If white-sand beaches call to you this holiday season, head to Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, the first Park Hyatt in the Caribbean.
The 126-room luxury resort spans the secluded beaches of Banana Bay, backed up against rolling hills with views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring island Nevis, offering an ideal backdrop and environment in which to recharge after a busy holiday season.
Along with the resort’s debut is the unveiling of the first Miraval Life in Balance Spa in the Caribbean, a wellness-centric oasis offering award-winning services and products.
“We are excited to debut the Park Hyatt brand experience on this incredible island that is brimming with rich culture, storied history, untapped adventure and pristine beaches,” said Myles McGourty, senior vice president, Latin America and Caribbean, Hyatt. “Our discerning global guests will be welcomed with personalized service and contemporary elegance surrounded by sophisticated design, world-class artwork, the finest culinary expressions and Miraval’s deep-rooted expertise in wellness.”
The design of the resort’s 78 rooms and 48 suites incorporate local materials and calming aesthetics. The Kittian-inspired rooms boast views of the sea, private balconies and terraces, rain showers and deep soaking tubs. The unparalleled three-bedroom Presidential Villa is equipped with a private infinity pool, wellness area, personal butler and private chef.
The resort has three signature restaurants: Fisherman’s Village with ocean-to-table lunch and dinner; The Stone Barn, offering an intimate adults-only dining experience; and The Great House, reflective of a grand colonial home offering all-day dining, a Rum Bar, an herb garden and afternoon tea.
There are also indoor and outdoor event spaces, two pools and immersive experiences like walks with an island historian, rainforest excursions and visits to Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Six Senses Kocataş Mansions opened late last month along the Bosphorus Strait. The property is housed within two restored, Ottoman-era mansions in Istanbul. The resort’s urban decor incorporates architectural features and artifacts from the mansions.
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Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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