While it’s a tiny island, St. Kitts has a big heart, with friendly people, beautiful scenery (including the towering Mount Liamuiga) and a gentle, Old Caribbean feel. There’s a tranquil feeling here, one only underscored by the warm hearts of the people and the beautiful, untouched landscapes of this Eastern Caribbean island.
This isn’t like other islands in the Caribbean; it’s small, it’s calm, it tugs at your heart strings in a unique way.
And if you’re planning a trip to St. Kitts in 2017 you’ll definitely want to make a note of the best hotels the twin-island nation has to offer. And we’ve got you covered. From plush hillside retreats to sprawling plantations and homey ocean-view inns, here are our favorite St. Kitts hotels.
Belle Mont Farm A top Caribbean resort that’s not on a beach? This luxurious mountainside spread at Kittitian Hill breaks the mold with farm-to-fork cuisine; stylish ocean-view villas with breezy outdoor bathrooms and an “edible golf course.”
Ottley’s Plantation Inn Neighboring Nevis is known for its plantation inns but this one on St. Kitts certainly holds its own. Sprawled across lush acreage at the base of Mount Liamuiga, Ottley’s offers Old-Caribbean charm; a spring-fed pool; and opportunities to spot the vervet monkeys that scamper across its grounds.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort The only large chain resort on the island, this 392-room property is the island’s top beach hotel, located on Frigate Bay. It has all the bells and whistles of your typical Marriott (multiple pools and restaurants; a spa; golf course) as well as its own casino, the largest in the eastern Caribbean.
Ocean Terrace Inn The best hotel in the Basseterre area, we like this family-owned boutique for its 50 comfortable rooms (renovated last year); central location; and the popular Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant. They all make up for one of the most authentic St. Kitts hotels.
Royal St. Kitts Hotel
This family-run Frigate Bay resort was one of the island’s first hotels and now boasts a 34-year heritage. The newly-renovated property is centrally located and a very, very short trip to the golf course, which is among the Eastern Caribbean’s best. That makes it the top golf retreat among St. Kitts hotels.