St Kitts, apart from being incredibly beautiful, has something to get everyone’s holiday vibe going. From adrenaline adventures and nature to luxury hot-spots and fabulous food, read on for the best things to do in St Kitts and Nevis…
St Kitts has something for everyone. Foodie types will love St Kitts’ food and restaurant scene and luxe lovers will want to hang out at all the venues on the St Kitts luxury list. Dreamy white sand beaches are heaven for sun worshipers, there’s natural beauty for nature lovers and a strong heritage for history buffs. And there’s more. Much more. St Kitts is an island of adventure, activity and adrenaline. I had five island adventures in St Kitts. Hold onto your hat…
Basseterre is the colourful, laid back, capital of St Kitts. It sits on the bay on the south-west coast of the island overlooking Port Zante where the cruise ships dock. The view of the bay is what you’ll see as you step onto the terrace of the aptly named Ocean Terrace Inn. I spent three nights at this newly renovated 4-star hotel during my visit to St Kitts and just had to stop a moment and soak up that colourful view every time I crossed the terrace.
What to eat in St Kitts? Well, the good news is you’re never far away from a great meal on St Kitts and Nevis. There’s a huge variety of tasty dishes on offer whether you’re looking for sizzling street food and casual beachside eating or high-end hotel and restaurant dining.
With an entire coastline to fish from seafood is plentiful with catches of snapper, cod, mahi-mahi, wahoo, conch and lobster. Meat tends to be chicken, beef or goat. The volcano, which peaks in the middle of the island, is named Mount Liamuiga, which means ‘fertile land’. The volcanic soil helps greatly with the island’s crops. Dishes are served up with plenty of vegetables and a dash of Caribbean spice. So what to eat in St Kitts? Here’s what tickled my taste buds as I ate my way around the restaurants and beach bars of St Kitts and Nevis.
If you’re looking for Caribbean luxury in your life you won’t have to go far in St Kitts to find it. St Kitts’ hotels offer all types of luxury from restored plantation estates with rain forest spas to brand new eco resorts offering organic farm to fork menus. Then there’s the fabulous luxury private terminal, the Yu Lounge, at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.
This little Caribbean gem is top of its game when it comes to luxury island escapes. St Kitt’s and Nevis haven’t been hit by mass tourism yet so you’ll get much of it to yourself – now that’s a luxury in itself. Let’s get acquainted with St Kitts’ sophisticated side.
I’m just back from a week in St Kitts, a small, but perfectly formed island, in the Caribbean. It’s one of the oldest colonised territories, and tiny, at just 23 miles long by 5 miles wide sitting where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic Ocean. Think beaches of soft white sand lined with palm trees and lapped by warm turquoise seas. The island’s friendly people are always ready with a smile or a wave and there’s a constant beat of Reggae as the island’s backtrack which goes perfectly with a rum punch. But there’s more to St Kitts than this laid-back Caribbean vibe. So. Much. More.