Golf and gracious living
Sister islands, St Kitts and Nevis are the Caribbean’s hidden treasuress. 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.
Choose these laid back islands when you simply want to relax and slow things down. You will find unspoilt natural scenery, sugar mills and plantation houses that have been transformed into exclusive hotels. These islands are quite different from anywhere else in the West Indies. These islands give you the opportunity to experience thetrue Caribbean. In case you think these islands may be too quiet, Antigua is a great twin centre option.
Time Difference: GMT -4 hours
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
Saint Kitts and Nevis
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. Like the other Leeward Islands, Antigua can be affected by hurricanes, which are most likely to develop between June and November.
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.
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.