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The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is a new, beautiful, beachfront resort located on Banana Bay on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. This top-tier Category 7 Hyatt property has 126 rooms, of which 48 are suites. On some trips, your hotel room is just a place to lay your head between action-packed days of adventure, exploring, and sight-seeing. That is not what this place is about. This is not the resort that you book just so you have somewhere to throw your things down only to return while the sun is sleeping so that you can rest. Maybe you do that for one or two of your days on the island, but this is primarily a resort that you book so that you can enjoy everything it has to offer. This means that the room matters, so let’s take a long inside four different types of suites as well as a standard room.
Before we jump to that, if you have missed the articles on how to plan a trip St. Kitts using miles and points or our video review of the property, they are ready and available for you below.
Comparing the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Suites and Rooms
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts has four different types of suites on-property in addition to a standard room that you can book with either a king bed or two queen beds. All of the rooms and suites at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts are beautiful, but before we go further, know that the top few categories of suites are totally out of range for most people. They are not anywhere near affordable with dollars, you can’t book them with points, and a Hyatt Globalist upgrade certificate won’t help. Mostly, I’m including them here just because it is always fun to peek inside doors that are normally closed.
Let’s start with the base level suite that we stayed in for our three nights at the resort. We booked our stay in a standard room using a mix of 30,000 Hyatt points per night and a Category 1-7 Globalist award. Because we were using a Category 1-7 award on one of the nights we could not use a Globalist upgrade certificate to confirm a suite in advance, but as the resort’s occupancy level is pretty low at the moment, one was available for upgrade at the time of check-in.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Entry Level Suite
The entry-level suites at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts are called Park Suite Kings, Beachside Suites, or Sea View Suites, depending on the location or view. All of those should be confirmable with Hyatt Globalist upgrade certificates. These entry-level suites are about 700 square feet and will have either a terrace or balcony depending on their level.
Our suite was a ground level suite with a view of the ocean. There was a living room with an L shaped couch, table, chairs, and mini bar area.
As the hotel just opened, everything is still pretty clean and neat, even though there are light colored fabrics that could show wear pretty easily. There is a partition with the TV sliding wall that separates the living room from the bedroom if you wanted to close it off.
The king bed was sleek, gorgeous, and low to the ground, but it was also as hard as a rock. The first night I did not sleep nearly as well as I imagined I would on a kid-free vacation as it was so uncomfortable for me. While I am rarely a squeaky wheel who makes strange requests, on the second day I did inquire as to whether there were any mattress pads to make the bed softer. Not only did a mattress pad then appear on the bed, but they actually have a few dozen in stock as they know the mattress will be too firm for some traveler’s tastes. If you don’t like firm beds, you might even want to ask for one in advance as it helped alot.
Off of the bedroom was the bathroom with a deep soaking tub, two sinks, and a walk-in shower. Really, what more could you want from a bathroom?
The bathroom had great water pressure, warm water, nice soaps, and a separate room for the toilet. For those who care about such things, this was not a fancy high-end toilet, just a normal toilet. A couple of the highest level suites did have the fancy heated toilets.
From the patio, you could enjoy the view or even get a little work done using the pretty reliable hotel WiFi.
This room was modern, inviting, comfortable, and really perfect for the two of us to have enough space to relax, work, and just enjoy our temporary slice of paradise. If we had brought the kids, we could have used the dividers to make two separate sleeping areas, but since it was just us we used the space as one large room. The room did have a mini bar, a flashlight, and OFF bug spray, but no empty fridge space outside of the mini bar.
The first night we had a very executed evening turndown service, but we did not receive that on the final two nights. I’m not 100% sure what happened with that inconsistent service, but it was a bit of a theme on this trip as sometimes things were flawless, and other times they were a bit more spotty. This may very well improve with time as the resort gets its sea legs.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Park Executive Suite
On our last full day at the property, we were able to secure a tour of the higher suite categories from the rooms manager. The suite level right above ours is called the Park Executive Suite, and the biggest differentiator from our base level suite and that one is the outdoor area and private pool. Okay, that’s a pretty big differentiator and a very cool feature.
