Ottley’s embodies exactly what makes St. Kitts different from some other island destinations. The 23-room property is located on a “ghut” (the local term for a ravine) in a grand plantation that dates from the eighteenth century and welcomes guests with intimate, old school hospitality. Choose from kicking back in a lounge chair by the pool—located within the walls of the property’s old sugar factory, playing a game on the croquet lawn, or stroll through the rainforest and try to spot the playful green vervet monkeys. At the end of the day, you can dine on upscale Caribbean fare that blends flavors from around the world at the elegant, open-air Royal Palm restaurant. The excellent food has to compete for your attention with the views of the manicured grounds leading down to the blue sea.
The island’s newest resort, Belle Mont Farm at Kittitian Hill, marries style and sustainability. Read more about Kittitian Hill, an AFAR Collection hotel, from an AFAR Ambassador, Patrick Bennett of Uncommon Caribbean.