Editor’s Review of St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino
Upon arriving at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, guests will be taken aback by the massive size of the pink palace resting on the bold blue ocean. Being spring break, the resort was at full capacity, yet there were quiet areas throughout the hotel, at the pools and along the beach. The lobby was a calm, welcoming place with open-air views out to the Atlantic Ocean, and upon stepping out of the shuttle, guests are welcomed with a cool towel and cold glass of punch.
The St. Kitts Marriott Resort, located about 15 minutes from the airport, is a family-friendly resort that strives to make each and every guest feel right at home in one of its 400-plus rooms and suites. Situated along a gorgeous stretch of
sugar-soft beach, the resort features three pools, golf, tennis, water sports, a kids' program, and a number of on-site restaurants, as well as a casino. The hotel's pride is its "At Your Service" resource. At any time you need anything, just call on down and they'll take care of your needs.
A relaxing place for families to spend time together, it was easy to discover pleasant surprises at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. The more formal dining options were never booked solid, unlike some large resorts -- you know the ones that upon check in you discover all but one restaurant is booked throughout your stay. Local crafters and artisans sell wares on the ground floor, never pushing anyone to buy, and offering low prices and nice trinkets and jewelry for a little shopping at the end of the day. And multi-generational families return to the resort annually, catching up with friends they have made on previous stays. It's refreshing to find a place that welcomes families of all ages, offering something for all ages. less
Our Editor Loves
- Kids Club for ages 5 to 12
- Zero entry pool and wading areas
- Lots of activities for families
- Water Sports
- Children's Program
- Connecting Rooms
- DVD Player
- Family Room 5+
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
- Laundry Service
- Onsite Dining
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Oversized rooms with marble floors and bathrooms, sand-colored walls, and Marriott's signature bedding that we just cannot resist, are comfortable and inviting. Chaise lounge chairs and standard chairs on the porch provide a perfect in-room breakfast spot, listening to the sounds of the waves crash on Sugar Beach as the gauze curtains of the rooms billow in the wind.
The resort is a combination of a five-story, 350-room main resort flanked on its north and south sides by three-story buildings housing timeshares and villas. Timeshares are to the south side and are not available to guests, although the pool is open to all guests and is smaller, quieter and geared toward families. The north villas provide 80 two- and three-bedroom accommodations with kitchens and living space ideal for families. Its pool is also smaller and quieter but it's unofficially an adult pool.
In the main building, king and double rooms are oversized and many are connecting so families can book two rooms together for more space and sleeping privacy. Suites are located on the fifth floor for even more room. Some rooms are above the casino, which is surprisingly more calm and quiet than most casinos in resorts. Other rooms are above the piano bar, which is open until 2 a.m., so be sure to ask for rooms away from either area if your kids are light sleepers. Don't let this note fool you: this resort is very quiet, even at full capacity. It was a pleasant surprised to feel like we were alone for the majority of our visit.
Rooms include mini-refrigerators so you can stock up on drinks and snacks. The resort removed mini bars, finding kids couldn't keep their hands out and parents could get snacks throughout the resort at any time. However, for young ones, bidets are in the bathroom and can get quite messy if they play with them!
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