I'm considering a week at the Frenchman's Cove timeshare property in early April. Our most recent trip was to Aruba last year, with kids ages 7 & 5 - we enjoyed the Marriott Ocean Club, and I'm curious how the Cove might compare.
1. I've heard the beach at the Cove is somewhat limited, but that the beach at the Marriott hotel next door is nicer. Is that the case? How close is it - walkable, and apparently there is a shuttle?
2. We found it enjoyable to rent a car while in Aruba to enable use to get around, get to restaurants, etc. Is that recommended in St. Thomas? How are the restaurants in general? Better to take a cab?
3. Is the Cove currently under construction? The property map seems to indicate that a good amount is, including what looks like a children's playground. When is the construction scheduled to be finished, and are any of these amenities open while they're working on it?
Answers to these questions, or any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated!