Fodor's Expert Review St. Kitts Marriott Resort

858 Frigate Bay Rd., Frigate Bay, St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis

This big, bustling beachfront resort offers something for everyone from families to conventioneers, golfers to gamblers. It's overscaled for tiny St. Kitts and somewhat lacking in West Indian charm and flair, though at least dining outlets have started incorporating more local ingredients and recipes. Maintenance and staff are diligent, but service is inconsistent and often impersonal. Note that breakfast rush hour can mean long waits. The property is so vast that only Blocks 600–800 and 1300–1500 can claim true beachfront status; ocean-view rooms often show only a speck of blue. However, the resort rarely feels crowded. Perfect entry-level Caribbean, right down to the giant mermaid statue and faux pirate galleon, the Marriott scores points for its sizable rooms and soothing Emerald Mist Spa, as well as the cosmopolitan lounge (Keys), piano bar (Blue Martini), and beach bar (Bohemia). The casino is decent, with a trendy Sky Lounge, and there's a fine golf course. Huge suites and the many packages represent good value during the off-season.


  • great range of activities
  • good bars
  • recently refurbished rooms
  • plentiful on-site duty-free shopping
  • enormous main pool


  • impersonal service
  • occasional time-share pitches
  • surprise extra charges
  • mostly mediocre food
  • not enough units feature ocean views




Phones: 869-466–1200 | 800-223–6388


320 rooms, 73 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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