Travelled with another couple who had been there before so had some idea of what to expect. Chose to not do the all-inclusive in order to try other restaurants. Used Barry Wyatt as others have suggested and were happy with his services, particularly his island knowledge and his punctuality.
Resort and grounds: very large property, which includes the main multi storey hotel, and a number of separate 3 storey timeshares, one of which we stayed in with a two bed, two bath on the third floor (no elevator). Resort is approx 10 years old and while we did not see or hear anything about the rooms in the hotel, our condo was large, well equipped and updated with flat screens, granite, stainless appliances and very fast, reliable wi-fi. Nice lobby area, well maintained and good service. Beautiful beach, groomed every day, grounds also well maintained with 3 very nice pools. Lots of cabanas on the beach but you have to get there early.
Dining: first night, after long day of travel, hit the Pizza Hut, and it took forever to get our order. I did not particularly care for the pizza as it was over cooked and dry but the others were ok with theirs. Many cats roaming around but we have seen this before and they were not bothersome.
New Year's Eve, there was a large party, but we chose to go to the steak house instead. The food was ok, not great, but the service was good. We tried the Italian place which we thought was very good, service and food, and could have gone there again. The seafood place looked like it had great potential because of the location but no ambiance inside, limited menu and wine list. Food was mediocre, very disappointing overall. Beach bar had great drinks and beach shack ok for lunch with the usual hamburgers etc., a few salad choices, and quite busy, so not quick service, and a few times arrived cold. More cats, but again, not bothersome. The cafe inside the hotel was good for lunch but the menu is boring. We had Barry stop on the way from the airport at a supermarket for breakfast and snack supplies. Have to say this was the only place where we suffered sticker shock, super expensive! Off the resort, we highly recommend Marshall's where we went twice because of the food, the ambiance and the service.
Housekeeping: we were expecting every day service but there did seem to be some inconsistency in both the timing and the service. Fresh towels every day however.
Casino: fun, friendly and fair, although very smokey.
Spa: nothing short of amazing! Very current in its decor with every imaginable service and my friend and I loved our massages, plus the hot and cold tubs.
Golf course: typical island resort course. Very scenic, long but not difficult, very windy but enjoyed the time.
Overall, this is a very quiet island and the island tour with Barry was worth doing. We also had Barry set us up with someone for our Nevis tour another day, who was equally knowledgable about his island. The shopping downtown is clearly for the cruise ship tourists so I would not recommend spending the time if you are thinking serious shopping.
We had a good week overall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The stunning new oceanfront Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club offers 2 and 3-bedroom villas with separate living and dining areas, full kitchens and private balconies. These first-class amenities will be yours to enjoy, including luxurious spa services, championship golf, 3 pools, gaming and excellent restaurants. Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club is perfectly paired with the romance of St. Kitts, an undiscovered island paradise quickly becoming the jewel of the Caribbean. ... more less
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- Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club Frigate Bay