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Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

5 stars
5 Est Bakkeroe, Post Office Box 7100, St Thomas, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
183 reviews
Incredible!!

We had a fantastic stay at Marriott Frenchmans Reef! They uprgaded us for our Honeymoon, it was... See full review

  • Sadieannb
  • Sep 26, 2014
Great anniversary trip!

We were very happy with the week we spent here! Great facility. Clean with attentive staff. We had... See full review

  • MSDP
  • Sep 9, 2014
Experience Virgin Islands luxury with a private beach and treatment spa

Situated overlooking Morning Star beach, Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts is an idyllic tropical paradise with stunning views over the Caribbean Sea. Luxurious rooms set in beachfront and garden locations blend tropical style with modern conveniences such as wireless Internet access. Indulge in a pampering treatment or massage at the spa, take a dip in one of three impressive pools or enjoy a range of activities at the resort's water sports center. A selection of exciting on-site bars and restaurants cater for all tastes.

Highlights
  • Private beachfront location
  • On-site treatment and massage spa
  • Water sports center and three swimming pools
Rooms

Rooms at Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts have a vibrant, tropical style and offer stunning settings with breathtaking views of lush tropical gardens or the Caribbean Sea. Most rooms benefit from private balconies, and beachfront accommodations boast private terraces leading onto the beach. Rooms feature luxury comforts such as down comforters and cotton-rich linens, and bathrooms with Bath and Body Works products. Modern in-room conveniences include wireless Internet access, individual climate control and LCD cable TVs. At Morning Star Resort, the more intimate 96-unit rooms are waiting for you and features tropical decor, open-air terrace and mahogany sliding doors.

Features

A range of on-site restaurants and bars cater for every taste. Aqua Terra Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, offering its 'eggs to order' station and gourmet dinner dishes like Cilantro Crusted Sea Scallops. Coco Joe's serves light fare and a Caribbean buffet every Wednesday night. Sand Star on Morning Star Beach is the place to enjoy the sea breeze and signature frozen Daiquiri's. Captain's Café offers traditional pub fare and the chance to catch the latest sporting events. The pool bar is the ideal place for a swim-up drink or snack.

The Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort's has a fully-serviced water sports center offering a range of exciting activities right on the beach. Sports courts offer the chance for a game of tennis or volleyball. Morning Star Fitness Spot boasts cardiovascular equipment and a range of free weights while Spa on Morning Star Beach offers an indulgent selection of massages and treatments.

Transportation

  • Cyril King Airport  (6 mi/9.7 km)
Attractions
  • Coral World Ocean Park
  • St. Thomas Skyride Gondola
Business
  • On-site business center
  • Flexible meeting and conference space
Policies and fees
  • The $45 resort fee is collected at the property upon check-in.
  • Only the Frenchman's Reef has accessible rooms.
  • Complimentary parking. Pets are not allowed. Wi-Fi available in public areas and guest rooms. Safe deposit boxes available at front desk. Smoke-free property.
  • Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts will implement a Resort Fee of $35 per room per night, which will include two bottled waters per room per day, unlimited local calls, free use of beach chairs and umbrellas, unlimited use of non-motorized (excluding sailboats) watersports from the Morning Star beach, unlimited access to tennis courts and Reef Fitness Center, complimentary Yoga, Zumba, and Aerobics classes (coordination required), shuttle service throughout the resort, invite to Weekly Cocktail Reception, $20 Lazule Spa or Salon coupon for purchases of at least $150 of regular-priced services, two $5-off coupons (per room, one time only) for the night kayak tour and two $10-off coupons for the Catamaran Half-Day Tour, both provided by Adventure Desk, and daily Internet fee.
  • If you book the All Inclusive Plan, this is what it includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill and Azur Pool Bar **(Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the on site restaurants) *** (Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu)
  • Complimentary use of Health Club
  • Complimentary tennis court rental
  • Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees)
  • Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only
  • Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas
  • 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars (Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing)
  • Day Kids Club.
  • Children 12 and under eat free from the Children's Menu
  • Package benefits begin at 4pm on day of arrival and ends at 11am on the day of departure.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts Rooms

