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Park Hyatt St. Kitts REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Park Hyatt St. Kitts REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

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Old Jul 20, 18, 2:58 am
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For those of you that have missed the 4th night free and $300 per person credit (plus breakfast, extra $100, upgrade and more for Prive customers) - it's back for Prive customers! Send me a PM if you are interested in booking as a Hyatt Prive stay!
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Old Jul 20, 18, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by bknets88 View Post
Any updates on whether the pools are heated yet?
Not that I am aware of, but certainly not needed in July. Water was *delightful*, which is good, because the beach is a disaster. The seaweed issue is really tragic, as it absolutely ruins the beach for anything but walking, and can occasionally put out quite a stench if they haven't yet caught up with the cleaning. Cockleshell beach next door is either naturally more protected or just more aggressively groomed, as we found it tolerable. Neither are what I would call "nice" beaches, though. (Although I'm from San Diego, so YMMV.)

Originally Posted by noobiewildcat View Post
Great info! For Breakfast, I assume you had two for free from Globalist. Was there a child price for the buffet? Wondering if 5 year old will need to pay full price. Thanks!
They offer a sporadic 50% discount for kids; I got it every day at the breakfast, and most days for the other meals as well. If you're paying out of pocket, you should probably insist on it.

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Did anyone have any issues getting same day reservations at any of the restaurants? Any thoughts on booking restaurants or activities in advance?
None for us, but occupancy levels looked to be 20%, max. We ate next to the same half dozen groups every day for a week.

Originally Posted by noobiewildcat View Post
One more question - I have breakfast included for 2. If I have small children, do they eat free or at discount? Anyone have experience on that?
I was told at checkin they would be "free," but was skeptical. Every day at breakfast they were charged, but in the end all of the breakfast charges (save gratuity) were removed, much to my delight.

Originally Posted by noobiewildcat View Post
Have a stay coming up in October and am worried about the food prices. I understand there is a VAT and then a “Service Charge”. Are you expected to then tip on top of this? And if so, should we be tipping the customary 15%? 15% is definitely a US thing and St Kitts is not in the US but I assume most guests are from the US and are tipping the 15% anyway.

What have you tipped if any at restaurants there?
This is definitely a do-as-you-will thing. I tipped an extra 10% on everything except breakfast, where I just added a modest flat amount since it was buffet (and comped). IMHO the wages are so low relative to the obscene (relatively) amounts one pays for food and services here that it seems downright miserly to skimp on tips.
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Old Jul 20, 18, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Erasmus View Post
Not that I am aware of, but certainly not needed in July. Water was *delightful*, which is good, because the beach is a disaster. The seaweed issue is really tragic, as it absolutely ruins the beach for anything but walking, and can occasionally put out quite a stench if they haven't yet caught up with the cleaning. Cockleshell beach next door is either naturally more protected or just more aggressively groomed, as we found it tolerable. Neither are what I would call "nice" beaches, though. (Although I'm from San Diego, so YMMV.)
The seaweed issue seems to be on many areas in the Caribbean, I am in South FL and the beaches are awful right now https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/...y-to-get-worse
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Old Jul 21, 18, 12:25 am
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My stay is July 30th. Have occupancy levels been high due to the Prive offer?
What are some suggestions of things to do around that we can walk to? Is it worth taking the ferry to the island in front of hotel? I'll be there for two days.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by ga8riel View Post
My stay is July 30th. Have occupancy levels been high due to the Prive offer?
What are some suggestions of things to do around that we can walk to? Is it worth taking the ferry to the island in front of hotel? I'll be there for two days.
How are you there for two days? Not using the 4th night free offer?

I wouldn't go to Nevis on a two night stay. It's $60/$120 pp depending on where you want to go. If only there for two days, just stay at the PH and enjoy two days of relaxation.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by murphyUA View Post
How are you there for two days? Not using the 4th night free offer?

I wouldn't go to Nevis on a two night stay. It's $60/$120 pp depending on where you want to go. If only there for two days, just stay at the PH and enjoy two days of relaxation.
correct. Using Hyatt 2 free nights from LY offer. Anything to do around there you recommend?
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Old Jul 21, 18, 3:54 pm
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correct. Using Hyatt 2 free nights from LY offer. Anything to do around there you recommend?
There's the Reggae Bar and Spicemill Bar/Restaurant right around the corner from the resort, in the adjacent bay (Cockleshell). It's popular with cruise ship passengers, so it can get busy at times. Other than that, if you wanted to take a day trip somewhere, Brimstone Hill offers history and views, or there are ATV tours, or (if you're a good hiker) there's the volcano hike.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by murphyUA View Post
There's the Reggae Bar and Spicemill Bar/Restaurant right around the corner from the resort, in the adjacent bay (Cockleshell). It's popular with cruise ship passengers, so it can get busy at times. Other than that, if you wanted to take a day trip somewhere, Brimstone Hill offers history and views, or there are ATV tours, or (if you're a good hiker) there's the volcano hike.
thanks. Do people actually use the beach at the resort or is it too full of seaweed and rocks?
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Old Jul 22, 18, 7:19 am
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thanks. Do people actually use the beach at the resort or is it too full of seaweed and rocks?
just leaving, tons of seaweed and too much to even attempt to clean. Same at Marriott in town where I heard they are bussing folks to Reggae Beach where it’s not so bad
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Old Jul 22, 18, 1:12 pm
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just leaving, tons of seaweed and too much to even attempt to clean. Same at Marriott in town where I heard they are bussing folks to Reggae Beach where it’s not so bad
After spending a night at Marriott before 4 at PH, I wouldn't even begin to compare the awfulness of the Marriott beach to the PH. PH's beach was pristine in comparison.
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Old Jul 22, 18, 4:26 pm
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When is the best time to visit St. Kitts? I'm located in NYC and it appears that when the rates are low, the flights are quasi-pricier.

Of course I will try to get the Hyatt Privé rate, however, just wondering if mid-December would be a good time to visit this region.

Thank you.
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Old Jul 22, 18, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by soojin View Post
When is the best time to visit St. Kitts? I'm located in NYC and it appears that when the rates are low, the flights are quasi-pricier.

Of course I will try to get the Hyatt Privé rate, however, just wondering if mid-December would be a good time to visit this region.

Thank you.
Airfare is always high to ST Kitts.
From what I’ve seen the nonstop from NYC is $600 and up. American flies year round but they do not have non stops during hurricane season. December should be good as hurricane season is over. Temperature is same year round.



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Old Jul 22, 18, 9:23 pm
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Best way to get there is via points. BA charges 10k OW if there's AAsaver from MIA nonstop. Same flight can cost $600
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Old Jul 23, 18, 4:58 am
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After spending a night at Marriott before 4 at PH, I wouldn't even begin to compare the awfulness of the Marriott beach to the PH. PH's beach was pristine in comparison.
I agree. There is no comparison to the beach or property. Hyatt wins on all counts. My point was that the Park Hyatt beaches were inundated with sea weed. Much more than a morning raking could handle. Not sure if this is seasonal or a one off Algae bloom going on. The Marriott beaches were in similar condition.
Im not much of a beach goer so my trip was not diminished by this , but others may be.We received exactly what we expected- beautiful suite with a pool and 5 star view, great spa, very decent restaurants,and excellent service.
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Old Jul 25, 18, 3:07 pm
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Just got back a couple of weeks ago. Resort was at 40% but felt pretty dead. They mentioned the following week had a huge wedding party coming in and would be close to 100%.

It's low season right now in St Kitts so unless there's an outlier of an event, I'd be willing to bet it won't be too crowded.
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