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St. Thomas is a beach-loving child's paradise and the hoteliers on the island know it. Most of the name-brand resorts are kid-friendly, as are many of the smaller boutique hotels and condos. Some take kid-friendliness to the extreme and lay on loads of added activities and amenities, while others simply foster a laid-back, casual environment where kids and parents alike feel free to play, laugh and run without worrying about disturbing honeymooners.
The Sugar Bay Resort in Smith Bay (formerly Wyndham-owned) is probably the most kid-friendly hotel on St. Thomas, in terms of the sheer variety of activities available to distract and entertain the young ones. In addition to being located right on a family-friendly beach, Sugar Bay also has a kids club, bumper boats, mini golf, outdoor movies, childcare services and even daily iguana feedings. As an all-inclusive resort, food, drinks and accommodation are all covered under the room rate, plus they throw in free use of water toys for good measure.
However, Sugar Bay is not the only name-brand hotel that welcomes children. The Ritz Carlton and Marriott Frenchman's Reef both offer a slew of kid-friendly amenities and activities, from
The family-owned Island Beachcomber Hotel, located right by the airport, offers a different type of experience but one that's equally kid-friendly. The Polynesian-style decor, casual vibe, no-frills menus, easy access to the beach and rooms with kitchenettes make it easy for kids to be kids.
Vacation condos and villas are another popular option for families with kids vacationing on St. Thomas. Properties such as the Sapphire Village Condominiums and the Bluebeard's Beach Club and Villas allow families the freedom to spread out and cook meals, while offering ideal beachside locations.
St. Thomas is not only for couples, it's also a great family destination, as you and your children will discover during your stay in one of the island's many kid-friendly hotels.