Fodor's Expert Review Morningstar Beach
At this ¼-mile-long (½-km-long) beach at the Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, amenities include beachside bar service. A concession rents floating mats, snorkeling equipment, sailboards, and Jet Skis. Swimming is excellent; there are good-size rolling waves year-round, but do watch the undertow. If you're feeling lazy, rent a lounge chair with umbrella and order a libation from one of two full-service beach bars. At 7 am and again at 5 pm, you can catch the cruise ships gliding majestically out to sea from the Charlotte Amalie harbor. Amenities: food and drink; parking; restrooms; water sports. Best for: partiers; surfing; swimming.