Many times, choosing a hotel near the right beach can make your vacation in the US Virgin Islands even more special.
Many guests are excited to learn that Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is situated on the water, so you won't have to go far to have an amazing view of the water. This beach offers a great balance when it comes to beach-goers; it's not very far away from the landmarks in the Virgin Islands, but has an atmosphere that isn't overtly crowded or hectic.
Naturally, since Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is positioned directly on Cowpet Beach, relaxing at the water's edge is one of the main attractions at this property. Located on the southeastern coast of St. Thomas, Cowpet Bay features a well developed beach, lined with palm trees and white sand. The nearby St. Thomas Yacht Club guarantees that luxury yachts will dot the bay waters, though the spacious waters guarantee that guests can enjoy the quiet waters. For travelers who want to venture farther away, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click on the following names to view a detailed discussion:
|Great Bay Beach||0.2||N||East End|
|Vessup Bay||0.4||NW||East End|
|Secret Harbor||0.6||W||Cowpet Bay|
|Sapphire Beach||1.4||NNW||East End|
|Lindquist Beach||1.5||NW||East End|
|Renaissance Beach||2.4||NW||Coki Point|
|Coki Point Beach||2.5||NW||Coki Point|
|Bolongo Bay||3.6||W||2.8 mi. Southeast of Charlotte Amalie|
|Limetree Beach||4.3||W||Frenchman Bay|
|Mandahl Bay Beach||4.5||NW||2.5 mi. Northeast of Charlotte Amalie|
|Morning Star Beach||4.9||W||1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Charlotte Amalie|
Great Bay Beach is closest to the hotel. Known for its pristine white sands and calm surf, plus its picturesque surroundings, Great Bay Beach is one that is loved by tourists. If you think sustainability is important, you'll be pleased to hear that this beach had its Blue Flag Certification renewed in 2014, which means it is a very eco-friendly place.
If instead you're interested in a less raucous beach scene, Lindquist Beach could be just what the doctor ordered. Because Lindquist Beach is a great secret on St. Thomas, its best feature, apart from the perfect setting, is its probable seclusion. Swim in the diamond waters, snorkel the nearby reefs, or just sit back on the beach and let time go by. It's situated a mile and a half northwest of the hotel.
Visiting areas that are close to your hotel can add a little variety to your vacation schedule, whether you're interested in seeing a famous natural attraction, or experiencing the day in the life of a local. Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is located in East End, on St. Thomas; it is three quarters of a mile (one and an eighth kilometers) to the southeast of Red Hook.
The table below lists the areas that are closest to Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas:
|Cowpet Bay, St. Thomas||0.2||SW|
|Red Hook, St. Thomas||0.7||NW|
|Nazareth, St. Thomas||0.7||W|
|Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas||1.1||NNW|
|Great Saint James Island||1.1||SE|
|Benner, St. Thomas||1.2||W|
|Little Saint James Island||1.8||SE|
|Maroon Town, St. Thomas||2.2||W|
|Coki Point, St. Thomas||2.5||NW|
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas makes for a wonderful spot for active vacationers. There are an abundance of active pursuits to be found when starting at this accommodation. As a matter of fact, this section of St. Thomas has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, such as Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden, and Market Square. Of the three, the closest is Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.
These provide just a sample of all your options; for more attractions in this area, see those named in the following table.
|Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul||Historical Site||6.3||W||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden||Botanical Garden||6.7||WNW||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Market Square||Historical Site||6.3||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Historical Site||--||--||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim||Historical Site||6.1||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Dutch Reformed Church||Historical Site||6.0||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|French Heritage Museum||Museum||6.6||W||Frenchtown, St. Thomas|
|Haagensen House||Museum||6.0||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Park||6.0||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Ninety-Nine Steps||Historical Site||5.9||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Blackbeard's Castle||Historical Site||5.9||W||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Park||5.9||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Liberty Bell||Historical Site||5.9||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Frederick Lutheran Church||Historical Site||5.9||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Seven Arches Museum||Museum||5.9||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Zoo||6.1||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|St. Thomas Historical Trust||Museum||6.1||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Fort Christian||Historical Site||5.9||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|The Virgin Island's Children's Museum||Children's Museum||5.9||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens||Botanical Garden||7.2||WNW||Barret, St. Thomas|
|Legislature Building||Historical Site||5.9||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Park||5.8||W||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Creque Marine Slipway Ruins||Historical Site||6.3||W||Hassel Island|
|Park||5.8||W||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Memorial Moravian Church||Historical Site||5.8||W||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Fort Shipley Ruins||Historical Site||6.3||W||Hassel Island|
|Movie Theater||5.8||W||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Zip Line Site||7.4||WNW||Barret, St. Thomas|
|Bluebeard's Castle||Historical Site||5.5||W||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Hassel Island Historic Park||Park||6.1||W||Hassel Island|
|Garrison House||Historical Site||5.8||W||Hassel Island|
|Butterfly Garden||Botanical Garden||5.3||W||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Crowell's Battery||Historical Site||5.9||W||Hassel Island|
|Fort Willoughy Ruins||Historical Site||5.7||W||Hassel Island|
|Paradise Point Sky-Tram||Cable Car||5.1||W||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Phillips' Botanical Garden||Botanical Garden||7.3||W||Water Island|
|Historical Site||7.6||W||Water Island|
|Fort Segarra||Historical Site||7.5||W||Water Island|
|Park||2.3||W||Maroon Town, St. Thomas|
|Coral World Ocean Park||Aquarium||2.5||NW||Coki Point, St. Thomas|
|Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.3||SW||Capella Island|
If you're looking for a place where you can while away some free time, Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul could be just what the doctor ordered. In 1848 the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul was originally consecrated as a parish church, though today it serves as the territory's Roman Catholic diocese. Aside from worship, tourists often visit this spot for the awe-inspiring murals that depicting biblical scenes.
When deciding where to stay, it is sometimes helpful to find out about nearby accommodations as a means to get a better feel for the area. Readers will be able to find plenty of other destinations to look at before reaching a decision, as this portion of St. Thomas has an excellent variety of hotels and resorts to pick from. Consult the following table to get complete details about the hotel booking options that are available in the vicinity.
|Elysian Beach Resort||0.2||S||Cowpet Bay, St. Thomas|
|The Anchorage Beach Resort||0.4||SW||Cowpet Bay, St. Thomas|
|Secret Harbour Beach Resort||0.6||W||Nazareth, St. Thomas|
|Two Sandals by the Sea Inn||0.6||W||Nazareth, St. Thomas|
|Crystal Cove||1.0||NNW||Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas|
|Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina||1.1||NNW||Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas|
|Margaritaville Vacation Club||2.0||NW||East End, St. Thomas|
|Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa||2.1||NW||East End, St. Thomas|
|Bolongo Bay Beach Resort||3.5||W||2.8 mi. Southeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas|
|Bluebeards Beachclub and Villas||4.6||W||Frenchman Bay, St. Thomas|
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