Stayed at the Marriott. If you have any questions about the area ask away
Hi! Traveling there this weekend with small children. Debating renting a minivan the whole stay or just for a couple days. Also, trying to decide what food to bring from home, basics that might be very overpriced. Any suggestions?
Everything is overpriced. You can walk 17 min and go to the Sunset Grill which was the best that I found. Rams was limited with fruits and vegetables. Big boys pizza was ok. If you are staying on resort they only take credit card or room charges. Weather was great the same every day. Not much to do with children
You will find some well stocked grocery stores on the island. Are You in the hotel or a condo? The condos are large and the kitchen very nice. Also good to have the washer dryer in the unit! They provide laundry soap.The small one (kind of a glorified convenience store) closest to the Marriott has the highest prices we saw. Easy to take a taxi (vans avail) from the Marriott to a larger store or even stop on the way from the airport with a list of basic provisions. The condos are lovely, with small children it may be best to pack some of their favorite food items if they are picky. When in the Marriott condos, in the islands, we always pack small containers of spices to avoid needing to buy them and leave. I also bring our favorite coffee and zip locs of each size which come in handy. Some nuts and protein bars for our dive days. We found everything we needed in St Kitts. I would take an island tour (VIP tours was great) to get a good overview early in the stay. Then enjoy a couple of days there at the beach on site. Maybe rent a van for 3 days to explore on your own. We found we liked to be off of the unfamiliar roads at night and it was so easy to grab a taxi when only going a short distance for dinner or even to walk down the sidewalk to a few good places, This is a great resort.
We will be at the Marriott in July and after much debate have decided to use taxis instead of renting a van for the entire trip. Hope it works out - we are in a 2 bedroom unit with a kitchen so plan to buy some groceries. If the market close to the resort is limited in products, we may choose to taxi to a larger store. Which grocery store will be the best for a larger variety of breakfast and lunch items? Thank you in advance for suggestions/advice.
Lots of info and opinions here so you may want to read back thru the forum a few pages. We liked the Ram's as well as IGA. I also enjoyed the Sat morning market in town for fresh produce/fish. All will require a taxi but they are accustomed to dropping you off and waiting or returning for You. If you arrive in the daytime it is easy enough to stop for groceries on the way from the airport to the Marriott. We pack a softside canvas cooler "bag" in an outside luggage pocket so we can have it handy to take into the store with our "list" divide and conquer.
I would suggest you arrange a 1/2 day island tour and maybe have them also stop at a grocery store. We enjoy Johnson's VIP and he will pick you up right in front of the Marriott.
What's going on with the mosquitos and the Zika virus?
Did you wear shorts or did you wear clothing to cover your arms and leg as protection from mosquito bites?
The market downtown is on Saturdays?
Are there any markets on Sunday?
We live in Florida. No zika here and we heard nothing of it there. I always pack deep woods off and keep a small spray bottle with us when going out to dinner. That way if we do see mosquitos or no see ums we are prepared. There was one night of rain when we were on Nevis and mosquitos did come out, no one seemed too concerned. The Restaurant where we were had spray they provided to anyone who wanted it.
The public market is the busiest on Sat but there may be people selling during the week either there or on the sidewalks. Sundays are very quiet.