You can do all that from either. I suspect Wyndham is less expensive.
More variety at the Marriot - better beach at Marriot - Wyndham is closer by a few minutes to Magens maybe, much closer to Coki and Red Hook.
Marriot has a ferry ride to town very convenient, close to Havensite too. Morningstar has beach front rooms, Wyndham is all uphill.
Wyndham is much closer to the Red Hook ferry terminal for trips to St John (no "s"!) and closer to the better beaches on STT such as Sapphire, Lindqvist (Smith Bay Park), Secret Harbour and with better opportunities and options for daysails to St John and onsite dive opportunities.
Whichever you decide on, enjoy your visit!
Day sails & other activities can all be booked at Frenchman's Reef's Activities desk.
We just returned from our 7th stay at the Marriott in 4 years, it will be our last. Not sure what has happened, but the place is in obvious disrepair. The hotel has definitely taken a nosedive in the last year.
The staff is rude, the food is horrible, and the convenience of the ferry to Charlotte Amalie is no longer worth it.
We've never stayed at the Wyndham, but have been told it's comparable. Next trip, we're going to swallow the expense and stay @ the Ritz. I'm guessing that I won't have to worry about tripping over maids who are sitting in the middle of hallway gabbing there.
Thank you..Are there any nice restaurants near Wyndham?
Agave Terrace & Fungi's at Pt. Pleasant as well as several in Red Hook.
Romanos -&- Toad and Tart both off of the Smith Bay Road .
We stayed at the Wyndham in October and loved it. There's alot to do (activities at the pool) and convienent(sp) to all. The restaurants are quite good and we are foodies. Manor "in" the hotel is fancy and delic., down by the pool are 2 restaurants as well and both have good food. Bar down the pool is also great and they have specials on certain days (2 for 1). We were there in their LOW season and can onlyh imagine that things are more hopping during other months. The beach may be small, but how much room do 2 people need? Walk around the rocks and you can go to Point Pleasant Resort to Fungi's (great little bar and restaurant on the water) or continue walking down Pineapple Beach to go to Coki Beach. The staff at the Wyndham were great to us. We never encountered any rudeness like some others have stated. Oh and there is a little kiosk type place in the Mezzanine for bagels, muffins, juices, etc. The casino serves food also and we loved their rueben sandwichs as well as their freindly bartenders. The pool is in need of a resurface, but not bad at all. I did hear they would be doing that soon, so make sure in inquire before you go. They have a golf cart/safari bus that will take you up and down the hill if you want to catch a safari into Red Hook, town, etc. It stops right at the Wyndham and is only 1.00. Unless you have the breakfast buffet included in your rate, I would skip it. Way too much food to eat in the morning in my opinion, plus it like 17 or 19 pp. This was our 2nd trip to the island and was so glad we chose the Wyndham, we are returning to STT in Feb. and unfortuantely they are out of my price range in their HIGH season so we are staying elsewhere, but if they have a last minute sale....I'm there!!!
thank you that helped alot... now i dont know how to take the "s" off st john