Frenchmans Reef Marriott, St Thomas
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After Laura paid her ticket, we followed her back to the Marriott Hotel where she works as an events coordinator. We would not be staying here, but we would be hanging out at the hotel pool and beach until Laura got off work, and tonight we will be staying at her place. Frenchmans Reef Marriott is a large, beautiful hotel, probably the biggest on the island. Laura led us to her office, introduced us to her co workers, then showed us to the locker room where we could change into our swimsuits. She then went back to work, while we explored around the hotel a little. Tyler was impressed by the large number of lizards, especially the large iguanas, that were all around the property. We headed down towards the beach, and went for a swim in the lower pool / hot tub area, near the beach and just past some tennis courts.
Because it was Tuesday, they were having a rum punch party up in a courtyard area just past the hotel entrance. ( I guess they do this every Tuesday? I remember something like this the last time I was here!) They had a guy playing steel drums, and some dancers dressed up in feathered garb, entertaining the guests. I enjoyed a few of the complimentary rum punches (Tyler stuck to punch only!) and some snacks, and we watched the show.
Shortly after it was over, Laura was off for the evening, and we followed her to the restaurant where we would be having dinner. I believe it was called East End? It was a nice Italian place, Tyler and I both had ravioli.