At just 37 kilometres long, St. Kitts is a tiny island – the smallest country in the Western hemisphere in fact. But despite its diminutive size, this fascinating place packs a punch, promising exhilarating adventures, a dual island experience and a dynamic culinary scene that will enthrall even the most discriminating foodies.
Often referred to as ‘the best-kept secret of the Caribbean’, St. Kitts is a place you want to keep all to yourself. A perfect combination of untamed beauty and sophisticated surroundings, it offers an authentic island experience without feeling overdeveloped, but with all the modern amenities you want, and expect, from your beach holiday.
While there are delightfully secluded beaches and plenty of luxurious hotels with picturesque pools at which to laze away your days, an inviting backdrop of verdant peaks, clear waters and lush rainforest beckons with heart-thumping diversions for those seeking something more.
Activities like zip-lining through the rainforest, hiking to the edge of a dormant volcano or getting off-road with an ATV will deliver the adrenaline hit you seek.
And if you’re a history buff, climb to the top of Brimstone Hill Fortress (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), ride the scenic ‘sugar train’ that winds its way through old plantations, or take in a rum tasting at Old Road Rum, on the site of the oldest surviving rum distillery in the Caribbean.
DOUBLE YOUR FUN
No trip to St. Kitts would be complete without a day trip to its sister island, Nevis. Grab a water taxi for a quick trip to this serene island that boasts hiking on Nevis Peak, lush botanical gardens, relaxing hot springs, a charming downtown and
Hamilton House, the birthplace of the renowned Alexander Hamilton.
Whatever your itinerary, no visit is complete without a visit to Sunshine’s Beach Bar for a world famous Killer Bee cocktail – it packs a sting!
SAVOUR ST. KITTS
While there are endless ways to work up an appetite here, there are equally endless ways to satisfy it.
Naturally the island has an abundance of charming toes-in-the-sand spots serving the freshest sea-to-fork fare, but every visitor in search of local flavour must visit The Strip, the undisputed beachside hangout for tasty cocktails, delicious food and dancing under the stars.
Discerning diners in search of their next brag-worthy experience will find it here too – whether its indulging in a curated tasting menu surrounded by waterfall, feasting on an ‘edible landscape’ at a harvest table in the rainforest, or dining by candlelight inside a 300-year old sugar mill, St. Kitts is a destination that serves up something special.
For more information on planning a visit to St. Kitts, visit stkittstourism.kn.