Best Time to Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands

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The United States Virgin Islands are east of Puerto Rico. They are an archipelago located in the group of the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies. U.S. Virgin Islands have sunny skies year-round and magnificent beaches. There's variety in the Islands' natural beauty from the mountains to the beach. These beautiful Islands have more than fifty inlets and cays in the eastern Caribbean and three main islands for travelers to visit. St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas.

  • St. Thomas is a popular tourist destination if you're looking for culture and nightlife.
  • The idyllic island of St. John is accessible by the Red Hook ferry. It is known for its rugged and majestic beauty.
  • St. Croix is the “Big Island” of U.S. Virgin Islands, and like St. John, this island also has a gorgeous national park. Off the northern coast of St. Croix is a thriving coral reef that is a paradise for sea turtles and pelicans.

Best Hotels & Resorts

Best hotel
St Thomas
The Ritz-Carlton
5
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Pool
$699.00
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Secret Harbour Beach Resort
4
Free WiFi
Kitchen
Parking available
$407.00
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St Thomas
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
4
Free parking
Kitchen
Free WiFi
$539.00
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St Thomas
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
4
$435.00
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St Thomas
Emerald Beach Resort
3
$206.00
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St Thomas
Lindbergh Bay Hotel
3
Pool
Air conditioning
Free parking
$149.00
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Windward Passage Hotel
3
$176.00
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Beach in US Virgin Islands.

Weather in U.S. Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands is tropical and hot year-round, with a cool period from December to April and average highs around (82/84 °F). May to November is hotter and can be sultry with the highs around (88/90 °F) with a breeze to temper the heat. The sun shines for long hours throughout the year. July is the most humid month in the USVI, but it can continue through September.

The weather is usually nice or variable, with only brief showers and thunderstorms that are more likely and intense during the rainy season. June begins the hurricane season in the West Indies. The wettest period and high risk for tropical storms are August through October. Hurricane threats subside in November when the season officially concludes. The dry season is December to April, and it is the wet season from May to part of December.

Festivals and Events

Valentine's Day Jump Up is a lively festival that happens four times a year and includes outdoor vendors and the sounds of local musicians. Colorfully costumed dancers on stilts called “mocko jumbies” are also featured. St John's festival combines with the United States' Independence Day. The final parade day of the carnival falls on the Fourth of July.

Each March, a highly competitive yacht race, the "Crown Jewel of the Caribbean," takes place at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. This event attracts sailors from throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and North America.

Coconut in US Virgin Islands.

Average Temperature

The Virgin Islands is tropical and hot year-round, with a cool period from December to April and an average temperature of 70's-80's.

  • January and February are the coldest months in the United States Virgin Islands as the dry season continues, with average temperatures in the mild range of 70's to 80's and cooler at night.
  • March is the driest month in the United States Virgin Islands. The average temperatures are in the comfortable 70 to 80's range, with moderate humidity.
  • April-May brings a transition from the dry to the wet season. The average temperatures register in the 70 to 80's range and humidity increases. This can be the best time to visit the Virgin Islands.
  • In June-August, the average high temperature reaches 80’-90's during the day, while the night temperatures are slightly lower at higher 70's. These months can be the hottest. It is the start of the wet season. September and October lie in the eye of the wet season in the United States Virgin Islands, with at least 16 rainy days. Day temperatures hit higher 80s with humid weather.
  • November is the last month of the United States Virgin Islands wet season. The average temperatures drop slightly to register in the 70s to the high 80's°F. December begins the transition to pleasant weather in the United States Virgin Islands. The average temperatures range from mid-70's to 80's, and are comfortable due to the drop in humidity.

Average Precipitation

There is a rainy season from May to December. The rainfall averages 2.7" monthly and 40-47 inches yearly in the Virgin Islands, but If you want to miss heavy downpours, avoid going to the region from August through November. These are the wettest months, with about 16 rainy days and six to seven inches of rain monthly. This is also the tropical storm and hurricane season. The lowest chance of precipitation in the USVI is December through March as this is a dry season. The best time to go to U.S. Virgin Islands is in April when the weather is mild and similar to March on the mainland.

Yacht in US Virgin Islands.

