Need to know
84, including seven farmhouses and 12 villas.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $349.00, excluding tax at 12 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 10% per booking on check-out.
A la carte breakfast is usually included.
Look for the rustic ‘Pick Me’ signs on the mango, banana and other citrus trees dotting the grounds tempting you to pluck ripe fruit directly from the source. Or, venture out with chefs on a guided foraging excursion for herbs and produce for the day’s meals. Prefer to leave the gathering to someone else? A crate of fresh produce will be delivered to your room every morning.
The hotel is closed from 4 September to 12 December 2016.
At the hotel
400-acre organic farm, pool, beach club, tennis courts, golf course, fitness centre and spa. In rooms: iPod dock, iPad loaded with movies, movie screen and projector, minibar stocked with speciality wines, coffee- and tea-making service, bottled water and custom-made organic bath products.
Our favourite rooms
If an outdoor shower sets your heart racing, then you’ll truly be wooed by the al fresco porcelain claw foot soaking tub framed by vintage mirrors and set on the private wide-plank porch of the King Guesthouse. Of course, you could opt for that same sprawling ocean-gazing suite with a private infinity pool for even more amorous aquatic endeavors.
With a generous number of sunloungers on deck, there’s no need to wake up early to stake your spot beside the heated infinity-edge pool and hot tub. Although, with the flawless ocean-facing panoramas, you might race to be the first one out there to snap a few sunrise shots.
Tucked behind a curtain of elephant-ear sized fronds in an ancient mango grove you’ll discover the aptly named Mango Walk spa. Listen to monkeys chattering above you as you sink into a massage inspired by the vitamin-packed fruits and medicinal herbs all around you.
The dense green backdrop means you may encounter creepy crawlies, so don’t leave home without your bug spray (an organic one, of course).
Despite some pebbly pathways and steep inclines on the grounds, there are wheelchair-accessible walkways and ramps throughout. Although not on property, transportation is provided to the hotel’s beach club at the public beach.
All ages are welcome, however the surrounding terrain is too steep in areas for prams or wobbly-footed toddlers. Kids 13 and older with an interest in watersports, hiking or the culinary academy on the resort’s organic farm, will be the happiest campers.
Dedicated locavores take note: everything that passes your lips is either from the organic farm on-site or locally sourced from farmers, ranchers and fisherman on St Kitts or nearby islands. Green-friendly practices such as the use of solar power throughout the resort, green cleaning products and recycled paper products are in place. Bikes and electric golf carts on loan for exploring the lush grounds and golf greens.