Hotel Overview

Please note, this hotel is closed until December 31, 2017.

After a $48 million dollar renovation in 2011, Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort welcomes guests to a brand new U.S. Virgin Islands experience. This jewel in St. Thomas offers unparalleled service, a lush tropical setting, sumptuous rooms, and Marriott's signature Revive Bedding. Each luxurious, comfortable room has a balcony and choice of views ranging from resort and garden to water and oceanfront.

Situated on a cliff overlooking the harbor, the resort offers a wide variety of ocean-view restaurants and friendly bars to suit every palate and preference. Spend your days lounging in the midst of whirlpools and waterfalls within the two interconnected freshwater pools, stroll along the quiet expanse of the quarter-mile beachfront, and plunge into the soothing waters of the sparkling Caribbean. An abundant array of activities abounds both day and night, with shared facilities between these two fantastic resorts. The infinity pools feature stunning St. Thomas views while a kids' splash zone gives plenty of space for family time.

Explore the town of Charlotte Amalie. The resort provides shuttle boat service to town every half hour.

For the ultimate in pampering, relax at the luxurious Lazule Sea Spa and Salon. Lazule features eight treatment rooms, including a couple's suite and a wet room with a Vichy shower. Take a dip in the private spa pool, Jacuzzi, and cold plunge. This breathtaking spa also boasts a full-service salon featuring hair, makeup, and nail services.

Discover your own unique Virgin Islands resort experience: sample exquisite cuisine at Aqua Terra, experience adventure while paddle boating, relax your body and mind with yoga, or gaze out over the sparkling Charlotte Amalie Harbor. No passport required!

Learn more about St. Thomas.


St Thomas - Beach
Saint Thomas Island, VI, USA Cyril E King Arpt (S : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1973
Last Renovation: 2006
Floors: 8
Total available rooms and suites: 478


Hotel Details

Onsite Dining

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Marriott Frechman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort is 100 percent smoke-free. Smoking will not be allowed inside the hotel building including guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Designated smoking areas will be made available outside of the hotel for guests who smoke.
Advisory Please be advised resort fees are included in the package price and do not need to paid directly to the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee inclusions:
• Bottled water in the room (4 per room, per day)
• Internet access in the lobby and sleeping rooms
• Unlimited local calls
• Free 800 calls
• Free use of Beach Chairs and Umbrellas
• Unlimited use of “Non-motorized” (excluding Sail Boats) water sports from the beach of Morning Star–Unlimited use of Snorkels, Flippers, Masks and Floaters
• Unlimited use of Tennis Courts and the Reef Fitness Center
• Free participation in resort activity classes like Yoga and Aerobics – coordinated by Recreation Staff
• Shuttle services throughout the Resort
• $20 Lazule Spa or Salon Coupon to be applied to purchases of $150 or more for services at regular price (this excludes any published package, promotion or discount)
• Two $5 Off Coupons (per room, one time only) for the Night Kayak Tour – provided by Adventure Desk
• Two $10 Off Coupons for the Catamaran Half-day Tour – provided by Adventure Desk

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 4437 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beach side dream

    My story is much too long to put it all out there! What I will say is the women on the resort (i.e. housekeeping in particular) can sometimes seem "angry". We experienced within minutes of entering our room and it was not pleasant! What I will also say is, Marriot Hotel Management did make it right and this was one of the best trips ever!! Food was great, it sits on the beach right over a beach side bar! :)

    May 07, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dinner with a Friend

    Courteous staff with great dinner specials in a great atmosphere. Service was attentive and appropriate for a relaxed evening of socialiazing with friends and good food. Definitely a place to return to !

    Mar 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Night Kayak

    I didn’t stay at this hotel but I did take part in the night kayaking they offered in partnership with another hotel I was staying at. I must say the experiment was absolutely amazing. It’s something me and my boyfriend will never forget. Josh, Paul and Paul A were our guides. Not sure if they are still working there as this was a year ago but I’m pretty sure whoever you have you will still have an amazing and memorable experience!

    Feb 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Resort

    I have nothing but great things to say about this resort. Very clean, well maintained, friendly and helpful staff, beautiful rooms with plenty of space and gorgeous views. Paddle boards and kayak tours available. Free poolside activities and yoga classes were available during our trip. There is a small ferry into Charlotte Amalie for $7 per person each way. Small restaurant serves good sandwiches, entrees, snacks for all three meals. Breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday. Happy hour specials at the bar daily. No night life really. There is a band a couple of nights and karaoke, but things end early which is fine with me after an exhausting day in the sun! But if you're looking for a nightlife this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for pool, beach, sun, relaxation and gorgeous rooms with views and an excellent staff this IS the place for you.

    Feb 12, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great trip

    We were looking for a destination in the USVI and our wonderful travel agent, Romance Travel Group, recommended Morning Star. The location is beautiful and other than a couple of small hiccups that our agent quickly handled, our stay was very enjoyable. The resort honored most of our requests and we had a wonderful view and mostly friendly service throughout our stay. The shuttle service between the two resorts operates often and it makes it easy to move between the beach and the Frenchman's Reef resort on the cliff. I'm used to staying on beaches where hotels are lined up giving lots of options for dining and entertainment and this place is quite isolated in comparison, but it's really a lovely little place and easy enough to grab a cab to go wherever you'd like on the island. Many thanks to Morning Star for a very nice stay and to Romance Travel for recommending we go there!

    Feb 12, 2019
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