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Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort

USVI St. Thomas

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4 Nights with Air from $809 Meals not included
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Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort offer double the fun with tons of activities plus a spa to enjoy. ... More

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"very relaxing, stayed on beach front steps to the beach! beautiful ocean views every morning and beautiful sunsets every night!" – kalp
273 out of 307 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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"very relaxing, stayed on beach front steps to the beach! beautiful ocean views every morning and beautiful sunsets every night!" – kalp
273 out of 307 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
The resort Exquiste view-6th floor-facing West View of the resort from the water taxii. A friend at the pool view from coco joes Large pool with bar. Morningstar Beach Pool side View of resort from the ocean Looking off balcony at Morning Star. Reef pool Walking down towards the beach The beautiful & secluded beach! Daily view View from room Breathtaking views Harbor view from our room. Our beach View from our room the views from the room were breathtaking view from room Havana Blue restaurant Room view Beautiful view! Beach at Morning Star View from the beach Pool with ship at night Sisters on Vaycay 6th floor-poolside view-West-Sunset Sunset on Morningstar Beach Peaceful Love those sunsets The Beach Beautiful from every view! great sunsets Our room was immaculate daily! :) Infinity pool at Frenchmans Reef
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October 1, 2016
Beautiful location, but definitely some problems

The location on the island was wonderful. However, our room was not clean when we arrived - floor had obviously not been cleaned (hair and dead mosquitoes), and there were half-empty water bottles in the fridge. They had also told us we should be able to rent a microwave, then told us that for all 5 days, they did not have one available. We also had a problem with our neighbor in the hotel room, and security was not very helpful. They had an adjoining door with us, and would not turn their TV volume down or talk quietly, even in the middle of the night. We called the front desk twice, and security was sent up both times, but they only talked to the neighbor, and he just got more boisterous the more he was asked to be quiet. We almost asked to change rooms, but since they are all adjoining, we were worried that we could have the same problem and didn't want to deal with packing up and moving again. The restaurant food was good, but overpriced, and the service was very slow. The pools were very nice - we even saw some iguanas swimming around with us. The beach is nice as well, and the sea kayaking in the bay is very fun. Overall a nice resort, but they have plenty of things they can work on.


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: Houston, TX
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 13, 2016
Okay Purchase

CheapCaribbean.com was great with paying for the trip over an extended period. However, when we arrived it wasn't everything we thought it would be. 1. We were placed in a room that we did not pick. Once we tried we changed it, the staff at the Front Desk was nonchalant and didn't even try to accommodate us. Our room got changed once we stated that we were going to speak with the Manager. The website is VERY misleading. 2. Once you get on the island, Domino's was the only place that delivered. It was very pricy and not that good. The only other choice was room service, which shut down at 11:00 PM. 3. The taxes overcharged everywhere you had to go. 4. We were not pleased at all. We spend way too much money on cabs and food. All inclusive would have been much better.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Blythewood, SC
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 3, 2016
Beautiful Island

'I love the beach, therefore enjoyed my vacation. I always read reviews, but do not write them often. I have to say that usually, I look at the bad comments and ignore them. The comments in this case were pretty much right on. The staff at Morning Star were not helpful or friendly. When we arrived, we were not even sure where to check-in. We were early so our room was not ready. We were told that the preparation would be expedited and we gave our cell phone number and were told that we would get a call. We waited several hours and finally I went to the desk and asked if our room was ready and the girl said yes. I asked why we didn't get a call and she said it just became ready. I'm sure that if I didn't ask, we would have waited much longer. There is definitely a smell in the room and the hotel is in need of updating. There are not a lot of choices in places to eat and the prices are high. A cab ride out will cost you $24.00 a couple round trip, so you are more or less stuck. There is not a lot to do in the evening. My husband and I played 500 Rummy everyday!! So, seven days was too much!! The beach and the trip to St. John's and Magen's Bay were wonderful. It was worth the trip just to enjoy the beauty of these beaches.


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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 1, 2016
Really nice resort.

