St Kitts resorts can be found all over St Kitts as well as its sister island of Nevis. There are internationally known chains such as the beautiful Nevis Four Seasons and the St Kitts Marriott Royal Beach Resort. The former is one of the finest properties of its type on either island, and is the only one of the Nevis resorts located on popular Pinneys Beach. The Four Seasons offers luxurious suites and hotel-style rooms as well as a number of vacation rentals. The vacation rentals range from duplex-style villas only steps from the beach to opulent private residences boasting two to six bedrooms. Most of these have private swimming pools, and some even come with golf carts for easy access to the neighboring golf course.
The Marriott is one of the largest of the St Kitts luxury resorts and is also located along that island's most popular beach on North Frigate Bay. It boasts an onsite golf course, full-service spa, and even a casino. Next door is the Marriott Vacation Club, which, like the Four Seasons, also offers villas both as timeshare real estate and short term vacation rentals. This St Kitts beach resort is only about three or four miles from the capital city of Basseterre.
One of the most exclusive of the St Kitts luxury resorts is located in splendid seclusion at the far southern tip of the island on Turtle Beach. The Turtle Beach Bungalows offer a grand total of four lovely bungalows strung along this beautiful crescent beach and a gourmet restaurant. In addition to a number of beautiful villas, that is currently the only development on this beach. However, there are plans for a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, two luxury hotels, and a mega yacht harbor and marina. On the other end of the scale, is the Timothy Beach Resort, one of the few properties located right on the beach in Frigate Bay. It is an affordable family-friendly resort that offers both hotel-style rooms and reasonably priced vacation rentals.
Other Nevis and St Kitts resorts are more low key. This is especially true of the lovely historic plantation inns that are scattered around both islands. One of the finest is the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. It is, in fact, one of the best small luxury hotels in the Caribbean. It is located on the northeast coast of Nevis on Nisbet Beach. Its beautifully restored Great House was built in 1778, and it boasts 36 charming cottages strung out along Nisbet Beach. There are a number of other historic inns, including Ottley's Plantation Inn located on St Kitts on 35 acres at the foot of Mount Liamuiga. Activities here include rainforest hiking trails on the lower part of the mountain. This is one of the St Kitts luxury resorts that is not located on one of the many beaches. Its secluded mountain location sits 500 feet up the mountain, and getting to the beach takes fifteen or twenty minutes by complimentary shuttle.
For more Nevis resorts that take advantage of the plantation heritage of the islands, look for the Montpelier Plantation Inn. It is located on the southern end of the small island next to the Botanical Gardens and about five miles from the capital city of Charlestown. Although it is not directly on the beach, it does have its own private stretch of sand. There are few other Nevis resorts due to the very small size of the island. One of the remaining ones is the Mount Nevis Hotel and Beach Club, on the northern tip of the island with great views of Turtle Beach and Cockleshell Bay on St Kitts.
All of the Nevis and St Kitts resorts can assist you with tours and with activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. Some of the resorts have their own on-site dive operators and others have agreements with local operators. All are PADI certified.