Explore, the capital has a selection of shops, boutiques and places to eat and drink, not the cheapest place in the world, but not unreasonable.
When getting around, there are some lovely secluded bays and beaches, some have bars nearby and are completely deserted. The island has a natural spring, so unlike most resorts, the water is fresh and safe to drink.
The Brimstone Hill Fortress is a must-see. There are cannons everywhere and alot of history to learn about. I just loved the view. The mountains reminded me of The Sound of Music!!
Great photo spot, the history of the location.
Take a sailboat charter like the Spirit of St.Kitts, a 70' catamaran docked downtown which, will take you out for a half day or sunset cruise. The half day was a lot of fun, especially after plently of rum punches, go snorkelling in various spots and then a decent beach BBQ at Pinney's Beach on Nevis where you get to relax a while or go for a beach walk. Go diving with Turtle Divers (Turtle Beach again), water a little rough but guides were good plus after you can relax and get happy at the bar and lie about what you really didn't see!
Look at everyday'life of the locals. They are among the poorest of the Carribean inhabitants, but they are so happy !
When I was there, tourism had not yet 'overcrowded' the islands and nature was mostly preserved.
>>> the second picture is just about to show the SMALLEST AIRPORT I ever landed, which is Nevis airport !!! The small 'caban' you see is the terminal !
You should check the main square in Basseterre. It is something incredible. You can see a white fence behind me in the picture, right?? well, slaves would be taken there and sold while whites were on the other side of the fence buying them. Kinda scary, huh??
It is a place that will have you thinking about some stuff worth thinking about. The only question in your head will be: WHY???
Take a Cattamaran all-day boat ride to NEVIS from St. Kitts...the BEST!!! Had a blast on the boat, went snorkeling at an off beach location, took a tour of Nevis, back to the beach for fun fun fun!!! Also...RENT A JEEP and SEE THE ISLAND ON YOUR OWN!!!
Awesome way to meet other people (there were many nationalities) and see another island but not waste many days doing it!
These underwater excursions are now being offered on the island. Some friends really enjoyed their trip. They said there were a lot of shipwrecks and a good number of fish to see.
We walked past the old Treasury Building from 1894, which now houses a museum. The museum entrance fee was $2, but we didn't go in. Perhaps I should have.
Enjoy these photos taken from the sugar cane train ---see my tip about it!
These are some of the friendliest people I've met on my travels!
You can buy a trail map at the Golden Rock Estate and take a walk through the bush. We saw several birds and lizards. It is a good place to see large banana trees also.
The clothes at the factory are not cheap. Best to just look around and then go outside and bask in the rays in the beautiful garden.
Here's another view from the top of the fortress. St. Kitts was so beautiful. We really enjoyed our visit. The locals were pretty nice, too.
Turtle Beach's best feature may be the stunning sight of sister island Nevis just across the channel, its volcanic peak halo-ed by clouds. At sunset it was simply beautiful!
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