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Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

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Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

Yes, this question again! Any new thoughts on the subject now that renovations are almost done at the Hilton?

I'm a designer, so I tend to be pickier than most about rooms. Newly renovated at Hilton has appeal. But I like the snorkeling at the Marriott.

my main interests this trip:

snorkeling, maybe scuba too

beach lounging

serious rest & relation

easy peasy trip - no stress, no issues, lots of comfort

Thanks!

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1. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

If you like the Hilton stay there and walk to the Marriott for snorkling and diving. The Marriott has the better beach.

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2. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

That's what I'm thinking of doing. Would I have to pay to use their beach?

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3. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

That I don't know, but I know Hilton and Marriott each have their own color beach towels they give to guests.Maybe if you had your own, try it.

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4. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

If you are a designer, have you considered Floris Suite Hotel? It is across the Marriott and Hilton, has its private beach between Marriott and Hilton (breathtaking snorkeling experience). www.florissuitehotel.com

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5. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

Floris is a very nice looking place, and has a great restaurant, but you do need to know that Floris is not beachfront. The beach that Marious speaks of (Parasasa) is about 3/8 mile away. Marriott and Hilton are beachfront.

Edited: 20 December 2013, 21:51
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6. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

Doesn't Floris use Pirates Bay Beach? Besides, who wants to walk across the street to the beach

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7. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

They do use Pirates Bay too, but it's not a "private" beach. And either one is quite further than a mere "walk across the street".

Edited: 20 December 2013, 23:34
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8. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

So right Jeff, you have to walk down a dirt road to get to the beach.

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9. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

If they are an equal choice, I would go with the Marriott simply because it just doesn't seem like a tropical vacation to me if I have to go to the beach in my suit in an elevator :)

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10. Re: Hilton renovated area or Marriott? traveling Janury 2014

ralphy, the dirt road is gone now, it's all paved up and looks nice now ;)