Westin in US Virgin Islands
Nestled within a cove in the southwest coast of St. John, conveniently located, this upscale resort has it all you’d need to make your relaxing Caribbean vacation worthwhile. Right from the time we checked in, we appreciated the warm welcoming reception from the staff. The appreciation for our SPG Elite got even better when we got upgraded to a beach front spacious room with an expansive view of the cove.
The huge property required golf carts to be transported to the room, and sometimes to get to some of the restaurants. This is also part of the starwood vacation ownership villas, which puts a different vibe inside the resort with the grocery store (The Market), drug store and liqueur store. Being family friendly, sometimes the pool areas become crowded with kids running around. But there are adult only areas serving tropical cocktails and upscale food.
In terms of the things to do within the property, water activities, beach access aside, you can rent watersports equipment (Scuba, snorkel equipment, paddleboard, kayaks), and go out to the water. It even has rental car counter to help with a day trip around the island and explore the marine life.
But we found the resort to be alive right after dark, with the torches lit up along the beach, tiki style food, and a chic restaurant in the property. For a couple like ourselves, it was a relaxing and rejuvenating experience just to sit back and enjoy the experience. You could potentially rent a boat and go to UKVI, but reserve early as the supply in the tiny island is limited.