by Terry Ward
Fronting Banana Bay on the southern tip of St. Kitts, the Park Hyatt St. Kitts looks across the Narrows, a splash of turquoise water, to the neighboring island of Nevis. This property is also a short hop from the popular water sports beach, Reggae Beach.
You’ll find it hard to abandon the 20-acre property, however, with all the luxurious and family-friendly amenities in store. Kayaks, paddleboards and snorkels are all available to guests looking to get out on the water. And the hotel’s pretty beach is a great place to pass the days, too.
With 78 rooms and 48 suites, all facing the water, you’ll always have a view, and amenities like deep soaking tubs and balconies or terraces to soak in the sea breezes are standard.
There are several onsite restaurants, and the outdoor Fisherman’s Village restaurant is the family favorite for lunch and dinner. The Island Fort Kids Program, complimentary for young guests from age 3 to 12, has morning and afternoon sessions, as well as evening programs during peak season months (winter).
Our Editor Loves
- Dreamy location
- Water sports galore
- Island Fort Kids Program
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Beautiful hotel with excellent food and service. Rooms are large and very nice with good views looking out to Nevis. We prefer a QUIET place while vacationing, and this was exactly how we like it, other than an annoying child and an annoying, loud group that arrived mid week from New York, most of the week was very quiet and peaceful.
My wife and I just returned from 5 nights at the Park Hyatt and we cannot say enough about how wonderful of a time we had. We had the pleasure of staying in the Nevis Peak View Suite with the private pool. It was amazing.
First, when you arrive, you are greeted warmly and given a drink of your choice as you check in. The staff gives you a brief explanation of the property and discusses the options around the property as well. You are then taken to your room in a golf cart.
We worked with the concierge to set up several excursions and trips off property. We also booked some of the included activities like kayaking and snorkeling. Jermain from the activity hut took us on these and it was fun and relaxing. He was a very good guide.
We basically stayed on the peninsula, eating at Reggae Beach and the hotel mostly. The breakfasts were very good and there was a great selection of food. I wanted to give full credit to Chef Toby and Chef Daniel. We booked a dinner at the Kititian All the Way dinner at the Fisherman's Village (on property). It was an amazing dinner. Prior to going to the dinner, we walked by and spoke to Chef Toby. I told him of a meal that I was hoping would be served at the Kititian dinner, however, he said it was not on the menu, but he would arrange for it to be cooked the last night I was there. So, Chef Daniel, made it for our last night in the Great House...and it was terrific.
This accommodation to my request illustrates the lengths that the staff will go to for their guests. I had a room request while I was there and Dee, the rooms manager, was able to assist quickly and we wound up chatting for a few minutes about other Hyatts throughout the world. Just another pleasant encounter while there.
Everyone there was warm and helpful. The bartenders at the Kane's Bar (beach bar) were fun and made us some local drinks as well.
All this luxury does however come with a price. The resort is expensive, but, absolutely worth it. I will be back with my family.