5 Reasons to Visit St. Kitts
Hike through the valley of Giants, zip line over the rainforest canopy, dive among the coral beds and soak up centuries of fascinating history on unforgettable St.Kitts. With its lush tropical rainforest and waters teeming with colourful fish, St.Kitts is a stunning escape. Enjoy a holiday suits your style – whether you’re fascinated history, you love to shop or you’re sporty at heart. There’s so much to see and do. Climb 1,000 feet down into the steaming crater floor of Sofa Rock, once the cap of a volcano. Relax on the power-white sands of Cockleshell Bay or snorkel around the rocky reef in White House Bay. Take a luxurious catamaran cruise along the coastline, or step back in time and explore unique locations like Fairview Great House and Botanical Gardens.
One of the best ways to get a feel for St.Kitts is to spend some time exploring the capital Basseterre. See the Italianate fountain in Independence Square, enjoy the nearby art gallery and browse around The Circus-St.Kitts’ very own Piccadilly Circus. The St.Kitts National Museum is nearby, and Amina Craft Market is a must-see. We challenge you to browse its stalls and not come away with something special – jewellery, gifts or and art print.
2. The ‘Sugar Train’ scenic railway
There is only one railway in the entire Caribbean... and it’s on St.Kitts! It used to carry sugar cane, but now the 18 miles of track has been reclaimed as a sight-seeing tour. For a day when you want to take things easy, there couldn’t be a more lovely way to soak up the views and relax at the same time.
3. Caribelle Batik
Few fashion brands are based on the estate of a seventeenth century mansion. In fact, we can’t think of any, except Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor. Caribelle has been creating vibrant fashion lines using age-old Indonesian tie-dye methods since 1974. Take a tour of the estate and treat yourself to some unique batik while you’re about it.
4. Frigate Bay and The Strip
One of St.Kitts’ favourite swimming spots, Frigate Bay offers the perfect mix of beach life and socialising. As the sun sets and thoughts turn from swimming to partying, ‘The Strip’ at Frigate Bay comes into its own – restaurants and bars throng to the sound of DJing and live steel bands. This is where the beautiful people hang out, from dawn till way beyond dusk.
5. Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most significant historical site on St.Kitts. Built over 104 years, it offers stunning ocean views of neighbouring islands and a fascinating insight into the importance of St.Kitts to the British and the French in the late 1600s. It’s a wonderfully preserved site: take a wander to discover its artefacts or simply admire its historic grandeur.