Christophe har­bour

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Christophe har­bour is in year eight of a 30-year de­vel­op­ment plan on the south­east end of st. Kitts. Di­rec­tor of Yacht­ing ae­neas hollins, for­mer cap­tain of 154-foot (46.9-me­ter) perini Navi An­dromeda la Dea, aims to make Christophe har­bour a one-stop shop for pri­vate and char­ter yachts alike.

in the fu­ture, Christophe har­bour will have shops, a golf course and more. as of my visit, the fin­ished con­struc­tion in­cluded the ma­rina, wa­ter­front bar, and open-air restau­rant with bar and in­fin­ity pool over­look­ing the sea. our group was in­vited for lunch at the restau­rant plus mas­sages on-site, with sun­down­ers at the bar within swim­ming dis­tance of where Shake ’n Bake TBD dropped an­chor.

“My mas­sage was great,” said Y.Co char­ter bro­ker eleanor blood­worth. “i would send clients here for a day to go hik­ing, swim­ming, snorke­l­ing, lunch at the restau­rant, re­lax at the pool and then cock­tails at the bar.”

Christophe har­bour’s dock­mas­ter, Linda pear­son (who was first mate aboard An­dromeda la Dea), is train­ing the lo­cals to of­fer ser­vice at su­pery­acht stan­dards. in­ter­est­ingly, she says, they are just as ea­ger to learn about char­ter guests as we are to learn about st. Kitts.

“We bring them on some of the yachts that come,” pear­son told me, “be­cause it’s not like the other is­lands. they never saw yachts here un­til three or four years ago.” — K.K.

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