The St. Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino
It’s been a couple of years since I last visited The St. Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino, but I love it so much I'm heading back there later this summer. Maybe I'll see you there. The resort is located in Frigate Bay (doesn't that name stir your juices?) on the southern shore of the island, and it successfully captures the essence of this relaxing and romantic Caribbean island destination. Situated on a pristine beach with a championship golf course and the largest Vegas-style casino in the Caribbean, it's the stuff dreams are made of. Me? I love the islands, and St. Kitts is my favorite. The Marriott Resort there is one of those unparalleled vacation spots: wide sandy beaches where the palm trees sway and the sounds of a steel band wafts gently across the island. The resort is a full service family venue that boats a world-class spa, extensive meeting facilities, eight restaurants, three lounges and an outstanding Kids Club program, all of which make it the ideal destination, not only for families and couples, but for corporate organizations too.
St. Kitts is situated in the northern Leeward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean separated by a two-mile wide channel from its sister island, Nevis. The island's capital city, Basseterre, one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, is located on the Southeastern side of the island. St. Kitts is in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone, which is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the winter. Daylight savings time is not observed.
The St. Kitts Marriott Resort is an ultra modern hotel with 393 guest rooms and luxury suites. The main building, the Frigate Bay House, features guest rooms and one bedroom suites with traditional West Indian accents. Read a full review of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort Accommodations.
The Royal St. Kitts Golf Course:
The Royal St. Kitts Golf Club has the only golf course in the Caribbean with holes on both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The layout is a stunningly beautiful 18-hole, par 71 championship "links"-style course originally designed by five-time Open Champion, Peter Thompson. In 2003, the golf course was remodeled by Canadian architect Thomas McBroom who took full advantage of St. Kitts' natural terrain to recreate what must be one of the finest courses in the entire Caribbean. For a full review and photos, go to Royal St. Kitts Golf Course.
The Royal Beach Casino:
The Royal Beach Casino is the largest casino in St. Kitts. The Royal Beach Casino's Vegas-style rules make it a favorite for avid gamers. Read a full review of the The Royal Beach Casino.
The Emerald Mist Spa is a 15,000-square-foot facility offering a full range of beauty, health and therapeutic treatments. The spa features separate men's and women's locker rooms, eight treatment rooms including two wet rooms, five dry rooms and one couples' room with private Jacuzzi. The spa's salon can accommodate private groups of up to 13 people for manicures, pedicures and hair services. Read the full review of The Emerald Mist Spa
The St. Kitts Marriott Restaurants:
Dining options are always a major consideration when choosing a vacation resort, and the St. Kitts Marriott Resort nicely fulfills most of our needs and wants via eight on-site restaurants serving a wide variety of culinary choices. From fine to casual dining, including a steakhouse, an Italian restaurant and even a pizza parlor, there's something available to suit every need, well… almost every need. Read a full review of The St. Kitts Marriott Restaurants.
The St. Kitts Marriott Resort offers one of the most fun and educational kids' programs in all of the Caribbean. Guests ages 5 through 12 can enjoy the resort's kid-friendly spots while they learn about the islands interesting people, places and wildlife. Read a full review of Pirates of St. Kitts Kids Club
The St. Kitts Marriott Resort offers some 38,000 square feet of meeting space providing a wide range of options for event planning, including the 5,673 square-foot Royal Ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 guests for meetings or up to 450 for banquets and can be divided into three sections. Additional meeting rooms provide another 17,000 square feet of space. Meeting facilities also include indoor and outdoor terraces and an executive boardroom, all of which can be reserved for receptions and events. Read a full review of the St. Kitts Marriott meeting facilities.
How to Get There:
St. Kitts is accessible from North America on non-stop flights from Miami five days a week on American Airlines and from Charlotte once a week on U.S. Airways. American Eagle offers flights from more than 20 U.S. cities connecting through San Juan and Air Canada offers a weekly flight connecting through Antigua.
Direct charter service is offered weekly by Signature Vacations and My Charter from Toronto and Excel Airways from London-Gatwick.
All flights arrive at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, located two miles from Basseterre and four miles from the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino 858 Frigate Bay Road Frigate Bay, St. Kitts & Nevis; Phone: (869) 466-1200 Reservations: (800) 223-6388 Group sales: (888) 778-4722; FAX: Sales and reservations: (869) 466-3881, 2405 Guest fax: (869) 466-1201 Marriott St Kitts Website