The best hotels & resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

By Hannah Barnard on 22nd March, 2024

When it comes to places to stay in the U.S. Virgin Islands, there certainly isn’t a shortage of luxurious resorts, authentic charming hotels or dreamy villas. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive luxury getaway or a family-friendly vacation, the beautiful islands of St Thomas, St Croix, and St John will not disappoint. We’ve selected some of our favourite hotels and resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Fred Resort St Croix | hotels & resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Fred Hotel St Croix

St Thomas hotels & resorts

A modern paradise filled with colonial jewels, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is both a historian’s and an adventure seeker’s playground. The island boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world as well as some of the most popular activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The best places to stay in St. Thomas are a mix of large resorts and small, independent hotels.

Westin Beach Resort & Spa

The brand new Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef is poised to deliver a stunning setting
in which to relax, adventure, and experience the best of what St. Thomas has to offer. Perched above sparkling Morningstar Bay, guests are immersed in a dreamy, world-class resort experience. This fully renovated Westin Resort, which reopened in 2023, drew design inspiration from the abundance and diversity of the area’s natural elements. Within this thriving ecosystem, guests experience the very best of the island environment, seamlessly translated into an entirely unique travel experience that’s as richly colorful and lively as the coral reefs that fringe the islands.

The Westin Beach Resort St Thomas

The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef boasts breathtaking views of the gleaming Caribbean Sea waters at every turn. This brand new resort, reimagined with an elevated sense of style inspired by the islands, offers a world-class experience sure to delight the whole family. Adventurers and leisure-seekers alike will discover endless possibilities thanks to inspired dining options, a luxurious full-service spa, exciting island excursions, and authentic experiences only possible in the exotic tropical escape of the USVI.

The Westin’s signature spa and salon experience offers a sanctuary of self care where you can pamper yourself with the latest in rejuvenating health treatments and traditional wellness and full salon

Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef

With nine onsite dining options from barista-prepared coffees and poolside libations to coastal Mediterranean fare and the freshest seafood, your tastebuds will be tantalized from morning ‘til night. Located just steps from the beach, Salt Shack is your beach club escape. Enjoy Baja-style tacos and fresh pineapple-infused rum, right from the source. With laid-back vibes and delicious small bites, Salt Shack will hit the spot. Sandy feet welcome.

For an elegant evening, dine in at Luna Mar, where shimmering moonlight over the ocean creates them picture-perfect backdrop for dinner. Coastal Mediterranean fare with a fresh twist highlights a chef-driven menu featuring handmade pasta and sauces paired with seafood classics like mussels and prawns.

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Noni Beach

Noni resort St Thomas |  hotels & resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

A hidden gem at the foot of the Caribbean Sea, Noni Beach delivers an unrivaled U.S. Virgin Islands experience. Intimate and all-new, guests will discover oceanfront boutique-style rooms and suites, locally-inspired cuisine, an infinity pool with cabanas and swim-up bar, and an unparalleled Virgin Islands beach.

Noni Resort St Thomas

Noni Beach is the first Autograph Collection hotel in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  It is comprised of a series of intimate beach house style villas containing 94 guestrooms, including two honeymoon suites, all nestled directly on the beach. Noni Beach boasts a 3,000 square foot beachfront ballroom with memorable views, and multiple dining experiences including the Caribbean-casual Coco’s Beach Club as well as an indulgent restaurant with elevated, 180-degree panorama of the Caribbean Sea. 

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Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort and Spa

Frenchman's Reef Resort St Thomas | hotels & resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

A beacon of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the brand new Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort and Spa is dramatically situated atop a harborside cliff with panoramic ocean views. Enjoy elevated style, gourmet dining, a full-service spa, and island excursions. Designed for adventures and leisure-seekers searching for an authentic, world-class Caribbean getaway.

Frenchman’s Reef boasts 384 guestrooms, including 28 spacious suites, three resort pools including an infinity-edge pool with swim-up pool bar, and a private dock and pier for boating excursions – with a private Catamaran available for snorkeling and sunset sails.

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Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort All Inclusive St Thomas

Family owned and managed for over 45 years Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is a fun, relaxed vacation spot located right on the beach.  Offering both room-only and all-inclusive stays, the resort features 74 rooms – all at affordable prices. The resort sits along a 1,000-foot golden sand beach peppered with palm trees, which is also home to a number of iguanas.

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort All Inclusive St Thomas

The resort’s restaurant, Iggies Oasis, boasts ocean-views and poolside dining, a swim-up bar, and live entertainment 5 nights a week.  All guests receive complimentary use of our non-motorized water sports, including kayaks, Hobie Cat, stand-up paddleboards, float mats, and snorkel gear. Located on-site is the St. Thomas Dive Club, a 5-star PADI dive center, which offers diving excursions from Bolongo Bay Beach Resort’s dock. What’s more, the resort hosts regular sailing excursions on their 53’ catamaran to admire the sunset over the Caribbean Sea, visit neighboring St. John, or to swim with the sea turtles.

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The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas |  hotels & resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Following a $100-million renovation, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas features an alluring blend of sea-inspired luxury and resort amenities. This idyllic US Virgin Islands retreat offers endless views over Great Bay, locally sourced cuisine, and stunning rooms and suites. As well as four restaurants, an infinity pool, tennis courts, daily fitness classes and a luxury catamaran for sunset cruises, snorkeling tours, and private events

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

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Emerald Beach Resort

Emerald Beach Resort St Thomas

A tranquil, relaxing and remarkably affordable boutique hotel, the Emerald Beach resort 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, the US Virgin Islands resort offers effortless access to the water sports, cuisine and breathtaking natural attractions.

