Hotels with nice beach

Old Jul 9th, 1999, 07:30 AM
Tom Hall
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Hotels with nice beach

Can anyone suggest a nice hotel (four *) that has a nice beach on St. John, St. Thomas, or St. Criox
Old Jul 12th, 1999, 08:31 AM
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St.Croix...Chenay Bay, and the Buccaneer has three or four small beaches. Not good for long walks, but very nice.
Old Jul 26th, 1999, 02:00 PM
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On St. Thomas -- Sapphire Beach Resort (long beach for walking and good snorkling), Renaissance Grand Beach -- nice beach and walking distance from Coki Beach which has fabulous snorkeling, Ritz Carlton, Frenchman's Reef.

On St. John -- Caneel Bay, the Westin. Caneel has 7 gorgeous beaches, not just one.
Old Jul 27th, 1999, 07:38 AM
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I don't consider the beach at the Renaissance Grand a nice beach. It was small, the water was dirty and it was full of boats. Last month when I was at Coki Point I noticed they have added jet skis....
Old Jul 28th, 1999, 10:44 AM
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On St. Thomas, I would consider only the Ritz or the Marriott Frenchman's properties the only four or five-star properties. Definately pick Morningstar over the Reef due to its proximity to the beach. The Ritz has taken a couple of serious critical hits lately as well. Sapphire is way overrated ... food in SeaGrape is ineatable and many rooms are overdue for facelift! Grande Beach is cliff side ... lots of walking and steps to the beach. I happen to like Secret Harbour, beachfront, lovely beach, condo-type units and there is a wonderful restaurant, Blue Moon Cafe, on site. No glitz, no glamour but wonderful Carrib atmosphere. On St. John, only Caneel deserves that high ranking. Seven beaches and rooms located on several of them. Scott's is #1 ... a wonderful beach, lovely rooms, Hawksnest is great with tradewinds blowing off the Bay ("Four Seasons" filmed there). The Westin does not even come close!
Old Jul 28th, 1999, 04:54 PM
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I would suggest Marriott Frenchman's Reef. We were there with our children
last month for a week. They only other
hotel I would consider is Ritz Carlton.
Coki Beach trashy, Renissance is right
next to Coki with alot of people just
hanging around. Saphire beach ok for a
day of swimming. St John has the ultimate beaches. Trunk Bay was absolutely beautiful. Dont even bother
with Magens Bay.
Old Jul 28th, 1999, 07:18 PM
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I wouldn't necessarily say don't bother with Magen's Bay in St. Thomas. It is beautiful viewed from high atop a hill, for one in the house we rented, but also from a place called I believe "The Top of the Mountain." It's a restaurant/bar and has a few shops - jewelry and clothing/souvenirs. The view of Magen's from up there is outstanding. I think people are disappointed when they are actually on Magen's beach, which I thought was fine, but there is minimal snorkeling, and I guess it can get crowded with locals, which I never encountered.

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