Average Tourist Volume

December through April are popular times to visit because of sunny weather, comfortable temperatures, and low risk of rain and hurricanes. March is popular due to spring break, and December is popular due to holiday vacations. Hotel and resort rates are highest during these months. April through June is when temperatures are mild from the mid-70s to the high 80s, and there's less rainfall. Tourist season gets slower and hotel rates decrease, making this period the best time to go to the Virgin Islands before hurricane season arrives.

September through November are the worst months to visit as they fall inside the heart of hurricane season. These months can have sweltering temperatures that often reach the upper 80s. There are great package deals and hotel rates if you travel during this time. The hurricane season can bring days when the seas are flat, calm, and great for small powerboats. Swimming and snorkeling are a delight in the warm, mirror-flat waters. Tourists are few and far between on the beaches and on hikes. There is an island saying, “September Remember, October All Over.”

Conclusion

There are many opportunities to have a fantastic vacation in the Virgin Islands. Enjoy its marine life and beautiful flora and fauna of this three-island paradise. You can soak up the sun, hike, explore, snorkel and boat here on and around pearl sands and clear aqua waters in a tropical climate.

FAQ

What is the best time to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands?

If you're interested in warm weather and spending time outdoors, the best time to visit would be during the months of December through April. These months boast some of the lowest rainfall levels and temperatures in the 70s and 80s. However, this is also the busiest time of year for tourism, so you can expect higher prices and larger crowds. If you don't mind a little rain and want to take advantage of lower prices and smaller crowds, the months of May through November are ideal. These months see more rainfall, but temperatures are still pleasant in the low to mid-80s.

When is hurricane season in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

The hurricane season in the U.S. Virgin Islands typically runs from June 1st to November 30th. However, the risk of a hurricane hitting the islands is highest in August and September. So if you're looking to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands during the hurricane season, it's best to do so in the early part of the season (June and July) or the late part of the season (October and November).

When is the rainy season in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

The rainy season in the U.S. Virgin Islands typically runs from August to October, with the heaviest rains usually occurring in September and October. The rains often come in the form of afternoon thunderstorms, so it's still possible to enjoy plenty of beach time if you're willing to brave the weather. If you're planning a trip during the rainy season, be sure to pack your rain gear and plan some indoor activities as well.

What is the coldest month in the Virgin Islands?

The coldest month in the Virgin Islands is January, when the average temperature is 27 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it is important to note that the Virgin Islands are located in the tropics, so even the "coldest" month is relatively warm compared to most other places in the world.

Is the water warm in the Virgin Islands?

The water in the Virgin Islands is warm year-round, with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the water temperature can vary depending on the time of year and the location within the Virgin Islands. For example, the water is typically warmer in the southern parts of the Virgin Islands than in the north.

