St. Thomas, Virgin Islands deluxe all-inclusive for under US$500 per couple

If you are looking for the cheapest all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean you should be looking in Cancun or Jamaica or the Dominican Republic, but if you are looking for some of the best the US Virgin Islands is a great place to start. St. Thomas Island is well known as one of the classiest and most exclusive of the islands, so it’s an ideal place to avoid the package-tourist crowd.

One of the finest resorts on the island, the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, is currently offering an all-inclusive special for US$468 per night per couple including lots of extras. The normal rate for this is more like US$700, and during Christmas season it’s much higher.

The deal

A Value Room at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas for US$468 per couple on an all-inclusive basis.

The details

This deal is only available through our booking partner, Expedia, and includes an early-booking bonus of 15% in addition to the normal discount. It isn’t necessary to stay a certain number of days to get this deal, but it is necessary to book at least a month in advance. For only $16 more you can get an oceanview room, which certainly seems worthwhile in the Caribbean.

St. Thomas luxury is on sale

With only 65 guest rooms the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is nothing like the tourism factories you find on some of the other islands. The staff are likely to learn your name on your first day and by the time you leave you’ll feel like family. In spite of its modest size, this resort has a great selection of daytime activities, including a gorgeous swimming pool with a swim-up bar.

Of course there’s a spa and fitness facilities, since this resort is made for relaxing in the beautiful Caribbean sun. The all-inclusive option also entitles guests to meals at the acclaimed fusion-cuisine restaurant, which is quite expensive if you are paying the menu prices.

Rooms come with premium bedding, as you’d expect in a luxury resort, as well as a balcony or patio, a TV with premium channels, a refrigerator, and all the luxury amenities you’d expect at a top flight Caribbean resort.

In addition to the food and standard drinks at all restaurants and bars, the all-inclusive option comes with use of all non-motorized activities, including kayaks, snorkeling gear, sailboats, windsurfers, and much more, as well as an introductory scuba lesson in the pool. You are certain to run out of time long before you run out of included activities, unless you decide to just stay on permanently.