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U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Guide

The Best Hotels In U.S. Virgin Islands For Every Budget

Updated April 2024 ⋅ Written by Laura Schulthies ⋅ Edited by Daniel Mode

US Virgin Islands Hotels: The Best Hotels in U.S. Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands Hotels: The Best Hotels in U.S. Virgin Islands

Welcome to U.S. Virgin Islands

Welcome to our US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide! This tropical Caribbean paradise offers a wide range of accommodation options for travelers seeking an amazing island getaway. From luxury resorts to budget friendly guesthouses and everything in between, there’s a hotel for everyone in the U.S. Virgin Islands. So, whether you prefer to stay on the bustling island of St. Thomas or the more tranquil island of St. John, our guide will help you explore some great places to stay for your USVI vacation. And for those seeking an all inclusive experience, there are several all inclusive resorts to check out as well. So pack your bags and take look at our list of the best hotels in the U.S. Virgin Islands!

Welcome to our US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide! This tropical Caribbean paradise offers a wide range of accommodation options for travelers seeking an amazing island getaway. From luxury resorts to budget friendly guesthouses and everything in between, there’s a hotel for everyone in the U.S. Virgin Islands. So, whether you prefer to stay on the bustling island of St. Thomas or the more tranquil island of St. John, our guide will help you explore some great places to stay for your USVI vacation. And for those seeking an all inclusive experience, there are several all inclusive resorts to check out as well. So pack your bags and take look at our list of the best hotels in the U.S. Virgin Islands!

U.S. Virgin Islands Map

US Virgin Islands Map

Contents

Where to Stay in U.S. Virgin Islands

The Top Neighborhoods

  CHARLOTTE AMALIE ON ST. THOMAS

Charlotte Amalie is the bustling downtown area that is full of action and has the most to offer in terms of tourism. There are all sorts of good accommodation options available, from high end to budget.

  RED HOOK ON ST. THOMAS

Red Hook is the second most popular area for guests to stay on the island. Located on the far east side, this neighborhood offers plenty of amenities and is known for its nightlife.

  CRUZ BAY ON ST. JOHN

Cruz Bay is the heart of the island and has locals and tourists alike coming and going all day. Excellent access to the ferry terminal and is a very walkable area.

  NORTH SHORE ON ST. JOHN

The North Shore area is the place for gorgeous beaches and easy access to the National Park. Lodging in the area can range from super luxury to rustic tents.

  CHRISTIANSTED ON ST. CROIX

Christiansted is the capital and historic center of the island; it is full of entertainment and is easily walkable.

  NORTH SHORE ON ST. CROIX

The North Shore is hands down the most touristy area of the island due to the incredible beaches, tons of shopping options and easily has the most hotel options to choose from.

  CHARLOTTE AMALIE ON ST. THOMAS

Charlotte Amalie is the bustling downtown area that is full of action and has the most to offer in terms of tourism. There are all sorts of good accommodation options available, from high end to budget.

  RED HOOK ON ST. THOMAS

Red Hook is the second most popular area for guests to stay on the island. Located on the far east side, this neighborhood offers plenty of amenities and is known for its nightlife.

  CRUZ BAY ON ST. JOHN

Cruz Bay is the heart of the island and has locals and tourists alike coming and going all day. Excellent access to the ferry terminal and is a very walkable area.

  NORTH SHORE ON ST. JOHN

The North Shore area is the place for gorgeous beaches and easy access to the National Park. Lodging in the area can range from super luxury to rustic tents.

  CHRISTIANSTED ON ST. CROIX

Christiansted is the capital and historic center of the island; it is full of entertainment and is easily walkable.

  NORTH SHORE ON ST. CROIX

The North Shore is hands down the most touristy area of the island due to the incredible beaches, tons of shopping options and easily has the most hotel options to choose from.

Budget Hotels

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Olga’s Fancy, St. Thomas
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Olga’s Fancy, St. Thomas

Olga’s Fancy

St. Thomas

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.1/5

You’ll find Olga’s Fancy by the shores of Charlotte Amalie Harbor in the Frenchtown neighborhood of St. Thomas. Each brightly colored guest room is nestled along the hillside overlooking stunning views of the harbor. Each is decorated with stark white features and pops of blues to create a clean, modern feel. Enjoy a sea salt pool and ideal Frenchtown location with dining, nightlife, and charming shops all within walking distance of your room.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas, St. Thomas
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas, St. Thomas

Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas

St. Thomas

Price: $$    Average Reviews: 4.3/5

St. Thomas’ Flamboyan on the Bay Resort is a hillside paradise overlooking Magens Bay Beach. It’s seven acres are a peaceful retreat with pools, garden paths, restaurants and lounges, and plenty of space to unwind. The accommodations are decorated in tones of blue with a tropical aesthetic and plenty of amenities. Choose between a studio suite, one bedroom suite, or a two-bedroom suite. The resorts’ ideal location also places it minutes away from the white sand beaches, local attractions, shops, and adventures in the area.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: The Green Iguana Hotel, St. Thomas
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: The Green Iguana Hotel, St. Thomas

