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St. Thomas is the most well known of the four major U.S. Virgin Islands and is home to many popular U.S. Virgin islands hotels. Located 50 miles east of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas sits adjacent to scenic St. John, which can be seen from the vistas of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas.Though St. Thomas was discovered by famed explorer Christopher Columbus on his second journey to the New World in 1493, and was a popular port for pirates in the two centuries that followed, the earliest inhabitants of the island were indigenous tribes, including the Ciboney, Arawaks and Caribs.

Today, the picturesque white beaches, idyllic climate, rich history and natural beauty of St. Thomas and the other Virgin Islands brings an array of international visitors to its resorts and hotels, eager to explore the destination’s exciting attractions. From fine dining showcasing the unique flavors of the Caribbean to the abundance of active outdoor adventures such as kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, sport-fishing and more, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a tropical playground offering visitors an unforgettable island experience.