There are two kinds of accommodations on St. Thomas: large chain resorts and small independent hotels and guesthouses. Most people who come here stay in the large resorts; they have the longest advertising reach, and many offer attractive package deals. Hotel chains including Best Western, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Wyndham, and Antilles Resorts have hotels on St. Thomas. They are not listed here.
Travelers looking for something more unique and offbeat would be wise to steer clear of chain resorts. Rooms in Charlotte Amalie’s historic district are affordable, and some are quite luxurious. There are also a few independent beachfront hotels for a range of budgets.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition