Your vacation destination is chosen, St. Thomas Virgin Islands here you come! Next on the to do list is deciding where to stay.

On St. Thomas, beach front resorts are a very popular option. You can find hotels situated in convenient areas such as near the Cyril E. King airport and in Charlotte Amalie, the main town on St. Thomas. There are beautiful bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), and friendly guesthouses. Another well-liked choice in the USVI are villas and vacation rentals. Villas on St. Thomas range from cozy cottages, to luxurious, multi-room homes, with spectacular ocean views. You might consider renting or purchasing a timeshare at one the timeshare resorts on St Thomas. And finally, rentals from owners through sites like Airbnb and VBRO have grown in popularity in recent years.

Below you will find more in-depth details on St. Thomas hotels and resorts.   

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St. Thomas Resorts

Daydreams of vacationing in the US Virgin Islands often include imagery of laying on the beach, or by the pool, at a gorgeous resort. Certainly, staying at a St. Thomas resort is a great choice. They typically offer beautiful rooms, swimming pool, concierge desk, restaurants, bars, spa, and beach amenities. Some of the preferred resorts on St. Thomas include Emerald Beach Resort, Bolongo Bay Resort, Secret Harbour Beach Resort, and Point Pleasant Resort. The largest and most luxurious resorts on St. Thomas are Ritz Carlton Resort in Great Bay and Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort. Both are being renovated, and the newly redesigned resorts are expected to open soon. (Ritz in November 2019, and Frenchman’s Reef in mid-2020).

St. Thomas Timeshare Resorts

Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove, The Ritz-Carlton Club St. Thomas and Margaritaville Wyndham St. Thomas are the newest additions to the island and offer owners and guests resort living. Expect spectacular rooms, lush landscaping, sprawling swimming pools, outdoor and indoor dining options, and beach amenities. Additional timeshare properties include Bluebeards Castle Resort and Flamboyan on the Bay Resort, among others.

St. Thomas Hotels

Your choices of hotels in St. Thomas speak to convenient locations. Near the airport is Lindbergh Bay Hotel, and in the main town of Charlotte Amalie there are several hotel choices including Windward Passage, Bunker Hill Hotel and The Green Iguana. Staying in one of the downtown St. Thomas hotels allows for easy access to historical sites, shopping, dining, ferries and public transportation.  

B&Bs and Guest Houses on St. Thomas

A bed and breakfast or guesthouse in St. Thomas provides comfortable rooms, cozy general areas, unique personal touches like small libraries, honor bars, homemade breakfast, and receiving tips and vacation help from the innkeepers. Several of the B&Bs on St. Thomas are in homes that date to the 1800’s and come with interesting stories, a delight if you enjoy old world charm and history.

Villas and Vacation Rentals on St. Thomas

The concept of a villa dates to ancient Roman times and European upper-class country houses. Today, Caribbean destinations like the US Virgin Islands have run with the concept and offer a variety of vacation villas. There are intimate retreats for couples, family friendly homes with amenities for children, to luxury villas with infinity swimming pools, stunning views, modern professional kitchens, and more. Some St. Thomas villas are owner operated while others are managed by a villa agency.

St. Thomas Rentals from Owner

In recent years the trend of renting from owners has grown in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Through services like VBRO and AirBnB, property owners on island offer you everything from their house, condo, and apartment, to a boat cabin or a room with shared general areas. Hundreds of properties are available from owners in St. Thomas and their listing includes photos, reviews from past guests and other tools that allow you to shop around and find what is right for you. Rentals come in all shapes and sizes, fit within a wide range of budgets, and offer different amenities.

Camping, Hostels, Work Holidays on St. Thomas

The only campground on St. Thomas is located at the islands’ most popular beach, Magens Bay. The beach, including the camping area, is managed by Magens Bay Authority. They allow camping stays up to 2 days, 3 nights. An application and fee are required at least a week in advance and must be completed in person at the Magens Bay gatehouse. Tillett Hostel is the only hostel on St. Thomas. Couch surfing is available on St. Thomas, check relevant websites and apps for a list of hosts. And homestays, volunteering and working holidays are sometimes available in the Virgin Islands and can be an option for visiting St. Thomas. 

You will find the perfect place to stay for your vacation to St. Thomas, whether it is a beach resort, hotel, or historic B&B. And once you do, its on to the next topics: Transportation and Things To Do.

Enjoy the planning phase and have a great vacation in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands.

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