PARK HYATT, ST KITTS
Opened November 2017
Nestled between green hills and beautiful beaches and overlooking the Narrows, the Caribbean’s first Park Hyatt hotel would have been incredible enough on its own. Adding the region’s first Miraval Life in Balance Spa transforms it into a tropical wellness oasis. Fans of the world-famous Arizona retreat will love its new beachfront setting, where hikes are surrounded by palm trees instead of saguaros. Part of the Christophe Harbour community, built on a previously undeveloped part of St Kitts, the resort makes the most of its oceanfront setting with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the views and casually elegant Kittian decor that doesn’t overpower the landscape’s natural beauty. For absolute luxury, check into the three-bedroom Presidential Villa. When you arrive in St Kitts, your dedicated butler will whisk you away to the Yu Lounge for private customs clearance. In your villa, you’ll design bespoke menus with the help of executive chef Pankaj Bisht; then your private chef will cook for you in the villa’s kitchen. The villa has a private gym, pool table, game room and beautiful outdoor spaces. Instead of running parallel to the villa, the dramatic, raised 25-ft plunge pool extends toward the ocean and Nevis.
Step back in time and learn about St Kitts’s history with a private tour led by an island historian. Visit Brimstone Hill Fortress, a Unesco World Heritage site that served as an important British military post, and other historical landmarks. Cross the Narrows to Nevis and you can tour the house Alexander Hamilton grew up in.