Between last year’s opening of the Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico and the recent announcement of the November opening of the Ritz-Carlton Aruba, the Ritz-Carlton brand has been taking the Caribbean by storm. While their new properties are certainly receiving well deserved buzz, don’t overlook the company’s original treasures, like the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas.
This 30-acre waterfront estate provides the perfect escape for travelers looking for a getaway from the States. Since it’s located in the US Virgin Islands, travelers are not required to have passports to travel to this pristine island, making it a great last minute option for passport-less travelers.
The property is a wonderful getaway for couples looking for some relaxation or for families in search of a destination that can accommodate guests at any age. With four restaurants, its own private catamaran (the Lady Lynsey – I like the name….), easy beach access, and a fabulous spa, there’s a little something for everyone here.
On top of these great offerings, the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is proud of its recent partnership: it has joined forces with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, which allows Ritz-Carlton guests to understand more about the surrounding environment with a series of hands-on eco-adventures and activities. This prestigious partnership has benefitted other well known luxury brands, like another partner company of ours, Paul Gauguin Cruises. A few of the activities specific to the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas include a Mangrove & Dinosaur Wonderland, an exploration of the Beautiful Blue Beaches, and Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling adventures, to name a few. The program opens the door to an even greater range of activities for children and youth, as well, creating an opportunity for the smallest of travelers to become well-educated in the surrounding environment.
Out of the property’s 180 guest rooms, all of which offer private balconies or terraces, there’s truly a room for every traveler. Whenever one stays at a Ritz-Carlton, I highly recommend indulging in the club level rooms or suites, which allow guests access to an exclusive club area, essentially a hotel within a hotel. In the Ritz-Carlton Club, guests can find a dedicated concierge to assist with needs, as well as a daily presentation of at least five culinary offerings on a daily basis, from breakfast to canapés and cocktails.
Since this beautiful property is one of our partners, booking the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas through Vacations by Lindsey gets you the benefit of: complimentary daily breakfast, an upgrade upon arrival if available, and a $100 Food & Beverage credit to be used during your stay. Not only that, as we promise with each of our partner properties, we will always work on your behalf to ensure that the hotel knows who you are and is aware of your preferences ahead of time, guaranteeing that you are treated like royalty during your stay here!