I had the pleasure of staying in one of the Villas at the St. Thomas Virgin Islands Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. This 2BR, 21/2 bath fully furnished Villa came complete with a full kitchen with all the appliances, dishes and bake-ware you would need and a washer and dryer. The floorplan was perfect with two split master bedrooms/baths and a 1/2 bath off the living area.. Each bedroom had it's own balcony as did the living room overlooking the ocean and pool area. Travertine floors were a welcome cool relief to the feet coming in from the hot sand. Granite countertops, the spa bath products, blow dryer and spa robes for each guest were a welcome luxury. There was an outdoor restaurant by the pool/beach for drinks, appetizers, sandwiches and salads. The staff in the lobby were kind and took care of our needs. Two days they were doing work in a utility room replacing a door or something and unfortunately it was the wall of our (end)Villa so we were somewhat bothered for 2 days worth of jack-hammering and construction noise. There was no attempt made to contact us the first day to warn us but the second day they did. We did not complain but I suspect they may have offered something in return if we had. We chose instead to leave the room and spend the day at the private "Great Bay" on a lounge chair under a shade tree sipping our drinks and listening to the surf. We also were guests with some friends on a day chartered sailboat trip on the Ritz-Carlton's Lady Lynsey for a tour of the islands, and a snorkeling outing. Iguanas and ferile cats were more than common sightings on the property but did not bother us...they just made the experience unique to this property and our travels. Watercraft were available for rent on a daily or per stay basis and although we didn't partake we enjoyed watching the younger crowd playing in the bay with hobie-cats, paddle boards, paddle boats and rafts. The grandchildren participated in the afternoon activites of crafts and water activities provided by the Ritz; Coconut breaking, sand creations and snorkeling. We had a wonderful time on this beautifully designed and kept property. Beautiful location for a tropical destination!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Breathtaking natural beauty right on the beach. A bounty of outdoor adventure with perpetually perfect climate are just a few of the reasons why St. Thomas attracts the savy traveler from around the world. Everything the Ritz Carlton is famous for but raised to a higher level in these stunning private residences. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton Club, St. Thomas Hotel u.s. Virgin Islands
- The Ritz-Carlton Club, St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands