sneak peek: four days in st. thomas at @frenchmansreef

thewino110 days! Ya heard me. 10. Days.

I’ve been counting down to my St. Thomas weekend getaway for MONTHS, and it truly couldn’t come at a better time. It’s been two days since #LTnyc has come to an end and I’m dealing with a severe case of best-friend withdrawal. What better way to alleviate my depression than spend a weekend in the Caribbean? In 10 very short days, I’ll be soaking up the sun and sand at Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort.

Though I fully intend on spending the majority of the time lying vertical with an adult beverage in hand, I do have a few definite plans in my weekend itinerary:

Lunch at Sunset Grill

Our flight on Friday gets us to the resort right around lunch time, so we’re planning to hit up the Sunset Grill as soon as we get in. The open-air restaurant has unbeatable views of the harbor and rumor has it the cocktails aren’t too bad either. Bring it on.

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Night Kayaking (whaaaa?)

Water sports may not typically be in my wheelhouse, but when I heard that the Adventure Center at Frenchman’s Reef offers a night kayaking tour, I couldn’t resist. The kayaks are glass bottomed and lined with LED lights for a nighttime peak into the Caribbean. As long as the sea life stays IN the sea, I should be just fine. Right?



Breakfast at Aqua Terra

By the time Monday morning rolls around, there’s a chance I’ll be balled up in the corner of our room throwing a temper tantrum and refusing to leave. If I can somehow pull myself together to make a public appearance, we’ll be having breakfast at the Aqua Terra, which looks over the Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

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If you’re already feeling a little lustful over my four day itinerary (and I wouldn’t blame you), check out the deals and promotions going on right now at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. Just know that if you do book a trip, I’ll probably ask to come with you.

And, as a St. Thomas newbie, I want to hear from you! Are there any “can’t miss” attractions or sites on the island that I should try to fit into my four day trip? Lay it on me.


the wino

I will be a guest of Frenchman Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort throughout my stay in St. Thomas. All opinions are, as always, my own. 



  1. Jeff
    March 27, 2014 / 08:46

    Excellent use of the term “wheelhouse.” Also, I met some pirates at a bar called Latitude 18… highly recommended.

    • March 27, 2014 / 12:43

      its a term i learned during my investment banking days.

  2. March 29, 2014 / 11:29

    So cute! I love to get excited about upcoming trips too! We’re going to St. Pete, Fl soon and it’s pretty much the topic of conversation every morning over coffee. We talk about the places we’ll eat, bars where we’ll drink and activities we’ll do. If you make the trip fun before even get there, you’re guaranteeing yourself a wonderful time!! I talk about building the excitement for vacations in my post Ready.Set.Go
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  3. April 1, 2014 / 04:01

    I would love a weekend in St. Thomas about right now…and night kayaking would be first on my list. Beautiful!

  4. April 2, 2014 / 14:01

    Looks like a great getaway. I’ve never been to St. Thomas. I’m not sure hanging at the beach, drinking great beverages and enjoying the sea and sand is in my “wheelhouse,” but maybe that’s because I don’t have a former life in investment banking (You can explain that one from the above comments). Oh, and congrats on your best travel blog award. I’m happy with my nomination. I can only dream of being as fabulous as you two.
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    • April 2, 2014 / 14:20

      isnt hanging at the beach and drinking great beverages in everyone’s wheelhouse though?? the romantic’s husband picked up lots of great jargon like this during his time in investment banking and we like to make fun of him for it. and lots of other things.

      ALSO, congrats on your nomination! you had our vote!! xo
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