Afloat on the imaginary line where the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea converge, the pristine twin-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis welcomes you…
Both tiny, tropical treasures are enticing vacation options for high-end tourists and adventure-seekers alike. Their white, coral shores and epic mountainsides are sprinkled with a variety of accommodations that welcome over one million international travelers a year.
From luxury all-inclusives to quaint guesthouses, we take a look at the best places to stay on Saint Kitts & Nevis -for any budget…
Paradise Beach Nevis $$$$
Private Tropical Opulence is the name of the game at this sexy seafront property. The secluded villa resort offers 2, 3 & 4 bedroom villas, donned with large idiomatic palm-thatched roofs that sit right on the water’s edge. Ideal for a couples retreat in paradise, but families are certainly welcomed too.
Promising a highly personalized experience with dedicated guest services that meet every request, Paradise Beach brings its amenities directly to your private villa’s doorstep. Experience luxurious in-room rejuvenating spa treatments and gourmet meals prepared in your fully equipped kitchen by a private chef and savored at your personal shaded cabana.
When you’re not having a private soak in the villa’s lavish plunge pool or sipping a cocktail at its exclusive bar, head down to the sandy, secluded beach. There you can embark on a majestic snorkel or dive excursion, as enormous Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles glide elegantly by.
Four Seasons Resort $$$$
What would a list of hotels in the federation be without the iconic Four Seasons Resort? The opulent, 189 room, beachside resort on Nevis has wowed wealthy patrons since first opening in 1991 and is largely responsible for putting the little known island of Nevis on the map!
Recently renovated and enhanced, the property features 3 infinity pools, 10 tennis courts, a sprawling 18 hole golf course and a beautiful garden wellness spa. Beyond the swanky new upgrade -which includes a splash pad for the kids, and an impressive boardwalk jetty that doubles as a hip pop-up bar on warm nights-the service remains exceptional, as promised.
The rest of the 350 acre, exquisitely manicured landscape is home to communities of over 80 private, luxury residences and timeshares. Many of which sit right on the edge of the golf course green.
Montpelier Plantation Inn & Beach $$$
A Chic take on 18th century architecture has seen a former sugar plantation on a Nevisian hillside reworked into a top-notch romantic luxury experience.
Dine at the only table in The Mill Privee -a 300 yr old Sugar Mill ruin which takes center stage at the heart of the Property; overlook St. Kitts at the Restaurant 750 or have a poolside rum punch at the bar.
If that’s not enough, head a few miles north to Cades Bay and enjoy a picnic by the sea at the hotel’s private beach retreat.
Golden Rock Inn $$
The exquisite Golden Rock Inn occupies another ruined remnant of the sugar industry powerhouse that Nevis once was. It is Perched on a 100 acre tropical garden amidst the Nevisian rainforest.
The owners are all about nature and art at this garden sanctuary. The hidden 11 room inn certainly speaks to neo-Caribbean inspiration with bold warm colors, set against stark ancient stone and thick green foliage.
An exhilarating hike or bike through the lush vegetation are popular options for outdoor types. After exploring the wilderness, enjoy an elegant glass of wine in the stone-walled tavern then dine alfresco by a coy pond while you take in views of neighboring islands, Monsterrat and Antigua.
Oualie Beach Resort $
Enter this property from sea and enjoy an ethereal experience as you behold the beauty of Nevis’ only beach cove. The affordable Oualie Beach Hotel is a 32 room cottage-style resort on the Northern end of the Island and is just 3 minutes away from the airport and right next door to the water taxi. A great option for inexpensive weddings, honeymoons or quiet family getaways without the extra bells and whistles.
The large beach is the main attraction. It is well shaded by various fruit trees like tamarinds, sea grapes & almonds and guests are welcome to take their pick. The water is shallow and bustling with wildlife, one can easily spend a whole day exploring the ocean.
The charming hotel has a well-known bar and restaurant pavilion that’s a great place to meet locals and expats who love to talk about Nevis over a cold brew.
Hermitage Plantation Inn $
Be a guest at the oldest wooden house in the Caribbean! Hermitage Plantation Inn sits on 5 acres at the southern outskirts of the Nevisian rain forest. It was originally built in the early 1700s and was part of a larger plantation that serviced the neighboring mills. The property has been passed on over the years, from one wealthy family to another.
The current owner’s vision includes a pool, tennis court, sun terrace and 11 other cottages thoughtfully decorated to match the authentic classic Caribbean style of the original chalet. Naturally, there is a garden from which they source key ingredients for the family-style dinners hosted weekly in the Main House
Owners are warm and excited to share their knowledge of a Nevis past. Another magical place where history and romance meet, The Hermitage Inn is as authentic as they come.
