As the global property market rediscovers its mojo, Peter Swain salutes the sectors and cities forging ahead. Leading hostelry marques are offering remarkable residences that combine the ease and comfort of hotel living with all the privacy of one’s own four walls. In London and New York, tempting new projects woo with cutting-edge design and peerless panoramas.
St. Kitts has three distinct restaurant districts, each with their own character: the Peninsular, Basseterre and Frigate Bay. With Christophe Harbour and the Park Hyatt at its heart, the Peninsular has become the culinary capital of the island.
Travellers landing at Robert L. Bradshaw Airport on St. Kitts or Vance W. Amory on Nevis, as well as seafarers sailing straight into Christophe Harbour, and passengers arriving in Port Zante or Charlestown, can expect a first-class welcome.
Opening this year, Christophe Harbour’s innovative new Customs House on St. Kitts confirms the exclusive marina development as ‘The New Gateway to the Caribbean’. “I’m crafting the new in the style of the old,” says architect John Haley.
Christophe Harbour’s ocean-side beach bar on St. Kitts might just be the only such venue in the region with a purpose-built dancing table. “We planned it that way from the start,” says internationally renowned architect and designer John Haley.
The twin island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is the Caribbean as it was 25 years ago, writes Peter Swain – friendly, laid-back, and the ideal place for a few rounds of golf. As well as sporting excellence, it also offers lavish hospitality.
The Caribbean’s newest destination marina is now officially open for business. There’s more work to be done, but the first phase of Buddy Darby’s magnum opus – created by, and for, superyacht owners – has been successfully launched.