St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful parts of the Caribbean, the effective capital of the United States Virgin Islands, and St Thomas hotels are some of the best places to stay in all of the VI. Blessed with perfect beaches, green hills and an island-hopping lifestyle, it’s no surprise that the no-passport-required island of St Thomas is one of the Caribbean’s most-loved destinations, both for leisure travelers and passengers arriving by sea. And while you can stay anywhere from a small boutique hotel to a villa, some St. Thomas hotels are just that much better, combining the perfect marriage of convience and experience: these are our favorite St Thomas hotels.
The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas The pristine Great Bay beach (part of a marine sanctuary and perfect for snorkeling and diving) is the big draw at the island’s fanciest resort. A location minutes from the restaurants and bars of Red Hook as well as an exceptional spa make this 180-room resort the best choice for luxury lovers.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Fifteen minutes from Charlotte Amalie, this family-run resort has everything people come to the Caribbean for: a broad beach; a swim-up pool bar; and a destination bar, Iggie’s, on the beach. It’s perhaps the most beloved hotel on the island.
Secret Harbour Beach Resort All of the accommodations at this 48-condo resort front an idyllic beach, so if sea and sand are what you came for, you’ve come to the right place. Large units with full kitchens make this property ideal for groups and families with young children, and the East End location suits travelers in search of tranquility.
Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort Two infinity pools; a spa; four restaurants; a trio of pools; four bars; and a sweeping view over Morningstar Bay are just a few of the assets of this 453-room resort. Free WI-FI and a spa add to the appeal.
Point Pleasant Resort Combine resort amenities and condo comforts at this hotel, where a clutch of individually owned villas surround three pools, a restaurant and spa. The 15-acre hilltop spread never feels crowded, so relaxation comes easy.