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.