St. Thomas

Emerald Beach Resort

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Come enjoy the tropical landscape, glorious beaches, and magical undersea beauty at St. Thomas' Emerald Beach Resort. Tucked away on beautiful Lindbergh Bay, just half-a-mile from the airport, the Best Western welcomes guests with the warm look, style, and service of the Virgin Islands. With stunning views of land and sea coupled with charming Polynesian-style architecture, it's the ideal place for a memorable vacation.

Indulge your adventurous side at Emerald Beach Resort. Enjoy a variety of watersports, including snorkeling, scuba diving, sunfish sailing, kayaking, and paddleboating on site. Surfing, golfing, sport fishing, and more scuba diving opportunities are available nearby! For guests looking to exercise, Emerald Beach Resort's complimentary jogging trail and tennis courts are great fitness options. The pool and sparkling waterfall enhance the resort's natural charm, and there's ample lounge space where you can enjoy family time or relax.

Surrounded by landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls, and lush tropical settings, the resort offers a central, convenient location close to the airport, shopping, and all of St. Thomas' great activities and adventures. With daily specials at the Palms Restaurant (West Indian/Continental cuisine) or refreshing cocktails at the poolside bar, Emerald Beach Resort's dedicated and pleasant staff will charm guests.

With Mahogany Run Golf Course nearby, guests can unwind on the greens. Regarded as one of the most picturesque courses in the world, the tropical resort experience continues on the links. The 18 championship holes, including the famous "Devil's Triangle," were laid-out with a challenge in mind. Not an advanced golfer? There are lessons available!

This delightful oceanfront resort offers guests a romantic and secluded ambiance on a quarter-mile of sweeping white sand. The 90 air-conditioned oceanfront rooms feature private balconies where guests can enjoy the refreshing breezes and beautiful scenery of St. Thomas.

Learn more about St. Thomas.
This resort is directly on the beach on Lindbergh Bay, a few minutes away from the Airport and two miles from Downtown and Duty Free Shopping.
Address: 8070 LINDBERGH BAY

Local Phone: 340-777-8800
Toll Free Phone: 800-233-4986
Fax: 340-776-3426
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is a waterfall in the main pool.
Mahogany Run Golf Course - 7 miles
Mahogany Run`s 18 Championship Holes, including the famous "Devil`s Triangle," were designed by George and Tom Fazio with a challenge in mind. Regarded as one of the most picturesque courses in the entire world, for info call: 1-800-253-7103.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $85.00 (approx)
Cart Fee: $30.00 (approx)
Club Rental Fees: $20.00 - $30.00
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
The Emerald Beach Resort features a Polynesian style of architecture with a luxurious, romantic and secluded ambiance, directly on the white sands of Lindbergh Bay. All 90 air-conditioned rooms are oceanfront and feature private balcony. This delightful oceanfront resort offers a lovely restaurant specializing in West Indian/Continental cuisine, two bars, a swimming pool with a waterfall. Beach: The property borders a 1/4 mile crescent of white sand beach. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 90
Year Opened: 1991 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
King size beds and spectacular views from every room. Complimentary WiFi. Private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
There are 1 Restaurants at Emerald Beach Resort:
The Palms Restaurant - A casual restaurant offering West Indian and Continental cuisine. Open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy live music at the fabulous Friday Night West Indian Buffet and popular Sunday brunch.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 1861reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Not an onetime trip !
Jun 13 2018
Everything from the first visit to the Atchison Travel agent to the arrival back at mci was nearly perfect. I would recommend you folks to anyone I hear is thinking of a trip. Thank you all very much !
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Perfect for our trip!
Mar 12 2016
We had a great trip to St Thomas! Emerald Beach is very close and convenient to the airport, easy check in, on the beach with a beverage 15 minutes after we grabbed our luggage. The staff was professional and welcoming. All the rooms are beachfront. The " Blue Flag" designated beach is beautiful and was not crowded til the big cruise ships docked mid week. The beaches in St Thomas are all public and Emerald Beach is close by for the cruisers seeking a day on the sand. The facilities were clean, though ocassionally a bit worn. Taxis readily available ....~$6/person to town, ~$10-15/person to Red Hook for charters. Never wished we had rented car. This isn't the Ritz but we didn't want to pay Ritz prices. Excellent value for the price point. Will definitely stay here again.
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First retirement vacation
Jun 23 2014
I only have a couple of complaints. Having arrived in early afternoon our check-in time was not until 4:00 pm. Although the food in the restaurant was good it was rather pricey. Other than that we had a very pleasant stay.
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Jun 15 2014
Everyone at the hotel were very nice and helpful. The hotel was very old but updating some, room was clean but would have loved a microwave. No beach activities, they could have done so much more, music, waiters at the beach and pool would have been perfect. Around the beach needs cleaning up a bit, junkie looking. Sunday people invaded the beach and pool arean that were not staying there, we were told that to outsiders chairs were &$7 but was not practiced. Hotel is very convenient to shopping,etc.
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Stay at Best Western Emerald Beach
Mar 27 2014
We just returned from our vacation and had a wonderful time. The view from the hotel room was beautiful. The room was very nice and roomy and there were plenty of electric outlets, closet space and sinks. There were only two minor problems which were addressed immediately. The food in the restaurant was very good and we enjoyed the open air seating. there were plenty of lounges and umbrellas on the beach and at the pool.
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Would recomend Emerald Beach Resort to others!
Aug 02 2011
All the rooms had beautiful ocean view. No waves, warm ocean water, sandy beaches without rocks! No elevators, but liked being on the second floor, for privacy and safety. The resort was not fancy/sofisticated but we were comfortable. Free WiFi and free internet available to guests .Beachcomber restaurant next to our resort good food! We were worried because the airport is located across from the resort. Airport closes at 7:00 and a handful of planes land and depart. Room was comfortable, radio alarm clock in room, a small refrigerator and two luggage racks! Clean beach towels were not always available. Resort was not fancy/sofisticated but we were comfortable. Tropical Tour Staff was punctual and friendly!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Nice Place to relax by the beach
Rafael C,
Tue Jun 19 17:00:49 EDT 2018
My friends and I stayed here at this hotel and the front desk staff were great. Hillori, Ajahni and Shanice they treated us superbly. They went above and beyond to make our stay outstanding. They are still recovering from the hurricanes but they sure don't let you fell like it. The beach is clean and the pool is also clean. We will be returning to this hotel very soon. TWO THUMBS UP FOR THIS PLACE!!

