The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
What We Love
- Four distinctive restaurants for oceanfront dining
- The 53-foot luxury catamaran Lady Lynsey, available for day sails, sunset cruises, and private charters
- The Ritz-Carlton Spa, with 11 private treatment rooms and a seaside cabana
What To Know
- The resort fee is a significant $62 per day
- Check-in is rather late in the day, at 4 p.m.
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This lavish Caribbean hotel includes 180 luxurious guest rooms, many with ocean views. Think beige-on-beige, sturdy colonial furnishing, Oriental rugs, and big walls of windows. The varied dining options include Bleuwater, which specializes in aged prime meats, chops, and seafood paired with an award-winning wine list, and Great Bay Lounge, which leans more toward fresh sushi, nigiri rolls, and sashimi. The spa references the locale as well as the Mediterranean with 11 seaside treatment rooms and a private cabana, where treatments range from coconut-enzyme facials to rain therapy Vichy shower massages.
In the Area
St. Thomas is the most populous of the four major U.S. Virgin Islands and serves as a handy jumping off point for day trips and overnights by boat to islands like St. John, a national park. It’s also home to many white-sand beaches and some of the best Duty Free shopping in the Caribbean.
How to Get There
Good afternoon, a few months ago I visited this hotel as I wanted to visit to the Caribbean Islands. This trip was splendid and I enjoyed every moment the staff were lovely and the food was delicious. The only problem was there was too much to eat! The outdoor area was stunning as I got and basically lived at the sunbed.
I want to say the beds at the hotel are the comfiest I've ever slept on and better than mine at my house! Every time I came back there was a fresh bed each time.
I then one of the lovely staff to tell me the locations of where to go and I want to thank thank every member of the hotel for such a wonderful time!
Yours thankfully, Aaron.
We had a beautiful corner suite with the most perfect view. The staff at The Ritz makes sure that all your needs are met. I found them to be kind, courteous and always with a ready smile. Alex and Robert at the pool bar greeted us as friends would and offered suggestions for lunch and dinner on the surrounding area. Lunch at the bar hit the spot.
Our suite was fantastic, beautifully taken care of and the bed was sooo comfortable. First rate everything and would love to return!!
Yes, They are recovering from the hurricane, but the staff was great, pool and property is beautiful. We found it takes more time walking around closed off areas, but repairs need to be made and it will take time to restore the property
Beautiful weather, outstanding service and a top rate facility. Although they are still recovering from a devastating storm, the grounds and Club area are top notch and in great shape. I will be returning again and again!
When making the booking we were lead to believe that this was the Ritz Carlton. Upon arrival, we quickly realized that we had been misled. The hotel was the Ritz Carlton and the staff greeted us with "Welcome to the Ritz Carlton ...", but after the hurrican they rebranded to another name. Not very successfully I might add because Ritz Carton logos were found everywhere. In any case, this is a construction site and it should be closed until they have rebuilt the hotel. If we ignore for a minute all the warning we had to pass in order to get to our room (signs literally stating CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ONLY) and the fact that amenities which were promised ahead of time (24 hour in-room dining) etc. one would hope that the employees and service was good. Not the case at all. Most employees were lazy, rude and probably just as unhappy as we were with the hotel not being shut down. They could have responded to our complaints, they could have tried to make things better but they did not. If this is the same staff that is working when the Ritz reopens then there is no need to come back ever.