Miami folks tend to need to be whisked away from the chaotic buzz that this Magic City has to offer, and what better way to do so than by exploring a small, secluded island providing the perfect getaway?
Step into the relaxing St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino that houses 393 guest rooms, a 15,000-square-foot luxury spa, the Caribbean’s largest Vegas-style casino, championship 18-hole golf course, and fine dining worthy to salivate over. A home away from home for the South Florida locals where your sanctuary is only a only a hop, skip and jump away from your real world. Of course getting served fruit punch with your hot towels upon arrival doesn’t hurt either.
Located on the North Fringe Bay Beach along the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, the Marriott offers its guests a retreat packed with luxury living right inside (and outside) your room. If you choose to stay close, the resort has everything you need for a romantic getaway, a girls weekend or simply a vacation away from the everyday routine.
The three pools will be sure to help you unwind and keep you cool after you play a few rounds at the hotel’s very own tennis courts or when you break away from your fitness class at the gym. However, the dancing blue ocean is also a breathtaking view, ideal for water sports or simply lounging working on your tan. When you get hungry you will find there are plenty of options with the eight different restaurants–Blu, the seafood haven and the Royal Grill Steakhouse, known for its table side Caesar salad service.
Once dinner is digested and the kids are tucked in bed, sneak on over to The Keys Cigar & Rum Bar, known for their tasty Mojitos and smooth cigars. The Lobby Bar and Blue Martini are also excellent choices to go “limin,’’ a popular local saying to get your party on.
For those who wish to explore the island the friendly Marriott staff will be glad to help you discover what St. Kitts has to offer. Take a walk through the lush rain forrest, and if you’re feeling daring hike up the 3,000-foot Mount Liamuiga volcano to check out lava formations and breathtaking views. A fascinating way to see what nature holds and a true bonding experience for you and your travel buddies.
Enjoy taking a ride over to the un-harvested sugarcane fields but not without stopping at Brimstone Hill Fortress, the 800-foot-high UNESCO world heritage site. See the stunning views of the island from up high on the sculptured fighting grounds. The Strip is also a local favorite and tourist must see. Here you can find low-key beach bars with favorite drinks, like the tasty “Ting with a Sting.” Head off the strip and onto Reggae Beach to witness a 700-pound pig named Wilbur leisurely relaxing on the sand or occasionally bathing in the water. The oceanfront restaurant Spice Mill is also a hotspot to check out with its gorgeous views of Nevis and delicious fresh Mahi Mahi.
After all of your excursions it’s best to take it easy and step into the Emerald Mist Spa to treat yourself to the local favorite bamboo massage, using hot bamboo sticks to gently rub all over your tired muscles. Then plop in the hot and cold plunge pools, wipe away the daily stress in the Vichy shower and loosen up in the steam room.
The St. Kitts Marriott is a place of pure relaxation and perfect for when you need a relaxing but entertaining vacation. With a helpful staff willing to accommodate you in every way possible you are able to hang loose, capturing the lifestyle essence to the island’s own monkey population.