Rich in untouched natural beauty, Christophe Harbour is a secret Caribbean hideaway not only high on newlywed couple’s honeymoon list but also nearby where Princess Diana and her two young sons more than 20 years ago.
Located on 2,500 acres of virtually untouched land, Christophe Harbour is framed by the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas, surrounded by intimate beaches and serving delicacies to tempt the taste buds. It provides enamoured sun, sand, private villas with staffs, superyacht marina, fine dining and charming sailing itineraries to people.
The state-of-the-art superyacht Marina at Christophe Harbour can accommodate the world’s finest sailing or cruising vessels up to 91m with tailor-made berths. A discreet superyacht-trained marina team are on hand to service every need. And sister island Nevis, which bears the Royal Seal of approval having welcomed Princess Diana and her two young sons more than 20 years ago, is only a 15-minute speedboat away.
Choose from private bungalows to 7,000 sq. ft ocean-facing villas with pathways to the water’s edge or hillside residences with long views of sunrise and sunset to stay. The villas are privately catered by highly trained personal chefs and sommeliers, surrounded by luscious green hills and beautifully spacious with infinity pools, secluded terraces and balconies.
Relaxation and meditation at the villa are as easy as calling your personal masseur or yogi, offering beach-side or in-villa therapies and personalised practice.
Specialist purveyors of fine ingredients will ensure exquisitely sourced foods of your choosing such as Nova Scotia lobster, aged prosciutto di Parma and vintage champagne, as well as the finest selections of island-grown produce.
Local farmers and fishermen provide the freshest food on the island, such as hand-caught Wahoo and Mahi Mahi, vegetables and colourful fruits to chefs. Executive Chef Barnaby Jones who has nearly 30 years of culinary experience at The Pavilion members’ club, fills up your taste by those fresh catches of the day.
Sundowners at the award-winning SALT Plage overlook a sunset to remember. Mixologists will conjure up a handmade rum punch or a craft cocktail with natural, island-sourced spices and infusions made from centuries-old recipes.
Enjoy the daytime with guided snorkelling and scuba diving, or a tailor-made tour of the best spots to swim in exceptional privacy in the warm turquoise water. Thrill seekers need not look further than St. Kitts for activities such as zip lining, adventurous game-fishing or hiking to the crater of the local, dormant volcano.
The island has history and heritage in measures. Go on a private tour of the UNESCO Brimstone Hill Fortress, one of the best-preserved fortifications in the Americas. The Romney Manor & Caribelle Batik is another historical must-see where a former sugar plantation now produces hand-made batik fabrics from locally grown cotton using traditional methods and techniques.
The Caribbean’s first Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour hotel opened in November, offering superb accommodations, dining, swimming and spa facilities to visitors.
Private aircraft may touchdown at the exclusive YU Lounge private terminal, where Customs and baggage claim are handled while you relax with a glass of chilled refreshment and a fine Caribbean light snack, within cooled and comfortable surroundings. There are also direct flights from London, Toronto, New York, Newark, Miami, Charlotte and Atlanta to those accompanied by stylists or secondary staff.