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The island's first hotels were all based in Charlotte Amalie, the hub of action at the time. Most people choose lodgings here to be close to the airport, to experience the charm of the historic district, or for convenience when on business. Over the years, tourism has trickled eastward, and today the major hotel chains have perched their properties on the beach. Those who want a self-contained resort that feels like an island unto itself head here. The location of these resorts makes island-hopping to St. John or the British Virgin Islands a breeze. Private villas dot the island, especially in the less populated north.
Private Villas and Condominiums
St. Thomas has a wide range of private villas, from modest two-bedroom houses to luxurious five-or-more-bedroom mansions. Most will require that you book for seven nights during high season, five in low season. A minimum stay of up to two weeks is often required during the Christmas season.
You can arrange private villa rentals through various agents that represent luxury residences and usually have both websites and brochures that show photos of the properties they represent. Some are suitable for travelers with disabilities, but be sure to ask specific questions regarding your own needs.
Calypso Realty (340/774–1620 or 800/747–4858. www.calypsorealty.com.)
McLaughlin-Anderson Luxury Caribbean Villas. Handling rental villas throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and Grenada, McLaughlin-Anderson has a good selection in complexes on St. Thomas's East End. 340/776–0635 or 800/537–6246. www.mclaughlinanderson.com.
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