Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Sugar Bay Resort and Spa Rating: 3.5 Pearls
A clean, modern, family-oriented resort with a full-service spa, large guest rooms (all of which have balconies), an excellent snorkeling beach, and service that rivals (even bests) the pricier Ritz-Carlton -- the Wyndham is a great pick for the price. Its all-inclusive packages can save drinkers some cash, but the on-site food is average; drive five minutes to Red Hook for better restaurants.
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
A clean, modern resort with stunning views, this 478-room Marriott is a cut above every other hotel in St. Thomas, except, maybe, the pricier Ritz-Carlton. It's sprawling, the food's overpriced, and it can, at times, become packed with conventioneers. But its excellent gym, great pools, top-notch beds, and soft-sand beach rival the island's best.