I have stayed at Solaris before so this felt like coming home. I was surprised to see that not much had changed. The view from the patio and overlooking the pool are still as beautiful as ever. However, the old furniture and very few renovations left me with a bittersweet feeling. The wide open courtyard with lots of plants attracted lots of insects and for some that was a challenge. That being said I still enjoyed my stay at Solaris. The combination of excellent views, a beautiful pool, a low rental cost, and all the amenities that you would need resulted in a relaxing satisfying vacation .
The property is in a great location, near the Westin and Cruz Bay. My favorite part about the house is that it is high on a hill with a consistent breeze and a great view. The pool complex is also very nice. On the negative side the house is a bit dated. I think some of the furnishings need to be replaced and all of the bedding is in need of replacement. That being said, we had a great time and would stay at Solaris again
After a long day of flying and a ferry ride from St Thomas, our family was met in St John by a representative. She pack up all our luggage and helped us get to the car rental agency. She then led the way up the winding roads to Solaris Villa. That roads are an adjustment but after a few trips we had no problem getting to the Villa after a long day at the beach. Solaris was the perfect Villa for our family of 8. There were 4 separate living quarters which was just right and we used the large patio to have a great barbeque night. Solaris had many amenities like beach towels, coolers, beach chairs and we used them all. The 60' pool is beautiful. Solaris is very close to the only gas station in Cruz Bay and very near the only grocery store. Cruz Bay is very fun with many great bars and restaurants but parking is a challenge. We traveled all over the island and snorkeled and swam in many of the bays. The only problem we had were many, many bug bites. We would recommend bug spray every day especially at the beach. Solaris is an older Villa in need of rejuventation with maybe new furniture and bedding but it still was perfect for our family. We loved being there and our vacation went by way too quickly.
This was our 3rd visit to St John, each time has had great service from meeting us at Cruz Bay to printing out our boarding passes at their office before leaving. Solaris is a great house (pictures on the website don't do justice to the views) with plenty of space. Breakfasts on the deck and relaxing afternoon cocktails by the pool before going out to dinner, it was a great vacation.
Quiet, private, spectacular views. We loved the infinity pool, the spacious living areas, just a mile or two from shopping, restaurants, activities in Cruz Bay. We would stay at Solaris again if we return to St John.
We had a wonderful experience with the Solaris house. We were greeted on time by Kay, who was very friendly and helpful. The house was exactly as advertised and very clean. We would highly recommend to others
We have stayed in this home several times, and while it is getting up there in age, is very well furnished and maintained and has one of the best pools on the island. We love the view from the deck at night, and the kitchen appliances are new and very good. The location is convenient to Cruz Bay and the north shore beaches, though the winding and hilly roads leading to it are always a challenge even after driving on St. John for over 20 years, as is the drive-way and parking the car. Also, as it overlooks Gifft Hill, the screeching traffic and truck honking and braking sounds can be a bit overwhelming - but only in short bursts. Much of the time and especially evenings and night, it is very quiet. The sporadic noise and the mosquitoes are the only negatives we can come up with. And that's probably standard for most places on the island. Traffic has increased considerably over the years. We would return here again and again.