All Inclusive Garden View
Located at Morning Star:Our guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 double beds with a private balcony overlooking the lush green of our tropical gardens while just steps away from the sugar fine sand. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
Water View - Newly Renovated Guest Room
Newly renovated resort room located at Frenchman's Reef Resort. Enjoy sweeping views of one of the world's most scenic harbors or of the deep blue crystal clear Caribbean Sea and relax on your private balcony and watch as the breathtaking ships glide gracefully into the night. Rooms are newly decorated in cool Caribbean colors, featuring Marriott's ultra luxurious Revive bedding and beds, one king or two double beds, in room coffee, and internet. 420 Square
Island View - Newly Renovated Guest Room
Located at Frenchman's Reef: Maximize your value while enjoying all the amenities of our award winning Resort! Enjoy a view of the island's lush gardens, emerald hills and tropical foliage. Rooms are decorated in vibrant island colors and offer one king or two double beds. 420 Square Feet
Beachfront - Morning Star Beach
Located at Morning Star: Nestled on the dazzling white sand Morning Star beach, just steps away from the water's edge our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds. Enjoy the gentle sounds of breaking waves and warm tropical breezes from your private balcony as you watch the graceful ships sail into the night. 420 Square Feet
Garden View - Morning Star Beach
Located at Morning Star: Our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds with a private balcony overlooking the lush green of our tropical gardens while just steps away from the sugar fine sand of Morning Star beach. 420 Square Feet
All Inclusive Beachfront
Located at Morning Star: Nestled on the dazzling white sand Morning Star beach, just steps away from the water's edge our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds and private balcony. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
All Inclusive Water View
Located at Frenchman's Reef Resort. Newly decorated, featuring Marriott's ultra-luxurious Revive bedding and beds, 1 king or 2 double beds, in room coffee, and internet and private balcony. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
All Inclusive Island View
Located at Frenchman's Reef: Enjoy a view of the island's lush gardens, emerald hills and tropical foliage. Rooms are decorated in vibrant island colors and offer 1 king or 2 double beds. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

18.3206 -64.9218
Area served
St. Thomas: Charlotte Amalie St. Croix: Christiansted and Fredericksted St. John: Cruz Bay
Nearby airports
Cyril King Airport - Resort is approximately 20 minutes away. Transportation: Taxi Cost: Approximately $7.50 USD per person (one way fare)
Area description
St Thomas is a true tropical paradise: stretches of white sand beaches arc into the distance, and white sails skim across water so blue and clear it stuns the senses. Red-roof houses color the green hillsides as do the orange of the flamboyant tree, the red of the hibiscus, the magenta of the bougainvillea, and the blue stone ruins of old sugar mills. Towns of pastel tone villas, decorated with filigree wrought-iron terraces, line narrow streets that climb from the harbor. Amid all the images you can find moments -- sometimes whole days -- of exquisite tranquility: an egret standing in a pond at dawn, palm trees back lighted by a full moon, sunrises and sunsets that send your spirits soaring with the frigate birds flying overhead. There is so much to be discovered in St Thomas, let Frenchman's Reef Resort help you experience the ultimate USVI vacation.

Nearby points of interest

  • Paradise Point Lookout Tram: 0.8 mi
  • Fort Christian: 1.5 mi
  • Blackbeard's Castle: 1.7 mi
  • Charlotte Amalie: 1.8 mi
  • St Thomas: 4.3 mi
  • Red Hook: 4.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Frenchman's Reef Resort has certified meeting and wedding planners that will create a flawless event for your next group or destination wedding in the USVI. From meeting your specific catering needs to providing the latest enhancements in audio-visual technology, we'll provide the elements that support your meeting objectives, along with a service-rich tradition of meetings expertise. Known for our creative and innovative catering menus our food and beverage team is dedicated to make your next event the most memorable one yet. In addition, we offer a array of unique meeting, event, and wedding spaces - some offering breathtaking views of harbor.

Dining

Sand Bar at Morning Star Beach
The Sand Bar located on Morning Star Beach, is serviced by one of St. Thomas's most popular restaurants, Havana Blue. Experience the excellent menu of Havana Blue while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere from your beach chair at the Sand Bar.
Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill
All new St Thomas restaurant, Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill offers a centralized lounge and dining experience with breathtaking views of the famous Charlotte Amalie Harbor with excellent cuisines and upscale atmosphere.
Azur Pool Bar
Located at our infinity pool area, stop by the Azur Pool Bar and enjoy some nice food and drinks and enjoy the views overlooking the picturesque Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
Sunset Grill & Bar
The recently renovated Sunset Bar & Grill is an open-air St. Thomas restaurant overlooking the sunset harbor/pools serving excellent cocktails, Caribbean and American favorites. O
Coco Joe's at Morning Star Beach
An open-air St. Thomas bar, located right on Morning Star Beach, that is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coco Joe's Grill offers a relaxing atmosphere with live music, which includes Steel Drum bands.
Rum Bar
The Rum Bar and its all new terrace offers views of St. Thomas and its stunning harbor. It is the perfect place to enjoy a nightcap with friends.
Havana Blue at Morning Star Bea
Latin America meets the Pacific Rim at Havana Blue. Known as Oceanfront Experiential Dining. Havana Blue has received numerous awards including Best Dining Experience. Located seaside with gorgeous views of the sunset and departing cruise ship. NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION or ADD-ON
Star Market on Morning Star Beach
Located right on Morning Star Beach, this St. Thomas market is open daily serving pastries, fresh fruit, boxed lunches, sandwiches, salads and more. Star Marketplace offers a perfect place to grab a bite to take on your Virgin Island adventure.
Presto Market at Frenchman's Reef
Frenchman's Reef offers convenience and variety for guests on-the-go. A carry-out deli and coffee bar with gourmet snacks, picnic baskets, beer, wine and spirits are available. NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION or ADD-ON

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (183)

Ratings and reviews for Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
183 out of 183
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sadieannb
Fort Worth, Texas
Sep 26, 2014

Incredible!!

