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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Had a fantastic time here and the staff was very nice and they made sure all your needs were taken care of quickly. Rooms were great with all new furniture.
You could tell the staff had worked hard to get the club back up after the hurricanes last year. Great people and a great place to stay.
Loved staying at the residences. Rented a place that had 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths for 7 people. 1 person had to sleep on the couch, but still plenty of room for all. The view was spectacular. All the pools on the residence side are now open, but they are still repairing the hotel side (expected September completion). The bar tender Dennis is great. Very friendly and inviting. This place is very close to downtown redhook. About a 5 minute cab ride. It's walkable too, but the roads are narrow, making walking a little treacherous. The beach is right off the pool, making doing either at anytime very convenient. The entire staff is friendly and you'll be greeted with a rum drink when you arrive. Fitness center on the property is open and very extensive for a hotel fitness center. I would definitely go back.
We are at the awesome Ritz Club residences next to what use to be the glorious Ritz Hotel. It is not open as of May 2019 and we were told it would be end of 2019 (hopefully). It is rebranded Great Bay Resort. I think it might be a Marriott property when it reopens. It will be beautiful but they have some work to be done. The two hurricanes were devastating to the property but looks like they are working hard to restore.