Pro Tip Blog: The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas

This year, two of our team members were lucky enough to visit the newly reopened Ritz Carlton St. Thomas! They came back with a wealth of information about the property and how to make the most out of your stay. We have put together a list of tips for your next trip to the Ritz Carlton St Thomas. Be sure to elevate your stay even more by using our Hotel Plus concierge services.

Quick Facts:

  • Location: only 10-miles, a 40-minute drive, from STT
  • Dining: 4 on-site restaurants Alloro, Coconut Cove, Sails & Bleuwater
  • Highlights: infinity pool, cabanas, watersports, luxury spa & Ritz Kids activities

Pre-Arrival Tips:

Book a Club Level room. The Ritz Carlton Club Lounge is well known within the luxury travel industry, and for good reason. For those who want elevated service and exclusive access to additional perks, it’s well worth the slightly increased cost. Families find the amenities of the Club Lounge particularly beneficial, as they can pop in for quick snacks and special treats for the kids. The lounge at the Ritz Carlton St Thomas offers indoor and outdoor space to enjoy the complimentary food and beverage options presented throughout the day. Club level guests also have their own dedicated concierge to assist with last-minute requests on property.

Arrange transfers ahead of time. The hotel airport transfer service is seamless and speedy. With an arrivals lobby right outside the baggage claim, there is no need to maneuver your way through the masses to find your driver. Once you locate your driver, you and your luggage are whisked off to the resort. After a long flight, who wants to delay their vacation by negotiating with a cab driver?

Make dinner reservations before you arrive. This is a must if you are staying over the weekend! While there are many restaurants to choose from, the best options for sit-down dinners will book up fast and there will be long waits for any walk-ins. It is best to have a dining plan already set before you arrive. Let us introduce you to the concierge or make those reservations for you with our Hotel Plus service!

Resort Recommendations:

Get in the water! The Ritz Carlton St Thomas offers guests daily use of non-motorized watersports including windsurfing, hobbie cats, paddleboards, and kayaks. You can spend the day on the water, soaking up the sun and getting a sweeping view of the resort. If underwater sites are more your speed, the resort will outfit you with snorkel gear and point you towards the reef located nearby. Looking to just lounge? Floating lounges are available to grab on the beach, so you can get in the water and float in the waves. Be sure to apply extra sunscreen, the sun is strong but the ocean breeze keeps you cool so you don’t always feel the burn on your skin. The property also features its own fleet of catamarans for guests to rent for longer ocean excursions. The Lady Lynsey II is the star of their fleet; an ultra-luxe 60 foot catamaran perfect for a full day exploring the shoreline of St Thomas.

Keep up with your fitness! The onsite gym has a variety of cardio and weight equipment. Forgot your headphones? Disposable headphones are available along with cool towels, water bottles, and fresh fruit. Most importantly, take advantage of the daily fitness classes including Yoga (which is on the waterfront when the weather allows), Cardio Blast, Water Mai Chi, and guided property walks from 7-9 am.

Imbibe like the islanders do. The resort hosts daily rum tasting featuring locally produced rums infused with mango, pineapple, lemon-lime, passion fruit, and coconut. Between tastings, staff offer samples throughout the day as well on the beach and poolside so good rum is never hard to come by.

Rent a cabana for the day. The pool cabanas make for a special treat and are perfect when you just want to relax and enjoy the resorts main pool. The comfortable cabanas include a mini-fridge and ceiling fan, creating the perfect poolside oasis. Enjoy light snacks served throughout the day, cool lemongrass towels, aloe vera and sunscreen applications, and full menu service from Sails, the poolside restaurant.

The Ritz Carlton St Thomas is a great property with luxurious accommodations and a wealth of things to do onsite. From relaxing at the spa to lounging poolside to renting a cabana for the day, there are plenty of ways to spend your days at this beautiful resort. In addition to these recommendations, Ourisman Travel is happy to assist with transfers, dining reservations, spa appointments, and other activity arrangements through our Hotel Plus service. Clients of Ourisman Travel enjoy increased value for their stays at the Ritz Carlton St Thomas with our exclusive STARS amenities, including daily breakfast, early check-in & late check-out, resort credits & more. To learn more about how Ourisman Travel can help you plan your stay at the Ritz Carlton St Thomas fill out a Travel Request Form or reach out to the team at

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