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Marriott or Timothy Beach?

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Hi all. I (Heather) am new to this board. I've been to the Carribean twice this year (St. Thomas & Grenada) and just can't help but want to be there SOON again! So I'm thinking I need to catch a good deal to make this happen. I've been interested in St. Kitt's & Nevis (as well as Cayman & Turks) but my husband and I are daytime adventure exploring types and think that this would be our best pick (I also love a beautiful beach and clear snorkeling water. Anyway I guess I mean to say that I like touring but having a beautiful beach is important as well.

The Marriott looks really appealing - the price anyway - and I guess I won't have to worry about old & out dated furnishings. I'm concerned about the beach and have heard mixed reviews. Is the Marriott that horrible and/ or would anybody recommend anyplace else for the same great deal (99/night)? Is the Timothy beach resort nice or comparable (beach is better?) What about the price?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks for reading.
Heather
Philly Girl

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    I have been to St Kitt's, stayed at Timothy Beach and loved it. I have also been to T&C many times and love it.
    T&C has the best snorkeling and beach. St Kitt's is more beautiful and has Brimstone Hill (DEFINTELY worth a visit).
    Re: Timothy Beach - as I said we loved it but anyone anticipating a luxury resort will be seriously disappointed. Timothy Beach is a small casual resort set on the caribbean side of St kitt's. Rooms are large and clean and everything worked but nothing fancy. Staff are friendly and the restaurant is fine. The view from the small pool is excellent and the visiting monkees are cute. This is a real caribbean hotel with layed back ambiance. The snorkeling out front is pleasant (the water is clear and there are plenty of fish near the breakwall (but not to be compared to T&C). The beach (just to the right of the hotel is long enough for a good walk and very swimmable but water entry is rocky (for about 10 feet) then the bottom is fine - I would recommend water shoes.
    The Marriot is on the Atlantic side - nice beach for walking BUT way too dangerous to swim (big waves,undertow,rip currents - you name it - a local told us that swimming there was literally risking your life) So if you decide to go to the Marriot, you will have to walk over to the caribbean side to swim and snorkel. It really depends on what is most important to you luxurious surroundings or being right on the swimming beach.

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    We just returned from T&C, JMM is correct there is really no comparison
    between St Kitts and T&C. Stayed at TBR
    St Kitts and was not happy with resort or beach,there really is no beach. I hear they are working on it as it was destroyed by a hurricane few years back. As for the resort JMM is also correct. Not much there for me a big disappointment. However the beach at the Marriott is a bit quieter
    as the Marriott has done some work to make it calm and pleasant. People on St Kitts were very nice and the food at maney restaurants was very good.
    Turks & Caicos was just lovely with beautiful beaches. Grace Bay is 12 miles of white sand and beautiful water. One more plus to T&C is that you will find their beaches to be very
    clean. Walking in the morning I saw several people raking even the seaweed off the beach. Also an Island where the people were wonderful and the restaurants were great. We stayed at the Ocean Club West and were very happy.

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