Top Hotels & Resorts

Best hotel
St Thomas
The Ritz-Carlton
Air conditioning
Free WiFi
Bathtub
Free parking
Pool
Gym
The Ritz-Carlton on the map.
$699.00
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Executive Suite King
3 maximum amount
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The Executive Suite King offers stunning views of the water, along with a spacious layout and luxurious amenities. Guests can enjoy a private balcony, a king-sized bed, and a marble bathroom with double vanities. The suite also features a living area with a sofa and a dining table, as well as a kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave.
Climate-controlled air conditioning
Free cots/infant beds
Premium bedding
55-inch LCD TV
Cable channels
Premium TV channels
Coffee/tea maker
Room service
Free Wi-Fi
Connecting rooms available
Daily housekeeping
Free local calls
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Phone
Balcony
Presidential Suite
4 maximum amount
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The Presidential Suite at The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is the perfect choice for discerning travelers. Occupying the entire top floor of the hotel, the suite offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and lush tropical gardens. Inside, guests can enjoy a spacious living area with a wet bar, dining room, and separate bedroom with a king-sized bed.
Climate-controlled air conditioning
Free cots/infant beds
Premium bedding
55-inch LCD TV
Cable channels
Premium TV channels
Coffee/tea maker
Room service
Free Wi-Fi
Connecting rooms available
Daily housekeeping
Free local calls
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Phone
Balcony
Three Bedroom Presidential Suite
8 maximum amount
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This elegant 3,000 square foot suite features a spacious living room with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, a formal dining room perfect for entertaining, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The suite also features three luxuriously appointed bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. Additional amenities include a washer/dryer, high-speed Internet access, and 24-hour room service.
Climate-controlled air conditioning
Free cots/infant beds
Premium bedding
55-inch LCD TV
Cable channels
Premium TV channels
Coffee/tea maker
Room service
Free Wi-Fi
Connecting rooms available
Daily housekeeping
Free local calls
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Phone
Balcony
Two Bedroom Suite
7 maximum amount
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The suite is decorated in a sleek, modern style and features a private balcony, a spacious living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom includes a king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a deep soaking tub, while the second bedroom has two queen-sized beds. The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas also offers a variety of on-site amenities, including an infinity pool, a spa, and a fitness center. Guests of the hotel can also enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning and 24-hour room service.
Climate-controlled air conditioning
Free cots/infant beds
Premium bedding
55-inch LCD TV
Cable channels
Premium TV channels
Coffee/tea maker
Room service
Free Wi-Fi
Connecting rooms available
Daily housekeeping
Free local calls
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Phone
Balcony
St Thomas
Secret Harbour Beach Resort
Kitchen
Pool
Gym
Free WiFi
Non-smoking
Parking available
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$407.00
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One Bedroom Suite
4 maximum amount
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Everything you need for a memorable tropical getaway—a weekend, weeks, or even months—is available in Secret Harbour's Beachfront 1-Bedroom Condominiums. Up to four people can stay in these units, which offer full residential amenities.
Private Balcony or Patio with Stunning Ocean Views
WiFi with secured access
Fully-Equipped Kitchens
Full-Sized Refrigerator
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes, glassware, cutlery
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning + Ceiling Fans
Televisions with DVD players
MP3 Docking Stations
In-Room Safe
Telephone with Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cribs/Rollaway Beds (Upon Request)
Two Bedroom Suite
6 maximum amount
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Secret Harbour's Beachfront 2-Bedroom Condominiums are the perfect option for a large family or group of friends who wish to spend time on the beach. Your condominium will have one private bedroom with a king-size bed, a second private bedroom with a king-sized bed or two twin beds that may be connected.
Private Balcony or Patio with Stunning Ocean Views
WiFi with secured access
Fully-Equipped Kitchens
Full-Sized Refrigerator
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes, glassware, cutlery
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning + Ceiling Fans
Televisions with DVD players
MP3 Docking Stations
In-Room Safe
Telephone with Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cribs/Rollaway Beds (Upon Request)
Three Bedroom Suite
8 maximum amount
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Your Beachfront 3-Bedroom Condominiums have all the amenities you need for a relaxing tropical getaway with up to 8 people. The bedrooms have king-sized beds and the living area has comfortable furnishings including a couch that converts into a full-size bed. The units accommodate up to 8 people and include full residential amenities.
Private Balcony or Patio with Stunning Ocean Views
WiFi with secured access
Fully-Equipped Kitchens
Full-Sized Refrigerator
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes, glassware, cutlery