The outdoor area on the Park Executive suite has a decent sized deck, outdoor shower, and of course the plunge pool with amazing views.
Whether you are traveling with your partner or some kiddos, I think having your own pool would be an amazing way to take the trip up a notch. Of course, take safety considerations into account if you are traveling with young kids and considering this suite. I do know of some Hyatt Globalists that have been upgraded to this suite, but that has primarily happened when there has been some sort of service issue that the hotel was making up for. In other words, if you want to try your hand at getting this suite, go for it, but know it is not the base level suite and not one that we were booked into. The plunge pool in this suite, as with all suites, is not heated. However, the heating of all pools is reportedly in the works for later this year.
If you were going to book this suite with cash, it seems to book at around the $2,000 per night mark. Assuming you can somehow secure this suite, it is probably the best one on the property for couples. Once you get above this level, the excess space simply doesn’t make sense unless you were traveling with a family or at least hosting friends for gatherings.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Penthouse Suite
This is a two-level suite that is a little over 1,100 square feet in size. The living room has ample seating space with two couches and three chairs on one side of the room, and on the other side of the large room there is a dining table for eight.
The bedroom in the penthouse suite is on the same level as the living room so you can see all the way from one side of the space to the other if you wished.
The bathroom in the Penthouse Suite is incredible with a tub that is genuinely massive as well as a two-person shower.
The closet is equally enormous – you could have a couple kids live in there if you wished. I mean, if I was a kid I would totally want to create my own hideout in there!
After checking out the downstairs, you can head up the winding staircase to the upstairs portion of the penthouse.
The main attraction here is, again, the private pool and outdoor living areas. If you have $5,000 or so per night to spend, this would be the perfect spot to hang out with about eight of your closest friends. You can get a connecting bedroom to the penthouse if you need more sleeping space.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Presidential Villa
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts Presidential Villa is in a league of its own. The villa is over 5,000 square feet, has three bedrooms, a large private pool, pool table, private gym, a butler, a chef, direct beach access, and probably anything else you could think of wanting or needing!
As of our visit in January 2018, the villa had only been used twice in the few months the hotel has been open. The prices are not listed on the website, but I was told it was about $20,000 per night to book this villa.
The upper level of the suite houses the master bedroom, living area, pool deck, and secondary bedroom with two queen beds.
It has the same huge tub found in the penthouse suite, but an even larger shower with an outdoor component!
I think I could get used to that view from the master bedroom for a few days!
Once you head outside, the view from the large private pool area only gets better as you gaze out onto the water.
Heading back inside, the kitchen prep area is normally closed off since those paying $20k per night for a presidential villa are likely not cooking their own ramen at night, but there is a large food prep and serving area for the staff that comes with this rental.
On the same side of the upstairs as the stairs that lead down to the beach is the second bedroom with two queen beds and its own full bathroom.
When you are ready to mix things up, you can head downstairs to the smallest bedroom, the pool table, and private gym.
There are also steps leading away from the presidential villa that take you down to the beach level. This villa is on the furthest corner of the property, so it is as private as you can get here. It is huge, luxurious, and ready to host a (well funded) group of people looking to have an amazing vacation.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Standard Room
The last stop on our tour was a standard room. Yes, it is a big step down from the presidential villa, but it is still a fantastic space at over 500 square feet and done in the same style as the rest of the property. The standard king room that I saw had a sitting couch and did not feel the least bit cramped. A family would obviously want to book the room with two queen beds that I did not get a chance to see this time, but a couple would be just fine in this room.
The bathroom in the standard room was virtually the same as the one in my standard suite complete with soaking tub. Sure the standard room is quite a bit smaller than the 5,000+ square foot villa, but the villa will set you back $20,000 per night, and the standard room can be yours for 30,000 Hyatt points per night, so you know where to find me.
There truly is no bad room at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, just an assortment of rooms and suites that just gets better and better as you work your way upwards.
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