My family of 6 chose to visit St. Thomas because we like Ritz-Carltons, more specifically we like the club level they offer. We had 3 beach view club rooms. When you stay in the club level it is more expensive, but well worth it. There is a club lounge that not only provides a comfortable place to hang out, but has 4 food offerings over the day with unlimited drinks, including alcohol. When you have 4 kids age 17, 20, 22 and 24 they can rack up alot of charges in restaurants and bars! The service in the club lounge is also the best at the resort (Service was still excellent elsewhere.). The club conciege, Jake, was very helpful and attentive and the attendants all know you by name- Debra and Kathryn are terrific- they had our drinks before we asked. The resort has a beautiful picturesque setting overlooking a harbor full of colorful sailboats and a view of St. John. We preferred the pool to the beach because the view is more magnificent elevated over the infinity pool and it feels less crowded since the beach is somewhat narrow. Use of (manual) water sports equipment is included in room charge. The equipment is plentiful and varied. Every day my family windsurfed, paddled boarded, sailed and kayaked to our hearts content. Those of us who can't stand to sit in the sun and read were never bored! The resort is well maintained, though I agree the rooms could use a facelift and the heavy bathroom and shower doors that bang closed are annoying. We saw lots of lizards of all sizes, but never a cat as some people complained. Although the fitness center was usually crowded, there are plenty of treadmills so I never had to wait. The food was very good, but not fantastic. I think it could be more flavorful and creative. We were disappointed to find no exotic fruits, perhaps they were out of season. We attended the New Year's Eve Gala which was a bit steep at $300pp, especially since the "amazing view of the fireworks on St. John" never happened. We still had a fabulous time. The ferry to St. John is very close. We spent a great afternoon and evening over there.( My sons, 20 and 22, spent an additional day and evening over there that they said was even better(?)) Except for a couple of dinners out, and a Magic Moments excursion, the rest our time was spent at the resort because we had no desire to leave- I didn't even go into town to shop! Would definitely return!
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- St. Thomas Ritz-Carlton
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