Escape the Texas Summer Heat in St. Kitts

by Bebe Brown on June 14, 2021 in Travels,

Experience timeless charm in a destination that both recharges and inspires you.

The picturesque island of St. Kitts is open to international travel
and offers several reasons why it should be your next vacation destination.

This captivating West Indies paradise is known for the authentic charm which reminds you of the Caribbean of 50 years ago, brimming with cultural and historic reminders of its reign as the center of the region’s sugar trade. With the west side of the island bordering the Caribbean, and the eastern coast facing the Atlantic, St. Kitts is marked by breathtaking natural beauty, boasts mild year-round temperatures and is home to some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.

The sweeping view of paradise at Sand Bank Bay on St. Kitts. Photo courtesy St. Kitts Tourism Authority

Relax and Recharge

Known for its boutique and luxury accommodations, the hotels in St. Kitts that are Travel Approved for international visitors are inviting guests to experience the highest level of service in an environment where they can relax and recharge.

The Park Hyatt St. Kitts, for example, features spacious rooms with private plunge pools perfect for a secluded getaway. You can opt to spend your day lounging in a beach cabana with a fresh cocktail in hand or you can hit the water for the day. Activities above or below the surface range from snorkeling to kayaking to paddle boarding. Special activities that connect you with the culture of St. Kitts include pottery making and Afro-Caribbean dance classes.

The Rampart Pool at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. Courtesy photo

At the Four Seasons Nevis enjoy sweeping views of St. Kitts while you tee off on the 18-hole Robert Jones-designed golf course. Perfect your swing at the weekly clinics or participate in a friendly match during the weekly guest/manager scramble. While on the course be sure to keep your eye out for the resident Green Vervet monkeys who may peek out from the surrounding treetops. Surrounded by lush foliage and the turquoise blue waters it’s a round of golf you’ll always fondly remember.

Getaway Deals

As part of the island’s Five-Day Getaway promotion, the Park Hyatt is offering visitors who stay 5 days/4 nights a complimentary room upgrade, a full American breakfast and additional perks unique to the property. The promotion is available to book through July 31st for stays through September 5th.

The entrance to Montpelier Plantation & Beach in Nevis. Courtesy photo

Promotions are also available at the Four Seasons Nevis and Montpelier Plantation & Beach. The Four Seasons Nevis is offering a complimentary third night for every two consecutive nights in any villa, suite or guest room. Meanwhile, the Montpelier Plantation & Beach is offering visitors the “Live Like a Local” rate for a stay in a premium room with a full hot breakfast included.

Arriving in Style

For your trip, consider arriving in style by using the services of KayanJet. Located adjacent to the main terminal of RLB International Airport, KayanJet’s VIP services cover everything from immigration formalities to transportation and is available to those traveling by both private and commercial jets.

Passengers arriving via a private aircraft at St. Kitts’ RLB International Airport. Photo courtesy KayanJet FBO Services

Travel Requirements

Effective May 29th 2021, all travelers to St. Kitts & Nevis must be fully vaccinated, with the exception of children under the age of 18.

All visitors traveling to St. Kitts are required to take a RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to travel and fill out the KNA travel form online. Upon arriving in St. Kitts, they are asked to “Vacation in Place” for 9 days at a Travel Approved hotel where they are free to use all available amenities, dine at the hotel’s restaurants and bars, and freely move about the property. Those traveling with non-vaccinated children will need to “Vacation in Place” for 14 days.

The scenic view of the southeast peninsula from Timothy Hill. Photo courtesy St. Kitts Tourism Authority

Island Life

Those who stay even longer can integrate into the dual-island Federation and enjoy all the experiences St. Kitts has to offer and experience its rich culture and history. They can ride ATVs along roads that pass by the century’s old remnants of sugar plantations, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Brimstone Hill Fortress and learn more about St. Kitts role as the British “Mother Colony,” or book a sailing tour on a catamaran over to St. Kitts’ sister island Nevis to visit the birthplace of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Brimstone Hill Fortress. Photo courtesy St. Kitts Tourism Authority

Head over to the stunning Romney Manor to visit Caribelle Batik where local artisans continue to make batik using the ancient method of wax-resistant dyeing. It’s the perfect place for to pick up a memento of your visit to St. Kitts or buy some gifts for family and friends back home.

A demonstration of the art of batik-making at Caribelle Batik. Photo courtesy St. Kitts Tourism Authority

After some exploring head over to the Strip at Frigate Bay to enjoy a cool Carib beer or some of the local rum while you dine on grilled lobster or fresh-caught and fried fish at one of the beachside restaurants like Cathy’s or Patsy’s. It’s the perfect way to wind down, kick back and enjoy the island lifestyle.

If you’re dreaming of your next getaway you don’t need to look farther than the blissful island of St. Kitts.

A catamaran sailing off the shore of St. Kitts. Photo courtesy St. Kitts Tourism Authority.

Cover: A sandy stretch of beach along South Friars Bay. Photo courtesy St. Kitts Tourism Authority

This article is a sponsored collaboration with the St. Kitts Tourism Authority