Saint Kitts Island is located in the Lesser Antilles. Combined with the smaller island of Nevis, it forms the state of Saint Kitts and Nevis. For many, this rhymes with paradise! Mountainous and wild jungle overlooking golden beaches are a dream come true. The cosmopolitan charm of Saint Kitts can be felt in the lively streets of Basseterre as well as on the busy beaches of Frigate Bay. Nevis, on the other hand, has a natural beauty that will seduce travelers in search of tranquility. With everything this pair of islands has to offer, we bet you will want to venture out of your hotel.
Basseterre is Saint Kitts’s vibrant and lively capital. Take the pulse of the city at one of the many outdoor bars. Saint Kitts is centered around the Circus, a roundabout inspired by London's Piccadilly Circus. You will have plenty of time to discover the shops located in the surrounding streets of the city center. If you wish to learn more about the history of the island, visit the National Museum set in an imposing 1894 building. To blend in with the crowds of locals, take a stroll through Independence Square, a friendly park featuring a fountain facing the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
If Frigate Bay is popular among tourists for its proximity to Basseterre, some prefer to go a few kilometers further to South Friar’s Bay Beach, the most popular beach with locals. This long stretch of golden sand offers a wide choice of restaurants and bars that will meet all your expectations, whether you crave sushi or sample Caribbean specialties. At the very end of the peninsula, you will also find the magnificent Cockleshell Beach. There is a festive atmosphere on weekends. For more tranquility, head to nearby Turtle Beach. Swimming is pleasant and divers can explore a coral reef that is home to numerous species of fish.
You can spend hours wandering around a beautiful botanical garden on the island of Nevis, just below Saint Kitts. The luxuriant vegetation of the West Indies reigns supreme there. Relax by the ponds filled with water lilies, walk in the bamboo groves and admire the birds of paradise, orchids and tropical plants unique to the Caribbean flora. Visit the Rainforest Conservatory and watch the colorful parrots flying from branch to branch above your head.
Adventurous travelers can hire a guide and attempt to climb to the top of Mount Liamuiga, which overlooks the main island. This dormant volcano has an altitude of 1,166 meters. This demanding hike awaits you, with steep climbs and some slippery or uneven paths. However, experienced hikers won't forget this trek through the dense and lush jungle of Saint Kitts.
The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).
You will need a power adapter. Electrical outlets used in Saint Kitts are not the same as in Canada. Voltage is 230V.
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