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  • One side is the Atlantic, other side is the Caribb
    One side is the Atlantic, other side is...
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  • Where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean
    Where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean
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  • Monkeys in St. Kitts
    Monkeys in St. Kitts
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Saint Kitts and Nevis Favorites

  • Eastern Caribbean Dollars

    The official currency in Saint Kitts and Nevis is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$). This currency is used on almost all (former) English islands in the Eastern Caribbean:- Anguilla- Antigua and Barbuda- Dominica- Grenada- Montserrat- Saint Lucia- Saint Kitts and Nevis- Saint Vincent and GrenadinesEight territories and countries use this currency,...

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  • Tour Operators - Sugar City Tours

    When traveling by cruise ship, keep in mind that you will get the best prices from tour operators located right off of the pier. We chose Sugar City Tours. Price was $20 per person and they will take you to all the popular spots and will even customize the tour for you. The other passengers will alos have to agree to do what you want to, we had no...

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  • The Circus

    After we passed the St. Kitts museum, we walked down to "The Circus" which is a roundabout with an ornate Victorian clock in the middle of it. The Circus was ostensibly modeled after Piccadilly Circus in London, but without the statue of the cherub in it. The only real similarity was the traffic - they drive on the left There were a lot of...

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  • Nevis

    Nevis, the second island is this small Caribbean nation, is seperated from St. Kitts by a narrow channel of water about two miles wide. While we were unable to visit Nevis on this trip, we could see the gumdrop shaped island from the docks in Basseterre, the capital city. Transportation to Nevis can be found at the Ferry Docks on Basseterre Bay,...

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  • Volcanic Peaks and a Rain Forest

    The Carib Indians who first inhabited this island called it Liamuiga, which means "fertile land." That name lives on today in Mt. Liamuiga, which soars to 3,792 feet with a volcanic crater on top. This is the highest point on St. Kitts, capping the North West Range. There is also a South East Range which is crowned by Olivees Mountain, at 2,953...

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  • Life After Sugar

    The grandfather of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, once owned a sugar plantation on St. Kitts. In fact, there were more than 300 such plantations at one time, and for more than three centries years sugar was the mainstay of the Kittitian economy. Just this year, July 31, 2005, all of that came to an abrupt end when the St....

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  • Flamboyant: St. Kitts & Nevis' National...

    The national flower of St. Kitts and Nevis is the Flamboyant or Poinciana, the latter name honoring Monsieur de Poincy, the first French governor of St. Kitts, who introduced the plant to the island. This beautiful flowering tree, with the scientific name Delonix Regina, originated in Madagascar.The Flamboyant is decidious and has an umbrella...

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  • The National Flag of St. Kitts & Nevis

    The National Flag of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis was officially adapted by the two island nation which became an independent nation in 1983. When I first saw the flag, I assumed that the prominent two stars represented the two islands of the nation, which are seperated by a narrow channel of water. However, upon doing some research I...

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  • Brimstone Hill Fortress

    A great fortress. I hear that it may not be open right now. We spent an hour here and had it to ourselves almost the entire time. Great photo oportunities around and from the fortress if you are allowed to still roam about in it like we were. Great views of the ocean and all of the rooms were open to walk in and out of.

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  • Looking out over the water is soothing.

    I truly enjoy that there's little to do but much scenery to enjoy. A favorite thing to do is just sitting on the beach and watching the pelicans. I miss the people I've met the most, sitting around chatting and enjoying a drink or a meal.

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  • Rent a scooter and travel...

    Rent a scooter and travel around this small beautiful island Breaking down three times at the furthest point north of the island, miles from the hotel, but next to a shop which sold cold beer, which was handy whilst we waited a Carribean hour to be picked up!!!!

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  • It is possible to travel...

    It is possible to travel around the island in a few hours. You can do so by the bus which goes from the east to west or west to east. You choose.

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  • First (well...maybe second)...

    First (well...maybe second) thing is rent a car a tour the island, go into Basseterre, shop, have lunch, then circle the rest of the island in about three hours including stops. Watch out for the taxi buses though, they drive like ther're on a mission. Getting a early start for a day at the beach away from the resort and the constant presence of...

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  • On St.Kitts don't look for...

    On St.Kitts don't look for nice beaches. The only ones are at the southern tip of the island, and are of black volcanic sand (CAUTION ! extremely hot when the sun is shining). The waters are not that good for snorkelling.NEVIS is much better but very small. It's a fully round island, possible to visit by bike (a bit hilly). Beaches are much better...

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  • snorkle, there are beautiful...

    snorkle, there are beautiful fish, so colourful. tanning and/or swimming at the beach is the best thing to do there. the water is bright blue and green. i missed walking on the beach at night, the temperature at night is nice and cool.

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  • Go to turrle beach. it is on...

    Go to turrle beach. it is on the southern most point of the Island and has a view of the island of nevis.Whe I was there in early dec 1999 my wife and I were the only ones on the beach. The water was calm and warm. There were shells all over (if you collect).Rent a car cost 30.00 uad a day. You will be able to see the entire island in one day....

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  • For a small island, St. Kitts...

    For a small island, St. Kitts has a wide spectrum of dining experiences, from gourmet delights in historical settings to the homey kitchens of casual local hangouts. Each of the plantation inns have delightful outdoor patios for candlelit dinners. In Basseterre, dinner at the 400-year-old Georgian House is a leisurely elegant evening in a...

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