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning + Ceiling Fans
Televisions with DVD players
MP3 Docking Stations
In-Room Safe
Telephone with Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cribs/Rollaway Beds (Upon Request)
Studio Suite
2 maximum amount
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There is everything you need for a memorably tropical getaway at Secret Harbour Beachfront Studio Condominiums, accommodating up to 2 people.
Private Balcony or Patio with Stunning Ocean Views
WiFi with secured access
Fully-Equipped Kitchens
Full-Sized Refrigerator
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes, glassware, cutlery
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning + Ceiling Fans
Televisions with DVD players
MP3 Docking Stations
In-Room Safe
Telephone with Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cribs/Rollaway Beds (Upon Request)
Oceanfront Room
2 maximum amount
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These 600-square-foot, oceanfront hotel-style rooms are conveniently located near the lobby and have ramp access, a patio, and a kitchenette. Two people can stay in these units, which feature a king-sized bed, a private bathroom, a microwave, a mini-refrigerator, and a coffee maker.
Private Balcony or Patio with Stunning Ocean Views
WiFi with secured access
Fully-Equipped Kitchens
Full-Sized Refrigerator
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes, glassware, cutlery
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning + Ceiling Fans
Televisions with DVD players
MP3 Docking Stations
In-Room Safe
Telephone with Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cribs/Rollaway Beds (Upon Request)
One Bedroom Condominium
4 maximum amount
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Those wishing for a more remote experience away from the beach activities and closer to the pool should consider Hillside 1-Bedroom Condominiums, also known as Secret Harbour Villas®. These units can house up to four people and include full residential amenities in a tropical beach setting.
Private Balcony or Patio with Stunning Ocean Views
WiFi with secured access
Fully-Equipped Kitchens
Full-Sized Refrigerator
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes, glassware, cutlery
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning + Ceiling Fans
Televisions with DVD players
MP3 Docking Stations
In-Room Safe
Telephone with Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cribs/Rollaway Beds (Upon Request)
Two Bedroom Condominium
6 maximum amount
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Individuals who want a more secluded experience away from the shoreline and closer to the pool may prefer Hillside 2-Bedroom Secret Harbour Villas. Hillside 2-Bedroom Villas accommodate up to 6 people and provide full resort amenities in a picturesque beach landscape.
Private Balcony or Patio with Stunning Ocean Views
WiFi with secured access
Fully-Equipped Kitchens
Full-Sized Refrigerator
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes, glassware, cutlery
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning + Ceiling Fans
Televisions with DVD players
MP3 Docking Stations
In-Room Safe
Telephone with Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cribs/Rollaway Beds (Upon Request)
Studio Condominium
2 maximum amount
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People who want to be away from the beach activities and closer to the pool should consider Hillside Studio Condominiums, also known as Secret Harbour Villas®. Up to 2 people can stay in one of these studio apartments, which feature a combined living/dining/sleeping area with a private bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.
Private Balcony or Patio with Stunning Ocean Views
WiFi with secured access
Fully-Equipped Kitchens
Full-Sized Refrigerator
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes, glassware, cutlery
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning + Ceiling Fans
Televisions with DVD players
MP3 Docking Stations
In-Room Safe
Telephone with Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cribs/Rollaway Beds (Upon Request)
St Thomas
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
Free parking
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Gym
Pool
Kitchen
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$539.00
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Villa, 2 Bedrooms
8 maximum amount
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Our two-bedroom, two-bath villas are well-equipped and spacious, and can accommodate up to eight people. You'll feel right at home in St. Thomas by staying in one of our villa rentals. We provide separate living and dining areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers.
Climate-controlled air conditioning
Down duvet
Egyptian cotton bed sheets
Free cots/infant beds
DVD player
Flat-screen TV
Satellite channels
Video game console
Coffee/tea maker
Dining area
Dishwasher
Kitchen
Microwave
Fridge
Stovetop
Internet
Free Wi-Fi
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Sitting area
View – partial ocean
Washer/dryer
Balcony
Villa, 3 Bedrooms
12 maximum amount
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St. Thomas villa rentals feature spacious three-bedroom villas that can house up to 12 guests. Our villas have separate living and dining areas, full kitchens, and washing and drying machines. Our well-appointed two-bedroom, two-bath villas come equipped with all the comforts and conveniences of home.
Climate-controlled air conditioning
Down duvet
Egyptian cotton bed sheets
Free cots/infant beds
DVD player
Flat-screen TV
Satellite channels
Video game console
Coffee/tea maker
Dining area
Dishwasher
Kitchen
Microwave
Fridge
Stovetop
Internet
Free Wi-Fi
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Sitting area
