11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2016 9:42 AM by drlandrum RSS

Hate Running On Treadmills

drlandrum Silver
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I am looking to travel alone in the near future and was wondering if anyone has any experience with running (especially for a woman) on the grounds of a particular Marriott Hotel at any of the Caribbean Islands.   I appreciate your help with this matter.  

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  • Re: Hate Running On Treadmills
    bpelican Platinum 57 Reviews
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    DrLandrum

     

    No problem at the St. Thomas Marriott property which is the only one I can speak to. 

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      drlandrum Silver
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      Oh that sounds great!   I visited St. Thomas a long time ago (wasn't running then), but have run a few marathons since I moved to Phx, area.   Thanks for that one, I will look it up.   

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    shaunfromcolumbus,ohio Gold
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    The Aruba Marriott (with the Stelaris sp? Casino) was a great location along the beach. You are like me, I prefer to be outside to run rather than on the treadmill. I usually look at the location and see if I can make a running course nearby. If there is a golf course nearby, I tend to go that way (unless golfers are on it at the time). If there is not a natural area to run, I combine parking lots at a corporate locations and do the outside perimeters of empty parking lots. I call it "corporate jogging". But, if you are looking for a bunch of miles, this wouldn't work.

     

    Great topic, as I look to run at every location. When I do, I can remember so much more of the scenery and what the location was like.

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      drlandrum Silver
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      Thank you!   I love running on the beach, and I just want to be safe. 

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    iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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    If you go to BVI Luxury Villas | Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection you can run up and down the little hills of this private island till your hearts content.....all the while enjoying the gorgeous water and relaxing time at this incredible resort!

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      drlandrum Silver
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      Wow, Beautiful!!   I think I shall have to go there...    

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    clebert Platinum 21 Reviews
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    Yes, Marriott Stellaris (or the Ritz-Carlton if you want to go the ultra luxurious route, or either of the 2 timeshare properties - all 4 properties are right in a row on Palm Beach) on Aruba is right on a nice stretch of beach where you can run north and get away from the crowds.  If you run in the early morning, it should not be too crowded even if you run South where all the high rise hotels and boats, pier, etc. are.  There is also a sidewalk/path along the main road if you don't want to run on the beach.  I used both.  I'd suggest going North up to Arashi Beach which is beautiful and not as busy as Palm Beach.

     

    Marriott San Juan and Renaissance LaConcha are both right on the beach in the Condado area of San Juan, PR.  That beach has rocky portions that will stop you from running for miles along the beach - you can run part of the way, then you have to get around the rocks either by going up to sidewalk/city part or by walking up on the rocks which I wasn't brave enough to do.  From these resorts, it's about 3.5 miles to Old San Juan, and that's a nice run with good sidewalks and a very nice park along the way.  So if you want an interesting run not on the beach, that is a good one to try.

     

    Marriott St. Kitts also has a great beach but not as easy to run on that beach because the sand is quite squishy in spots.  But there are sidewalks/trails around that property near and along the golf course, and unlike Aruba, St. Kitts has hills/mountains.  So you could run from the St. Kitts Marriott up Timothy Hill and get this fantastic view:

     

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      drlandrum Silver
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      I think it will be the Stellaris, because I just made reservations for June.   Thank you so very much!   

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        jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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        I have been to Aruba a couple of times but never stayed at that resort. Enjoy your time there " one happy island "

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        clebert Platinum 21 Reviews
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        DrLandrum, we found Aruba to be extremely safe despite that infamous and unfortunate Natalee Holloway case.  Enjoy!

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        • Re: Hate Running On Treadmills
          drlandrum Silver
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          Good to hear, as I will be running alone!    Thank you!

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