We just returned from 10 days in St Kitts! It was our 5th trip in the last 7 years and my husband and I had a wonderful time. We love St Kitts, the people, the island and The Marriott. We always stay in the guest houses, they are away from the hustle and bustle of the hotel and the views are amazing. The hotel does need to work on some maintenance items, part of being on the ocean, but needs to be kept up a little better. Our building had a water pipe break, water was out all day and the A/C went out in our room. We ended up moving to another room and the hotel credited us for that night. These things happen. Overall this hotel offers a lot and has improved in many ways over the years. The beaches are maintained and cleaned regularly and snorkeling right off of the beach is good. We love the swim up bar, and the quiet pool when we just want to chill. The pizza shack has great pizza for a low key night and the other restaurants are good. We typically eat local food around the island and enjoy the freshly prepared local cuisine offered. We walk to "the strip" day or night and have never had a problem. This year we did notice that traffic was picking up on the road between the Marriott and the strip and some drivers were flying. This is something we had not experienced before, but read that they are working on continuing the sidewalk in this area. Just remember the Marriott is nice, but get out and explore the island it will bring you back to The Marriott! We have already planned our visit next year and we are bringing our daughters for the first time.