Hotels in St. Thomas Before Yacht Charter

If you need accommodation before or after your yacht charter week, we are recommending a few hotels in St. Thomas (STT) for you to choose from so that you do not miss a day onboard.

Sometimes your flight is late and you wish to stay ashore before joining your charter the next day. You may even want to stay an extra night on St. Thomas to explore more of the Caribbean islands. The marina for yacht pickup varies between Yacht Haven Grande (Charlotte Amalie) or Red Hook on the East End.

View from Blackbeard's Caste in Charlotte Amalie

Let’s look at some of the best places to stay

1. The Ritz Cartlon

Photo: The Ritz Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas features an alluring blend of sea-inspired luxury and resort amenities.

Embark on an idyllic retreat at this jewel among hotels in the US Virgin Islands, where you will discover endless views over Great Bay, locally sourced cuisine, well-appointed accommodations and the following:

    • Four restaurants including Alloro, which showcases Sicilian cuisine
    • A remodeled infinity pool and a family-friendly pool with a slide
    • A luxury catamaran for sunset cruises, snorkeling tours and private events
    • Oceanfront Club Lounge with updated culinary offerings and marine-inspired décor
    • Second family-friendly pool with slide and plunge pool
    • The only TopGolf Swing Suite in the Caribbean

2. The Marriott Frenchman’s Cove

Photo: Marriott Vacation Club

Set on a picturesque hillside overlooking the azure waters of Pacquereau Bay, Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is a breathtaking complement to the beauty of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Adjacent to Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, our premium vacation ownership resort is reminiscent of a quaint village surrounded by a secluded beach with amazing views of the bay and St. Thomas harbor.

Like the nearby historic town of Charlotte Amalie, the design of our resort reflects the Danish and British architectural influences set amidst a colorful tropical landscape. Our spacious two- and three-bedroom villa rentals feature separate living and dining areas, full kitchens, gracious master suites and furnished balconies or patios. Relax in the sparkling infinity pool with a waterslide, keep up with your workout routine at the fitness center, dine al fresco at our poolside restaurant or partake in family-friendly activities for all ages.

3. Margaritaville

Photo: Margaritaville

With a stay at Wyndham Margaritaville St Thomas, you’ll be on the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Coki Beach and Coral World Ocean Park.

This 4-star hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sapphire Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from American Yacht Harbor.
Make yourself at home in one of the 264 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Amenities Pamper yourself with onsite massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a 24-hour health club, and karaoke. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area. If you’d like to spend the day shopping, you can hop on the shuttle (surcharge). Dining Enjoy a satisfying meal at Margaritaville Restaurant serving guests of Wyndham Margaritaville St Thomas. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 8 AM to 11 AM for a fee. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

4. Secret Harbour

Photo: Secret Harbour

Relax and renew at Secret Harbour Beach Resort. Crystal clear water, pristine swimming beach, and sparkling clean condominiums await. 

Secret Harbour Resort is the best St. Thomas destination for couples and families to relax and play on the beach. 

Located on the quiet east end of St. Thomas, ourboutique resort in the US Virgin Islands features spacious beachfront and hillside apartment-style accommodations with private outdoor space and world-class amenities including a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, watersports rentals, boating excursions, scuba diving, tennis, fitness center, WI-FI and more. Our resort is also the perfect base for remote working, incentive travel, and for adventure enthusiasts seeking easy access to nature attractions, historical sites, and off-the-grid experiences.

5. Emerald Beach

Photo: Emerald Beach

A tranquil, relaxing and remarkably affordable destination among St. Thomas hotels on the beach, the Emerald Beach is situated directly on stunning Lindbergh Bay.

We make vacation planning easy with a convenient location just a short drive from St. Thomas airport and the charming shops, restaurants and attractions of Charlotte Amalie. 

With 90 beachfront guest rooms tucked among swaying palms and beautiful tropical gardens, our US Virgin Islands resort offers effortless access to the water sports, cuisine and breathtaking natural attractions of St. Thomas.

We are pleased to provide a range of services and amenities that are complemented by our gracious, personalized hospitality. We want every guest to feel that Emerald Beach Resort is their home away from home on St. Thomas.

Whether you’ve come to find family adventure, rediscover romance or vacation with family and friends, the Emerald Beach Resort offers everything you need for an exhilarating St. Thomas getaway. As a small boutique hotel, we take great pride in making sure that each guest feels well taken care of while enjoying the opportunity to experience the best St. Thomas Island has to offer.

