The Best Villas to Book in the US Virgin Islands for Your Vacation

For your own slice of paradise, stay in a villa on a getaway to the US Virgin Islands
For your own slice of paradise, stay in a villa on a getaway to the US Virgin Islands | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Imani Bashir

At 737sqmi (1,909sqkm), the tropical US Virgin Islands are big – and they make a big impact on visitors, too. With coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, tick off your bucket list by taking a dip into both bodies of water. If you’re a real water baby, why not take a swim through its mostly underwater National Park, to snorkel through seagrass and spot sea turtles? Once the day is done, dry off and rest up in one of the many cozy villas in the US Virgin Islands – bookable through Culture Trip.

1. Villa Marina Vista – for a blissful retreat


A bed facing a TV in a room with a balcony that overlooks the harbor at Villa Marina Vista
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Surrounded by lush greenery and incredible views of Redhook Bay, this private villa is a dream escape for anyone looking to get away in style and comfort – the memory foam mattress will have you sleeping for hours. Vibrant colors and bright sunlight adorn every room, as the villa opens onto an idyllic patio that overlooks the ocean. There’s also an outdoor pool on the property, concierge services and an on-site garden to sip those early morning coffees, before spending the day at nearby Sapphire Beach.

2. The Cottage at Villa Indigo – for a home-from-home


A blue-grey couch, armchair and stool in a sitting area at the Cottage at Villa Indigo
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Nestled between the mountains of St Thomas and Magens Bay Beach, this cozy cottage experience is ideal for those looking for an energetic reset. Within a short walk, visitors will find themselves at the historic Blackbeard’s Castle, Haagensen House, a variety of hiking trails and cute Caribbean cafes. And, with an LED TV that comes set with free Netflix, this cottage is truly ideal for finding a home away from home while on vacation.

3. Calichi at Picture Point – for a modern escape


A woman reading a book under an umbrella by the pool at Calichi at Picture Point, with a view of the sea and islands
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With breathtaking panoramic views, and an infinity pool – plus a hot tub – to admire them from, the only problem with this luxury villa complex in the US Virgin Islands is how hard it would be to leave. All six villas are sleek and modern, with Egyptian cotton bed sheets, furnished balconies and hydromassage shower heads in each bathroom. Watch the sunset over the lush landscape while swinging your club on the putting green, or from the rooftop patio and BBQ area.

4. Sapphire Beach Villa – for being on the beach


Palm trees blowing in the wind around the outdoor pool at Sapphire Beach Villa
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If you’re looking for an on-the-beach vacation, Sapphire Beach Villa is perfect, as it’s just a one-minute walk to Sapphire Beach. Furthermore, it’s only a scenic 15-minute walk to Smith Bay Beach, so this rental is as convenient as it is comfortable. Plenty of pillows adorn the king bed and sofa bed, and you’ll love the huge 56in TV to curl up in front of. When you want to head out, try the outdoor swimming pool for a dip, or skip over to the nearby marina, where you can opt for a relaxing boat ride around the island.

5. Villa Indigo 1BR in Private Gated Estate – for adventurers


Two rattan chairs on a balcony at Villa Indigo 1BR in Private Gated Estate, with trees around it
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Villa Indigo – painted in a characteristic shade of blue – is exemplary for those looking for a sense of adventure on their vacation. The property offers a wide range of excursions, including horseback riding, zip-lining and many hiking/biking trails. Although this villa is a one-bedroom, it has 1,300sqft (121sqm) of space to easily accommodate up to three guests in a king-size pillowtop bed and massive corner sofa. You can also spread out onto the furnished balcony, complete with blue sun loungers.

6. Sea View Play – for big groups


An aerial view of Sea View Play, surrounded by trees and cliffs next to the sea
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Located in Kingshill, this villa in the US Virgin Islands sleeps 14 guests in six bedrooms. Vibrant accents remind you you’re in the Caribbean, and the internal courtyard adds a tropical feel to the living room. Situated directly on the waterfront, the swish outdoor pool looks over the ocean, but perhaps more appealing is the seawater pool hewn into the coastal rock below the villa. For spending your entire evening in the fresh air, this villa provides outdoor barbecues and a private picnic area on site.

7. Pavilions and Pools Villa Hotel by Antilles Resorts – for a villa with character


Bushes and loungers by the outdoor pool at Pavilions and Pools Villa Hotel by Antilles Resorts
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For those who are looking for a vacation rental with character, this is the perfect home for you. Each corner of every room is coated in personality, from the retro furniture to the colorful finishing. Enjoy your very own outdoor pool, a private but semi-outdoor shower equipped with a garden, and beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows that cover you in that glowing Caribbean sun. If you don’t feel like cooking, get yourself a table at the vibrant veranda restaurant, and meet some new friends over a punchy, rummy cocktail.

8. Beachfront Villas at Crystal Cove – for a slice of island life


A staircase at Beachfront Villas at Crystal Cove leading down to the expansive grounds, with trees and a pond
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These five-sleeper villas are a real globetrotter’s paradise. Spin the globe in the master bedrooms before admiring colorful art on the walls, inspired by the diversity of island life. The tennis court, outdoor pool and aromatic garden are great places to experience the laid-back St Thomas lifestyle, or you could literally lie back and enjoy the jetted tub. The choice is entirely yours – you are on vacation, after all.

9. Casa Cielo – for space to spread out


Palm trees and flowers lining the driveway to the entrance of Casa Cielo
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Pick from a cottage and two spacious houses when you stay at hilltop Casa Cielo. Open plan living spaces and wraparound balconies with views of rolling hills are ideal for socializing, while a double-level bedroom with three single beds means the kids can have a fun sleepover. Double vanities, meanwhile, are perfect for honeymooning couples who can’t bear to part with one another. Did we mention the mood-lit hot tub?

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