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Beach at Marriott ?

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Beach at Marriott ?

We are considering Marriott for our family vacation in March. My only concern is wether my kids will be able to swim in the ocean or is it to rough for 5 and 8 year olds. We try not to swim in the pools, so can somebody help me with that as it is a deal breaker for us.

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1. Re: Beach at Marriott ?

Hard to give you a definitive answer. Sections of the Marriott's beach are "protected" by man-made breakwaters which have a calming effect on the waves.. The thing is, the beach is on the Atlantic side of the island and on some days (impossible to predict) the waves can be quite rough even with the breakwaters. On those particular days you'll find calmer waters on the Caribbean side of the island.

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2. Re: Beach at Marriott ?

A walk to the frigate bay beach side is like 15-20 minutes from the Marriott. The waters are much calmer on that side and I found it had less seaweed. The Marriott has big machinery cleaning up their beach daily.

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3. Re: Beach at Marriott ?

When we visited there were protected areas where the water was quite calm for swimming. Playing in the Ocean should not be an issue. "Swimming" long distances might be but that is seldom what kids really do.

Seaweeed comes and goes. One month it can be a problem and another month non existent. Depends on prevailing winds/tides. This is a lovely resort with a lovely beach.

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4. Re: Beach at Marriott ?

the beach at the Marriott is awesome, remember you are on the Atlantic side but the beach area is protected, just a short walk from the Marriott is the Caribbean side or you can take a taxi to cockleshell beach, there are several other beaches that are nice also for swimming, ask one of the drivers for recommends off from the resort

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