With six restau­rants and three bars there’s no short­age of food and bev­er­age op­tions at the re­sort. The Aqua Terra Ocean­front Grill takes ad­van­tage of its beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion and cli­mate; it was com­pletely re­designed in 2011 and boasts a breath­tak­ing view of Char­lotte Amalie Har­bor. Serv­ing clas­sic Amer­i­can fare and of­fer­ing a daily breakfast buffet, Sun­day brunch and din­ner, it of­fers choices for ev­ery palate. vis­tas and beaches of the ex­pan­sive re­sort.

The Ad­ven­ture Cen­ter lo­cated on the premises ac­com­mo­dates ex­cur­sions and ac­tiv­i­ties like sail­ing, kayak­ing, snor­kel­ing and their lat­est ‘jetrider’ tours – enough to keep ev­ery­one, fam­i­lies or busi­ness groups, en­ter­tained. The French­man’s Reef Morn­ingstar Re­sort boasts its own dock, which makes head­ing out on these ex­cur­sions a breeze.

One of the up­grades dur­ing ren­o­va­tion was the re­designed gym. The state of the art equip­ment is fab­u­lous but there’s not a lot of ma­chines to go around among such a large num­ber of guests. The good news is there are walk­ing paths through­out the re­sort if you want to get your ex­er­cise out­doors. A walk down to the Morn­ing Star Beach Re­sort or to the Docks will give you a great workout in a beau­ti­ful and in­spir­ing set­ting.

The newly de­signed Lazule Sea Spa is a treat for the senses. When you en­ter the fa­cil­ity you en­ter a serene en­vi­ron­ment with its own pool ex­clu­sively for spa guests, plus eight treat­ment rooms in­clud­ing a Vichy Shower Room and three pool­side ca­banas.

— El­iz­a­beth Atkin­son

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