Reviewers Rating: Great
Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2002. We stayed at Tropic Leisure Club on a timeshare exchange. Our top floor studio was extremely quiet, and while small, was adequate and comfortable. It was well equipped - microwave, two-burner cook top, small refrigerator, cooking utensils, dishes, flatware, ice bucket, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and TV (which we never once turned on). There was always plenty of hot water for showers and the water pressure was excellent. All units have air conditioning and a nice lanai with table and two chairs. Our unit had a wonderful view of Mahogany Run Golf Course and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The grounds and landscaping are attractive and well maintained and there are safe-deposit boxes available for guests in the office.
A pool bar and the Tropicalia Restaurant flank the pool deck, with a wonderful view of Magens Bay. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner. We had one dinner there and it was nothing special - disappointing in fact. There is an excellent convenience store on the premises - Lewis, the lady who runs it, is a gem. She is very knowledgeable and helpful, and just fun to talk to. Almost everything you might want or need is available, plus there is a book exchange in the store, which is a nice touch!
The activities schedule was outstanding - far superior to what was offered at Bluebeards Castle. Be sure to attend the orientation on Sunday morning. There are lots of things to do - day trips, boat excursions, etc - all arranged for you by Greg or Chris. There's a get acquainted rum punch party, mid-week picnic at Magens Beach, snorkel instructions and a snorkel trip to Coki Beach and Coral World. In fact, they have many activities from which to choose most days, and you can be as active or laid-back as you wish. Some guests spent most of the week just lounging around the pool. The island sightseeing and snorkel trip on Sunday was very pleasant; the walking tour of downtown Charlotte Amalie on Monday was well attended and really worthwhile; and we went on a powerboat trip to the British Virgin Islands on Friday, which was great fun. There are on-site lighted tennis courts for guests and Island residents, and lessons are available for a fee.
Be sure to visit Udder Delight, at St. Thomas Dairy, just around the corner from Tropic Leisure Club; their milk shakes are absolutely delicious - regular, or made with various combinations of liqueurs.
This was our first visit to Magens Point/Tropic Leisure Club, and we plan to go there again. Next time we'll try to stay in the Villas. However, if the Villas were all booked, we would definitely go for a studio again.
Bill & Sandy - Denver, CO