The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

What can we say about the Ritz that hasn’t been said before’ From the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas’ simple elegance to a level of service unmatched throughout the Virgin Islands, this five-star resort is hands-down the place to turn when you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury.

The Ritz is close enough to the bustling area of Red Hook to ensure that off-property entertainment is just a short drive or taxi ride away, but secluded enough to deliver the restful, relaxing vacation experience you’re looking for. Amble around the property for an instant mood-lifter: not only is the scenery beautiful, each and every staff member pauses to greet you with a warm smile and a ‘good day.’

The Ritz’ built-in resort fee covers everything from activities like kayaking and Hobie cats to motion studio classes, wireless internet and valet parking, ensuring you don’t get nickel and dimed for every last amenity. Each room features its own private or semi-private balcony, which can be used to practice yoga, or whatever else strikes your imagination’

Accommodations range from standard guest rooms (although, if we’re being honest, there really is nothing ‘standard’ about the Ritz) to the presidential suite, complete with a wellness room for spa treatments and dining room with seating for eight. And speaking of presidents, a certain U.S. president stayed at the Ritz St. Thomas in early 2008 during his campaign run.

There are four restaurants and a spa on property, amenities galore, plus plenty of kids’ activities. There\’s even a teen room for those going through technology withdrawal, complete with video game systems, flat screen TVs and more.

The beachfront resort faces due east toward St. John, just a few miles across Pillsbury Sound, providing for stunning views — especially at night with the added charm of the lights twinkling on the least-populated U.S. Virgin Island.

  • If you want to save a little money by booking a resort view room but are concerned about being stuck looking down over the parking lot, don’t worry. All rooms face the ocean and most ‘ even the resort view rooms ‘ have at least a sliver of ocean view.
  • If you’re looking to really splurge, reserve a room in the Ritz-Carlton Club, often referred to as a hotel within a hotel. You’ll be treated to a dedicated round the clock concierge and an overall level of service and attention to detail that is synonymous with the Ritz-Carlton brand.
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