6. Sapphire Beach

Photo: Sapphire Beach

Sapphire is a pretty white sand beach. Sea grape trees on the right side offer shade to beach goers; and sun worshippers can enjoy basking in the sun on the left side where trees are fewer.

Iguanas and ducks are often seen on the left side close to a man-made pond. There is a water sports booth that offers wind surfing, kayaks and snorkel gear rental, as well as chair rentals. At the nearby marina you can rent jet skis or go parasailing.


Sapphire is a great beach for relaxing and for enjoying water sports. A shallow rocky ledge and reefs on the right side offer good snorkeling. Food and drinks are available from a a small open air grill, drink vendor and from the nearby condo restaurant. Sapphire Beach Resort, Condos and Marina are all within walking distance of the Sapphire Beach shoreline.


7.  Olga’s Fancy

Photo: Olga's Fancy

Our charming inn is located on the shore of Charlotte Amalie Harbor, a stone’s throw from downtown Charlotte Amalie and the St. Thomas airport.

In reality, we’re not far from anything — the island is only 32 square miles — so be prepared to enjoy island life at its fullest from your base in Frenchtown!

One of the most colorful and safe neighborhoods on St. Thomas, Frenchtown is an eclectic enclave of restaurants, bars, quaint homes, businesses, museums and all kinds of entertainment. Choose your method of transportation from kayak, to seaplane, taxi, rental car, charter yacht, fishing charter or simply stroll along the waterfront to Charlotte Amalie.

Olga’s Fancy offers a bit of seclusion, perched on the hillside above the waterfront on the family property of Olga’s owners and operators, the Giovans. Each of the lovingly decorated, bright and clean guest rooms has a fabulous panoramic view of the bustling Harbor, and Hassel and Water Islands, and all the way to St. Croix on the horizon.

As our rooms are nestled along the hillside, there are some stairs. Each landing offers a respite if needed, such as our covered terrace and our salt water pool. We’re sure you’ll agree that the view is so worth those few extra steps!


8.  Blackbeard’s Castle

Photo: Blackbeard's Castle

Visit one of St. Thomas’s most famous historical sites. Situated on a hilltop, these 5 acres are known as “The Williamsburg of the Caribbean”.

You will see several National Landmark Properties and historical manor houses dating as far back as the late 1600’s. From here start your historic walking tour at your own pace. There is also an option for a guided tour. You will hear of the island’s pirate legacy as you visit Skytsborg Tower (originally a 17th century Danish military tower).

The view of the harbor is spectacular and a must see. Enjoy the view while taking a dip in one of Blackbeard’s three pools. Continue your tour down the hill through three breathtaking manor houses: Villa Notman, Haagensen House and Hotel 1829, all listed in the National Register of Historic Places. History comes alive as you view the world’s largest collection of life-sized pirate sculptures, crafted in copper and bronze. The historic homes house the world’s most extensive collection of authentic hand-made West Indian Mahogany furniture. Next you’ll pass by lush tropical gardens, terraces and fountains, and the 99 Steps, one of St. Thomas’ most famous landmarks. At the end of the tour you will find yourself on main street and the historic shopping district of Charlotte Amalie.

9.  Mafolie

Photo: Mafolie Hotel

At our independently owned St. Thomas hotel, we invite you to experience an unrivaled combination of luxury amenities, gourmet dining and boutique hotel services at remarkably affordable prices.

Winning raves from the International Press, the New York Times wrote of Mafolie, “Some of St. Thomas’s most reasonably priced accommodations and a view that even the top resorts can’t rival.”

The Mafolie Hotel & Restaurant is a distinctive Caribbean gem since its founding in 1952. At 866 feet above sea level, our views are breathtaking from almost any angle on the property. Each room is unique offering a King or Queen bed, private balconies, additional futons in our mini-suites and almost all have a Harbor view. We have a restaurant offering complimentary buffet breakfast to our hotel guests and dinner open to the public. Our bar offers extraordinary views of downtown Charlotte Amalie. The pool is open daily with drinks at our pool bar.

We look forward to helping you from the minute you decide to go on a charter yacht vacation with Epic Yacht Charters until you arrive onboard the yacht which you chose for an unforgettable vacation.

Call us: (954) 543-1270
Email: [email protected]


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