Although all-inclusive resorts are one of the Caribbean's own inventions, they are more popular in some regions than others. The Virgin Islands follow this same trend, and the availability of all-inclusive resorts varies from island to island.
Nearly all of the Virgin Islands' all-inclusive resorts are concentrated on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The other two islands sport a few, but they are not known for them.
All-inclusive resorts offer guests just about everything they could want, from food and drink to activities. However, be aware of what exactly is covered in your all-inclusive plan, as some resorts do not offer everything one might expect. Higher-end amenities such as spa services often incur an additional charge. Ask the personnel at the front desk to find out exactly what is included in the flat rate.
On the other hand, not everyone loves these resorts. There is some debate about the all-inclusive experience. While for some it seems like the perfect vacation - affordable and relaxing with everything you need right at your fingertips - others have a different opinion.
Some travelers like the simplicity of an all-inclusive package. There are several explanations why these packages are so popular. For example, they simplify the budgeting and planning process. Click to the different ones to get more details about food, amenities, activities, and more.
Tennis enthusiasts and their families often enjoy staying at Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, as they offer some nice tennis facilities. Every room at the Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa has its own private balcony for viewing the resort, bay, or ocean, depending on the guest's choice and desires. One-bedroom suites and special "Clear Air Rooms" are also available. Guests will find them at 6500 Estate Smith Bay, on St. Thomas.
One property located on the waterfront to consider is Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino. Honored by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine in their Best of the Caribbean in 2004, Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino lives up to this prestigious award. Casual and relaxed, but with plenty of activities, the resort caters to all travelers. The property is situated at 25 Estate Truner Hall, on St. Croix.
Those who are in search of good on-site dining opportunities should check out Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. Accommodations at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort come fairly standard, although there is a choice for rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea or rooms that are located directly on the beach. Each unit at the hotel features air-conditioning, cable television, refrigerator, coffee making facility, hair dryer, iron, in-room safety deposit box and either a queen or two double beds. You can find them at 7150 Bolongo, on St. Thomas.
The table just below provides more information on the the 4 all-inclusives serving the USVI.
|Name||Type||Phone Number||Star Rating||Location||Island|
|Bolongo Bay Beach Resort||Hotel||(340) 775-1800||
|2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino||Resort||(877) 773-9700||
|1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Cotton Valley||St. Croix|
|Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa||Resort||(877) 894-4461||
|1.3 mi. East of Central Anna's Retreat||St. Thomas|
|Hillcrest Guesthouse||Guest house||(340) 776-6774||
|Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
But be sure to ask each place what their all-inclusive includes; despite the name, not all properties include everything. Some locations may also offer a variety of all-inclusive options for you to select from.
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