The burgeoning luxury residential resort community and superyacht marina Christophe Harbour is continuing a banner year as the development blossoms. In addition to welcoming its luxury hotel partner Park Hyatt St. Kitts, Christophe Harbour is also reporting a significant increase in superyacht traffic buoyed by the expanding services and amenities the development has to offer.
- Hurricanes Irma & Maria – St. Kitts and Nevis were luckily spared significant damage from both Hurricane Irma and Maria and The Marina at Christophe Harbour is open and operational and providing fuel and berthing for vessels displaced by the storm. To support those who were not as fortunate, Christophe Harbour has partnered with YachtAid Global, the disaster relief service which supports remote coastal communities with the development’s marina serving as the regional base of operations. Additionally, the development is coordinating relief efforts with the government of St. Kitts and Nevis to support its neighboring islands.
- Record Year for Yachting – Christophe Harbour reported another record year in yachting (2016-2017) for the fifth consecutive year despite a reportedly slower charter season in the region. In-season repeat visits have grown as has the average length of stay as well as the size of the vessel (the average length now surpassing 50 meters). For the upcoming 2017–2018 Caribbean charter season, the team at Christophe Harbour has seen a shift in consumer demand towards storm-spared islands such as St. Kitts and Nevis, and Caribbean travelers are swapping their land-bound lodging for the azure waters.
- Customs House “Tops Off” – In September, construction crews installed the cupola atop the three-story customs house, officially “topping off” the 11,000-square foot iconic building slated to make its official debut in the first half of 2018. Christophe Harbour’s design team placed emphasis on thoughtful materials and architectural significance shaping the building to emulate iconic colonial-era structures found on the island and hand selecting reclaimed clay tiles from Provence.
- Strong Sales – The sales team at Christophe Harbour reported a strong Q2-Q3 with a mix of both homesites, villas and fractional interests closing in the second half of 2017. Prospective buyers expressed interest in the breadth of guest services and amenities including the soon-to-debut Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour as strong factors taken into consideration.
- St. Kitts Residency Program – To complement and enhance the island’s Citizenship by Investment Program, one of the oldest, most established of its kind in the world, St. Kitts has announced plans for a Residency Program for those wanting to live and work in St. Kitts and Nevis.
- Park Hyatt St. Kitts – Opening in November 1, 2017, the 126-room, ultra luxe Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour is set along the shores of Banana Bay and overlooks sister island Nevis. The original and sustainable design concept of Park Hyatt taps into the rich historic roots of St. Kitts and is the first of its kind in the region.
Led by developer Charles P. “Buddy” Darby III, Christophe Harbour encompasses more than 2,500-acres across the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts. An integrated luxury residential and resort community with shorelines along the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Christophe Harbour features a world-class superyacht marina surrounded by oceanfront and hillside homesites, custom homes, turnkey villas, a members-only Pavilion Beach Club with gourmet sea-to-table fare, and the award-winning beachside bar, SALT Plage. Slated to become the Caribbean’s leading destination for superyachts and luxury island living, Christophe Harbour will welcome the Caribbean’s first Park Hyatt in late 2017. A Tom Fazio championship golf course is also planned. For more information, visit www.ChristopheHarbour.com