailing operations, yacht harbor and marina, pharmacy, medical clinic, car and boat rentals, taxi services, supermarket and wine shop, marine hardware store and much more.
Villa Azul is located approximately 6 miles from Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the St. Thomas and the US Virgin Islands. All the main government entities and the main shopping areas in the center of the town. Main shopping areas are located at the two harbor areas, along the waterfront and along main street and offer some great begins on jewelry, liquor and many other must have items. All the banks on St. Thomas have their headquarters in around the downtown shopping and commercial areas. If you run out of money shopping, a bank is never more than just around the corner. Ask any local on the street and they will point you in the right direction.
Cyril King Airport (STT) is our main and only airport on St, Thomas. It is about 8 miles from the east end or a 30-minute taxi ride from the airport to Villa Azul on a good day. Taxi service on St. Thomas you will find somewhat different from what you are familiar with. Taxi service is a shared service where individual passengers are charged a fee based on where they are going and their baggage. A 30-minute trip can take longer depending on how many passengers are in the taxi and where they are going. It has been said that to live in the Caribbean, you need to develop a great amount of patience because life here moves at its own relaxed pace. Take a deep breath, order another bushwhacker and sit back and watch the sunset.
Our airport was once considered on of the most dangerous airports for commercial jets in the world due to the short runway and the looming hill on the east end. Fortunately, steps were taken a few years back to remove the hill and lengthen the runway. White knuckle landings and takeoffs were eliminated except when the winds blow during the hurricane season.