We had a fantastic stay at Marriott Frenchmans Reef! They uprgaded us for our Honeymoon, it was clean. The maid staff were fun and friendly which put me at ease, they always helped us with taxi cabs and getting around the island! Beautiful Hotel! WILL stay there again! Best vacation of our lives!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Samwow
Savannah, Georgia
Sep 16, 2014

Great stay!

Beautiful view. Infinity pool amazing! Really cool wildlife! Beautiful beach! Only problem was the restaurants there were INSANE expensive and the only place with good food was coco joes, actually their food was exceptional. aqua tera terrible. the buffet hotel breakfast was good 25$ a person. I had an amazing time!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Dog house... Cheap good food maybe a little over a mile from hotel. Ate there a lot!

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DanaS.
Oceanside, CA
Sep 10, 2014

Amazing location, hotel ok

The hotel room did not look as nice as in the pictures. Definitely needs some updating. Tiles were cracked. But then again, we were not there to spend a lot of time in the room, so that did not really bother us. The hotel amenities are exceptional though. Their in-house restaurant Aqua Terra has the most amazing view overlooking the harbor. There is also a beautiful terrace with nice outdoor furniture, that also overlooks the harbor and the city. City light look amazing at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Book "The Cat" boat for snorkeling with the turtles.

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MSDP
Pittsburgh
Sep 9, 2014

Great anniversary trip!

We were very happy with the week we spent here! Great facility. Clean with attentive staff. We had a couple of small issues with the room which were addressed almost immediately. Great beaches and pools. Food was good and you can also take an easy cab ride to multiple locations on the island to eat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tifah718
New York, NY
Sep 9, 2014

A Great Place to Stay!

We stayed at the resort from 8/15- 8/20 and it was great! The resort was beautiful and we had a great view of ocean and the island from our room. The staff was very friendly. The only negative was a very long wait for our room when we checked in and it was raining so there was nothing for us to do while waiting. Overall great resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Solangemarie
St. Petersburg, Florida
Sep 5, 2014

Best vacation yet

First I have to say the location of this hotel is absolutely perfect, the view is amazing!! When it comes to the rooms, they are great. They are large, and very clean. My only complaint is that the pillows aren't the most comfortable. They are either too hard or too soft, there is not a happy medium. The infinity pools are wonderful, I could just stay in the pool and gaze out into the ocean for hours. When it comes to the resturaunts, way over priced, and I am not exaggerating. Two glasses of wine cost 32 dollars. The food is good, but not worth the price. Take the ferry into town and you will save tons of money eating at the local establishments. Overall I give this hotel 2 thumbs up, I will be returning!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Take the ferry into town and eat at Glady's for breakfast and Cuzzins for lunch.

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
imparcial
Texas
Aug 29, 2014

Not recommended

I had a room not facing the sea and with two beds even though I had asked for it. The food in the restaurants is not good, and everything within the hotel is extremely expensive for the quality they offer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andy NY
New York, NY
Aug 26, 2014

worth for money you pay.

This is the first time for me in St Thomas, and for this hotel as well. Absolutely, would love to go back to this hotel again if I go back to St Thomas. I think it is the #1 hotel in this island for the price you pay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
starboyz182
New York
Aug 24, 2014

Fantastic place if you want to be close to the beach and not worry about anything.

The hotel was amazingly big but the staff were not the most helpful. Make sure you rent a car and don't eat anything close to the resort. There are much better places in downtown or other local places.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Don't eat at their restaurants. Too expensive and the food is pretty bad. Try Ideal or even cussins.

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SI scuba diver
NYC
Aug 22, 2014

Frenchmans Reef

The location is wonderful. It is a large place so there are many different pools and beaches. The cove, a beach that is part of the hotel and well maintained, had a great beach to snorkel. We saw manta rays, turtles, cuttle fish etc., while we swam. The pools had fantastic views and were really clean and crystal clear with constant maintenance in the background to keep it so. Staff members handled what they could with a smile. The beds were large and comfortable. The rooms were clean and kept clean everyday. Soap / shampoo / towels were plentiful and the pool towels were large and comfortable. We did not use the restaurants but we heard people commenting on how nice they were. If you want to buy your own food there are 2 supermarkets 5 minutes away. The only negative is that the room was not ready on time as they had a lot of checkouts and our room was delayed. However to compensate they gave 100.00 credit towards the SPA, so I think they did a great job handling that All in all the next time we go to ST Thomas, this will be the spot we look to stay at again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

the vendor of the "canoes" closes at three so go earlier in the day. Bring plenty of suntan lotion

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