The Green Iguana Hotel

St. Thomas

Price: $   Average Reviews: 4.1/5

Book your St. Thomas vacation at the award-winning Green Iguana Hotel. It’s nine guest rooms offer a home-away-from-home stay that is as environmentally conscious as it is cozy. The warm atmosphere can be attributed to the pride of running a family-owned hotel that is dedicated to green initiatives. These measures include filtering the water onsite, creating their own electricity with solar panels, and surrounding the property with local tropical gardens.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Caravelle Hotel & Casino, St. Croix
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Caravelle Hotel & Casino, St. Croix

Hotel Caravelle

St. Croix

Price: $$$    Average Reviews: 4.4/5

Hotel Caravelle is a 43-room accommodation with modern rooms and warm décor. Beyond the rooms, the hotel has no shortage of entertainment. Try your luck on the Hotel Caravelle casino slots and enjoy live, outdoor concerts from local bands playing jazz and reggae. Similarly, there are tons of dining options at your fingertips, with the waterfront RumRunners boardwalk inside the hotel building and tasty joints like Nates Boathouse and Twin City Coffee House within walking distance.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Hotel On The Cay
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Hotel On The Cay

Hotel On The Cay

St. Croix

Price: $$   Average Reviews: 4/5

Enjoy the casual elegance and the private island retreat atmosphere of Hotel On The Cay. Located on a private cay, the resort provides a fantastic vacation experience ideal for couples, families, and adventure seekers. Each room has a private balcony to enjoy the stunning harbor views. Dine at our on-site restaurant, or unwind with a swim in the pool. Adventure lovers can enjoy water sports at the activity center. Or explore the historical sights, restaurants, shops, and entertainment options located on the boardwalk just minutes away by a complimentary boat. 

Midrange Hotels

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Company House Hotel, St. Croix
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Company House Hotel, St. Croix

Company House Hotel

St. Croix

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

Company House is a classic Caribbean boutique hotel in St. Croix’s historic Christiansted neighborhood. While the building is quite historic, it has been recently renovated to offer a modern, comfortable experience. Choose between the classic rooms located in the most historic part of the building, the superior rooms that are larger and overlook the courtyard, or the deluxe rooms that are spacious and unique. The hotel also offers a brand-new bar and lounge area for you to relax in and a saltwater swimming pool. Just outside the hotel are numerous pubs, restaurants, and St. Croix attractions within a short walk from your stay.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Concordia Eco Resort, St. John
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Concordia Eco Resort, St. John

Concordia Eco Resort

St. John

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.0/5

Concordia Eco Resort is in St. John, right next to the Virgin Islands National Park. It is secluded, completely immersed in nature, and sits on 20 acres of cliffside with gorgeous views of Salt Pond Bay and Drunk Bay. The accommodations include 25 platform tents for a “glamping” kind of experience, and 17 resort style studios that are all designed around sustainability. You’ll find composting toilets, photovoltaic power systems, no TVs, and a water collection and filtration system built to reduce water waste. While the rooms are minimalist, you’ll still find a pool and restaurant and bar onsite and be completely dazzled by the views and nature surrounding you.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Mafolie Hotel, St. Thomas
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Mafolie Hotel, St. Thomas

Mafolie Hotel

St. Thomas

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

As a top ranked value resort by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine, this St. Thomas oasis is the ideal boutique hotel for your tropical vacation. Enjoy elevated views of downtown Charlotte Amalie and the harbor from more than 800 feet above sea level. Each of the 22 rooms and suites offer tropical-style comfort with the care and hospitality you can only find at an independently owned establishment. You’ll also find a host of other attractive amenities including a restaurant with a complimentary breakfast buffet and a pool and bar.

USVI Hotel Guide: Taramind Reef Resort
USVI Hotel Guide: Taramind Reef Resort

Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina

St. Croix

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4/5

The Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina on St Croix USVI is ideal for families who want to relax, destination weddings, and honeymoons. This intimate resort features oceanfront rooms on 40+ acres with a private marina. You can enjoy casual and fine-dining restaurant options or relax at the oceanfront swimming pool. Get a massage at the spa, or get out on the water with various water sports options. Of course, the palm-lined beach with shade huts is a fantastic way to spend a day. Or you can take a day or sunset sailing and fishing excursions.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: King Christian Hotel
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: King Christian Hotel

King Christian Hotel

St. Croix

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This waterfront fixture in downtown Christiansted, the King Christian Hotel, overlooks Fort Christiansvaern, which has been there for over 300 years. A historic intimate boutique hotel sits directly on the Christiansted waterfront. The hotel offers rooms featuring bespoke furniture and floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms. You have a choice of rooms that range from studios, standards, and balcony superior. Many deluxe rooms at King Christian Hotel feature private patios overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Take the water taxi across the harbor to Cay Beach, featuring incredible snorkeling, swimming, and breathtaking views.

