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Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“A Good New Year's Break”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

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.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. We made great use of the very comfortable (and accessible) pool chairs almost every day, for half-day, then did an adventure the other half of the day. Marriott staff were extremely helpful in setting up adventure arrangements before we arrive, based on our interests. We had a half-day walking tour of the Rainforest with O'Neils Rainforest Tours, a half-day driving/walking tour of St. Kitts with driver Triscan Hensley (spotme_50@hotmail.com), a full day sail -- most excellent adventure -- with Nevis Yacht Charters and Captain Miles and crew Elvin, a half-day kayak and snorkel adventure, and spent a full day onsite at the resort. The beach is excellent -- with cabanas on the beach, very accessible, with beach chairs -- not crowded. You can walk 5 minutes up the beach and be away from all people. Very scenic. Very windy, too, so be prepared. Rooms are very spacious and quite nicely decorated. Would certainly return! Excellent location -- within walking distance of a variety of restaurants and beach bars.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Recently traveled to St. Kitts Marriott beach club villas. Once there you quickly realize that this is actually one property and not two separate properties. Marriott resort and villas are together on one property. Hence, all reviews of EACH on trip advisor should be reviewed as ONE with exception to the rooms specifically, as they are separate buildings. When we first arrived I used Barry Wyatt as others have done and was pleased ,however , you quickly realize once there for an hour that all the natives are very pleasant and I ,as a result ,tested two other taxi drivers and they were quite good too. The property is very nice. ( We own in St. Tomas so realize this as my reference point.) All were very polite and helpful and any issues we had with the villa were handled promptly and a follow-up phone call was made to see if we were satisfied with the service. WOW St. Thomas could learn from that! Food on resort was good, at least the one restaurant we ate , La Cucina. We ate at Serendipity and Marshalls also. In short was disappointed in both and decide that St. Thomas wins hands down on higher-end dining. Also ate in the shack on the beach, Cathy's, and that was good for what you would expect, we all had famous BBQ rib. Did a tour of the island with Barry on the last day to kill time until our flight which was informative but the island other than some old sugar mills and rain forest was not all that interesting. The 2 MAJOR downers of staying in Marriott and St. Kitts for us was 1) Marriott does not have a policy about reserving chairs at the pool or ocean its first come first served. As a result you need to get up at 7 on your vacation which is supposed to be relaxing and reserve chairs!!! Also be careful as others may like your chairs and take one anyway!!! In St. Thomas villas this is not allowed. This is why a combined villas /marriott resort is bad. 2) Finally it is too difficult to get home from the island. Flights only leave the island after bringing others in so you can't leave till after 4pm so when you arrive in the states and get thru customs finding connections to final destination is difficult to find or in our case with USAirways canceled without notification.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The resort is awesome. Rooms are great... Beach is tranquil and natural. They have 3 nice pools. The 2 br timeshares are well done. Only drawbacks are that the food is ultra expensive and that it gets a little boring. There is pretty much nothing to do here except read and get a tan. I went to a nice restaurant named Cathy's on the strip. Good food. Not much else to say except that if you want to relax in paradise, this is a pretty good place to do it...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

we are here right now 1/6/14 resort is beautiful. staying at the vacation club villas.great 2 BR villa with an ocean view. friendly staff willing to help for anything you need. main pool by the hotel is crowded. smaller pool by the villas is quiet with less people.for all up north, where we came from, 82, humid,sun and clouds.consider this resort its great.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We spent a week from Xmas Day to New Years with our family of four (2 teenage boys). We had a 2 bedroom villa on the third floor with the balcony facing the ocean (Turtle Bay building). Large, spacious and updated (except for the tacky photos on the wall). Resort was full and we found it hard to get chairs at the main pool without getting there early. It is especially bad at the beach with finding chairs and cabanas when the cruise ships are in as they come and take a majority of them. Food at lobby bar and outside grill was average at best. Had dinner at Blu which was very good however it had that banquet room smell which wasn't appealing. Prices are high but nothing you wouldn't expect at any other resort. Staff was friendly and helpful. Best meal outside the resort was at the Pavillion - long drive to private club, modern airy restaurant with very imaginative and tasty dishes. Other places we liked included Rituals Sushi (short walk from resort) and Serendipity (short cab ride to town). Shiggity Shack and Cathy's were ok and cheap but were just that -- shacks. Our worst meal was at Ottleys Plantation. The hospitable owner and beautiful grounds couldn't make up for the limited menu and unimaginitive food for the price. Plus it is a $48 round trip cab ride.

Overall, we had a nice time and would recommend this resort to others.

PS if you get over to Nevis stop by the Sunshine Bar and have a Killer Bee -- great!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Naples, Florida
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161 reviews
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

I wonder if the management reads these reviews. We had an excellent time, except we were stuck with a ground floor unit with a view of a wall- stretch your neck to see some ocean view. In the end it didn't matter much that we had a poor location, but it kept this from being an excellent review. As many other disgruntled reviewers have noted we too are elite Marriott members who wanted a high floor ocean view, but got the ground floor, wall view. With three different floors, there was a 66 percent chance we'd get the high floor we wanted, especially since we are Marriott elite. Considering they were not full the week we stayed I'm not sure why we were placed ground floor.
Anyway, we didn't spend a lot of time outside the room because we had no balcony and no view. The plus side of being on the ground floor was we didn't have to climb stairs to get in our unit. Please note there are no elevators to get up to the third floor.
The unit itself was a very large two bedroom with two baths, washer and dryer, large living room-dining area and the full kitchen we expect in the timeshare units. It was clean and well maintained. There was free wifi that worked every time we needed it. There was cable tv with many US channels. We received one included "tidy" service which really was a full cleaning mid week.
The location adjacent to the Marriott Hotel is perfect. There were some very good restaurants at the Marriott Hotel all within a short walk of any unit. We ate at the Blu Seafood, Royal Grille, the Italian Restaurant La Cucina, and the breakfast buffet at Calypso and enjoyed the different meals. There is a convenience store with groceries as well. We also spent a lot of time in the casino, even going to bingo one night.
There was a persistent heavy wind the week we were there at the beginning of December; too windy to relax on the beach. So instead of laying around soaking up the sun we spent most of the week exploring. We took full day tours of St. Kitts and Nevis organized by the vacation club staff, and took a cab to downtown Basseterre one day to shop at Port Zante shops where the cruise ships were docked. It was just $12 to take a cab for the two of us downtown; only $16 to and from the airport.
Best advice- Do not rent a car! We most always rent a car, but happily did not for this trip. They drive on the other side of the road. There are no traffic lights and maybe two street signs on the entire island. There are rotaries and a lot of impatient, reckless drivers. Cabs are plentiful and cheap.
The staff were excellent- professional and helpful, and all English speaking. US dollars worked everywhere, and you could request change in dollars at any merchant.

Room Tip: Insist on a high floor if you don't mind waling up the stairs to the third floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club
Address: 858 Frigate Bay Road, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
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Location: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > St. Kitts > Frigate Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Frigate Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club 4*
Number of rooms: 88
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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