Beach on St. Thomas in front of Marriott Hotel

Jul 22nd, 2007, 06:08 PM
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Beach on St. Thomas in front of Marriott Hotel

Hello everyone -
Can anyone who's stayed at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef / Morning Star Resort please provide input on the beach in front of the hotel?
Is the sand soft?
Is the beach crowded?
How is the snorkeling?

My husband and I are leaning towards going there in December.

Thanks so much!
BelaGirl is offline  
Jul 22nd, 2007, 06:49 PM
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The Marriott Frenchman's Reef sits high on a cliff and the beach below is actually man-made (sand was hauled in). While nice, it looks a little unnatural. I do not think that there will be any snorkling there.
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Jul 22nd, 2007, 07:50 PM
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I have recently read a review that said this beach was frequented by a younger, more sexually "free" crowd (meaning very skimpy suits and/or alternative lifestyles) If you would have a problem with this you might want to look into it further.
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Jul 23rd, 2007, 04:09 AM
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Nothing man made about Morning Star. Don't know where you head that. And sexually free crowds/alternative lifestyles? What's that about? Wonder where you guys are reading this stuff?
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Jul 23rd, 2007, 06:21 AM
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ron - i was wondering that too. when i was at the marriott is was hardly a "sexually progressive" atmosphere.
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Jul 23rd, 2007, 09:12 AM
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Thanks everyone for your input.

We will be going w/ Marriott Points, so I am assuming we'll have to stay at the Frenchman's Reef as opposed to the Morningstar, which I hear is nicer.

My question is - - is it a far walk down to the beach from the Frenchman's Reef? I have heard "hilly, treacherous" even . . . is this really the case?
Is it longer than a 5 minute walk?

Thanks again everyone.
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Jul 23rd, 2007, 04:14 PM
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There is an elevator that gets you from Frenchman's down to the beach - nothing difficult about it.

The entire resort is family friendly - you will not be exposed to anything you would not see at any other resort.

The beach is fine - not the best in the VIs and not the worst. I agree that there is not much snorkeling right at the resort.

For a chain hotel with easy access to CA, it is a good choice.
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