St. Kitts is one of the Caribbean’s pearls. Its tropical unspoilt climate is loved by many but this English speaking Caribbean island still remains something of a secret.
As one of the British Leeward islands, St. Kitts was once an illustrious sugar colony, but nowadays it’s regarded more as a tropical paradise.
It’s so easy to be seduced by the sandy beaches and the inviting warm seas. Only in St. Kitts can you choose to lie on white sand spots like Turtle Beach or black sands, like Pump Bay. Regardless of colour, other relaxing locations include Frigate Bay and Friars Bay, which have fabulous beaches, and are great family destinations.
St. Kitts has outstanding accommodation including hotels and villas full of character. For those who like a gamble, there are luxury hotels with casinos. Most accommodation is booked on an all inclusive basis.
The charming island capital of Brasseterre is a great place to visit and ideal if you want a glass or two of St. Kitts’ famous rum punch! If you feel up to it, the more adventurous will find a trek to the 3792ft Liamuiga volcano. For something more sedate, there are plenty of opportunities to meander and do a spot of birdwatching. Golf is a popular sport on St. Kitts if you’re a fan of the game.
Aptly titled, Needsmust Station and St Kitts Light Railway is a great way to see the island’s best bits in a whole three hours. The journey takes you over the 300 feet deep ravines, circle the Liamuiga volcano and sneak a peek at the island’s black sand beaches.
For something more historic, there are views to be lapped up over the lush sugar cane fields from the 17th Century Brimstone Hill Fortress. Once known as the West Indies, this major British garrison was abandoned in 1850. Now, it has been restored with cannons and swords, all on display for you.