The U.S. Virgin Island is a tranquil utopia that many love to visit. It is a magnificent place to stay when the weather is cold outside, or really just the perfect spot for any time of year. For most, the only thing better than a vacation in paradise is having a posh place to stay. There are many hotels and resorts, and selecting a spectacular place to rest may be a hard choice. While commercialized properties are always easiest to find when it comes to lodging, sometimes getting off the beaten path a bit can prove to be a fascinating experience. Here are some of the best hotels in the Virgin Islands.
1. Caneel Bay
Being on vacation for some is all about rest and relaxation and this St. John’s resort make resting easy for their guests. If a person is looking for a place where they can hide from the rat race and be a bit isolated, this place allows one to disconnect from the outside. They put the rest factor high above any other part of vacation. There is no internet, business centers or any digital things to disturb those who truly need to get away from it all. It is located really close to the famous Virgin Islands National Park.
This part of the island, the national park, is noted for having almost 200 palm trees and the most pristine beaches in the entire area. Based on reviews this ranks time and time again as the most tranquil resort. Getting out of the car gives a great impression when all those who are staying are given a complementary bottle of rum. Guests are shown to their room and give amazingly plus robes and fragrant bath products. The grounds have many activities to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. From yoga classes to tennis and even the sunset ocean cruises, this five star lodging deserves the high ranking it receives.
2. The Buccaneer
Some say that when coming to the beautiful island of St. Croix, there is no place better to stay than the northeastern shore. For those who prefer an elegant and more stately resort, this is the place. This 17th century establishment has 21st century amenities. Children are welcomed here and they provide a day camp to keep them entertained. Adults love the 18 hole golf course and the ability to take a private sail for 2 in the evenings. Guest rave about the decadent foods served with a Mediterranean style. There are five restaurants on site. Whether a person wants American food or a taste of the islands, it is no problem for the fine chefs here. With stately architecture and a place that is sure to prompt rest and relaxation, the Buccaneer should be on the list of great places to stay.
3. Carambola Beach Resort & Spa
Did someone say spa? Most people love the peace and tranquil atmosphere that a spa can provide. It is by far one of the greatest ways to relax. What could be better than getting a massage while listening to the crashing of the ocean waves or the gentle call of a sea gull? Each of the rooms has fabulous views of either water or garden areas. The rooms are spacious and have more than 550 feet in each one. Other amenities include refrigerators and satellite television. Rooms are plush and very comfortable. There are plenty of hammocks for lounging and the spa that has more than 2,000 sq. feet to enjoy. The spa is just one of the attractions of this hotel. Part of the Marriott chain, those who have a rewards card can use it on their here.
4. Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Resort
For those looking for modern amenities, this resort recently had $48 million dollars of upgrades. Everything from the covers to the beautiful artwork was picked with the customers comfort in mind. Those who need to work out on their vacation can take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness center. Part of the renovations included a Sea Spa and a Salon for the guests to use. The private pools and the poolside cabanas are also an added treat. This serene property is the perfect place to unwind. There are four restaurants on site with the Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill as the favored one in reviews. Located in a great area of the St. Thomas, this is a great place to come after a day of sight-seeing.
5. The Palms at Pelican Cove
St. Croix boasts several great resorts and this one is no exception. It’s small, only 40 rooms, but some like the quaint and un-crowded quarters. Each suite has its own balcony that overlooks the teal and emerald waters. Many guests rave about this hotels private location and close proximity to Christiansted. Though not isolated, it is a great place to be to unwind and have some peace and quiet. There are two large tower style buildings that house 20 rooms each. Each room has nice queen sized beds with CD players and coffee makers. Those who love to snorkel can take advantage of the resorts free gear. There are two golf courses and exploring the island is easy when the staff makes all the arrangements at no charge.
6. Secret Harbour Beach Resort
Those who want a friendly down home feeling, in the middle of a beach town resort can appreciate the Secret Harbour. Located in the Nazareth Bay in the beautiful island of St. Thomas, this hotel has a small setting with only 60 rooms, but the rooms are large and accommodating. Those who want to visit the other island can easily transfer from one island to another by a fairy that is close by. There are 200 sq. ft. of private beach settings and the restaurant on the premises has more than two hundred wines to choose from.
7. Sand Castle on the Beach
Everyone loves to build a sand castle on the beach, but what about staying in one? This beachfront hotel is a boutique style and offers unique features. With more than 2 miles of private beaches, this is the perfect spot to relax. With a wide variety of floor plans, children abnd larger families are welcome here. Each guest is given fresh tropical flower when they enter the premises. There is no need to bring along hairdryers and other necessary items, this hotel provides it all. Free breakfast is included in the price and eating outside the Sea Side café is a real treat. The concierge services are a big help and on-site sporting equipment is a nice bonus. With large catering rooms big enough for weddings and other gatherings, the Sand Castle on the Beach is the perfect hot spot.
8. Bluebeards Castle Villas
Bluebeards Hilltop Castle is part of a grouping of amazing villas that are located on St. Thomas Island. These spectacular villas overlook the ancient port town of Charlotte Amalie. The ancient forest these villas are built on is dubbed the Bluebeard*s hilltop fortress. Many come here to enjoy the magnificent views the resort offers while reducing stress in the crystal clear pool. The hot tub is also a great place to sooth tired muscles and soak away cares.
9. Chenay Bay
This area has the perfect tropical surroundings all situated on a lush green hillside. The most impressive view has to be the majestic Caribbean Sea. As a former sugar cane plantation, this property has more than thirty acres of secluded places to explore. Cottages feature either a view of the lush gardens or ocean. Guests enjoy the amenities like the abundant hiking trails, the large tennis courts and the Olympic style pool. Snorkeling is a popular past-time here and this location is perfect for those who want to see underwater treasures. Beach front bars that offer great entrees and drinks make this the perfect place for those who love the ocean and nightlife.
10. Club Comanche Hotel
On the small size, the Club Comanche Hotel has 23 rooms that have been completely remodeled. With all modern amenities, like flat screen TV’s, this rooms are decorated with Danish appeal. As one of the oldest and most preserved buildings on the island of St. Croix, it was one of the first hotels that guests flocked too. People love the historical elements and the bar is always nice too. As a building erected in the 1700’s, it has been completely restored and refurbished to perfection. The spacious lobby area, rooms and grounds are the reason why someone chooses to step back in time and experience elegance first class.
While there are hundreds of U.S. Virgin Islands Hotels and various types of lodging areas to chose from. The previous ten are ranked high due to overall customer satisfaction. There are accommodations that fit every budget, family style and overall lifestyle. From the quiet cabana overlooking the water, to the frugal flat overlooking a garden, a vacation to the tropics doesn’t have to be extravagant or pricey.