This is the deal Marriott offered me one of their timeshare talk incentive packages and my family of five is thinking of going to St. Thomas for NJ teacher conventions week 11/5-11/12/11. The package from Marriott is only good for 4 nights/5 days. I was thinking maybe we could go to St. John first for 3 nights and that would make it a full week. My kids will be 6,9, &11. But were can a family of 5 stay affordably on St. John for 3 days? I looked at the Westin and for a 2 bedroom it was very expensive. My other issue is I've heard on this forum the Marriott on St. Thomas is having construction done -- I asked Marriott and they were clueless -- does anyone know if construction will be done by November 2011. Finally, there have been some negative complains on this site about the St. Thomas Marriott so I'm a little nervous to book there as well. But prices on AA are low right now for that week from NY and we've never been there so I'm tempted to take my chances with the hotel. Final thing is Marriott can't tell me for another 2 weeks if there is room at the hotel that week -- but AA's flights are low now -- do I just book the flight and hope there's availability at Marriott -- thoughts are much appreciated!!!!