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St Kitts Beach Day Pass (Marriott Resort vs. Park Hyatt)

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Will be docked in St Kitts for a full day and we'd like to forego the usual "excursions" and just enjoy the day at a beach resort.  Anyone have any experience recently with either Marriott Resort or Park Hyatt?  Marriott day pass is only $35 and Park Hyatt is $150.  Cost is important but not the only thing, looking for not super crowded, nice calm beach and some water activities if possible.  From what I've read Mariott has a great beach, close to Pier but the surf is a bit rough while Park Hyatt is quite bit away (probably not crowded) with also a nice beach, calmer water and you can always walk over to Cockleshell for other things to do.

 

Marriott is quite a bit cheaper so it's doubtful to me Park Hyatt would be that much better to justify the price.  I've looked at the other usual options like Carambola, Spice Mill, etc. but most the reviews lately aren't great but other options are certainly welcome.

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We were at the Marriott recently and did not see any water activities on the beach. They have nice large pool areas with shaded lounge chairs. When we were there it was not crowded at all. They have little cabanas with shade at the beach. It is on the Atlantic side so not what I think of when I think of swimming beach. It didn't look rough but there are rocks not too far out and looked like it might have some tricky currents. We loved it there. We did a room for the day @ $125 and loved it. It was nice to have a room to escape back to during the heat of the day. Good food and drinks but pricey.

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Thanks for the info!  Yeah I kind of expected that about the water activities given the rougher water at the beach.  I've heard the beach itself though is really nice!  Seems like a nice, relaxing day away from the boat for a great price!

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We visited Marriot in April and had an amazing day...the free beach pavilions were nice (photo taken from the water line), my daughter enjoyed the water (though it is NOT calm) , the pool is fabulous, and we enjoyed the restaurant (amazing coconut shrimp!).    At first I was disappointed by the lack of calmness if the ocean but we got over it quickly - beautiful breeze!!

 

the pool has great multiple depths - you can sit in it and read a book in some spots and its got the swim up bar as well.  And the loungers with adjustable shades were cool.

 

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The volcanic rocks coming out of the ocean in your last photo, were placed there by the resort to break the Atlantic surf.

If it appears the chunks of rock have been strategically placed IN A LINE in the center of the beach to break the surf, it's because they have been. 

This is a very family oriented resort, anybody can take there children to this beach and in the area where they placed the "breakers", they can easily walk they're children in the ocean or swim with they're children, without much worry.

 

Seniors, I was with a TON of them back in 2010, they didn't want to get out of the water., when they did get out of the OCEAN it was to walk up to the bar get another drink and go back in the OCEAN. 😀

 

 

 

 

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Did you book in advance or just arrive on the day of?  I'd rather have a reservation than risk arriving and finding that they are full.  Does anyone have contact info to book reservations?  I've see a couple of sites from outside vendors taking reservations, but for $50+ per person, I assume that's their booking fee plus the hotel cost. 

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On 6/26/2019 at 9:54 AM, klfr said:

Did you book in advance or just arrive on the day of?  I'd rather have a reservation than risk arriving and finding that they are full.  Does anyone have contact info to book reservations?  I've see a couple of sites from outside vendors taking reservations, but for $50+ per person, I assume that's their booking fee plus the hotel cost. 

I've have never made reservations once on our visits to the Marriott, when are you going?? Between now and Christmas you won't need anything but a smile and a credit card for your $35.00(Please don't pay the booking fee.) day pass at the St. Kitts Marriott. 

It's this simple, when your taxi drops you off in front of the Marriott, you walk directly towards the concierge desk to your left with a big smile, credit card in hand, they're going to ask you what ship you are on, IF you happen to be cruising on a Carnival Cruise Ship, lie😄 and tell them your cruising on either a Princess, Royal Caribbean or even Holland America if you have too, hand them your credit card when she hands you your receipt walk over to the elevator get in it and hit THE BEACH button, walk out and go have a great day! 

First thing's first, go back to the bar order a good bloody mary and get a tab started, yep break out that credit card again. 😁

You'll figure out the rest.

 

If you have 4-5 people in your group I would not only consider a day room, I would do a day room same price altogether you get a nice room for the day to keep your stuff and go and get out of the sun for a few it's nice, only way to go 4 or more. 

Have fun!!

 

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