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St. Kitts & Nevis, Lesser Antilles

St. Kitts and Nevis are two unique islands in the Caribbean. They form one country, but as islands, they are independent and unique.

St. Kitts, once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies, is an island steeped in a rich history that’s every bit as impressive as its natural beauty. Its rolling landscapes, shimmering aqua waters, and secluded and uncrowded beaches have lured visitors to its shores for centuries. A ferry ride away is the island paradise of Nevis – smaller than St. Kitts and known for its long, secluded beaches and easy-going, island vibe. Nevis is full of surprises. Its history is bigger than its size suggests, and the available activities and the quality of the Nevis cuisine exceed visitors’ expectations.

Flights to and from St. Kitts and Nevis are offered seasonally from December 22, 2018, through April 20, 2019, pending government approval. Flights operate weekly on Saturdays.

Why Go To St. Kitts & Nevis

In addition to having all of the picturesque landmarks of traditional Caribbean islands, St. Kitts & Nevis also rewards travelers with a sense of seclusion that makes any vacation feel like a luxury getaway. Dive offshore and experience coral teeming with life, hike through the rainforest to the top of a dormant volcano, and dance to soca music. Or, take a hint from the locals and just hit the beach and “go limin’” (their way of saying kick back and relax).

St. Kitts Fort

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

What To Do

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

Built in the 1700s, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-see on St. Kitts. Said to be one of the earliest and best-preserved colonial structures in the region, it offers a great history lesson and sweeping views of the island’s mountains, greenery, and neighboring islands across the Caribbean from its 800-foot high perch.

Museum of Nevis History & Hamilton Estate

The museum is housed in the building that was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton in 1757. Just outside of Charlestown is the Hamilton Estate. Alexander never lived at the family’s sugar plantation, but it remained in the Hamilton family up until it closed in 1951.

St. Kitts Scenic Railway

A truly unique experience, this three-hour tour takes visitors along a 30-mile circle of the island on an old sugar cane railway route. Known today as the “last railway in the West Indies,” it’s one of the best ways to experience the scenery and culture of St. Kitts.

Shopping

The shopping offers plenty of opportunities to bring home unique, locally made crafts and beautiful island gifts. Take home a popular batik print from the craft shops in Basseterre, or some hand-crafted pottery from the market at Port Zante. For luxury and upscale shopping, Christophe Harbour is the perfect place to indulge.

Dining

St. Kitts & Nevis cuisine fuses Caribbean flavors with Old World traditions, perfect for travelers who enjoy fresh-off-the-boat seafood and local produce. The majority of restaurants are casual, while most of the upscale dining options are located within hotel properties. For the largest selection of restaurants to choose from, head to Basseterre.

Nightlife

For late night fun and entertainment on St. Kitts, there’s no better place than The Strip in Frigate Bay. Whether you’re in search of music, dancing, good food, delicious drinks, or a stroll with a lively atmosphere, this is the premier hot spot on the island with plenty of bars and nightclubs. On Nevis, nightlife is less abundant but can be found on weekends at the very popular beach bars lining Pinney's Beach.

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St. Kitts Scuba

Explore the coral reefs just offshore

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