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
Had the privilege of visiting the Park Hyatt St Kitts in february, and i was totally blown away by the beauty of the property, and the warmth of the staff.
From the moment we arrived we were accosted with a view you could only dream of.
Check in was fast and efficient, with the lovely receptionists giving us all the information that would make our stay exciting. We got placed in one of the rooms by The Rampart Pool, so basically you walk out of your door onto the balcony, and you have your own pool in front of you (its not a personal pool, but it feels like it).
A buggy was standing by to take us to the room, all the while telling us about the history of the property. The room itself was huge, with a free standing bathtub and beautiful toiletries.
Breakfast is an experience not to be missed, and we were made so welcome by the lovely ladies there - Juliette, Technya & Janika - to mention a few. Personally I am a sucker for an omelette, and when I found out there was an omelette "station", I was resigned to visit it everyday, haha.
All the staff were ever so helpful, always asking if there was anything we needed, wether we were by the pool, or on the beach, always a warm smile and glass of cold water to cool you down (it can get quite hot so its very needed to stay hydrated)
I have never felt more relaxed on a holiday than this, was almost as if i was being waited on every minute - i actually gained 5kg at the end, we were spoiled rotten!!!
For those saying its not cheap, well what do you expect from a Luxury 5 Star property? If you wanted budget, go to a budget property, and don't complain when you don't feel luxurious - in the hospitality industry you get what you pay for!
I would never dream of staying anywhere else if and when I go back to St Kitts.
Thank you to all the staff for making our holiday amazing!!!
We visited the Park Hyatt St Kitts last December 2018 for my birthday weekend. Spent four fabulous nights and five days. The accomodations were minimum a 5 star quality and the service was beyond belief. Namely the following individulas made sure our stay was a memorable one and one that has us wanting us to return this year:
Glen - bartender
Lena - pool attendant
Julian - cabana attendant
Grace - pool area manager
Reginald - massueur
Brett - restaurant at Stone Barn
Saskia - restaurant at Great House
Anseta - restaurant at Fisherman's Village
You owe it to yourself to splurge and make it to the Park Hyatt - St Kitts. Definitely a 5-star resort and experience.
Fantastic setting and immaculate property. Gorgeous views and very private accomodations. Be prepared to walk as it is over 1/4 mile from check in . Food is average at best. Extremely expensive and limited choices. Laid back atmosphere in upscale property. Bed was rock hard.
Nice location, good clean rooms, great pool, good beach!
Great breakfast.. be aware kids 12 and under are half price.. but they don’t tell you, you have to ask!
You have to ask about everything.. or they will steer you to the most expensive alternative from excursions to rides to and from airport. Definitely in need of some “ParkHyatt Corporate “ guidance to offer the experience one expects.
Hopefully the “kinks” will be worked out soon, they have only been open for a little over a year. Seems long enough for a world class chain.. but not here! Lots of potential !!
The design and layout of this hotel has been given great thought. It offers a 5 star experience without being at all pretentious. It has been very cleverly designed to allow families and adult couples without families to coexist without either feeling uncomfortable. Conveniently located at the tip of the island with wonderful views across to Nevis which is only 5 minutes by water taxi (directly from the resort).
Perfect for us but if you are expecting to “walk into town” you are 20 minutes by taxi. That was a plus for us! Staff very helpful. Food and drink a little expensive.