So, I waited to post this as with many reviews of things the negatives some how get more words/sentences than positives and that happened each time I wrote it.
The Boon is a very positive place and we liked it as our homebase, but we didn’t stay here much for our daily destination.
1) We would stay at the Boon again.
2) It has a good location for French side commuting with quick access to the causeway without all the traffic of Simpson Bay.
3) The rooms are neat and well furnished with fine wood furniture.
4) The mattress is comfortable.
5) The pillows are good.
6) We would prefer the thin material bedspread be replaced with a thin lightweight comforter. It was uncomfortable dealing with it each night with temp swings.
7) The AC unit with a nice remote control is very effective at generating cold, quiet air conditioning, but it is in Celsius.
8) 23 degrees is freezing, 24 is OK, 25 is hot. Fahrenheit might allow setting at 23.5 or 24.5 whatever that equals.
9) You keep reaching for/then shedding the thin but coarse bedspread all night.
10)The room has a wet bar sink, mini fridge with very small freezer compartment, toaster and hot plate, pot, skillet and dishes. We didn’t cook.
11) the ice machine for guests cranks out some serious ice and was always full and ready to fill coolers
12) Front Desk is really a desk and the ladies who work there are great.
13) They have towel service and you can exchange between 9am-9pm.
14) No laundry service during high season.
15) shower and bath were all good with lots of hot water.
16) we ate two breakfasts there and they were fair food and service wise with a good view.
17) we ate one dinner there (steak and red snapper) were very good but French server felt compelled to deliver us a political rant that “France wasn’t France anymore”
18) we didn’t eat one lunch there, more below.
19) parking, as we were told, was never a problem for guests.
20) we loved the planes and they have two observation decks above the rooms. Saw Air France multiple times but with no 747, we didnt just watch planes.
21) we guesstimated we’d spend 33-50% of our beach days there, but we ended up spending the first hours on the island and one other day.
22) the chairs are in two sections (hotel guests section) and bar section
23) the bar chairs are in nice condition, dark blue, with umbrellas, multiple rows, and with thump, thump music
24) the hotel section is a nice roomy, quiet piece of beach which has a great view of the surf and yachts anchored.
25)75% of the guest chairs in this section are faded, worn and sunken in. There are only a handful of umbrellas and two triangle, sunsail shades.
26) on day one we put our towels down and started drinking Carib when a curmudgeon jumped out of his ocean front room and declared “you are not sitting there”
27) we said they didnt have anything on them and he said “there will be when you get up”, he threw some towels and never came back.
28) we moved to some dilapidated without umbrella and enjoyed the view until well after dark
29) we had other places we wanted to go, but this certainly didn’t help our decision to spend more days at the boon beach, we can get that on a Carnival Cruise.
30) we spend one beach day there mid trip. Didn’t get an umbrella even though we were early and ended up under the sunshades which were pretty useless IOHO.
31) The sunshades were barely good to keep one chair in light shade with chairs tip to toe.
32) Watches a bunch of folks look for chairs with wet towels that were placed early and left through a heavy rain shower.
The one thing to really fix.
33) So, if I could improve one thing, I’d provide each hotel guest a dark blue lounge chair with a tag for stay duration (ala Club O) and an umbrella for every two chairs. That would of led to us staying at the Boon and drinking some libations and buying some lunches. We asked about them moving two chairs and the “beach boy” guy said same owner, two different operations.
Sorry for the format, but it was the only way to says the good sentences in enough quantity to balance the beach chair downside.
PS, a nice kitty cat welcomed us home and got90% of some really good French side liver pate.