Caribbean Comfort

The new cliffside massage cabana at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is but only one part of the resort’s spa experience. The other is the Prada Spa suites (the first in the Caribbean), where treatments incorporate the designer’s skincare line and two themed rooms are tiled in pink Prada hues and wallpapered to match the products’ packaging. Even the towels and robes have Miuccia’s touch. The last phase of the property’s $40 million renovation was completed in November: 55 Club Level rooms, 19 suites, and a private lounge with a dedicated concierge. All are examples of how this U.S. Virgin Island, known more for its duty-free jewelry and cosmetics shops than its high-end spas, is reinventing itself to appeal to luxury travelers. 800-241-3333;