Linda T,
Sun Jun 17 15:07:13 EDT 2018
I wouldn’t recommend this hotel. There seems to be lots of locals that use the pool to hangout and therefore no room for the paying guest. No place to rinse feet when leaving the beach. Guest room with a door that doesn’t seat or lock properly. They have placed duct tape on it. Trash along the walkways. Food was just average but the wait staff was extremely slow. Never offered to get any additional drinks for the table. Not a place to stay if you’re instered in walking around to explore the area.

Hurricane Irma/Maria Recovery 2017-2018
Edita S, Texas, United States
Sun Jun 17 14:33:50 EDT 2018
Emerald Beach Resort was badly hit by both hurricanes; however, they fixed as much as they could in order to serve the temporary housing needs of the disaster survivors, FEMA, SBA and other disaster responders. Taking into consideration the amount of work to be done to put the facility back where it was, the accommodation was superb. I was looking for a decent place to stay with opportunity of a clean tropical beach; I got everything I had wished for. My room was on the 3rd floor beachfront with magnificent view of the blue water ocean and nearby islands. On the downside, my room did not have hot water for about a month (of which I knew when I booked); nonetheless, a cool shower after a hard days work and hot outside temperature, a cool shower was what I needed to get a good night sleep. That is after dipping in the warm blue water of the beach. My room only had a mid-size refrigerator. However, management allowed guests to bring in mini appliances that we may want. I inherited from a co-worker who was leaving for another assignment, her microwave and rice cooker. I cooked not only rice in the rice cooker but also all kinds of casserole dishes. I went adventuring to a couple of islands; however, my heart yearns for a clean beach with warm, blue crystal clear water to swim in. After a couple of islands trips, I decided my hotel has what I want the most. I stayed home-bound during my 2 1/2 months disaster deployment and enjoying every minute that I was not working putting my foot prints on the sand and playing in the tropical water I know I will miss once I return to the US.

Still recovering
John H, Virginia
Fri Jun 15 13:43:49 EDT 2018
It is important to recognize the islands are still recovering from last year’s storm season. That being said, experienced several issues. Food in restaurant was way below par. Salmon was over-cooked and portion tiny. Air conditioner in room did not work and was dripping. Ty had to move us to another room. Small pieces of trash on walkways and staff walks right by without picking it up. Three towels for four people and had to request more. Phone in room didn’t work so had to go the front desk multiple times to report issues. Ants in the bathroom. Convenient location to the airport and nice pool. But, if you stay here, have patience and low expectations.

Not a bad place to stay for on a budget in St. Thomas
Esther O,
Mon Jun 11 17:44:17 EDT 2018
They are still dealing with post hurricane issues, such as power outages at night and everything that happened in other reviews also happened to me- front desk people not really being helpful with what's going on in the rest of St. Thomas, no activities scheduled on resort at all, being charged for gratuity in restaurant even though we were a small party and it was a breakfast buffet so not much service going on so shouldn't gratuity be less than 20%?, dingy towels, housekeeping leaving only one clean towel and me having to go hunt for more towels, air conditioning not working one day, safe failing to work the minute we get there, jet ski/paddleboat rental guys never being around and nobody being able to help with that and more. However, most things were fixed within a reasonable time frame and with a little effort on my part. It is a no frills hotel and if you're expecting Ritz quality rooms and service you will surely be disappointed. However, cleanliness was never an issue in the rooms. I didn't have any problems with having no hot water (which I do think is a necessity and would've had a cow if there was no hot water). And the location was very convenient. Close to downtown Charlotte Amalie, close to a safari taxi stop and close to the airport. Also located on a beautiful albeit rocky beach. Not my favorite beach on St. Thomas- but beautiful enough for me to enjoy after enjoying my other favorite beaches for most of the day. Nothing beats stepping out on your patio and being able to take in beautiful caribbean views and hearing the waves throughout the day/night. They do not change up their menus. Was very sick of eating the same breakfast after a few days. Lunch menu also stays exactly the same. I heard their dinner changes a little but we were usually out for dinner somewhere else so I don't really know. Their sushi was very good. There aren't very many other options in St. Thomas at the moment and this place sufficed. Pool didn't look very clean (lots of sand on the pool floor) but I didn't care too much about that- you are in St. Thomas- get out of the pool and go to the beach for crying out loud, pools are a waste of time in the virgin islands.

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