Accommodations on St. Kitts

St. Kitts and Nevis are known for accommodations that make use of great architecture

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From restored plantation houses to tiny new hotels and all-inclusive resorts, lodging on St. Kitts can be as steeped in history or as contemporary as the islands themselves.

The island is known for its plantation-style houses that take visitors back to an era when sugar cane was the region's main source of income. At these restored plantation houses, visitors get an up-close peek at colonial daily customs while enjoying the intimacy of a quiet inn. Having drinks with other guests before dinner may be part of the gracious island hospitality you will experience when you book a room with a history.

Location

Basseterre and the nearby Frigate Bay are popular destinations amongst tourists. Access to the beaches is the biggest draw, but these areas also offer a good variety of accommodations, including a few large resorts. Elsewhere on the island, tourists will find charming coastal towns, historical sites, soaring peaks and other attractions, but very few places to stay.

Hotels

Bird Rock Beach Hotel

You'll be able to find many hotel types to choose from on the island, including a bed & breakfast and some resorts. Guests hoping to enjoy an active late-night scene will find precisely that at several hotels around St. Kitts. Read more info about each one by clicking the names.

A great spot for on-site recreation is Ocean Terrace Inn. The grounds of Ocean Terrace Inn run from the side of a terraces hill, and spills out onto the water's edge. The awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean Sea are almost enough to make guests forget that they are just moments away from the capital city of Basseterre, where top attractions, shopping, and restaurants can be found. They're located on Wigley Avenue.

Royal St Kitts Hotel is one of these properties located in Frigate Bay, St. Kitts. There are 215 rooms available for guests to rent, spread out across the complex in several two-story buildings. Guests can take their pick of garden, lake, golf course, or pool views. If you have questions and want to call in advance, do so at (869) 465-8651.

Anybody looking to find a place to stay with excellent swimming pool facilities, one spot to think about is Sugar Bay Club. Sugar Bay Club has 89 guest rooms and suites available for rent, with views of the gardens, swimming pools, or ocean. All accommodations are set in one and two-story buildings, scattered about the property. You can call them at (809) 465-8037.

These examples are just a few of the options. Navigate here to see our page about hotels on St. Kitts.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Guests can also find non-standard hotel accommodation options on the island, which include a few condos and a large variety of villa complexes. Beach-goers will usually have convenient access to the beach, as a lot of the properties are right on the shore.

If you're trying to find plenty of convenient dining opportunities near your accommodation, Sealofts on the Beach is one location to think about. Set on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island is a collection of three-story condominiums that offer vacations the privacy they crave during their getaway. If you want to call ahead, do so at (869) 465-1075.

One property on the ocean worth mentioning is Ocean's Edge. Slowly but surely, this managed villa property is growing and expanding, with a completion date set for sometime in 2015. The property is set on 40 acres and allows guests to experience their own little slice of paradise, complete with a view of the Atlantic Ocean from nearly every room.

Sunrise Hill Villas is another property worth considering. Facing east, this property is named for the sunrise which greets guests each morning. Its setting takes advantage of the natural landscape to create the perfect island set-up for guests looking for their dream rental property. If you are looking to call before booking a room, you can do so at (869) 465-2511.

Fortunately, there are plenty of additional villa complexes and condos. For a more detailed look at villa complexes on the island, visit this page.

Individual Villas

Some would rather have the independence offered by one of the individual villa rentals. To read our detailed page about rental properties on St. Kitts, check out this page.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

Some travelers like the advantages of paying for everything on a single bill. There are multiple reasons why this pricing method is popular. Among other reasons, they let you dodge the need to go over your vacation plans with a fine-toothed comb.

Avid tennis players will like the idea of staying at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, as they offer some excellent tennis facilities. Eleven different room combinations and vistas are available for guests of St. Kitts Resort & Royal Beach Casino to choose from. They offer rooms, suites, and villas, with views of the garden or ocean, ground level or upper level for a choice of balcony or terrace. Guests will find them at 858 Frigate Bay Road.

A place located on the oceanfront you should consider is Bird Rock Beach Hotel. Meeting your every need and desire is of utmost importance to this warm and friendly staff. Bask in the luxury amenities, enjoy the view, and sink into the relaxation that a stay at this property affords its guests. If you'd like to call before booking a room, do so at (869) 465-8914.

Readers can get more details about all-inclusive properties here.

Personal Consideration

Planning your trip to St. Kitts involves considering multiple factors, especially when it comes to choosing where to stay.

Party Size

Finding a place to accommodate a large group of people at an affordable price can sometimes be a hassle. Look into hotels that specialize in suites, or rental properties large enough that everyone will be comfortable.

Interests

At times, you can find accommodations that specialize in the activities that you are interested in pursuing. Some hotels offer packages that include diving trips, or days out on the boat fishing.

Length of Stay

Most people vacation on St. Kitts for just a few days, but those who are planning an extended stay have more to consider. Staying in a resort can be great for a short period of time, but longer trips might required for some rental properties.

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Quality

Accommodation costs are at their highest during the peak months of December through February, but hotels can be discounted as much as 40 percent during the off season. Most hotels add a 10 percent service charge to the bill as well as a 7 percent government tax.

Prices for accommodations usually range from $75(USD) to more than $300(USD) for one night's stay on either St. Kitts or Nevis, though accommodations can cost as low as $25(USD) in some locations.

When searching for a hotel on St. Kitts, it's helpful to review our Star Ratings. These ratings are based upon the quality of the hotel, including the service, décor, comfort, and amenities. The ratings are given without recognition of the price, so you may be able to find a number of lodging options in your price range in all of the rating categories.

One and Two Stars

Hotels rated with 1 Star on St. Kitts are small, and often privately owned and operated by the same person or family. The rooms are often very plainly decorated, and have few amenities. This will be just fine, however, for vacationers who place more emphasis on exploring the island than lounging in a posh hotel suite.

When it comes to the 2 Star accommodations, you'll find that the rooms are often the same small size if not a little larger. Usually the rooms will still be sparsely decorated, though maybe with a little more care to detail, and amenities remain basic. You may find that these hotels are a part of a small national chain.

Three Stars

As you approach St. Kitt's 3 Stars properties, you begin to enjoy more comfortably sized rooms, with more carefully chosen appointments, and a well-liked staff. These hotels will likely have a bar or restaurant (or both), and room service. 

Four Stars

Luxury amenities begin to pop up as you move towards the 4 Star resorts. Rooms are decorated with great care and often have themes. The staff makes it their goal to provide each guest with the experience of a lifetime, and there may be high-end amenities, and lots of them.

Five Stars

It doesn't get any better than a 4 1/2 or 5 Star. To merit this grade, properties must be beautifully furnished, very comfortable, very well taken care of, nicely landscaped, and frequently updated.

Depending upon what you're looking for, finding a hotel on St. Kitts and Nevis that is right for you can sometimes be a long process. Still, if you take your time and weigh all of your options, you'll thank yourself in the long run.

 

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