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Curacao vs Grand Cayman

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Curacao vs Grand Cayman

I am trying to decide between the Marriott on St. Kitts or the Marriott on Curacao. I am looking for the best beach with the clearest water. Thx, Scott

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Thanks for eveyones help.

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St. Kitts has darker sand, due to volcanic nature of the island...the atlantic side has a man made reef that is in shallow water that was awesome! There were some rocks in the water, but that is def. the case in St Thomas as well...looking to try Curacao possibly as well...just got back from Turks and Caicos....crystal clear water and powder clean sand...but liked St KItts better!

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Hi there,

I stayed at the St. Kitts Marriott, but not at Curacao Marriot.

I heard that the St. Kitts Marriot is a nicer property than the Curacao Marriot.

The sand at SKM is brown, not white. Average courseness. Not soft powder sand like Turks. The beach is only the width of the resort and it is private. You can not take a nice long walk on the beach. It is blocked at either end of the resort by rocks or water.

There is more coral at Curacao and I have heard people say that you should bring water sandals.

The beach at SKM is huge, so you will never feel crowded there.

The beach at SKM has NO TREES! This is the worst part of the entire resort and for this reason I would never go back there.

There are tons of man made palapas.

The snorkelling at St. Kitts was poor and I heard that the snorkelling aon Curacao is good.

The SKM is facing the Atlantic Ocean, but they have put in a man made reef to break the waves. We actually had a lot of fun jumping into the waves at the edge of the breaker they roll around and create a wave. The kids really have fun with boogie boards jumping in the waves.

The pool at the Marriott is nice.

Curacao is a nicer island to visit for off resort site seeing.

We went to the rain forest tour in SK but it was just average.

I heard the dutch influence in Curacao is pretty.

At SKM we got a room near the Tennis courts and it took us forever to go back and forth to the room. If you go there, request a high floor room in the main building. This is the only place you can get an oceanview and you will be guaranteed being near the centre of the resort.

The food at SKM was expensive and there aren't a lot of nice restaurants to go to off the resort. If you get the All Inclusive plan, Beware of added costs that they try to stick you with at the end of your vacation. You have to know exactly what is and isn't included.

They try to charge you for premium drinks, etc. You can check your bill at any time during your stay. My husband complained about this and they waived all our charges.

The casino and the golf course at SKM are nice, but I don't know if you will use these amenities.

The restaurants are good. The pizza near the pool was really good, but so many people not on the A/I program eat there because it is cheap and lots of people order from there for room service so it takes about 45 mintues or more to get your pizza. Go order your pizza 1 hour before you want it.

There were not many beach pedlars at SKM.

Let us know where you end up going. I am going to Curacao breezes for our March Break vacation.

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I hope you write a trip report with pictures.

Are the renovations complete?

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