Looking for a more upscale--such as a true 4 and a half quality resort/accomodations (atleast high 4) for mom and dad traveling with two daughters,age 6 and 15.Mom,Dad and teen prefer more upscale luxury and we all like lots of activity such as great pools,a kids'club for our little one to play with others if desired a couple,some on-site or nearby pm entertainment and decent-good food choices (nothing fancy but just tasty/kid-friendly and a variety).Will just be thrilled if the food is generally good--don't need gourmet and there is some variety and I get waited on for a change! HAA HAA.) We do like some luxury so our vacation feels special.Concerned about the musty rooms,lack of good view rooms etc. that I have read about at the Marriott Frenchman Reef/Cove.Read that the more expensive on next door is a timeshare and the other is the resort?? How is the beach/water there? Must have nice beach and tranquil clear water---enjoy snorkeling and easy swimming and would rent a shared sailboat with others if available etc.Unsure if the area of this resort is enhanced by the cruiseport scene or is it a less-relaving,noisy experience.We like large active resort and don't mind busy (being from suburbs ouside of NYC) but don't want to hear next-door or nearby construction noise,have obstructed views,excessive mold/must or feel totally crowded.Like some peace on the beach--so to speak with some activities there and an active resort feel.
I know that what I am describing may not be easy to combine but am trying to find the best fit.Unsure of the beaches here and resort ammenities and quality level.Read many mixed reviews here and on a few other Carrib.islands such as St.Martin/Marteen.Negril does not meet some of these preference although gorgeous beach;hard to find a larger active family luxury option on great beach in St.M----atleast from what i have uncovered so far.In short finally,unsure if St.T fits our picture.Open to any suggestions there or on another island.Have already been to Mayan riv,cancun,aruba and grand cay and wish to try a new locale.Spend a large amount of time on sight with a bit of venturing out into nearby town and a fun water-related excursion or two---need to keep it easier w/ 6 year old and desire non-stop flight from nyc. Strongly prefer an all-inclusive to keep costs down particularly with two kids.Thanks for any help---traveling in summer'08.