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St Croix hotels & resorts

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St Croix has a lush, varied interior, which has earned it the nickname of the ‘Garden of the Antilles’. St Croix is also the least developed island, with just two, pretty towns, Christiansted and Frederiksted, one at either end of the island. The best places to stay on St Croix are generally the smaller resorts and charming independent hotels.

The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort

The Buccaneer resort St Croix

Family-owned and operated for more than 70 years, The Buccaneer has earned countless accolades for its luxurious yet relaxing offering. The resort boasts 138 elegant guest rooms, three restaurants, three beaches, two pools, a water sports center, a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, an 18-hole golf course, and eight tennis courts.

The Buccaneer resort St Croix |  hotels & resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Situated on 340 tropical acres, the St Croix resort offers a wealth of programs for every age to enjoy throughout the property’s lush grounds. Many of these activities can be experienced by guests for their very first time when they participate in instructor-led classes and lessons.

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Tamarind Reef Resort & Spa

Tamarind Reef Resort & Spa

For those looking for a relaxed and fun Caribbean island getaway, the Tamarind Reef Resort & Spa in St Croix is just the ticket! Offering private oceanfront guestrooms, complimentary water sports, boating excursions, scuba diving adventures, and a luxury spa, the resort has everything you could want for a Virgin Islands vacation.

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The Fred Hotel

The Fred Resort St Croix |  hotels & resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The newest boutique resort to open on the beautiful island of St Croix, the beachfront hotel features 22 stylish rooms, a restaurant, bar, gift shop and full service spa.

Named after King Frederik V of Denmark and the town of Frederiksted where the property is located; restaurants, shops, bars, and the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts is only a short walk away.

The Fred Resort St Croix | hotels & resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The Fred is a magnificent collection of 6 beautifully renovated and preserved historic structures, each with its own unique personality and story. For example, Totten House is named after early civil rights leader Ashley Totten and it is the signature structure on the property. It was originally constructed in 1790 but don’t let the property’s rich history fool you, The Fred offers the very latest in modern travel conveniences including free Wi-Fi throughout the property, even on the beach. Guests can enjoy the saltwater pools, swim or walk to the pier, and try out a number of watersports.

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St John Accommodation

St. John has a decidedly different vibe, with only one major resort on the island. With about two-thirds of St. John preserved by the Virgin Islands National Park, the island is quieter than its nearby neighbor.

Accommodations on St. John consist mainly of small inns, individually owned villas and condos,
and even campgrounds. First-time St. John travelers often opt to stay near Cruz Bay, a small bustling town with shops and restaurants, which is where you’ll arrive to the island by ferry. If you seek an opportunity to truly escape and disconnect, Coral Bay on the island’s quiet southeastern side is charming and exceedingly peaceful

Westin St. John Resort Villas

The Westin St. John Resort Villas

The Westin St. John Resort Villas offers a luxurious tropical escape in the heart of the United States Virgin Islands. Nestled amidst stunning Caribbean landscapes, the resort provides spacious and elegantly appointed villas, each equipped with modern amenities and private balconies or patios. Guests can indulge in delectable Caribbean cuisine at on-site restaurants, relax by the freshwater pool, or rejuvenate at the tranquil spa. With access to pristine beaches and a variety of water sports, The Westin St. John Resort Villas promises an unforgettable Caribbean getaway for travelers seeking relaxation and adventure alike.

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Eco Serendib Villa and Spa

Eco Serendib Villa and Spa on St. John

Perched atop Point Rendezvous with vibrant, ever-changing views from Fish Bay to Ram Head, Eco Serendib Villa and Spa on St. John welcomes guests with gracious service, sumptuous accommodations, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Boasting five-star ratings from TripAdvisor and HomeAway, this eco-luxury private villa exudes tranquility and offers the finest services and amenities in a sustainable environment.

Green elements minimize the villa’s carbon footprint without sacrificing the guest experience. Just one reservation is accepted at a time, so guests have exclusive use of the retreat whether booking one, two, or all eight guest suites. It is the perfect venue for intimate weddings, family reunions, girls’ getaways, corporate retreats, and romantic escapes.

Eco Serendib Villa and Spa on St. John

One of Eco Serendib’s crowning amenities is the private spa, featuring a steam shower, infrared sauna, and the finest organic products. Eco Serendib’s list of luxuries includes optional butler-style service, spa treatments, Pilates instruction or yoga, and tantalizing gourmet cuisine. A favorite is the signature “seed to plate” epicurean experience, whereby guests are “edutained” with a private chef demonstration incorporating fresh organic produce and herbs grown in advance according to the guest’s preferences at the onsite garden. You’ll learn horticultural and culinary skills you will continue to enjoy long after returning from paradise.

Additional amenities include a Life Fitness gym, salt water pool, Bullfrog hot tub, Sub Zero/ Wolf gourmet appliances, table tennis, life size chess, baby grand piano, and a presidential suite unlike any other. Thoughtful touches such as individualized turndown service, Frette bathrobes, daily maid service, and a dedicated villa concierge ensure an experience to remember.

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No matter which island you choose and regardless of your budget, it’s best to plan your Virgin Islands vacation about a year out. Accommodations and rental cars sell out quickly, and you may have trouble
booking an elegant dinner out or the exact excursion you’ve had your eye on if you wait too long.

Whether you opt for a luxury resort, eco-retreat, or a budget friendly Airbnb, the Virgin Islands will exceed your expectations and leave you with cherished memories of a sublime Caribbean escape.

Read more: Best things to do in St Thomas, St Croix & St John