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Saint Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis

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The sister islands of St Kitts and Nevis are the Caribbean’s delightful hidden treasures. With their authentic and untainted Caribbean vibe, these beautiful destinations are blessed with impressively rugged volcanic peaks, verdant tropical rainforests and exotic native flora and fauna. These resorts are a perfect choice for when you simply want to relax and slow things right down. You will find unspoilt natural scenery, old sugar mills and historic plantation houses that have been transformed into exclusive hotels.

These islands are quite different from anywhere else in the West Indies and give you the opportunity to experience the true Caribbean. If you think two weeks here might be a little too quiet, you could always consider Antigua as a twin-centre option so you get the best of both worlds.

Basseterre is the capital of St Kitts and home to some interesting attractions including Independence Square, The Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower, The Old Treasury Building and the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

An absolute must-do attraction and a unique way to see the island is from the St Kitts Scenic Railway. The double decker train takes you on a leisurely 18-mile journey along the island and during the trip, you can enjoy a drink from the bar while you take in the awe-inspiring views.

There are many great hiking opportunities on the islands with Mount Liamuiga being one of them. We advise good shoes or hiking boots as the hike can be tough going but it’s totally worth it in our opinion. Fans of climbing will lap up the challenge of Nevis Peak volcano – a difficult but great climb.

Designer Travel have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable travel experts that can assist you in booking your ideal luxury holiday. We are independent and ABTA bonded and that, along, with our absolute passion for customer service means we are ideally placed to search out the best deals and options from thousands of flights and luxury accommodation choices. Don’t worry if you’re looking for something a little different like an activity holiday, a multi-centre break or a vacation that’s longer or shorter than the standard one or two weeks – bespoke itineraries are our speciality and we love to help so the holiday you want is the holiday you get.

Simply fill in the enquiry form or give us a call and we’ll start to look for your dream break to this wonderful part of the world.

Key Highlights
  • South Friars Beach is beautiful for a spot of sunbathing and swimming before enjoying a drink at one of the reggae bars
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Brimstone Hill Fortress
  • See colourful tie-dye clothes being made at Romney Manor, an old plantation estate house
  • Nevis Peak is a firm favourite with hikers, climbers and cyclists
  • There are a good choice of boutique retreats
  • Enjoy a catamaran cruise along the coast
  • The clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Birdwatching, horse riding and kayaking are popular pastimes here
  • Take a guided tour through the tropical rainforest and see monkeys, birds and other wildlife
  • Talk to us about options for a twin-centre holiday
  • Four Seasons Resort Nevis is a wonderful choice for a luxury holiday for two

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT -4 hours

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

Climate Information

Hot and tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout most of the year.

The driest period is from January to April and there is increased rainfall in summer and towards the end of the year.

Leisure & Activities

St Kitts Sugar Train
A unique way to see the island is from the old sugar train. The double decker train was originally used to carry the sugar from plantations to the factory but when production ceased in 2005, it was converted to carry passengers. During the trip local calypso singers come aboard to serenade you. The whole journey takes about 3 hours.

Brimstone Hill Fortress
Brimstone Hill Fortress was constructed in 1690 and was used by the British to defend the island of St Kitts from invading armies. Today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fantastic museum depicting what life was like for the soldiers stationed there.

Basseterre
The capital of St Kitts, Basseterre is well worth a visit. All of the most well-known attractions are within walking distance of each other, including The Old Treasury Building, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower and Independence Square. There’s also interesting shops and lovely colonial style houses.

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