what to do with marriott points?

Aug 8th, 2007, 06:38 AM
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what to do with marriott points?

hi- my hubby and i have enough marriott points for a 6-7 category hotel for a week or so. we love exploring as well as beaching. any ideas?
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Aug 8th, 2007, 07:52 AM
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Hi. My family stayed at the St. Kitts Marriott on points. We upgraded for a fee to an oceanview suite. The property was clean and new. The beach was lovely and never crowded. Some people in other postings complain about sea weed but it was clear when we were there. That's not something the resort has control over. The Marriott has 3 pools. The main pool where all the activities are and 2 very quiet, seldom used pools which are a short walk away The casino is nice. We're not into gambling but we spent and hour or so one night.

The island is relatively undeveloped compared to many others. As you drive around you are surrounded by sugar cane fields. My husband and son climbed the volcano with Royston, their guide. The beaches are beutiful but not as beautiful as the Virgin Islands. We loved our trip to St. Kitts. It was less Americanized than may of the other islands we met. The local people were nice and the tourists we met seemed to be nicer and lower keyed than on other islands we visited (St. John - Westin, Bahamas - Atlantis, Puerto Rico - El Conquistador). We always try to eat off the resort and try local restaurants. We did had the breakfast buffet every monrining since it was included in our package.
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Aug 8th, 2007, 07:56 AM
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Here is the hotel site:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...-beach-casino/

There are also Marriotts on Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, Curacao, Aruba and Mexico.
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Aug 8th, 2007, 10:03 AM
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I have to 2nd St. Kitts. We returned last month from our 3rd stay there. It is nice and there is a lot to do on the island, without the island being over developed.
Do opt to stay in an outer building vs the main one, as the main one is very loud, even in the rooms.
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Aug 8th, 2007, 11:13 AM
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Do a search on this and you will get so many comments. I have been to the Marriott on Aruba, St. Kitts and Curacao, hands down Curacao is my favorite. St. Kitts is a mega resort that I felt didn't have much charm, Aruba is also a mega resort with very little beach space for so many rooms (it's a total of three high rise buildings). Curacao Marriott smaller, low-rise, rooms very close to the beach and a great value too. Your points also go farther because last time I checked it was a Cat 5 resort.
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Aug 8th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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Curacao is my choice to play at. This resort is a jewel with a spectacular beach. The other tempting option includes the very nice pool area. Curacao has many very good restaurants and activities. You would have many evenings of fun with a relaxing dinner or whatever you opt for.
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