Ritz Carlton St Thomas is the most impressive resort in the island of St Thomas, but of course, there is not much of competition, so this is not really saying much. The main reason people are drawn to the island resort is the location. The resort is located within the boundaries of a marine life preserve, which makes the area one of the top most spots for diving as well as snorkeling enthusiasts. There are a number of sites here.
Well, food and service at the Ritz Carlton St Thomas is certainly not upto the Ritz benchmark, if there is any. It is noticed by almost everyone that Ritz hotels in other Caribbean islands, such as the Rose hall Ritz in Jamaica have better hospitality and service on offer.
However, in sheer style and ornate splendor, there is nothing to match the Ritz Carlton St Thomas. You certainly can not argue with all the marble everywhere, on the floors, Grecian columns, antique objects sprinkled here and there, giant French floors, splendid chandeliers and other items of luxury.
The Frenchman’s Reef Marriott is the other resort in the island of ST Thomas that offers competition to the Ritz. Marriot is also priced less. However, the Ritz Carlton St Thomas beats Marriot on the location, the balconies and patios in the rooms, beachside and pool side drinks.
The location on the marine life preserve is the main selling point, and what makes the resort unique from other resorts on the island. You can have some of the best diving and snorkeling in the United States Virgin Islands. There is no dearth of quality here.
The hotel grounds are interesting to say the least. There are trees from all over the world growing side by side here, African Sausage trees and coconut palms. All of these have been imported for a more exotic look.
The Central Building at the Ritz Carlton has a reception area, a desk, a jewel store, as well as gift stores. There are one hundred and eighty guestrooms all of which are located at the numerous buildings here, all of them named after flowers.
There are golf carts for employees to get around the hotel grounds, but guests have to walk ten minutes to the beach. The staff sometimes offer lifts, although not always. The rooms here are comfortable, and there is no dearth to quality here.
List of main facilities, amenities and services in the Ritz Carlton St Thomas . . .
List of main recreational facilities on offer . . .
• Playground on site • Fishing on site • Parasailing on site • Hiking / biking trails nearby • Running track / path on site • Volleyball on site • Yoga classes / instruction on site • Motor boating on site • Windsurfing on site • Scuba diving on site • Sailing on site • Personal watercraft nearby • Swimming on site • Snorkeling on site • Golfing nearby • Golf – driving range nearby
List of main in room and suite facilities on offer . . .
• Cribs (infant beds) available • Rollaway beds • Desk • Clock radio • Window opens • Television • In – room safe accommodates laptop • Iron / ironing board • Electronic / magnetic keys • Electronic check – out • In – room childcare (surcharge) • Hair dryer • Complimentary toiletries • Bathrobes • Bathroom scale • Slippers • In – room massage available • Makeup / shaving mirror • Bathroom phone • Turndown service • Housekeeping daily • Wake – up calls • Complimentary bottled water • Coffee / tea maker • Minibar • Voice mail • Free local calls • Multi – line phone • Internet access (complimentary) • Blackout drapes / curtain • Complimentary newspaper • Air conditioning • Climate control • Ceiling fan • Balcony • Hypo – allergenic bedding available • CD player • Video – game console • Pay movies • Cable / satellite television channels • Premium television channel(s) • Wireless Internet access
List of main Hotel and property facilities on offer . . .
• Spa services on site • Smoke – free property • Pool table • Massage – spa treatment room(s) • Children’s club • Wireless (high – speed) Internet access – complimentary • Number of rooms: 180 • Supervised child care / activities • Wedding services • Tennis on site • Umbrella • Elevator / lift • Air – conditioned public areas
• Shoe shine • Dry cleaning / laundry service • Shopping on site • Gift shops or newsstand • ATM / banking • Tour assistance • Beauty services • Medical assistance available • Security guard • Doorman / doorwoman • Express check – out • Porter / bellhop • 24 – hour front desk • Express check – in • Multilingual staff • Safe – deposit box – front desk • Secretarial services • Audio – visual equipment • Internet access in public areas – surcharge • Business services • Exhibit space • Event catering • Multiple conference / meeting rooms • Multiple small meeting rooms • Ballroom(s) • Banquet facilities • Limo or Town Car service available • Valet parking • Self parking • Parking (free) • Room service (24 hours) • Bar / lounge • Restaurant(s) in hotel • Fitness facilities • Health club • Complimentary newspapers in lobby • Technology helpdesk • Concierge desk • Steam room • Full – service health spa • Spa tub • Swimming pool – children’s • Poolside bar • Swimming pool – outdoor
Ritz Carlton ST Thomas – Contact Details . . .
6 9 0 0 Great Bay, St. Thomas 0 0 8 02
Phone – 8 0 0 / 2 4 1 – 3 3 3 3 , 3 4 0 / 7 7 5 – 3 3 3 3
Fax – 3 4 0 / 7 7 5 – 44 4 4
Web site – www.ritzcarlton.com