View – partial ocean
Washer/dryer
Balcony
St Thomas
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Bar
Pool
Free parking
Gym
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
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$435.00
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Room One Bed
2 maximum amount
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Looking for a place to stay in Bolongo Bay Beach Resort? Check out Room One Bed, our top pick for accommodations in the area! This comfortable room is perfect for couples or solo travelers, and comes with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Enjoy stunning views of the bay from your private balcony, or take a dip in our heated outdoor pool.
Premium bedding
Cable/satellite channels
Flat-screen TV
Champagne service
Coffee/tea maker
Microwave (on request)
Free Wi-Fi
Individually decorated
Iron/ironing board
Phone
Safe
View – beach
Furnished balcony or patio
Room Two Beds
4 maximum amount
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The room comes with two beds, a private balcony, and a full private bathroom. Guests can enjoy direct access to the beach, as well as use of the resort's many amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, and restaurants.
Premium bedding
Cable/satellite channels
Flat-screen TV
Champagne service
Coffee/tea maker
Microwave (on request)
Free Wi-Fi
Individually decorated
Iron/ironing board
Phone
Safe
View – beach
Furnished balcony or patio
St Thomas
Emerald Beach Resort
Gym
Pool
Free parking
Free WiFi
Pet-friendly
Non-smoking
Emerald Beach Resort on the map.
$206.00
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King Room with Balcony
4 maximum amount
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Beachfront Standard Deluxe King Size Rooms are available in our St. Thomas hotel, providing stunning views of the white sands and turquoise waters of Lindbergh Bay. Each room provides the perfect setting for a wonderful St. Thomas vacation. In addition to the awe-inspiring water views, all rooms are beachfront and recently redesigned with a tropical-inspired décor.
Voicemail
Safe
Adjustable Air Conditioning
Flat-screen TV with cable channels
Hairdryer
Mini refrigerator
Iron/ironing board
Coffeemaker
Complimentary wireless internet
Double Bed Room With Balcony
4 maximum amount
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Beachfront Standard Deluxe Double Bed Rooms are available at Paradise Cove Beach Resort. With a variety of St. Thomas vacation packages to choose from, you can be sure to find the one that is perfect for you. In addition to the beautiful water vistas, all accommodations are beachfront, spacious, and decorated in a tropical style to provide the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable vacation experience.
Voicemail
Safe
Adjustable Air Conditioning
Flat-screen TV with cable channels
Hairdryer
Mini refrigerator
Iron/ironing board
Coffeemaker
Complimentary wireless internet
St Thomas
Lindbergh Bay Hotel
Non-smoking
Free WiFi
Pool
Gym
Air conditioning
Free parking
Lindbergh Bay Hotel on the map.
$149.00
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Standard Room
2 maximum amount
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These rooms offer a luxurious Queen/King pillowtop mattress and partial views of the gardens or Lindbergh Bay.
Wireless Internet
Coffeemaker
Iron and ironing board
Hairdryer
Air conditioning
Flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Voicemail
Safe
Alarm clock radio
Room, 2 Double Beds
4 maximum amount
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These rooms are perfect for groups or families, as they feature two pillowtop double beds and partial views of the garden or Lindbergh Bay.
Wireless Internet
Coffeemaker
Iron and ironing board
Hairdryer
Air conditioning
Flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Voicemail
Safe
Alarm clock radio
Deluxe Room
4 maximum amount
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Secluded double beds with Ocean / garden view and close to the pool.
Wireless Internet
Coffeemaker
Iron and ironing board
Hairdryer
Air conditioning
Flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Voicemail
Safe
Alarm clock radio
Deluxe Villa
2 maximum amount
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These luxurious Villa rooms feature one king-size pillowtop bed and a view of Lindbergh Bay.
Wireless Internet
Coffeemaker
Iron and ironing board
Hairdryer
Air conditioning
Flat-screen TV with satellite channels
Voicemail
Safe
Alarm clock radio
St Thomas
Windward Passage Hotel
Pool
Free parking
Gym
Air conditioning
Free WiFi
Non-smoking
Windward Passage Hotel on the map.
$176.00
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed
2 maximum amount
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The standard room features a king-size bed, an private balcony overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The room also includes a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning in the hotel's restaurant, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Air conditioning
Bed sheets
Satellite channels
TV
Coffee/tea maker
Room service (limited)
Free Wi-Fi
Daily housekeeping
Iron/ironing board
Safe
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
4 maximum amount
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The Standard Room at the Windward Passage Hotel offers two double beds and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The room is decorated in a classic style and includes a desk, chair, and TV. The bathroom features a shower, toilet, and sink. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning.
Air conditioning
Bed sheets
Satellite channels
TV
Coffee/tea maker
Room service (limited)
Free Wi-Fi
Daily housekeeping
Iron/ironing board
Safe

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