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The Westin, St. John 07/03/02
Reviewers Rating: Excellent
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by memrie | Jul 03 '02

Pros: They thought of everything. Clean, manicured, friendly, absolutely beautiful!

Cons: Restaurants over priced. Food not that good. Pool cushions stayed wet.

The Bottom Line: Don't miss experiencing this St. John. Be sure to venture off on your own some too and ask questions of what others liked and ate while there.

Recommended: Yes

Oh my gosh! We loved St. John and the Westin. The Westin absolutely thought of everything. From the moment we landed in St. Thomas, the Westin attendants were right there at baggage claim ready to check you into your room and tagging your luggage while handing you ice cold water to enjoy.

They handled everything with our luggage. We never touched it again after we landed. We were then transported to the Westin Ferry and taken directly to the Westin docks about 35 minutes. We arrived and we immediately greeted by our names and handed rum punches and ice cold towels to dab our faces as we were escorted to a golf cart and taken to our room (luggage came in about 15-20 minutes).

The staff is friendly and the Westin has totally thought of everything. They left no stone unturned in making our trip first class all the way.

Our room included a Heavenly Bed which is more comfortable than my own bed at home. The decor was simple and very nice and clean. The grounds were imaculate and the activites you want to do while in St. John were all right there ready for you reservation at the hotel. The car rental was especially helpful to have at our hotel.

The only dislike I had at the Westin was the restaurant food was very over priced for what you get and the pool cushions stay wet if you don't get there before others drip on them.

I read a lot of comments about the man made beach at the Westin but it was not really all that bad. There was quite a bit of seaweed in the ocean but the beach was a nice amenity to have. The Westin also makes a wonderful pain killer! Still, the other beaches on St. John are much nicer, so don't hang out at the hotel the whole time. There is so much else to see and do around the town. Cinnamon Bay was our favorite beach and Waterlemon Cay was the best snorkling. We rented our snorkle gear at the hotel and rented a jeep there (wrangler is the route to go) and drive to the other places to snorkle as oppose to going on a boat trip. We liked the flexibility of this better than with a group.

Our favorite restaurant on the island was Stone Terrace and Pannini Beach, along with Chilly Billy's for breakfast! We also loved Miss Lucy's ambiance and she has the best Conch Fitters you will ever eat. Ask for "Brown Sugar" as you rserver. Miss Lucy's has an awesome outside view from the table and you will be given water guns before sitting down to ward off the chickens at your feet. Cute place!

The best places to go have a drink to watch the sun go down is The Beach Bar and Rumbalaya's. They are in Wharfside Village and are wonder places right on the water.

We will definitely go back soon. We miss it and loved St. John. The Westin is our pick for our next visit. It was one of our best vacations yet! Have fun!

Room Rate: US$ 229.00

Room Type: Single

Best Suited For: Romantic Getaway


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