Saint Kitts and Nevis – A Warm and Welcoming Two-Island Nation

Saint Kitts and Nevis (officially the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis) are two mountainous islands located in the Lesser Antilles of the Eastern Caribbean. These two islands, separated by a 2 mile wide channel called “The Narrows,” are both of volcanic origin with the highest peaks of Mount Liamuiga located on Saint Kitts standing at 3,792 feet and Nevis Peak on Nevis standing at 3,232 feet.

A fellow travel advisor colleague and I had the pleasure of meeting with the tourism boards on both islands and when we asked what really sets these islands apart from their Caribbean neighbors, we were told unequivocally, “the people.” This wasn’t surprising in the least as everyone we encountered seemed genuinely kind.

We started our day with a tour of Saint Kitts and it’s easy to see why people are attracted to this island. The landscape is just stunning and there was no shortage of good points to stop and take in the sweeping views…

During our time exploring these islands we had the opportunity to tour a handful of properties, two of which I will highlight, the Park Hyatt St. Kitts and the Four Seasons Resort Nevis.

The Park Hyatt St. Kitts was a real stunner beginning the moment we pulled up to the entrance. The open-air lobby with views to the Caribbean Sea really sets the stage for this property.

In total, the resort is comprised of 126 guest rooms including 48 suites and the best part is that all of the rooms are ocean facing. The design blends contemporary architecture with a timeless, colonial feel rooted in St. Kitts history. You’ll find beautiful stonework across the property and even a yoga/meditation studio inside an old sugar mill.

Quick List of Resort Highlights: 

  • 20 minute drive from the Robert L. Bradshaw Airport (SKB)
  • 12 minute boat ride to neighboring sister island Nevis
  • 3 signature restaurants and 4 bars blending international and local cuisine
  • Two swimming pools including an adults-only pool
  • Complimentary access to the spa’s sauna, steam room, and plunge pool
  • Complimentary non-motorized watersports (snorkeling, paddle board, kayaking)
  • Camp Hyatt kids club for ages 3 – 12

Views Around the Property: 

(view of the beach which has traces of black volcanic sand)

(private cabanas are available for daily rental)

(view of the property with the adults-only pool in the foreground and the lagoon-style pool closer to the beach)

(couples treatment room with private outdoor shower and plunge pool)

I’ll be the first to admit that these pictures don’t do this resort justice. Once our driver was able to finally whisk us away, we headed to Reggae Beach Bar which is located on Cockleshell Bay. This beach is a hot spot for lively activity, sunning, swimming, good food (try the grilled lobster!), and it’s also a great place to catch a five minute ferry over to Nevis.

Our final stop of the day was at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis. This property is just wrapping up a major two-year renovation project and the results are magnificent.  This expansive property features beachfront, plantation-style cottages with 189 guest rooms and dozens of multi-bedroom villas, many with private pools and gardens. Whether it’s relaxation or adventure, this resort has something for every traveler.

Quick List of Resort Highlights: 

  • 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course with driving range and practice green
  • 3 beachside infinity pools including an adults-only pool
  • Pristine 3-mile beach
  • Complimentary non-motorized sports (paddle-boarding, kayaking, snorkeling)
  • 9 tennis courts including 4 red-clay courts, 3 hard courts, and 2 AstroTurf courts
  • On-property activities including waterskiing, a gigantic water trampoline, tennis & golf clinics, steel pan drum lessons, cooking & mixology lessons, monkey-spotting tours
  • Complimentary meals for children ages 5 and under from the resort menus
  • Abundant children’s activities, including the Kids For All Seasons kids club, family movie nights, crab hunting,
    coconut story, and more

Views Around the Property:

(view of the resort grounds)

(lobby bar)

(newly renovated guest room)

(healing hands fountain in the spa)

(relaxation area in the spa)

From Nevis we were able to finish our day by taking a 25 minute ferry ($12 per person) back to the cruise port. We truly had a wonderful day and I want to thank our guides as they were so kind and amazing from start to finish. They were sure to give us tips from the best activities to the best restaurants on these islands and we look forward to sharing these recommendations with our clients. In addition, as a Virtuoso Advisor, I’m able to get my clients complimentary upgrades at both of these properties, so please don’t hesitate to reach out for details or with questions.


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