Marriott is wonderful resort! A short ride from the Port. There are beautiful pools, an awesome buffet - tasty pizza and amazing view of the ocean. I am sad to hear the reviews from the pre-fab cruise clan. I guess I see their point. Maybe they are looking for Disney clean and scrubbed faces of little black island people to greet them with straw hats. I am sure if this is your expectation, you will be disappointed. Most of the inhabitants of St. Kitts are educated, well dressed and speak perfect English. Americans need to understand that there is a ripple effect of our dipping economy- its hard all over! However, If you are on a cruise.. and St. Kitts is a stop...You may want to pre- arrange your transportation to take you to the Marriott (snorkling) Brimstone Hill- (sightseeing and History) , the zip line or on the scenic railway tour. When you are passing through town, you can take in architecture that dates back to pre-1700's or you can avert your gaze. The sewers can be a problem- especially after a big rain. I have been blessed enough to reside on this beautiful island for more than a few months. I ride the H bus with the nationals and eat great hot fried chicken and enjoy the local eateries. The produce is wonderful and if you have adventuresome palates- on Friday and Saturday you can purchase Goat Water from a "cook up" A regional favorite. Dollar bills are accepted- but no credit cards. If you're thinking about a visit- The American/Canadian and Middle Eastern Zombie developers are closing in, and there might not be much in the way of pristine environments when they are done. Just gated communities and tall fences. And don't forget -More trash- lots more trash! One last note- Please be responsible and don't be rude. Smile and behave in a gracious manner. If you buy a bottle on the island...take it with you and recycle it or ask to drink from a glass.