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.
Emerald Beach Resort
A tranquil, relaxing and remarkably affordable boutique hotel, the Emerald Beach is situated directly on stunning Lindbergh Bay just a short drive from St. Thomas airport and the charming shops, restaurants and attractions of Charlotte Amalie. With 90 beach front guest rooms tucked among swaying palms and beautiful tropical gardens, our US Virgin Island resort offers effortless access to the water sports, cuisine and breathtaking natural attractions. Emerald Beach is a 100% beachfront resort. Swim at Lindbergh Bay or sip your favorite Caribbean cocktail while lounging by the oceanfront pool. Spend your day exploring St. Thomas and close with authentic island cuisine at our signature restaurant, Caribbean Fusion.
At Home in the Tropics
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast is nestled in a quiet historic neighborhood overlooking the Charlotte Amalie Harbor. We have been a top rated hotel for over a decade and have won TripAdvisor’s Circle of Excellence for eight consecutive years. Each of our four guest rooms has its own private entry as well as private bath and shower. Guests can expect a relaxing and tranquil escape, coupled with an authentic and unique Caribbean experience. A short walk to shopping and restaurants. Featuring beautiful views, A/C, fans, pool, WiFi, parking & homemade breakfast included.
Lindbergh Bay Hotel and Villas
We invite you to experience authentic Caribbean charm in a quaint, tropical setting overlooking Lindbergh Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on St. Thomas. Conveniently located 5 minutes from the airport, gracious hospitality and a complimentary rum punch await your arrival. Our affordable 59 guest rooms offer a variety of room styles and pricing options, the historic main building, the quaint cottage rooms, the sea wing with impressive views, and the luxurious villa-style rooms. All are beautifully decorated and appointed with thoughtful comforts. As one of the top St. Thomas hotels, we offer everything you need for an unforgettable family vacation, romantic escape or business trip.
St. Thomas Timeshares
SellMyTimeshareNOW has hundreds of St. Thomas timeshare rentals and resales available through private owners. Choose anywhere from a beautiful studio to a 2-bedroom suite at top resorts like Bluebeard’s Castle Hilltop Villas and Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove. Timeshares for rent offer you the comfort of a homelike setting for the same price as an area hotel, or even lower! Amenities include full kitchens, balconies, pools, tennis courts, beach access and more. Choose to buy a timeshare in St. Thomas and enjoy years of affordable luxury in your very own resort home.
Spend quality time at Magens Hideaway with family and friends surrounded by large porches and grand entrances to the living room and kitchen or choose to spend quiet time nestled in your personal oasis in one of the two other villas. Magens Hideaway is spread across three different villas on property. The five bedrooms are designed with luxury and comfort in mind and can accommodate up to 14 guests. The sparkling pool overlooks the British Virgin Islands and the Guest House has spectacular view of Magens Bay. Paradise awaits you and your family at the luxurious villa, Magens Hideaway.
Guide to Best Places to Stay in St. Thomas
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).
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.