Originally we booked to stay at the Morning Star building, but we were not impressed at all. The Morning star buildings look old and outdated. Our room had a moldy stench. We complained and they sent someone to spray air freshner and change the air conditioner filter which had expired. But that didnt help. Kudos to carribean.com they refunded the extra money we paid for the Morning Star building. We ended up moving to the Building on the reef and it was so much better...much more modern. Customer service is sperb. The workers are so friendly. The food is super expensive...holy cow. Just be prepared to shell out some money. You either pay by credit card or they charge your room....so make sure you pay attention....double check your bill when you check out. I was charged for 800 #'s which are included as part of your $45.00 resort fee. Once I called them they removed it. I highly recommend getting a car, there are some restuarants near by that are cheaper than eating at the resort....or get the all inclusive package . Taxi's are expensive, they charge per person, so getting a rental if you are with a large group is the way to go. The beach is amazing.....the pools are amazing. We always got fresh clean towels for the pool and beach. We always found chairs to sit on and barely crowded at all. The drinks are expensive.....2 pina coladas will run you 28 dollars and thats with taxes included. Definitely attend the Wednesday Managers cocktail....wow..free cocktails and delicious appertizers. Also they offer a ferry boat that can drop off in downtown! We took it a couple of times and the kids loves it. Be careful of the local people selling in the tents in the downtown area ...they are super expensive. Look for a store called paradise mix its in the alley....this store is amazing...super affordable souvenirs. Coki beach is amazing....they have vendor's that sell local food.


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From: NH
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

450-room resort has 2 building sections. The Frenchman's Reef section includes 3 buildings set into and atop a cliff overlooking the ocean. A 6-story tower offers views of the open sea and Charlotte Amalie harbor. An 8-story tower built into the cliff faces the open sea. The Morning Star section includes beachfront buildings (exterior corridors, no elevators) with open-sea views.

Room Details

Island View Frenchman's Reef
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Garden View at Morning Star
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Water View Frenchman's Reef
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Beach Front at Morning Star
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What's to Love

The Marriott Frenchman's Reef in St. Thomas has rooms that are modern and comfy, and the new infinity pool is unbeatable.
 

What We'd Change

The food at the resort restaurants is pretty pricey, but the presentation looks divine and all the dishes taste delicious, so they're worth every penny.
 

Why You Should Go

The property is so expansive that you feel as though Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star are 2 completely different hotels. It's double the fun!

Available Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Room Service ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Express Check-Out
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Room Service - Limited
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request) ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Museum(s)
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

St. Thomas is perfect for those who seek excitement, shopping, and nightlife. It is also known for beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountain views, and bustling ports.

Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort

5 Estate Bakkeroe

340-776-8500

Hotel Description

Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort: Elegance in St. Thomas

Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort offer double the fun with tons of activities plus a spa to enjoy. With 4 pools and a half-mile beach you can stroll to, this resort has tons of choices for swimming and sunbathing. You can start your day at the pools followed by an afternoon at the beach on a lounger. Or, for a little more action, head out on a kayak, or slice through the ocean waves on a super-fast jet ski. Snorkeling is available for underwater adventures too. And if you love to golf, you're in luck! The Mahogany Run, an 18-hole course is just 4 miles from the hotel.

This Marriott beach resort is also home to LAZULE Spa. Check out indulgent body wraps and scrubs, or target specific areas in need of a little TLC with lip, eye, hair and scalp treatments. Soothe tired muscles with a massage, and then get your makeup done for a fancy dinner.

When you're feeling hungry, try some fresh seafood at Sunset Grill while you enjoy a great view of the harbor and pools. Or, if you're ready for that fancy dinner, make your way to Havana Blue for upscale Latin-fusion cuisine. If you'd rather take it easy, both the Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach sides of the resort have markets where guests can pick up a snack or coffee when the mood strikes. Top off the evening with a night cap from the Rum Bar, which features terraced seating.

This recently updated resort overlooks beautiful Charlotte Amalie Harbor, which you can access via water taxis to check out duty-free shopping, dining, nightlife and more. Since the resort is on the beach and close to town, it's a fantastic choice for a Caribbean vacation.

This hotel is NOT all-inclusive. Food and drinks must be purchased separately.
Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.

For all-inclusive vacation packages, please visit Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort All-Inclusive.



DINING

Some dining restrictions may apply.

Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill combines views of the famous Charlotte Amalie Harbor with excellent cuisine and an upscale atmosphere.

