My fiancé and I got engaged in May and planned our dream wedding at the Ritz Carlton in St Thomas for Sept '18. After the hurricanes hit, we rescheduled with the resort for Oct '18 to allow the time they needed for remodeling. We kept our hopes high, but we were told that the resort would be closed until at least 2019 and the wedding was canceled altogether we have ties to Florida and have toured resorts there but it's just not the same.
We are having ~75 people and loved the destination/vacation feel of St Thomas. I'm still looking for a resort where people can come for an affordable vacation and preferably hosts 1 wedding at a time. I loved that the ballroom opened to a view of the beach giving it a true destination feel-not like a conference room. We are coming from NYC and open to other easily accessible destinations.
I know it's unfair to compare other resorts to our first choice, but I would love suggestions for other hotels to consider. Thanks in advance for your help!