Traveling to the Caribbean for your upcoming honeymoon or anniversary trip? Consider four of our top U.S. Virgin Islands hotel picks. With luxurious accommodations, top-notch amenities, and unforgettable tropical ambiance, each property is an oasis of relaxation. Covering the main islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, the following hotels also appear in our brand new U.S. Virgin Islands honeymoon destination guide.
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
Located on the edge of a tranquil harbor near Charlotte Amalie, this fabulous resort is a great fit for couples looking for endless amenities on their special trip. The property features a sandy beach, several top restaurants, a rejuvenating spa, a fitness center, sailing and snorkeling trips, plus a convenient ferry that makes frequent trips to the downtown shopping district. Meanwhile, the modern resort has spacious guest rooms and villas, many of which come with soaking tubs, private terraces, king-size beds and fully-equipped kitchens.
Gallows Point Resort
This picturesque property is set on a narrow peninsula and provides spectacular views of Cruz Bay. With just 60 rooms, stunning seascapes, and meticulous grounds, the resort exudes intimacy and romance. As for accommodations, expect ocean views, king beds, central AC, balconies, kitchens, and even loft bedrooms. The resort's activities director can also assist in booking car rentals or day trips, whether it be horseback riding, sailing excursions, or hiking. Meanwhile, Zozo's Ristorante is your go-to restaurant for delicious Italian cuisine and spectacular sunset vistas.
St. John. www.gallowspointresort.com
Situated on the eastern end of St. Thomas, this exquisite beachfront resort stands out through attentive service, first-rate facilities, and gorgeous tropical surroundings. The property -- which underwent a $40 million renovation in 2007 -- offers spacious rooms complete with balconies, marble bathrooms, deep-soaking tubs, modern amenities, and much more.
As for activities, the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas covers all of your bases. In addition to an award-winning spa, the hotel is also equipped with a salon, fitness center, four restaurants, tennis courts, swimming pools, water sports pursuits, and a 54-foot catamaran (which is a must for sunset sails!).
St. Thomas. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/properties/stthomas/
The Buccaneer is easily one of St. Croix's most historic and top all-around resorts. Set on the grounds of a former sugar plantation, the property now boasts sandy beaches, a spa, shops, restaurants, sports facilities, pools, and other fun amenities like art classes and yoga sessions. Meanwhile, all guest rooms come with tile floors, four-poster beds, marble bathrooms, and plenty of local artwork. If that wasn't enough, the resort also features its own golf course, widely considered the most scenic on the entire island.
St. Croix. www.thebuccaneer.com
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