Sunset Grill
Type: Caribbean and American
Hours: Lunch - daily, 11am-5pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Open-air restaurant overlooking the harbor and pools serving Caribbean and American favorites.

Coco Joe's
Type: American
Hours: Breakfast - daily, room service only; Lunch - daily, 11am-6pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Casual, open-air restaurant located on Morning Star Beach. Relaxing atmosphere with live music and buffet several nights a week.

Presto Market at Frenchman's Reef
Type: Deli
Hours: Daily, hours vary.
Description: A carry-out deli and coffee bar with gourmet snacks, picnic baskets, beer, wine and spirits are available.

Star Market at Morning Star Beach Club
Type: Coffee House
Hours: Daily, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Description: Located right on Morning Star Beach, this St. Thomas market serves pastries, fresh fruit, boxed lunches, sandwiches, salads and more.

Presto Market at Frenchman's Reef
Type:Deli
Hours: Daily, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Description: Carry out deli perfect for grabbing a bite on the go. Also offers pastries, fresh fruit, coffees, salads and more.

Havana Blue at Morning Star Beach Club
Type:International
Hours: Daily, open for dinner
Description: Voted one of the top 5 beach side restaurants in the Caribbean, Havana Blue offers an eclectic mix of international cuisines prepared by the island's top chefs. Reservations required.

All restaurant hours are subject to change.



BARS

Azul Pool Bar
Located at the infinity pool area. Daily, 11am-7pm.

Rum Bar
Cocktails with views of the harbor. Daily, 1pm-midnight.

SandBar on Morning Star Beach
Tapas and drinks. Open for lunch and dinner.

Aqua Terra Lounge
Restaurant offering Cocktails daily, 5pm-11pm.



BEACH

The Morning Star Beach Resort boasts a half-mile natural beach. Guests staying at Frenchman's Reef may walk to the beach or take a free shuttle.

POOLS

Marriott Frenchman's Reef features an outdoor infinity pool, an infinity outdoor pool with swim-up bar, a beachfront outdoor pool and a splash zone for children.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Land

  • Tennis
  • Fitness center
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Aerobics

Golf
The 18-hole Mahogany Run golf course is 4 miles from the hotel, the front desk can assist with tee times.



INTERNET

Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel including common areas and in guest rooms.

SPA SERVICES

Lazule Sea Spa at Marriot Frenchman's Reef Resort offers spa packages and treatments for an additional charge:
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Makeup Services
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Steam room


WEDDING SERVICES

Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort offers certified wedding planners trained to make your wedding in St. Thomas USVI a truly unique event. Contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

The kids will have a blast splashing and playing in the resort children's splash zone and Kids Club. Pirate lore and arts and crafts are available too. Babysitting is also available for an additional charge. Contact the resort directly for more information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Seven miles from Cyril E. King/St. Thomas International Airport (STT). Approximate driving time is 20 minutes. Shuttle vans or private cars of varying prices are available. They can be selected during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel and added to the total trip cost.

Check-in/Check-out
Check-in: 4pm. Check-out: 11am.
A valid credit card must be presented at check-in to cover all incidentals. Although US citizens do not need a passport to travel to the USVI, all passengers must be able to prove citizenship, if not traveling with a passport, by providing a certified copy of their birth certificate, along with government issued photo ID.

The resort has a separate front desk for reservations booked in the Morning Star Beach Club section of the resort. If you have booked in a Beachfront or Garden view room, please advise your taxi driver that you are staying at Morning Star Beach Club so they can take you directly to your check-in area.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel October 19, 2016 to March 31, 2017 for water view & benchfront room categories Excluding October 20, 2016 to October 22, 2016, November 11, 2016 to November 12, 2016, November 16, 2016 to November 26, 2016, December 23, 2016 to January 08, 2017, January 25, 2017 to January 29, 2017, February 20, 2017 to February 25, 2017.

A 5-night minimum stay is required in all room categories from Dec 19, 2016 to Jan 1, 2017.

Smoking Policy
In order to accommodate the preferences of the vast majority of guests, the Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort has been 100% smoke-free since Aug 1, 2007. This policy includes all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Designated smoking areas will be made available outside of the hotel for our guests who smoke.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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