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St Kitts

St. Kitts is located in the northern portion of the Leeward Islands, in the eastern Caribbean and shares a channel, some two miles wide, with its smaller island neighbour, Nevis.  

Both St. Kitts and Nevis are unique in that they enjoy a more tropical climate, similar to that of the South Pacific islands. As a result, the two islands have a stunning natural beauty that makes them unique from many of the other Caribbean islands.  

Visitors to St. Kitts will find a stunning array of things to do, such as hiking through the rain forests, playing golf on several challenging courses, fishing, boating, diving and snorkelling. There are also many historical points of interest to see, including restored fortresses, plantations that are rumoured to be haunted and even some ancient petroglyphs.

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Why visit St Kitts ?


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A more tropical climate

Stunning natural beauty that makes them unique from many of the other Caribbean islands

At the centre of the island are three sets of rugged volcanic peaks, separated by deep ravines. Miles of rain forest cover this mountainous region and the whole area is great for hiking. Mount Liamuiga, the island’s volcanic crater, extends to a height of almost 4,000ft, while the foothills have of sugar cane plantations and grassland. Exotic fruits grow here, including papaya, mangoes, avocados, bananas and breadfruit and some of St. Kitts nicest beaches are located on this areas low lying peninsula.  

Directly across a small channel from St. Kitts is the island of Nevis. Nevis is the Spanish word for snow and the island got that name because of the white clouds that surround its only peak, making it appear snow-covered. The island is about two miles to the south and is easily reached by a ferry service that runs daily. It is a small island, circular in shape and has long stretches of beaches, numerous coconut groves and a peacefully calm turquoise sea. Nevis and St. Kitts each enjoy their own unique flavour and visitors to St. Kitts will often make the trip over to Nevis so that they can sample that island’s pleasures. One sight that should not be missed is Nevis Peak, which towers 3,232ft above the island, with smaller mountains on each side. These smaller peaks are called Saddle Hill and Hurricane Hill and both are also worth exploring. Lots of coral beaches can be found on the island’s north and west coasts.  

Of all of the Leeward Islands, St. Kitts was the first to be settled by the British. In 1983, however, both St. Kitts and Nevis declared their independence and formed their own, two-island nation.  

St. Kitts’ citizens are very proud of their unique heritage and try to retain as much of their cultural flavour as possible, despite the steadily rising influx of tourists to their small island paradise. While St. Kitts and Nevis are independent, however, they still retain some of their British past and traditions, such as their particular affinity for the sport of cricket, which is a favourite pastime of the locals.  

One nice thing about St. Kitts is its weather. The humidity is low, at about 71% between May and October, but expect some rain, since these are the island’s hotter months. However, from January to April is the dry season and you are almost guaranteed perfect weather for beach and other water-related activities. The downside of St. Kitts is that it lies in the direct track of violent tropical hurricanes, so you may want to avoid visiting between August and October, the peak of the hurricane season.

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