The tiny two-island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis lies in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. Whilst the beaches are not as spectacular as other Caribbean islands, these two islands are full of local charm, culture and lush scenery. Highlights include:
- Basseterre, the capital, with its old-world charm and buzzing, labyrinthine streets
- the last scenic railway in the West Indies, built a hundred years ago, with an open-sided upper deck for fabulous views
- some great walking – see below
- climb up to UNESCO world heritage site Brimstone Fortress which sits atop a rocky outcrop on the western side of Saint Kitts
- relax on a sandy beach, from a deserted cove to a beach lined with little cafes and bars
- visit the monuments on the Nevis Heritage trail and learn about the island’s sugar cane history
Walking on St Kitts & Nevis
There is good walking on both islands on trails of differing levels through valleys and ravines spotting unusual rick formations and waterfalls. On St Kitts, a 3-4 hour hike to the crater rim of Mount Liamuiga makes for a great hike. En route you might see hummingbirds and ferret monkeys. From the top you will have spectacular view of neighbouring islands. On Nevis, a walk up Nevis Peak at over 3200 feet takes you to the highest point on the island.
Nisbet Plantation & Beach Club
Bellemont Farm, St Kitts
Hermitage Plantation Inn
British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit St Kitts and Nevis. For latest information visit the FCDO pages
Ensure your usual vaccinations are up to date and consider Hepatitis B and Tetanus. For more information visit the NHS Fit for Travel pages.
It is an offence for anyone, including children, to dress in camouflage clothing.