A postcard from St. Kitts

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Postcards from St. Kitts

Hello you lovely lot! I hope you are all so well. This week I’m sharing with you a very special trip that I just took to St. Kitts in the Caribbean. I mean, in a nutshell it was incredible and I wanted to share all the reasons why with you. It is such a special island, and I hope to go back very soon.

We were there as guests of the tourist board and manned by one of the most impressive women I’ve ever met, Nicole from Rooster PR. We had a lovely itinerary to get through to make sure we got the best out of the island. The first part of our stay was with Park Hyatt St. Kitts. Clambering off a 10 hour flight to a glass of champagne and 29 degree heat was the best welcome I think anyone could have wished for! I arrived in my room and it was every bit as perfect as you might think. That level of luxury that’s super chic and simple and a bath hanging out in my bedroom, so I was overcome about that! We met with someone from the Park Hyatt team for dinner at ‘The Great House’ which was a really beautiful ocean facing house that catered for all meals and offered space to relax, work, whatever you wanted! The food was incredible. We all pretty much fell asleep in our dinner after travelling though so we were in bed before 10pm!

Park Hyatt St. Kitts has its own dock so we were able to get water taxi’s to other parts of the island for dinner and exploring too. The hotel really was beautiful, and the service was incredible. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting; beach front, an option for an adult only pool and the best iced coffee ever!

On the second day we had a bit of a lazy morning, especially as the time difference meant I woke up at 6am. Our first stop was straight to a lunch at Reggae Beach Bar, which is the most amazing little spot right on the beach, under canopy’s, boasting the best rum punch and Caribbean food you could imagine. I had grilled shrimp kebabs and it was flipping gorgeous. From here we took a trip to Christophe Harbour which is a brand new development designed to enable some of the biggest luxury yachts to dock and be able to shop, eat and relax off the boat. It’s a really beautiful development and there is so much more to come! We stopped off to see The Pavilion, too, which is this amazing and tranquil spot that had a few bungalows for guests, a pool and dining area so if you really want to switch off, that’s the place.

It was boiling hot, so we all opted to head back to the beach or the pool to lay out and catch some sun for a little while before our evening plans. It was such a treat to go from cold London to sunbathing in the afternoon on holiday!

I think this evening was my favourite; we took a water taxi from the Park Hyatt dock over to Salt Plage, a really beautiful beach bar with the best vibes. We shared some Caribbean style tapas, had a couple of ‘Zumbie’s’ which was a cocktail that can only be described as rocket fuel….Our dinner reservation was at a local little place that was set out on the sand called ‘Cathy’s’ and it was really casual and relaxed. We all shared lots of different things on the menu to be able to sample it all! and more rum was consumed. You know where this this going…Lizzy and I got very giddy, the alcohol played a part but I think we were just so excited that we couldn’t stop laughing. The next morning, my head was fairly sore!!

Day 3 was our busiest tourist day and it was amazing. The first stop was to ride the St. Kitts scenic railway, the oldest railway in St. Kitts which was essentially a tour of the island on the most amazing train. It was a double decked open air train including alcohol and a gospel choir! Once we had finished with the train tour, we went off to Brimstone Hill National Park and fortress which was beautiful and impressive. The view was incredible from up there! Next on the list was the Railway bar for a rum tasting and a bit of lunch before the main event….zip-lining with Sky Safari’s!!!

Believe me when I tell you I’ve never been more frightened, and when we got to the top of the first zip-line, I almost didn’t go. I am so, so glad I did it! It was so exciting and like nothing I’ve ever done before- it was 300m high! and I was literally suspended over the rainforest. We did 5 in total all at varying speeds and distances. I wished we could have done more!

On the way back to Park Hyatt, we visited Caribelle Batik, an amazing array of gardens and the place where the technique of Batik is from- we were given a little demo and it was so interesting to watch.

Dinner was at a place called Marshall’s and was nothing short of amazing. I had lobster and it was the best lobster I’ve ever had in my life! It was such a gorgeous set up, lots of food options to explore and a hearty cocktail menu!

The next day we took a water taxi over to Nevis. Unfortunately it rained hard when we arrived! But we still visited an amazing place called ‘Golden Rock’ for lunch and had a tour of the rooms, one of which was inside an old mill, and it was super special. Nevis is really pretty and a bit smaller than St. Kitts. We also stopped by Sunshine bar to try the famous ‘Killer Bee’ rum punch and let me tell you, I couldn’t even drink it!

We left Park Hyatt to head to our final hotel, Belle Mont Farm which is an eco lodge up in the hills. I have never seen anything quite so gorgeous. Each of us had our own self contained house, with a pool! Complete with a porch, monkeys, frogs, worms and crickets! The bathroom, including the toilet, was outside so that was a fun task navigating that in the dead of the night. You can take the girl out of the city…..The grounds were incredible and the views were absolutely amazing. For dinner we did something called ‘farm to table’ and the idea was that there were 15 or so people on one long table, under candle and low light. The food served was all grown at Belle Mont Farm and there were around 5 courses, each more tasty than the last. I would absolutely go back to stay here. It was really special.

On the way to the airport we stopped off at the most amazing little farm, serving only vegan food and it was one of the best meals! Everything was grown on site and made on site too- it was so cool!

What an incredible trip this was, I would absolutely love to go back one day. Everything about St. Kitts is special and I feel very lucky indeed to have been able to visit. Thank you so much for reading! xx

Lindsey HollandComment