The Park Hyatt St Kitts is quickly becoming one the best luxury hotels in all of the Caribbean! So what separates this 5 star accommodation from the rest?! Standing with just our toes in the chilled water of the main pool, the view turned into a small sliver of white sand before the dark blue ocean. Floating out to sea, the cloud topped island of Nevis stands still in the distance. It’s simple moments like these that make this such a special place to stay. We hope you enjoy our Park Hyatt St Kitts Review!
Park Hyatt St Kitts General Info
Address: Banana Bay, South East Peninsula, Parish of St. George, St. Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis
Phone: +1 869-468-1234
Closest Airport: SKB – Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
Star Rating: 5 Star Hotel
Opened: November 2017
Average Cost Per Night: 400+ USD
Best Time of Year to Visit: October – May (Avoid Hurricane Season)
Location of the Park Hyatt St Kitts
On the southern tip of St Kitts hidden from the rest of the island, is the amazing Park Hyatt. Away from the hustle and bustle of the capital of Basseterre, this hotel feels like a little bubble of Caribbean luxury.
You can hire a car for your visit as there is plenty of parking on property. We actually drove around St Kitts ourselves and it was on of our favorite days! Other options include arranging a transfer through Hyatt St Kitts or grabbing a taxi at the airport.
Park Hyatt St Kitts Review: Our First Impression
Pulling up to the main entrance, we walked along a small koi pond. Check-in is to the left a feels more like a stylish living room than a reception.
The main draw though was the view with the walls that are left open to show the property. Also, the chilled glass of champagne helped to make the check-in process go smoothly! Overall, we felt like we were being welcomed to one of the best hotels in St Kitts.
Exploring the Park Hyatt St Kitts
We arrived early after a morning flight and were told that our bags could be stored while we waited. To pass time we were shown onto a golf cart and given a full tour of the property before we were left at the pool to wait for our room. The property is spread out over a dozen or so buildings that all face out toward the water, with the focus point being the main pool and long white beach.
The Park Hyatt is well taken care of and designed with a nice flow, which it should be seeing how it is brand new St Kitts luxury hotel. The water in the narrows (ocean between St. Kitts and Nevis) was rough and pushed seaweed onto the beach, but it was constantly being swept away by the workers to keep the sand looking immaculate.
Ocean View Room
View: Our large balcony looked over the hotel grounds and ocean with Nevis in the distance. The balcony was definitely our favorite place to spend time in the room!
Style: Stylish beach chic seemed to be the theme of the room. It wasn’t at all tacky as we feel some rooms are when hotels go for a beach theme. The colors were blues, white, and grey that all went well together.
Layout: The living room and bedroom is separated from the balcony by a thin glass sliding door. The doors to the bathroom can be completely opened for a more spread out layout, or shut for privacy. Overall, the room was very spacious.
Minibar: Fully stocked, but we would double check the prices before dipping in as they can be quite expensive.
Toiletries: Nice fragrance and a soft feel.
Park Hyatt St Kitts Pools
The main pool is by far the best feature of this St Kitts luxury hotel. We absolutely love swimming and will often book hotel based on how nice the pool area is. Yet even in the Caribbean where we typically prefer the ocean, we could not bring ourselves to get out of this incredible pool! How it fades into the water like you are walking into the ocean then ends in the infinity pool with a view of Nevis is simply spectacular.
Adults Only Pool
Don’t rule this pool out too quickly! At first we didn’t spend time at the adults only section because we were enjoying the main pool too much. However, this is another great option to spend your afternoon at one of the best hotels in St Kitts.
One long infinity pool is broken into three smaller pieces. With the beautiful stone work and water seats, the whole setting gives off a relaxing adults only feel. The swimming pools are definitely highlight of this Park Hyatt St Kitts review!
Park Hyatt St Kitts Spa
When first arriving we took a tour of the spa and gym. The attendants were friendly and showed us the changing rooms, treatment area, indoor/outdoor showers, steam room, sauna, and even a small hot pool in the common area.
The spa is designed around the nature of the island. We didn’t do any treatments, but as hotel guests we used the common area of the women’s spa daily and it was definitely a highlight.
