For such a small island, there seems to be a lot of news coming out of St. Kitts. To keep the media up to speed, the tourism board recently released an outline of all the happenings on one of the Caribbean’s hottest islands. Here’s what you need to know.
This past October, St. Kitts welcomed the Christophe Harbour development on the island’s Southeast Peninsula, created in conjunction with some of the most recognized brands in the luxury travel industry.
Christophe Harbour is set on 2,400 acres and is comprised of developments by Auberge Resorts and Mandarin Oriental, among others, in association with local enterprises. Sandy Bank Bay, a 75-suite Auberge Resort, will commence the first phase of its development this year.
The Royal St. Kitts Hotel & Casino, a family-run business formerly known as Jack Tar Village for more than 20 years, reopened its doors on December 1 with a new look, feel and focus on Kittitian culture. Just to the north, in South Friar’s Bay, the Carambola Beach Club is under construction and scheduled to open in the second half of this year.
The Carambola Restaurant will feature gourmet dining and an extensive wine cellar with a collection of more than 4,000 carefully selected bottles from 175 labels. On December 14, the first condominium in the Ocean’s Edge resort development in the Frigate Bay area of St. Kitts was topped out, marking a significant milestone in the construction process.
Recently opened on Cockleshell Beach is the Reggae Beach Bar & Grill. Soon to begin construction in the northern part of St. Kitts is Kittitian Hill, a contemporary Caribbean community set on a 400-acre hillside site. In addition, new nonstop service to St. Kitts from New York’s JFK International Airport on American Airlines began November 18, and Delta Air Lines began non-stop Saturday flights to the island from Atlanta on February 16. Visit www.stkittstourism.kn.