I recently returned from my annual visit to St. Kitts. Best holiday ever! I've stayed at a variety of properties in St. Kitts over the years, but I can honestly say that I have finally found my "home away from home." I rented a one-bedroom unit at St. Christopher Club, a complex of privately-owned spacious condos in Frigate Bay. For 11 days, I imagined myself living permanently in one of the most conveniently located spots for a short vacation, or for a longer stay! This is a perfect unit for the independent-minded traveller, who still craves some of the conveniences and attention that a hotel stay might offer.
The condo is spacious, nicely decorated and well-lit, with a flood of natural daylight through several windows and 2 sets of French doors to balcony that stretches the length of the bedroom and living area. The bedroom has a king-size bed with comfortable mattress for good restful sleep, rattan dresser and end table, and a very spacious closet. Ironing board, iron and all manner of cleaning supplies and niceties for day-to-day-living are also supplied.
The unit is meticulously clean, and well equipped in all aspects, from kitchen amenities, including full size fridge, stove, microwave, and small dishwasher, to high quality towels and linens, brand-new small flat-screen t.v. in the living room, and apartment-sized washer and dryer - which I found super-convenient and put to use several times! The balcony is also very spacious, with two teak tables, chairs and a lounger.
I often found myself reluctant to head out to the beach as I felt so comfortable lounging on "my own" balcony, where I could enjoy the constant breeze of the nearby Atlantic. The manager for this private rental, Deborah, has thought of everything, so I really wanted for nothing. She was also readily on hand and very responsive, ensuring that all my needs or concerns were met. But frankly, once I had settled in, I was hard-pressed to find anything to be concerned about, as Deborah has provided for everything to make a weary traveller feel at home.
The grounds are spacious and well-tended, with a pool and loungers at the centre. The location is quite perfect - overlooking the golf course on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean with dramatic hills on the other. Overall, the grounds could use more greenery - shrubs, plams, etc. It looks very lush from the main road, however, there are wide-open barren spots at the centre of the complex, which would be much more aesthetically pleasing, and a source of needed shade near the pool area. Small flaw for a nearly perfect stay. Nearby are beaches, several restaurants and cafes, all within easy walking distance (or a short drive or cab-ride away.)
Some visitors might downgrade the rating based on the fact that the beach is narrow and not particularly usable, except perhaps for walks, but as I am no longer interested in long days spent at the beach, I was seeking a comfortable room or apartment that was well-situated near stores, shops, cafes and beach bars, while also being spacious and comfortable enough that I would feel quite at home should I decide to remain indoors (in this case - hours spent lounging in the balcony). Because I got exactly what I wanted, Deborah and the St. Christopher Club complex deserve full-points!
Addendum: I also had the opportunity to view the adjacent two-bedroom unit, which can be rented on its own, as a one -bedroom or as part of a larger configuration with a total of three bedrooms and two kitchens. I must say, I really loved the two-bedroom as well. It had an absolutely huge kitchen, dining and living room combo, a double-vanity sink in the bathroom. As a "combo" these two units would be ideal for a larger family with teens, two couples, or a group of friends.
I will definitely rent either of these units through Deborah again!
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- Also Known As:
- St. Christopher Club Hotel St. Kitts
- St. Christopher Club St. Kitts/Basseterre