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I wish it was still there

We were there in 2016. Looking forward to being able to go back once restored. And missing Havana... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Greg H
All inclusive vacation option for once in a lifetime getaway

My wife and I went here on our 20th anniversary and cannot say enough good things. Friendly staff... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Modesto, California
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This beach has two faces: a quit spot to relax in a lounge chair and sip tropical drinks purchased from the beach bar; or, a sporty beach to snorkel, windsurf, sail and play volleyball. The choice is yours.
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We were there in 2016. Looking forward to being able to go back once restored. And missing Havana Blue too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Greg H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My wife and I went here on our 20th anniversary and cannot say enough good things. Friendly staff, excellent accommodations, food, and amenities. They have a great water ferry over to close by Charlotte Amalie for shopping, dining, sightseeing adventures.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank markph1964
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Beach still closed as of 1 July 2018. Went to island from cruise ship. Unable to get taxi because they reported it was still closed due to storm damage.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank michellebS4316OV
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Normally a beautiful beach, but unfortunately following the hurricanes last fall, the road to access Morningstar is blocked off as the hotel there is being rebuilt. My girlfriend and I wandered around for a bit looking for a walking path leading to the beach but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank Alexander B
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This beautiful beach was unbelievable. I loved the water and the fish are swimming alongside with you.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Katherine T
Reviewed September 1, 2017

This beach gave me the complete Caribbean island experience. Clear blue water, white sand, ocean breeze, cocktails....absolutely perfection!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Excellent beach located on Marriott's property where the swim club is located and The Reef Hotel where the Infinity Pool is located. There are several restaurants located at that location.The beach is serene, clean beautiful water.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful beach! My favorite in St. Thomas! Sandbar and Coco Joes are right there on the beach to get drinks & food.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank KELBailey
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Small quaint beach that is part of Marriott. We snorkeled, swam and did the jet skis here. It was nice and quiet and absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

My step sister and I are down at Frenchmens Reef sitting at Coco Joe's chatting with the greatest bartender. We love Brain and Javier ! Literally the best service ever if your ever in Saint Thomas come see Brian at Coco Joes !

Date of experience: August 2017
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August 14, 2017|
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Response from Amyjsloan | Reviewed this property |
Cruise ship people can go here
May 18, 2016|
Response from JamesS5387 |
My daughter and I took a open air covered bus from flea market in town to Frenchmans cove lobby. cost $6.00 eacxh
Travel Forum Posts
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Frenchmen's Reef & Morningstar Beach: which is best (1 Replies)
My friend & I will be visiting for 4 nights early December 2017. We have chosen the Marriott but are confused about what to request when booking. I've read several reviews and forum postings but am still not clear. Our main priority is cleanliness and accessibility to a nice beach (on property). We are females in our mid 70's and active, so a reasonable walk is fine. Also, as there is no way to specify when making a res, will there be a problem getting 2 beds instead of a king?
September 02, 2017|
Response fromplong11|
We stayed there this summer. I was confused also until I saw it in person. The main hotel lobby/bars is in Frenchmen's reef. DO NOT STAY in the Harbor wing. It is old and a dingy looking. The Morningstar are separate stand alone condo looking buildings. I think there are 8 units to a building. I only saw them from the outside. There is a beach bar and a restaurant near them and they are directly on the sand. I liked being in the main building to go down to the lobby and have drink etc. I...More
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Morningstar beach day trip (2 Replies)
We are stopping for the day on a cruise Is it necessary to buy day passes or can we just show up and rent umbrellas and chairs In May? Does it get real crowded? Any chance they will run out of umbrellas?
February 07, 2016|
Response fromMs411|
You can just show up. May is off season so it should not be crowded and should have plenty of chairs and umbrellas. May is a great time to visit.
Morningstar Beach Club (3 Replies)
Is this part of the Marriott resort or separate?
January 22, 2012|
Response fromMiketheworldtraveler|
I am booked there for February and, yes, it's part of the Marriott. I booked through Marriott website. On site there are 3 properties.....Frenchman's Cove (a timeshare property), Frenchman's Reef (the main hotel) and Morningstar, a smaller hotel property on the beach, and just down the hill from Frenchman's Reef.