I’m writing this post by the pool at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, taking in the views of Nevis in the distance. Heaven! The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is one of the newest luxury properties to open in the Caribbean and Park Hyatt’s first resort hotel in the region. They opened their doors in time for the holiday season last November and have quickly put themselves on the map as an exciting, new 5 star option for the Caribbean luxury traveler.
Comprised of 126 rooms and suites, the Park Hyatt St. Kitts has the feel of a boutique hotel but with full-scale resort amenities, which is an ideal balance in my opinion. I was particularly impressed by the architecture and overall design – it’s unique, fresh and just downright gorgeous. The setting on Banana Bay with direct views of Nevis in the distance is absolutely stunning, and all of the rooms, restaurants, and public spaces have been designed to maximize the views. Endless photo opportunities for sure!
The rooms at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts have a definite contemporary feel to them, yet with a breezy and tropical flair and lots of natural light. I stayed in one of their Nevis Peak Suites – truly outstanding design and views. That being said, there isn’t a bad room at this hotel – most of them offer direct ocean views, ample square footage and posh furnishings. The suites have spacious outdoor living space, with the higher categories offering plunge pools overlooking the the ocean and Nevis in the distance.
When clients ask me whether the Park Hyatt St. Kitts is best for couples or families, I tell them BOTH! While my suite was definitely designed with couples in mind, the numerous connecting room options, many of them ground floor so children can come and go to the main pool area, couldn’t be more perfect for families. (There are surprisingly few properties in the Caribbean that have this walk-out set-up parents particularly covet.) Additionally, the impressive “Island Fort” kids club keeps the hotel’s youngest guests busy and offers many complimentary activities.
Speaking of the main pool, it’s a definite highlight of staying at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. Huge, beachfront with a lively bar (with a steel drum band playing multiple times per week – loved them!), and lots of space for everyone to spread out. I found myself spending a good amount of time there each day. For couples, there’s also a lovely adults-only pool perched a little higher up on the bluff for even more beautiful views and a quiet place to hang out.
I would be remiss not to touch on the dining experience at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, which I found to be fantastic across the board. From the breakfast buffet (one of the best in the Caribbean I’ve personally experienced, and I’ve been traveling down here regularly for over 20 years!), to the different venues for lunch and dinner, every meal I had was beautifully presented, creative and delicious. Additionally, the atmosphere was wonderful at all of the restaurants, all designed to give diners spectacular views.
Last but not least is the Miraval Life in Balance Spa with its stunning design and nine treatment rooms. I booked a hot stone massage and found the whole spa experience there to be quite impressive. I just wish I’d had more time to take a yoga class in their unique Sugar Mill – super cool!
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is a Virtuoso property, so I’m able to add the following complimentary amenities to all of my clients’ bookings:
- Upgrade to the next room category on arrival, subject to availability
- A personal welcome and welcome amenity
- Full daily Breakfast for up to two people per room served in the Great House
- $100 USD Equivalent Resort credit for services, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability