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Park Hyatt St. Kitts has been a total media darling since its debut in late 2017. Since then, it’s racked up some major accolades and attention: Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List. World Travel Magazine’s Luxury 50 List. Caribbean Magazine’s Caribbean hotel of the year. And after our recent stay here, we can assure you that all that buzz is well-deserved. In addition to all the prerequisites for an incredible Caribbean stay (ample sun, ample sand, etc. etc.), here are 5 reasons to book your stay today.

The private plunge pools.

In case you can’t quite make it to the beach or one of the two on-property pools, 22 of the resort’s 126 guest rooms feature private plunge pools. Actually, if you want to get technical, the two 1,119-square-foot Penthouse Suites and the 5,210-square-foot Presidential Suite boast private swimming pools, but who’s counting?

The Miraval spa.

In the world of wellness, Miraval stands alone. What began as a single healing sanctuary in the nineties in Tucson, Arizona, has expanded across the United States. The Miraval Life in Balance Spa here marks the brand’s first foray into the Caribbean, and it’s a prime match for Park Hyatt. Services range from exclusive fire-stone massages (Artful Living approved!) to body renewal rituals to customized wellness sojourns.

An unforgettable meal at the Chef’s Table.

There are three distinct dining experiences here — the casual ocean-to-table Fisherman’s Village, the adults-only Stone Barn and main eatery Great House — but the true gourmand extravaganza awaits in the Great House kitchen. Overlooking all the action, the private Chef’s Table features a multi-course culinary journey that is sure to delight. (Our tip? Spend the day fasting.)

A day trip to sister isle Nevis.

Park Hyatt offers endless views of Nevis, but if you want to explore the tiny neighboring isle, the resort offers a water taxi that makes day trips a breeze. The low-key sister island boasts abundant natural beauty, Old World charm and a history museum dedicated to the island’s most famous son, Alexander Hamilton. (Who knew?)

Nonstop flights from MSP.

And if you need any more convincing, consider this: Sun Country just debuted nonstop flights between the Twin Cities and St. Kitts. Service lasts through April 20, making a passage to paradise even easier.