Park Hyatt St. Kitts
What We Love
- Yoga and meditation classes at the resort’s recreated sugar mill
- An overwater seafood restaurant inspired by a bustling fish market
- The all-day rum bar
- Canopied hammocks in the courtyard
What To Know
- The resort is just a scenic 25-minute drive from Robert K. Bradshaw Airport
- One of the two pools here is adults-only
- For an extra fee, parents can enroll children in Camp Hyatt, where offerings range from puppet shows at the built-in amphitheater to bird watching on the beach
- The resort can arrange for its own boat to ferry guests to neighboring Nevis for day trips
As the twin-island nation’s very first Park Hyatt, this tropical trailblazer pays visual tribute to its secluded and sandy surroundings. Reflecting lily pools dot the entrance and a wall of straw hats drapes the high-ceilinged lobby, which is anything but typical with its skylights and sheer curtains. The taupe-and-blue interiors, a departure from stuffy colonial leftovers you’ll find elsewhere on the isle, balances Caribbean color with sleek Scandinavian style. The lack of artwork is a deliberate (and successful) experiment, ensuring it’s the outdoor view—namely, the cloud-capped volcano best enjoyed from the outdoor living room and private infinity pools in one of twelve especially luxurious Nevis Peak suites—isn’t upstaged. You can also gaze at it from the Miraval Spa (the only one of its kind in the Caribbean) where treatments incorporate local ingredients like Kittitian salt and brown sugar. For a livelier scene, choose between the adults-only infinity-edge pool, set between two stone arches, or the cabana-clad family version.
In the Area
The UNESCO World Heritage-certified Brimstone Hill Fortress—a 17th-century limestone rampart and St. Kitts’s star attraction—is just a 45-minute drive away. If you’re seeking outdoor adventures closer to the resort’s adjacent hills, the staff can arrange zip-lining, parasailing, yachting, fishing, or hiking excursions. And if you’re ready to trade total privacy—the hotel’s beach, while pristine, can feel particularly quiet—for a more authentically Caribbean experience, head to neighboring Cockleshell Beach—a bustling, mile-long crescent home to a clutch of popular reggae bars as well as shallow, family-friendly waters.
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The Park Hyatt was truly a bit of paradise. Every nook and cranny of the property was beyond beautiful and peaceful, and truly paradise. Service was excellent from check in to concierge to food and beverage to bell staff. We loved it all and can not wait to return hopefully one day soon! We were so sad to leave!
Well what can be said about this paradise resort. Top notch. Amazing resort. Amazing employees. Amazing service. We had 2 rooms went for a family vacation from ages 6-70 and we all loved it. Hotel is amazing. Food is great. Had a little hiccup but the manager contacted us and made it so amazing. Will definitely be back to visit. Thanks everyone for an amazing stay.
Loved every moment at this hotel. The food was incredible, the view unbelievable and the room and layout sensational. The pools are majestic. Plenty to do onsite, particularly with the kayaks and paddle boards. The staff is so attentive and engaging. Friendliest island that we've visited.
Beautiful resort. Has the potential to be great. But it is far from Park Hyatt standards. We were in a "beachside" suite and couldn't see the beach at all. Had I known this beforehand, we would have booked into a beachside king or queen and actually had a view of the beach. It would have saved us $250-$300 as well. Breakfast was awesome, plenty to chose from and tasted great. Dinner was lacking, especially considering the price. Other Park Hyatts that we have stayed at seem to go above and beyond, but this one does not. The juice bar often had several that were empty and not refilled for at least the 30 - 45 minutes we were there, there was trash in pools, broken beach umbrellas, etc. It is away from most activity but we did enjoy walking to Reggaes (MUCH better food, beach, and prices).
After lots of back and forth on which Caribbean island to try, we decided on St. Kitts. We're just beginning to explore the Caribbean - so not experienced travelers to the islands - but we got lucky! Mainly, our luck was the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. The grounds, pool and beach area are wonderful. The hotel itself looks more like a condo complex in Arizona - dusty tan, low-slung (I recall its about 3 stories high) buildings set against dry, arid-looking hills. It seems the hotel designers worked with the landscape to have the buildings blend in ... but the resort in general is situated nicely on beautifully landscaped grounds. with a gorgeous beach and beautiful views of Nevis.
Our room was lovely - nice, clean, cool modern design, everything worked, AC was great. We were on the 2nd level ... the top levels all offer small private pools that looked amazing.
Food was good but pricey ... service varied but was generally good. Breakfast buffet each morning was fantastic - great looking, fresh, terrific.
Pools were great - the main pool was ginormous! Clean as a whistle. Always plenty of chairs. The adults-only pool was awesome.
Giving this review a 5-star because I think the hotel deserves it. But there were a couple of things: another reviewer mentioned the distance to town or any where else. It is far and it is costly to grab a cab. So, planning your trip is essential. If you're going into town, plan to eat there too - to avoid another round trip fare.
Also, we were there in March - after high season and before spring breaks - so, the hotel was quiet. I like a little buzz when I stay somewhere and there wasn't any buzz at the Park Hyatt ... but, again, that was our timing. Hotel staffers said January and February are busy months. Besides, lots of folks might like a super quiet resort to relax at. I would however, totally, stay there again, even in boring old March! Its a lovely place.