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I usually review a hotel’s fitness center and spa facility in one post, but in the case of the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, the fitness center and the Miraval Spa each warrant their own post.
The fitness center is contained in one large room with large open windows on three sides. The fourth wall is mirrored. It is next door to the Miraval Spa connected by a cool wooden bridge.
Hotel guests can use the fitness center for free, as well as various parts of the Miraval Spa – including the lockers, showers, pool, steam and saunas.
But first, the fitness center. There’s nothing not to love about the fitness center at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. For starters, the large, almost loft-like, space is immaculate and the views are breathtaking. As much as I detest treadmills, it helps when I can gaze out the window at fabulous scenery and views. There are plenty of Life Fitness machines ranging from treadmills, stationary bikes and stairmasters as well as a full array strength machines. Add in free weights, balance balls and yoga mats, among other things, and you’ve got everything you want from a gym. Plus, everything was spanking new and state-of-the-art.
The fitness center was never crowded when I used it each morning. Then again, the hotel was at very low occupancy when I visited. I note that the room was too warm at times and that the entertainment systems on the cardio machines were glitchy.
Here’s an assortment of photos of the fitness center:
Of course there are towels and water right in the fitness room.
So, what’s missing?
For a Caribbean resort of this size and caliber (and price), I expect more in terms of complimentary organized classes and planned events. Guests would appreciate activities such as planned runs or nature walks, yoga on the beach, or pool classes. The adjoining Miraval Spa offers individual or small group guided meditation sessions for a fee, but I think there should be some complimentary sessions for larger groups. I might also expect a coach or trainer specifically working with guests at the fitness center. The hotel is new, and as I mentioned, it was not yet at full capacity when I visited, but I hope that Hyatt considers adding some of these extra touches that enhance the value and experience of a sophisticated luxury resort such as the Park Hyatt St. Kitts.
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