High-End Hotels

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: The Waves at Cane Bay, St. Croix
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: The Waves at Cane Bay, St. Croix

The Waves at Cane Bay

St. Croix

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

On the Northshore of St. Croix, you’ll find the luxurious and secludedWaves at Cane Bay. This boutique hotel is an oceanfront sanctuary for guests looking for a tranquil stay in the Caribbean. The waves from the sea can be heard from the balconies of each of their 11 newly renovated suites. The standard suites are decorated in a chic bohemian style with venetian plaster walls, tropical wood décor, and sophisticated technology. The superior rooms offer additional space and a kitchenette but you can expect that both are eco-friendly and comfortable. Their onsite restaurant, Ama Cane Bay is equally committed to sustainability through use of locally sourced ingredients and eco conscious fisherman. Enjoy the bar upstairs at sunset with some appetizers before your gourmet meal.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort, St. Croix
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort, St. Croix

The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort

St. Croix

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

The buccaneer is uniquely positioned between three distinctive beaches and an oceanfront golf course. It is easily St. Croix’s most luxurious resort because of its added amenities, such as a full-service spa and salon, three restaurants, fitness center, water sports center, two pools, and eight tennis courts. Because of how expansive the resort is, there are numerous packages for you to customize your vacation to your desires and budget. This includes the golf, engagement, honeymoon, celebrations, and explore and rejuvenate packages.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas

The Ritz Carlton

St. Thomas

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Any room in the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas will boast state of the art amenities and top-notch service, but what separates the Ritz from other luxury resorts is their expertise in luxury in all the finest details. For starters, the resort is located in Great Bay where the ocean breeze and view of the lush mountains are intoxicating. Both the pools and the beach guarantee food and beverage service or enjoy the privacy and exclusivity of a private attendant in a cabana. In addition to sunbathing, The Ritz takes care of all water sports and excursions, including a catamaran for sunset cruises so that you don’t have to lift a finger while creating lifelong memories. Retreat to a cozy yet elegant room with balconies overlooking the sea and dedicated concierge for Club Level Rooms and Suites.

US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Secret Harbour Beach Resort, St. Thomas
US Virgin Islands Hotel Guide: Secret Harbour Beach Resort, St. Thomas

Secret Harbour Beach Resort

St. Thomas

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/10

At Secret Harbour Beach Resort in St. Thomas, luxurious hotel rooms overlook the hillside and sea, while beachfront villas open directly to the white sandy paradise of the bay. During your stay in paradise, you’ll find a freshwater pool, tennis courts, a dive shop and watersports center and plenty of sea and land excursions. At Secret Harbor, you won’t have to worry about working up an appetite as you explore –the beach bar and service will make sure you won’t have to get up out of your sunlounge, and the two award winning restaurants will satisfy your cravings at night. Not only that, but the hotel is partnered with St. Thomas’s premier grocer so that fresh foods will be delivered straight to your door.

US Virgin Islands Hotels: The Best Hotels in U.S. Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands Hotels: The Best Hotels in U.S. Virgin Islands

The Westin St. John Resort

St. John

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.2/10

If you’re planning a trip to the Virgin Islands, St. John is regarded as the most unspoiled, paradisical of the islands and if you stay at the Westin, over 1,200 feet of coastline will be yours to enjoy. This ownership resort has every amenity imaginable –quarter-acre pool, private beach, water sports, restaurants—that are yours to enjoy without having to pay resort fees. As for sleeping arrangements, the Westin offers studio, one-, two-, or three-bedroom villas and rentals that are spacious, modern, and fashioned with full-sized kitchens, washer/dryer and priceless views.

Best US Virgin Islands All Inclusive Resorts: Sugar Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Thomas

Looking for an all inclusive? Check out our US Virgin Islands All Inclusive Resorts Guide

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Marissa says:

    Love it! Thank you for taking the guess work out of traveling to the Islands.

  2. Eli & Hayden says:

    Our favorite Ritz Carlton in the entire world is this one! It is amazing and has everything you could ever need.

  3. Jill & Jason says:

    My husband and I stayed at Hotel on the Cay this year thanks to your guide, we had a really great time.

    1. Daniel says:

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Shelia & Bob says:

    Thank you for all of the great accommodation options. We stayed at the Estate Lindholm and it was spectacular.

  5. Tori Hughes says:

    Does the Green Iguana have Wifi available for guests?

  6. Devan S. says:

    The Green Iguana Hotel was perfect for my budget-friendly adventure to the U.S VI, I highly recommend it for those traveling more on the less expensive side.

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