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
We went to the Four Seasons on Nevis for our Honeymoon. This was a quick 20th anniversary trip, where we looked across at Nevis from the infinity pool. The quality of the Park Hyatt on St. Kitts outkicked its competition across the Caribbean Sea and was better than the Four Seasons. Everything is new and fresh, the staff is welcoming and extremely attentive, the food options are excellent (especially the breakfast buffet!) and the spa facilities are second to none. Thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend!
This is a beautiful, restful, clean and wonderful resortThe staff were nothing short of amazing, friendly, helpful and caring.Whilst not inexpensive they also have by miles the Best food quality we have ever had in the Carribean - fresh, ferfectly presented and delicious
We traveled as a family of 4 (2 small children) during the week of Thanksgiving and really enjoyed our stay at the Park Hyatt. It was a relaxing visit, filled with great food and lovely days spent going back and forth between the beach and pool. The service was excellent - and we saw the resort at both near full capacity and then closer to 25% occupied - and our family felt welcome throughout the property.
As others have mentioned, the property is isolated from the rest of St Kitts, but we found that to be a real positive. Other than a few walks down to the neighboring beach, we didn't leave the property. It never felt crowded with plenty of space for each group to spread out. The resort credit and free breakfast that came with our reservation made our visit a reasonable choice financially, but I can see how the bills could add up quickly if you were paying out of pocket for every meal.
A few other things that set the resort apart: 1) great pool and beach toys, paddle-boards, snorkeling gear, etc for kids and adults included 2) free kids club with daily activities 3) hot tub, dry and wet sauna in the spa area 4) movie nights
For management, my only suggestion would be to revisit the frequency of use of employee golf carts. It felt like a highway at times on the sidewalk at the back of the property, with my kids having to constantly avoid the traffic. I know that good service depends on speed, but I wonder if some employee trips could be made on foot.
First the pros... 1) Virtually new property with thoughtful layout and design, and a lot of visual appeal. 2) High quality build with nice features. 3) HUGE family pool and stunning adult only pool both with magnificent views of the sister island Nevis. 4) Generally friendly and attentive staff, many of whom will address you by name. Now the cons... 1) Virtually new property with some bugs to be worked out especially with staffing. 2) Landscaping needs about 5 years to mature. 3) Pools are not heated and frigid!! 4) Isolated location on far Southern tip of island traps you at resort unless you have a rental car or are willing to pay $60 R/T to go anywhere. 5) Location has constant strong winds from South East. 6) Beach could use some grooming especially along Western edge. 7) Although we had some individual dishes that were great, overall food is not on par with 5 star resort, and very hit and miss, especially at these prices. 8) Did I mention the $$$$ of food? (remember you are virtually trapped here). 9) And lastly, as has been mentioned before... the beds are rock hard! Overall this is a very nice property but be prepared to pay $$$, receive at best 3 star food as well as service, and be relatively isolated in an otherwise barren part of the island.
Our trip to the Park Hyatt was for business and pleasure. The views from our hotel room were excellent. The hotel and guest rooms were clean and up to date. We totally enjoyed our stay. The staff was extremely courteous.