Travel operator: Cosmos
Hotel tip: Try to get a third floor room or above with sea view.
Travel operator: travel republic
Travel operator: booked direct
Access to the beach was good but a hire car is recommended as there is not much entertainment in the area. There are busses running to most larger towns but a car is more convenient. The pool facilities were good but despite notices forbidding reservation of sun beds there were several antisocial types who
I do not know what the area is like in high season but there are signs of the fried breakfast and fish and chip brigade, Hamilton Court should move more upmarket which would make it more attractive to the discerning visitor
Travel operator: First Choice
Travel operator: Thomson
There is one road in and out and no coastal road at all. You can walk into son bou which we did but regretted. It took us about 1 1/2 hours and was like walking in a desert.
The walk was mostly on a sand path and it was so tiring to do. Then we had it to do on the way back home too, buses dont run from santo thonmas to son bou. BIG tip if you have children, stay on the beach by the hotel, if you walk to the left to son bou beach its full of nudists, if you walk right to the little baech past the cafe on the rocks its a propper nudist beach, no warnings at all. WOW was that embarasing, we made a quick exit and told the kids to look at the planes in the sky LMAO.
The hotel restaurant's in santo thomas all seem to have the same menu so not much variety in food.
The hotel and staff were great, 1 min walk out the back gate to the beach which is great when you have lilo's buckets, towels etc to carry. Our worst complaint was the room we had, it was room 4 on the ground floor right next door to the bar/restaurant and boy is it noisy. It closes at about 11.30-12.00 but about 7 am the maintainance guy is making noise outside cleaning up and its also right next door to the kid zone room too.
To make matters even worse for 1 week of our stay we had a group of single teenagers in the room above us playing load music and banging about till all hours. They took over the pool and made it so the children didnt feel safe in there with the lads dive bombing into the pool all day. As always you have to go out at 7.30 am to reserve a sun lounger or you wont get round the pool at all till about 6pm when they all go for supper.
We also noticed a few spanish people just walking in off the beach and using the pool for a while then going again, there is no pool attendant/lifeguard to stop this either. None of them pay attention to the sign that says pool is for residents of hamilton vourt only. One of them even kicked my daughter in the face in the pool and didnt seem to care.
If you do go i recommend Las Dunas for food and entertainment, its a lovely friendly place and we are so glad its there or things would have been really bad. All in all it was
Travel operator: thompson
Clean, great location, good pool and a two minute walk from a lovely beach.
Staff are very friendly, and the Kidzone is smashing.
Entertainment was low key, but there is enough to do in the resort, and Las Dunas is a good laugh.
We will be returning!
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Here's my detailed description of the apartment.Not air conditioned but ceiling fans in bedrooms and lounge,further fans can be hired.If you can't cope without a television they are available for hire,we didn't enquire about the fans or television so I'm unsure of the cost.
Front door leading to spacious entrance hall.
KITCHEN(completely seperate,not kitchenette) on the left:
hatch to dining area of lounge.
gas cooker with 4 burners,full oven and grill.
full size fridge with freezer (not tiny icebox) above.
sink with draining board and draining rack.
2 large shelves.
mop and bucket.
plates,side plates,cups and saucers,cereal bowls,soup bowls,glasses,saucepans,cooking utensils and cutlery (including sharp preparation knives,tin opener,bottle opener),chopping boards.
I would suggest you bring large plastic plates if you eat a normal size meal as the dinner plates are very small,also an electronic igniter for gas rings and oven.
Microwave can be hired (sorry,didn't enquire so don't know how much).
Full size bath,overhead shower(powerful),shower curtain,basin with good sized surround,bidet,toilet.
Hot water only ran out after 4 showers and didn't take too long to heat up again.
BEDROOMS. Both rooms had ample space and contained:
2 full size single beds.
plenty of extra pillows and blankets (was very hot so we only needed sheets).
large dressing table with mirror and drawers.
double wardrobe with further drawers.
safe in wardrobe (
Travel operator: Eclipse (First Choice)
Travel operator: Thompson
Travel operator: airtours
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