St. Kitts Travel Tips
sugar plantation estates remain
The island of St. Kitts is also known as Saint Kitts and Saint Christopher. St. Kitts is part of the two-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Nevis, however, is covered in its own separate section.
Pretty impressive accolades, especially since travel media traditionally gushed over its neighbor, Nevis. Finally, St. Kitts' genuine West Indian culture, historical architecture as well as its wide variety of activities have earned the appreciation they deserve. (See Things To Do)
The capital city of St. Kitts is Basseterre (pronounced "bass-terr"), a decidedly French name that reflects the long struggle between the English and French over ownership of the island. (See St. Kitts history)
Although the Caribs were completely routed from St. Kitts, they did leave behind one of the most intriguing sites on the island: a ravine filled with petroglyphs at Bloody Point that few tourists ever see due to the moderate hike required to reach it.
For hikers, St. Kitts is a walker's paradise. About 36% of the island (roughly 16,000 acres) is protected rain forest. This land has been safeguarded since colonial times to retain the vital watershed.
St. Kitts' toughest hike is a climb to the top of the volcano, Mount
Liamuiga, (pronounced Lee-A-mwee-ga),
which is a respectable 3,792 feet (1156 m) high.
St. Kitts offers many different activities. Scuba divers here have the unusual chance to swim through warm steam vents, courtesy of the island's volcano.
St. Kitts is the only island with its own scenic railway tour. See the journey around the island on the St.
Kitts Scenic Railway (The Sugar Train)
Sea Turtle Nesting Ecotour
Kitts Music Festival
Kitts Scenic Railway Island Tour