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.
How to Get There
The Hyatt is at a beautiful location. It is a bit far to go down the peninsula but well worth it. It is a bit pricey. The hotel is worth it but I would go other places for food on the island for a better value for the dollar.
The Park Hyatt is a fantastic hot with incredible dining, wonderful space, and gracious staff. We would recommend this location to anyone looking for an escape from the ordinary. We went just before the high season, which was perfect for a couples retreat.
We have been to 12 different islands in the Caribbean, and St. Kitts is going to remain one of our favorites! While we typically do All Inclusive Resorts, I had read about the Park Hyatt in St. Kitts, and we knew we had to make an exception...and so glad we did. The resort is gorgeous, the pools are enormous, the rooms are modern and spacious, and the everything we ate on site was delicious! The staff and service were wonderful, and attentive to any of our requests.
We upgraded to a suite with our own pool, and I would highly recommend (the Presidential). Our view was breathtaking, but I have to imagine no matter where you are on property, you have a picturesque scene starring back.
The beach was a little rough to our liking, but we definitely recommend taking the boat ride to Nevis (calmer and more swimmable over there). We were able to book this via the hotel, and it was a great treat. We also could easily walk to nearby restaurants so we ate some meals on site and others offsite.
Ultimately, this was a true vacation in paradise for us and we would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat!