Enchanting. Exhilarating. Exciting. Though no longer a haven for traders and pirates, a St. Thomas resort vacation still offers personal treasures at every turn. A cosmopolitan culture with a tropical twist, here you can expect the exotic and find the familiar. Savor stolen moments atop emerald hills or join revelers along crescent shores. Get lost in the rhythms of a majestic harbor or experience the shopping rush. Do it all-or nothing at all.
Visit Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
St. Thomas Travel Map
St. Thomas at a Glance
Location: Heart of the Caribbean Sea, 1,000 miles from the southern tip of the U.S. mainland
Size: 31 square miles (13 miles long)
Climate: Averages 80° daily
Language: English, with a Calypso lilt and some cool Caribbean
Currency: U.S. dollar, with major credit cards accepted most everywhere
For information about entry requirements for St. Thomas, visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html.
With over 40 major beaches, St. Thomas is perfect for a lazy day in the sun; but for the restless, there is plenty of space for swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing and waterskiing. Magens Bay and Sapphire Beach are family favorites, and if you want a picture-perfect view, visit Lindquist Beach, where many movies and TV commercials have been filmed.
The spicy Caribbean food isn't the only thing you'll taste here. An eclectic mix of American, Italian, Mexican and Asian food can also be enjoyed at Charlotte Amalie and East End, where most restaurants are located. Seafood dishes like yellowtail and Coral Bay crab served with island rémoulade are often a specialty and many restaurants serve "johnnycake," a fried, unleavened bread.
Enjoy the ultimate boutique spa experience at Lazule Sea Spa and Salon at Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. Featuring eight new treatment rooms, including a couples suite and wet room with a Vichy Shower, this spa also boasts a full service salon. While you're there, spend some time lounging in a cabana at the private spa pool.
Play a game of golf at the only public golf course, Mahogany Run. This 18-hole, par-70 course has been frequented by celebrities and offers some of the most beautiful settings. It opened in 1980 and was designed with small greens, tight fairways and amazing views.