St. Kitts Information
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St. Kitts Overview
Tucked quietly in the Caribbean, St. Kitts is filled with historic charm, tropical rainforests and unspoiled beaches. In the brilliant blue seas that surround it, you’ll find massive coral reefs and brightly colored fish. It’s a tropical wonderland where you can hike a volcano, dive in new and untouched sites and sail around the island. St. Kitts isn’t packed with big resorts, so it’s not overly crowded and you truly feel like a part of the culture. Watching a cricket match will let you mix with locals as you cheer on their favorite team. People who visit St. Kitts fall in love with this quiet hideaway. The island life will capture your heart and lure you back to visit.
Mapping Out St. Kitts
Combine traditional Caribbean attractions, Old World history, dark, mysterious rainforests, a British air, and you'll end up with St. Kitts. An unpretentious destination with affordable accommodations and certainly without the usual tourist trappings, St. Kitts is considered one of the true treasures of the Caribbean. Positioned with her sister island Nevis, between Montserrat and St. Eustatius, St. Kitts is an island of varied terrain from volcanic peaks shrouded in lush vegetation and rolling sugar cane fields to the arid, undeveloped southeast peninsula comprised of sandy coves. The rainforests are largely unspoiled and untrampled. On the northern end of the island is Mt. Liamuiga, the island’s dormant volcano, and much of the island’s rain forests, tropical gardens and scenic views. The south end of the island is where most of the resorts are located, and many of the tourist friendly beaches and bays.
St. Kitts’ Majestic Mountain
No matter where you find yourself on the island, you can't miss the massive 3,792 ft. dormant volcano, Mt. Liamuiga. A hot spot for adventurists and casual-tourist alike, Mt. Liamuiga is the perfect place to stretch your legs and take advantage of unparalleled views of the island.
Along the way, take time to smell the roses by admiring the mountain's gorgeous flowers, trees and wildlife. If you're lucky, you may even get a chance to see St. Kitt's vervet monkeys. Once you reach the top, you'll get a chance to explore parts of the crater for an insider's view of one of Mother Nature's most powerful geological forces.
Riding through St. Kitts
St. Kitts is a gorgeous treasure that you'll want to experience as much of the island as you can. Seeing the gorgeous rain forests with a local guide is one of the best ways to discover what this quiet Caribbean island has to offer.
The landscape is unspoiled, filled with tropical rainforests, rolling hills, mountains, valleys and plains. Taking a jeep tour of this stunning island will make you appreciate its charm and why it’s one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets.
Lounging on the Bay
St. Kitts' most famous attraction is the crystal blue water. Diving on St. Kitts is ideal for both wreck and reef divers who are looking for remote underwater locales to explore. Local dive operators are ecology-minded and continue to protect the reefs. Most sites are within a short boat ride from shore.
The St. Kitts hot spot, Frigate Bay, is packed with lots of water sports for you to explore. You’ll want to stay on the southeastern Caribbean side if you want to spend some time snorkeling, windsurfing or swimming. This side of the bay lets you lounge on the sand with coconut palms swaying overhead. It's the perfect place to experience the laid-back island life. However, if you want a change of scenery, a short stroll will take you over to the Atlantic side of Frigate Bay where you’ll see stronger tides and lush scenery, so grab a mai-tai and soak up paradise!
Sister Island Adventure
St. Kitts’ sister island Nevis is a short ferry ride away. Like St. Kitts, this island is filled with lots of history, beautiful landscapes and many different beaches to visit.
You can also tour some gorgeous sugar mill plantations, some with hiking trails and beautiful gardens. If you're there on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, check out the open-air market in Charleston. It will be well-worth your time to take a day and explore what this tiny island has to offer.
St. Kitts Quick Facts
English is the official language
East Caribbean Dollar and US Bills are accepted by most stores (no coins).
All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from Nevis.
Drink only bottled or boiled water.
Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)
Mid-December – mid-April