Restaurants on Property
The Great House: Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The buffet breakfast was delicious at the Great House with homemade yogurts, fresh fruits, sliced meats, cheese, and countless baked goods.
The Fisherman’s Village: Open for lunch and dinner. Where tropical island meets upscale dining, the Fisherman’s Village is a fun place to grab a meal. You can sit on the beautiful pier with a glass of wine, and watch the clouds float over the island of Nevis.
The Stone Barn: Open for adults only dinner. Lamb, duck, and pork belly are some of the hearty dishes that you will find at the exclusive stone barn restaurant.
Service at Park Hyatt St Kitts
The staff was very friendly and their love for the islands could easily be seen within a few moments of speaking to them. From check-in to relaxing by the pool and enjoying breakfast, we were always greeted with a large welcoming smile.
We loved this and thought it added to our experience at the hotel. but for being a Park Hyatt we could see how some guests were a little taken aback by how outgoing and chatty the staff were. This may be something that will evolve with time to find the right balance, but it’s also just part of the fun island culture.
Building off the service, there was one moment that showed how the staff really went above and beyond. When we left the hotel to go kayaking the water was rough. We assured the women helping us that that we had kayaked before and were just going to go out for a short time. Setting off, we went to the left of the hotel and around the corner to the calmer Cockleshell Bay.
After over an hour or two of swimming in the ocean, having some drinks, and ordering lunch at a beach bar in the next bay, we were shocked when the women from the hotel who helped us showed up at our table. She was so worried about the water conditions that she had walked the whole beach looking for us!
We assured her that we were having a great time and she went back to the hotel noticeably relieved that we weren’t lost in the ocean. It was so surprising that she went so far out of her way to make sure we were okay. It really made us feel special and taken care of as guests at one of the best hotels in St Kitts!
Park Hyatt St Kitts Photo Worthy Spots
Visiting Cockleshell Bay
Right around the bend from the Park Hyatt St Kitts is a small beach called Cockleshell Bay. You can easily walk from the hotel, or take out kayaks like us. If you plan to go for dinner make sure to take a flashlight from your room for the walk back. There are two main restaurants and several beach bars that pop up when the cruise ships are in town. Not only is the atmosphere fun, but you’ll be paying about 1/4th for meals and drinks as you would at the St Kitts luxury hotels!
More Places to See Near the Park Hyatt St Kitts
Spice Mill: The closest restaurant within walking distance to the resort. This restaurant offers fun indoor and outdoor dining.
Reggae Beach Bar and Grill: Just as the name suggests, this spot is everything you think of when you imagine a Caribbean beach bar. It completely lives up to its “go slow” motto.
Salt Plage: Salt Plage isn’t located in Cockleshell Bay, but it’s close to the Park Hyatt St Kitts in Christopher Harbor. If you don’t have a rental car you will need to have the hotel call you a taxi, and it’s well worth it for the views. Opening at 4pm daily, this is known as THE PLACE to watch the sunset!
Park Hyatt St Kitts Tips & Secrets
Rental Car: If you don’t get a rental car when you arrive at the airport you can still explore the island for a day. Rent a car for the day directly from the hotel!
Drinks with the Managers: Check the weekly activities to see if this is going on during your visit. Held up by the check-in area, this casual cocktail hour has your choice of complimentary red or white wine and a spread of hors d’oeuvres. Also, you can mingle with the hotel management here to get the inside scoop on the resort.
Watch a Movie Under the Stars: Even though there is typically a children’s movie playing, this is not just for kids! Check the weekly schedule of events, and if you’re visiting during movie night we highly recommend it. There’s something magical about watching a movie under the stars at one of the best hotels in St Kitts!
Room Service: It’s no secret how expensive eating at a 5 star resort like this is, with each meal setting you back $60-200 USD per person. If you’re not that hungry or don’t want to spend a bunch of money, you can always check out the kids meals through room service for a cheaper alternative!
Water Activities: Right from the wooden hut on the beach guests have access to snorkels, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and so much more fun stuff! We took advantage of everything, but weirdly noticed that none of the other guests were. You should 100% relax at the Park Hyatt St Kitts, but also make time to get into the ocean.
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