a resort for guests - STT
I have guests coming down in Jan to spend a week aboard Catatonic (the yacht I manage). They want to spend a few days at a resort. Need a spa and a decent beach. No fancy clothes required. Location and amenities more important that price. I am thinking Mariott Frenchman's reef but would love some other ideas.
As always, thanks!
My wife's family stayed at Sugar Bay (the Windham) and they had a good time. Thursday night is carnival night with a band, , a fire eater/glass walker, some cute limbo girls, and a moko jumbie. Also there are local hand made arts and craft items on carnival night too.
They have a spa also, right? That seems important to these guests. Been a rough year for them health wise.
Define spa. For some, it's just a hot-tup; for other's it's mud wraps, massages, etc. Elysian is a nice little resort with a full service gym/spa, with salon, etc. Sorry, been gone so long, I don't remember the exact name.
Thanks, Juanita, had forgotten Elysian.
Pam, the Wyndham is very dated and the beach is not so great. Since we are getting married in a few months, we have toured all of the resorts for our guests to give accurate info. Marriott Frenchman's Cove is nice and new, however still under some construction. Frenchman's Bay, if you are into large stateside multi story hotels. Marriott Morningstar is really cute and great beach. Elysian is dated, but nice beach. Bolongo, ick. The Ritz is , however the best of them all!! Of course so is the price tag on it!
Guess it depends on what they are looking for and what is meant by "spa".
Mariott Frenchman Cove and the Ritz vie for the title of "worst beach on STT". Both beaches are below terrible. Mariott is also overbuilt, overcrowded, and looks like a gaudy stateside strip mall (full of people that normally stay on cruise ships). I wouldn't let anyone that I care about stay there. The Ritz is, well, ritzy - it's clean, big (overcrowded too if you ask me), but has a nice pool. If you are into pool and don't plan on touching the seawater - Ritz may be it for you, though I find it way too artificial.
Wyndham is nice, indeed slightly dated - but it has "lots of stuff" in one place which makes up for that. The beach is not great, but it is far better than either Ritz or Mariott - at least the water is clean and there is even some coral.
It is interesting that beach quality is almost exactly the opposite of hotel "class" and price. Of course it depends on one's priorities, I am sure. My favorite "hotel" beach is at Secret Harbor, Sapphire is nice too.
Thanks for all the info. My guests decided to spend another two nights on the yacht. YAY!