New here and researching:
Family Vacation to St. Kitts, February 2012
Seems as if Marriott Rewards
My way of thinking is if I start inquiring to Marriott now, some sort of offer will come about before February 2012. So I'm thinking "Marriott Insiders" might have already posted on this topic a hundred times, and I will begin my research. Thank you for any direction or input you might help me with.
As far as the all-inclusive not being offered at St Kitts, here is a link to where that was announced on this site. I know it was also announced on the Marriott Site as well. There were a few other hotels that the option for all-inclusive was removed, when using points:
Hope that helps. As far as the other items, if you are having problems, mitchs is right. Call Marriott Rewards, and they are usually very helpful for these kinds of questions
thank you for the comments and information.
This is why we are ALL in Marriott Rewards right, to save a buck, recoup FREE nights, and get the best deals on packages.
After some more research, we have decided to visit US Virgin Islands, St Thomas; we eliminated $500 in passport costs for the family, reduced travel time by several hours, and reduced travel cost by $200. St Thomas seems a bit more "touristy", but we intend on sticking to the hotel and beach for most of the trip.
The revised flight plan is about $700 each (x4) and takes 7 to 9 hours with 1 or 2 stops. That gets us to St Thomas without Marriott Rewards for $2,800. I'm still stuck on the whole, "using my rewards, where I want, when I want". Bummer on the all-inclusive packages NOT available right now. There are two packages I will go after; 5 nights straight up, and 7 nights with 50k fly miles & 25% car discount. I want 5 - 7 nights straight up, at $200 a day for food and entertainment, my budget is looking to be somewhere around $4,000 total.
This is going to be the "Ocean Trip". We did the "Disney Trip" two years ago. Using Marriott Rewards, we only spent $2,000 total for 5 days! Most of that was Disney tickets, but we had a car, big hot breakfast every day, light lunch at the park, and a great dinner every night.
Good point on the PassPort!
I looked into it, free to roam the US Virgin Islands. If you are taking kids, you BETTER have birth certificates. When ever traveling with children, we've always made it a habit to carry a copy of their birth certificates, everywhere. If you have an "enhanced" USA drivers license, which allows "land" boarder crossing to Canada & Mexico, it is a bonus.
For my trip to US Virgin Islands, we have Enhanced Drivers License (Michigan), and we will bring everyones birth certificate.
AMMENDMENT TO ORIGINAL POST FOR THIS TOPIC.
Family Vacation to U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, February 2012
Seems as if Marriott Rewards . . .
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