Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

6900 Estate Great Bay, off Rte. 317, Estate Great Bay, Saint Thomas, 00802, U.S. Virgin Islands

Everything sparkles at the island's most luxurious resort, from the in-room furnishings and amenities to the infinity pool, white-sand, eco-friendly Blue Flag–designated beach, and turquoise sea beyond. Spacious guest rooms, with high-speed Internet access, private balconies, and marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, are in buildings fanning out from the main building. Six somewhat institutional-looking buildings, with two- and three-bedroom condos, sit on their own adjacent beach. The spa, salon, and fitness center serve adults’ body and soul; the Ritz Kids program packs in a full day of activities for kids, including collecting seashells and feeding iguanas. A 54-foot catamaran is available for a day or sunset sail.

PROS

  • gorgeous views
  • great water-sports facilities
  • beautiful beach
  • airport shuttle

CONS

  • service can sometimes be spotty for such an upscale (and pricey) hotel
  • food and drink can lack flair and are expensive ($19 hamburger, $12 piña colada)
  • half-hour or more drive to town and airport

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 340-775–3333 | 800-241–3333

HOTEL DETAILS

255 rooms, 20 suites, 2 villas, 81 condos
Rate Includes: No meals

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