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St Kitts & Nevis holidays
The two island nation of St Kitts & Nevis offers plenty of things to see and do. Easily linked by a short ferry ride, each island has its own draws, combining tranquility with relaxed activities. Enjoy beaches, take guided walks, go golfing, and explore the history of the slave trade and sugar plantations – a past which is inexorably linked with the islands culture today.
The first British colony in Caribbean, St Kitts once occupied a key position in the European struggle for the West Indies, and the island still serves up reminders of those savage conflicts.
Relax on uncommercialised beaches, soak up the laidback vibe, explore via scenic railway, or enjoy a famous champagne Sunday brunch at the organic Belle Mont Farm.
Named after the Spanish word for snow – neive – because the clouds on the mountains looked like snow, this tranquil, unhurried island features laidback beaches surrounding a lush interior. Explore the culture, climb Nevis Peak, and go golfing at the Four Seasons Golf Course, offering views of St Kitts.
The capital, Basseterre on St Kitts, features colonial building and architecture, plus a museum and market. Meanwhile, on the north side of island is Brimstone Hill Fortress – the remains of a complete 18th century military community with amazing views. On Nevis, stroll the colonial streets of Charlestown, wander the ruins of the Hamilton Estate, see the site of Nelson’s wedding to Fanny Nisbet, and pay a visit to Nevisian Heritage Village.
There is no better way to discover St Kitts than aboard the scenic railway, passing through villages, plantations and fields of sugar cane.
Take a guided walks through the rainforest or up Mount Liamuiga volcano on St Kitts. On Nevis, visit the Botanical Gardens, or explore one of the wide choice of trails meandering past ruined estates, searching out the flora and fauna, or even undertake the challenging but rewarding hike up Nevis Peak.
With the largely uncommercialised beaches, it is not difficult to discover a quiet stretch of sands on which to sunbathe, whether on St Kitts or Nevis. Meanwhile, a catamaran cruise off St Kitts combines snorkelling with a sumptuous beach barbecue.
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