There are so many beautiful destinations out there, it can be hard to know which one to choose for your next vacation. Do you go for an epicurean island full of culinary delights? Or a place that's steeped in history? A relaxing beach destination or a locale with tropical rainforests and plenty of outdoor adventure? Why settle for one, when you could have it all?
The Caribbean island of St. Kitts is a gorgeous vacation destination that checks all of the boxes. Visitors can expect a range of unique and high-quality dining experiences, from casual beachside eateries to romantic fine dining and farm-to-table fare. Plus, it's home to an unexpected mix of relaxation on sun-drenched beaches and adventurous activities, like hiking the slopes of Mt. Liamuiga, zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, sailing on a catamaran and snorkelling with sea creatures.
Once home to a thriving sugar industry, this sweet escape is brimming with history and significant sites. Take in the scenic views as you ride the “Last Railway in the West Indies,” previously used to transport sugar cane. Marvel at the well-preserved fortress at Brimstone Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the top of Timothy Hill, an incredible vantage point where you can see where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet — and grab an epic selfie.
After you've worked up an appetite exploring this gorgeous, unspoilt destination, dig into delicious fare at one of the many distinct dining venues. This emerging culinary hotspot is home to plenty of charming locals, including a number of talented chefs. Bask in the romantic atmosphere of this laid-back island as you dine on locally-sourced, sustainable and seasonal ingredients plus fresh off the boat seafood that will leave you wanting more.
Romantic dining destinations in St. Kitts
1. Stone Barn
Turn on the romance with a five- or six-course tasting menu at this adults-only restaurant at the Park Hyatt.
2. The Pavilion
Bask in the beauty of a refined poolside atmosphere as you dine on contemporary Caribbean dishes at this sophisticated club restaurant.
3. Carambola Beach Club
If your idea of romance involves a breathtaking view and a bottle of wine, this is the place for you. Carambola Beach Club has over 4,000 bottles in their cellar to pair with their haute cuisine.
Unique epicurean experiences in St. Kitts
1. The Rampart Waterfall Cabana dining experience at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts
Set under starlit skies and surrounded by waterfalls, this one-of-a-kind dining experience oozes romance. Did we mention they make a customized tasting menu just for you and your date? Swoon.
2. The Farm Table experience at Belle Mont Farm
Hosted high on the slopes of Mt. Liamuiga around a 30-foot farm table, this magical night of hyper-local, seasonal fare is a true farm-to-table experience that would impress even the most discerning gourmands.
3. Become a certified “Kittitian RumMaster”
Rum-lovers will be thrilled with this one-day experience that lets you try your hand at creating the spirit for yourself and become a certified “Kittitian RumMaster.”
Casual dining for a fun night out in St. Kitts
1. Spice Mill
Lay on the beach at this oceanfront bar and order a pizza straight to your chair, or dine inside on seasonal Caribbean fare — just don't skip the rum-fuelled craft cocktails and local brews.
2. Reggae Beach Bar & Grill
“Rush Slowly” is the motto at this breezy beach bar. Go for the Friday lobster fest and stay for the live band and the frosty cocktails.
3. The Strip
If you're looking to dance the night away while sipping on tasty bevies, head to The Strip, a string of open-air venues and the island's undisputed hot spot for a good time.