Places to Sleep:
- Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino. L.G. Smith Boulevard #101. Tel: 297 586 9000. Fax: 297 586 0649.
Located right on Palm Beach, this resort is definitely one of the most luxuriant on the island. Besides having the most spacious rooms of any hotel on the island, all the rooms have large private balconies to admire the Caribbean and tropical gardens. The stretch of Palm Beach outside the hotel is great for scuba diving, snorkeling or just laying in the sun. Also great for relaxing is the lagoon-style pool that has a peaceful waterfall and swim-up bar. Guests of the resort also have access to the spa facility at the Marriott Ocean Club. Connected to the hotel, the Stellaris Casino, the largest on the island, has good gaming and live entertainment. For such an expansive property the whole resort has a very relaxing exotic atmosphere.
Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. 5 Estate Bakkeroe. Tel: 1 340 776 8500. Fax: 1 340 715 6193.
- The Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott is the largest resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands and also one of the most luxurious. There are two distinct hotel properties here, however, each with unique restaurants and facilities. Both of the buildings offer excellent views of the Caribbean and Charlotte Amalie Harbor with beachfront rooms available at the Morning Star. The accommodations are simultaneously casual enough for families and sophisticated enough for more discerning travelers. The resort’s location allows it to serve as a great base to get out and explore the great sites and shopping in St. Thomas. But with 11 restaurants and 3 swimming pools, it might be difficult to leave the hotel.
- St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino. 858 Frigate Bay Road, Frigate Bay. Tel: 1 869 466 1200. Fax: 1 869 466 1200.
The St. Kitts Marriott offers a relaxing but vibrant stay, which will seem like a perfect balance after traveling around the island of St. Kitts. The spacious rooms are beautifully decorated with West Indian accents and most have private balconies to watch the sunset over the Caribbean. A certain Caribbean flavor is present in the hotel’s 8 gourmet restaurants and 3 bars. The casino also feels rather exotic and happens to be one of the largest in the Caribbean. It features all kinds of card tables, slot machines a new sports book. The 15,000 square-foot Emerald Mist Spa might be the best way to pamper yourself on the island and definitely pairs well with the resort’s tropical gardens.
- Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino. Piscadera Bay, Willemstad. Tel: 599 9 736 8800. Fax: 599 9 462 7502.
The Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort is located on six waterfront acres in one of the most scenic areas of Curaçao, Piscadera Bay. The interior of the hotel captures both old-Amsterdam charm of the island and a vibrant Caribbean attitude. All the rooms have balconies with views of the Caribbean and the restaurants offer some of the best seafood on the island. Being just 15 minutes from the airport and having a very well-equipped 27,000 sq ft conference space, the Curaçao Marriott is a great place to take care of business. Afterwards, the Emerald Casino lets you unwind with traditional gaming options and some added tropical flavor. Adventurous travelers can rent kayaks or arrange snorkeling and scuba diving trips directly through the hotel.
The all-new Renaissance Aruba luxury caribbean Resort & Casino on Renaissance Island, is a private 40-acre island paradise featuring Aruba's only private beaches