The Park Hyatt at Christophe Harbour $$$$
Covering the full expanse of the secluded Banana Bay the newly minted 126 room luxury resort is made for the selective sojourner who spares little expense.
The modern beachy-chic rooms are a welcome revamp of the usual plantation-style decor. Suites feature their own private deck and plunge pool and all rooms are ocean-facing with sister Nevis in center frame.
Get pampered at the 9 suite Sugar Mill Spa and Sanctuary where the rejuvenating powers of native spices are harnessed. Rub elbows with other discerning guests at its adult-only Stone Bar or opt for meals with the family at one of its two other restaurants: The Fisherman’s Village and its signature Great House Restaurant for all-day dining. There are two main pools on the resort; the winding cabana-lined Lagoon Pool and the adult-swim Rampart Pool.
Sunset Reef Hotel $$$$
Beset in the remote hillside of Palmetto Point, Sunset Reef Hotel is the ultimate private luxury retreat. Its vision to combine the latest technology and picturesque location with top-class service all while honoring strong eco-friendly values is an exceptional feat –and they nailed it.
Stay at one of its 7 different fully-equipped suites and enjoy majestic views of the Caribbean ocean and plush Kittitian peninsula. Take a stroll down a terraced stone path to the water’s edge for a sea bath at its private beach or go deer-watching as you hike the foliage around the property. Their guest services have an array of different experiences lined up for you to enjoy across St. Kitts, leaving no memorable stone unturned.
A stay at Sunset Reef comes with all the fixings you would expect from a 5-star Haute-luxury retreat including a stunning infinity pool, in-room or beachside spa & wellness services, fine dining and a state of the art gym complete with an inhouse Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Belle Mont Farm $$$$
Belle Mont Farm -formerly known as Kittitian Hill, is located in the rolling green hills of Mt. Liamigua at the northern tip of St. Kitts.
The high-ticket boutique hotel is centered around sustainability and touts a uniquely organic experience.
With as many as 6 Restaurants and bars serving up fresh and organic farm-to-table fare, it’s a food lover’s heaven. Medleys of fruit trees abound the 400-acre property which includes a 9-hole golf course known as the Irie Fields.
There are three ways to spend your nights among its impressive spread of 84 classic Caribbean-style villas. Retreat to one of their luxury cottages, Stay with friends at The Farmhouse which sleeps four couples or choose from two, three, or four-bedroom luxury options.
Open-air bathing and grand infinity pool amenities are a welcome complement to the naturalistic, outdoor appeal.
Marriott Beach Club $$
Located on a private beach on the Frigate Bay Peninsula, the 393 room giant is the largest all-inclusive hotel and beach resort in the federation. The Marriott Beach Club houses its own casino, 8 restaurants, 2 lounges, and 3 swimming pools.
You can also partake in a fun 18 hole game of golf, kick up a sweat in their fully equipped gymnasium then unwind at the deluxe Emerald Mint Spa.
Live entertainment is a staple at the hotel but good fun can be found within walking distance and in all directions, including many more international restaurants, souvenir shops and popular hotspots.
Timothy Beach Resort $
The budget-friendly resort can be found nestled in a cove at the south end of St. Kitts’ most famous beach.
The active traveler can enjoy adventures like diving lessons with certified PADI open water instructors, kayaking, an invigorating game of golf and more.
For an inexpensive lunch, try out one of the various bar & grills that line the beach below. On weekends things get more lively with late-night music and dancing on the Frigate Bay hip strip ending with Sunday afternoon buffets and poolside lounging back at the hotel.
Accommodations sleep from 3 to 8 people including a 2 bedroom Townhouse for groups or large family trips.
Seaview Inn $
Looking for a quick cheap spot to spend the night in comfort? The Seaview terrace is the place for you. Located smack in the center of Basseterre a few steps from the island ferry, taxi/bus terminal, a major supermarket and various fast food restaurants and retail outlets, it couldn’t be more convenient.
The second-story hideout is ideal for rest between business trips or a quick island hop. The rooms are immaculate, the beds are comfy and there is a cute, homely restaurant in the small lobby.
Have your morning coffee while seated on the gallery, which is cleverly hidden and shaded with potted plants that run all along the balustrade.
Saint Kitts and Nevis- although referred to as the Twin Isles- offer unique individual experiences. St. Kitts provides a larger spectrum with more affordable options and an upbeat vibe while Nevis targets the mid to high-end traveler who puts peace and quiet above all. Whatever side of the coin you land, both islands provide warm, unwavering hospitality- befitting of the climate and natural beauty.
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Contributor : Simone