Articles Mentioning St. Thomas Hotels

5 Castaway Vacations on Almost-Desert Islands

If your life often feels like it’s moving at near-breakneck speed, you probably consider your vacations as opportunities to disconnect (often, literally), decompress, and slow down. Way down. And what better way to do that than with a so-called “castaway vacation” — a getaway to a deserted island, where even the small handful of tourists…

The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Day Passes to Caribbean Resorts

Whether you’re a cruiser or looking to experience an upscale beachfront property without the high room rates, day passes are popular options for visitors to Caribbean destinations. Travelers who purchase these tickets often get a full eight hours of access to a resort’s sandy beaches, relaxing pools, non-motorized water sports (such as kayaks and snorkel…

The 7 Stunning Hotels Turning Heads This Week

What is it we do at Oyster.com? It’s a lot more than just daydream of epic getaways and put together galleries of the most wanderlust-inducing photos (although that’s certainly part of it). Every day, we add new hotel properties to our site — with comprehensive reviews, hundreds of photos (including bird’s eye view pics taken…

20 Caribbean Views You Have to See to Believe

It’s no secret that islands in the Caribbean have some of the most stunning views around. With beautiful blue waters, sandy shores, and an abundance of palm trees, the photo-worthy vistas are endless. Though we recommend enjoying the island outlooks in person, here are 20 breathtaking Caribbean views to tide you over until your next…

Caribbean Hidden Gems: 10 Cute Bed & Breakfasts

Often when travelers think of bed-and-breakfasts, images of historic Southern mansions with wide front porches come to mind. Call to mind the Caribbean, on the other hand, and we often imagine massive mega-resorts with lounge chairs packed on the sand side-by-side, head-to-foot. But fortunately some quaint bed-and-breakfasts can be found nestled among the beaches of…

Little Hotel, Big View: 7 Boutiques in St. Thomas with Stunning Vistas

Part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas boasts gorgeous beaches and equally gorgeous waters. While many tourists, particularly those arriving by cruise ship, choose beachside mega-resorts for their island stays, some of the best, most intimate accommodations can be found in tiny, family-run boutique hotels tucked away in the hills. These spots may seem…

Can You Keep a Secret? The Caribbean’s Best Hidden Gems

This post originally appeared on Yahoo! Travel. The Caribbean has long been a popular warm-weather destination. And as each year goes by, another island becomes “discovered” by tourists, meaning the quick appearance of megaresorts, chain restaurants, souvenir shops, and crowds. But there are a handful of spots that are still secrets. Some are tiny boutique…

7 Super Family-Friendly Beaches in the U.S.

Once we got that hint of sunny weather earlier this week, it became official: we’ve got the beach bug. Nothing ushers in warmer temperatures (at least in our minds) like frolicking in the sand, and a trip to the shore can be the perfect way to get the family together. We’ve told you about the…

7 Ultra-Luxe, Ocean-view Hotel Infinity Pools

When your windows frame the crystalline creep of fresh frost and the forecast calls for snow, sleet and plummeting mercury, nothing boosts the spirit better than dreams of tropical heat and beachy vistas. But when even the weatherman looks depressed and the thermometer starts to shiver, it can be hard to remember what warm weather…

WTF Wednesday: Caption This Photo

Depending on where you travel, you might find some interesting hotel crashers. In the case of the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort on St. Thomas, they’re of the reptilian variety. Luckily, these guys are harmless (unless you happen to be a strawberry), and kids tend to love seeing them. Check out our…