Hotel Spotlight: Park Hyatt St Kitts

Nestled in the semi remote St Christophe Harbor area on the island of St Kitts is the incredible Park Hyatt St Kitts. This property, which only opened its doors two years ago, has quickly become a favorite of Ourisman Travel clients and other discerning luxury travelers for a myriad of reasons. Chief among them being the hotel’s incredible location. En route to the property, a 25 minute drive from the St Kitts airport, guests pass through the island’s capital Basseterre and up along the side of the mountains; passing an incredible lookout point that showcases the sweeping views of Nevis and the Caribbean Sea. The winding road leads to the stone porte-cochere of the Park Hyatt St Kitts. Reflecting pools with koi make up the entryway path complete with living walls of vibrant greenery and breathtaking views of the property’s private beach. Friendly staff check you in quickly and with great deference to the service expected at a Park Hyatt, though that might be the arrival Rum Punch talking! Your bags are whisked away to your room as you are given a map of the property and offered either a guided walk or a golf card ride to your accommodation.

I was lucky enough to stay in a Nevis Peak Suite complete with plunge pool and panoramic views of Nevis and the Caribbean Sea, similar to the lookout passed on the way to the Park Hyatt. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary Caribbean style with light wood floors, bright white accents and minimal touches of color allowing guests to truly appreciate their views. The bathroom is equally lovely and features a fantastic soaking tub, rainwater shower and double vanity with plenty of room. Off the bathroom is an immense closet with plenty of storage space – great for guests that want to set up camp for longer stays. The sitting room opens out to a spacious porch with plenty of seating areas, a breakfast table for 4 and a chaise lounge perfect for a relaxing nap in the sun. However, the star of the patio is certainly the plunge pool. Fairly large as compared to other plunge pools around the world and with sweeping views, it is hard to imagine a better place to spend your stay.

With two pools and a word class spa through, the Park Hyatt St Kitts really ups the ante and challenges its guests to explore the resort beyond their picture-perfect suites. The property boasts the first international location of Hyatt’s Mirival Spa. Designed with complete wellness in mind the spa offers a selection of treatments centered around relaxation, rejuvenation and rest; something we in the 21st century are hard pressed to find in our busy lives. The spa has a rustic chic décor style, contrasting with the rooms in a way that is still cohesively Caribbean.

The property makes great use of space with the two pools with the adults-only pool perching above the much larger family friendly pool. The adults-only pool extends the design of the spa, with clean lines and stone arches that add a sense of drama to the geometric lines of the pool. The family friendly pool is best described as sprawling with plenty of lounge chairs to accommodate the needs of a 126 rooms. The pool also offers easy access to the beach and the infinity edge creates the illusion that it is right up against the ocean. Parents that want to take advantage of the adults-only pool during their stay will be pleased to find a first rate Kid’s Club on site not to far from the pools. Complete with pantry, quiet room for naps, jungle gym and a wide array of crafts, toys and movies, this Kid’s Club was designed with the littlest guests in mind and is open to guests 3 to 12.

Dining at the Park Hyatt St Kitts is fantastic as well and blends a great mix of classic Caribbean fare with just a hint of foodie influence, showcased in the Conch &Pretzel Roll sandwich at Fisherman’s village to the Mixed Seafood “Farrotto” at The Great House, which is to die for. A third restaurant, The Stone Barn, offers a more intimate dining option where guests can arrange for dinners expertly paired with wine by the property’s charming and knowledgeable sommelier. A member of the Hyatt Prive Benefit program, the Park Hyatt St Kitts offers a few options to guests for their daily breakfast for two ranging from the classic option of in-room dining, and either an expansive breakfast buffet spread or a lovely breakfast menu at The Great House.

Ourisman Travel clients are able to take advantage of the Hyatt Prive Benefits program during their stays at the Park Hyatt St Kitts, enjoying early check-in & late check-out, upgrades at time of booking (subject to availability), and a $100 resort credit in addition to the daily breakfast for two. Team Ourisman is incredibly proud of our partnership with Hyatt and looks forward to assisting you in booking your future stays with any Hyatt brand. For more information on the Park Hyatt St Kitts, our partnership with Hyatt or the Hyatt Prive Benefits program, please feel free to reach out to team@ourismantravel.com or fill out our Travel Request Form!

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