St. Kitts Marriott Terrific
We just returned from St. Kitts. The Marriot is a wonderful place to stay. They have opened 9 holes at the golf course if you golf its worth your time and money to play. The service staff at the hotel, casino, and resturants are nice but still learning. I have never seen a blackjack dealer forget to deal them self a card. Wonderful beach at the resort with good snorkling, and all three pools are terrific.
Marriott St. Kitts- Beautiful complex
Just back yesterday from a week at the Marriott. The whole complex is amazing and they still have a lot to do until completely finished (shops and golf course). But everything is almost completed. It is very large with beautiful rooms and balconys, 3 overpriced gourmet restaurants but also a coffee shop and calypso restaurant which was very reasonably priced with very good food. Beach is very nice with many shade huts, pools are fantastic and the casino is the nicest in the caribbean. The golf course will be fabulous when finished and the 9 holes are beautiful with views of the atlantic. The room rate specials are about to expire for the winter, but i am sure the off season rates with be reasonable.
The St. Kitts Marriott was great. The rooms are large and very clean.
The main pool is beautiful and the beach was clean and quiet. The staff was good (not very quick but pleasant). The restaurants were all good.
The casino was good even though most of the dealers were very inexperienced (give them time to train). St. Kitts itself is a little too quiet for me. There is no shopping and not too many restaurants off the property. I am used to Aruba with more of an American flair. The island was pretty. I'm sure in a few years, it will get more built up.
I am also hoping for more direct flights because flying in to St.
Maarten was not very pleasant! All in all, we had a good trip even though it rained most of the time, we made the best of it. I would recommend to someone who just wants to hang out at beach/pool, drink, eat, read and relax.
A Very Good Resort on a Great Island
The Marriott is a very nice resort on the fabulous island of St Kitts.
I would highly reccomend a visit, especially if you can get the $99/night deal that we stumbled across (due to resort being only partially open).
Room quality is above-average, with nice tile floors and good sized bathrooms.
The pool is very nice with a swim up bar. There are actually two pools, but the main pool is where all of the action is. The other pool was largely deserted during our stay.
The food is good but not great. Due in part to the fact that the seafood resturant was not yet open, we ended up eating in the same places night after night. The menus were also pretty limited.
By far the high point of the resort is the open air lobby, which is amazing. Plasma TV screens, comfy couches, and a well stocked bar make the lobby area a good spot to hang out.
The Casino is also very nice, and not quite as tacky as you would imagine.
But by far, the reason to go to the Marriott is the island of St.
Kitts. I've traveled pretty extensively in the Carribean (Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados, Puerto Rico) and NOTHING compares to the beauty of St. Kitts. The people are very friendly, the island is lush, and there is very little of the grinding poverty that you observe in other Carribean destinations.
Another plus, the island is still off the beaten path for Americans, so you get fewer obnoxious American tourists than at other destinations.
That said, I heard various people at the resort complaining about the "service" on the island, which was "too slow". If you are expecting American-style prompt service, you will be disappointed. This is the Carribean, where things move S-L-O-W-E-R. Get used to it.
Be sure to make a day trip to Nevis, which is also wonderful. The golf course at the Four Seasons is fantastic (expensive, but paid for with casino winnings) and the only golf course worth playing in the area (the Marriott course was still under construction). DON'T play the 9 hole course near the airport (the only other course on St. Kitts) it is overpriced and in horrendous condition.
Also, make sure you get to Brimstone Fortress on St. Kitts. It's a great spot to see the much-talked about monkeys and has breathtaking views of the island.
My family and I stayed at the marriott for a week and had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly and eager to please. The resort is beautiful, but still under construction and should be completed late 2003. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
too large, but beautiful
The Marriott is a lovely, but overly large convention-type hotel. The room was beautiful with peach tiles and bright green accents. The bathroom was large with a jacuzzi/shower and bidet. It included a mini-fridge and coffee-maker. The beach was a very nice sand beach, lots of seaweed they had to clear every morning. The ribs at the pool bar was very good. The swim-up bar served tasty, albiet weak, drinks.
The breakfast buffet was o.k. if you stuck with fresh pineapple and pastries or bacon, but the eggs were always cold unless you had an omelet. Our breakfast was included or we would never have paid $30 for two for breakfast. St. Kitts itself has lovely scenery and people, but poor snorkelling and beaches. The best part was that it was undiscovered. Ottleys is the place to stay.
Best place if you are looking to relax
An excellent hotel to stay at. The resort if made for relaxing. If you want a busy island, this is not the place. Very good food. The beach at the resort is probably the best on the island. Take a Rainforest or Volcano tour with Greg's Tours. The best on the island. The Sugar Train ride is also one of a kind. We spent a week and wish we could have spent two. The hotel rooms are large and clean. We have been to five other Caribbean islands and this is now our favorite. The island is not yet developed but you can see it will change over the next several years. If you can go, go now. Local people are friendly. The resorts Casino is the 2nd largest in the Caribbean and lots of fun.
Just got back from a week in St. Kitts. Stayed at the Marriot. What a beautiful hotel. Rented a car and really got to see the island. Went to Ottleys and Rawlins Plantation for dinner. Just elegant and beautiful.
Marriot offered two restaurants. Italian was good, didn't try the Steak House. Rooms were beautiful, large, clean and spacious. The staff were great. The people of St. Kitts are lovely people, impeccable manners and a gracious attitude toward everyone. The staff were there to please you. The complex is so large that they still have a long way to go, but are working on it. The spa opened the day we left and the seafood restaurant was showing signs of opening soon also. I would highly recommend this resort. Don't just lay around. Get out and see the island and experience the people and food.
Excellent 7 day break
We had a great 7 night break here combined with a charter flight from London Gatwick - 4 restaurants are now operating - which is good as there did not seem to be many opportunities to eat out in Basseterre - and there are plenty of willing and pro-active staff around. Judging by previous reviews, the staff are continuing to develop and in general we found high standards throughout the resort and in our room. We are pleased to recommend this hotel.
Marriott in December
Just back from 7 days in Marriott booked as package through lastminute. Tremendous value and excellent hotel. 9 holes of golf course is opened . Very nice course though greens need a bit more time. Italian in hotel one of best places to eat on island. Steakhouse opened but poor value in comparison. Good burgers at Bohemia restaurant by pool. Nice main pool with swim up bar. Cocktails there at bit hit and miss ...some lethal some not . Staff are exceptionally friendly and rightfully proud of the island. Lots of families and family entertainment so maybe not most romantic hotel in world . Not much going on at night if you are not into casino . Nightclub is opened but not that busy. Go to Dolce Cabana at weekend if you want entertainment. Try to get to Turtle Beach for sunday drinks and Four Seasons in Nevis for lunch when you are there. All in all highly recommended.