Our stay last week at the St. Kitts Marriott was one of the worst caribbean vacations we have ever taken. The prices for food, sundries and side trips were astronomical. The property offered virtually no entertainment. We'v stayed at other resort properties in Aruba, Jamaica, St. Thomas and Cancun and always enjoyed ourselves. You know you are going to pay a little extra for thingsin resort areas but St. Kitts was "off the chart".
The Marriott property pool area was also very dirty.
Sld323 - If you are looking for an active nightlife, the Caribbean resorts which feature restaurants, entertainment plus casinos like Marriott's Aruba Stellaris Casino and nearby Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino; and St. Kitts Royal Beach Casino are excellent choices. The best nightlife options are available on Aruba.
If your focus is exploring the islands and island hopping, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and Aruba will work. Aruba is among the Netherlands Antilles which includes the beautiful islands of Curacao and Bonaire.
I've stayed at Marriott's on St. Thomas, Aruba and Curacao, so my personal Caribbean favorite is the Netherlands Antilles specifically Aruba which offers great nightlife, entertainment and island hopping. For more, see an earlier reply*
More St. Kitts threads:
Saint Kitts Marriott Condominiums http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/docs/DOC-1195
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