St Kitts and Nevis are blessed with the warm Caribbean Sea, white sandy pristine beaches, beautiful mountain vistas and fascinating history. The smallest Caribbean islands in the Americas, the twin islands are separated by a shallow stretch of water known as The Narrows.
Visit St Kitts’ Wingfield Estate in Old Road Town to see the oldest rum distillery in the Caribbean. Enjoy the beautiful botanical gardens at Romney Manor and look out for the enormous 350-year-old Saman tree with its 24ft diameter. Once the estate owner’s home, Romney Manor is now a centre dedicated to the art and production of Caribelle Batik products. Here you can buy colourful clothes, wraps, drapes and wall hangings showing traditional Kittitian scenes.
St Kitts’ was once the world leader in sugar-cane cultivation during its colonial history. St. Kitts Scenic Railway is a three-hour tour of the island on a train once used to transport sugar cane between 1912 and 1926.
Nevis is just a 45-minute ferry ride from St Kitts. Explore Nevis’s capital, Charlestown, which was a major port for the British in the Caribbean during the 17th century. It's famed for being a regular stomping ground of Lord Nelson and is the birthplace of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. You can discover the island’s past at the Museum of Nevis History, which is located in Alexander Hamilton’s childhood home. Be sure to visit Bath Hotel and Spring House. This hotspot was built in 1778 for renowned A-listers of the era to come and enjoy its therapeutic hot springs.
Discover the unspoilt nature on St Kitts and Nevis
As well as history buffs, St Kitts and Nevis are ideal for nature lovers. Whether you zipline through the rainforest to catch a glimpse of Vervet monkeys, admire the orchids on the way up to the summit of Mount Liamuiga, or dive down to see the stingrays and sea turtles at Booby High Shoals, St Kitts and Nevis is rich in its sheer variety of outdoor activities among the flora and fauna.
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We’ve created an inspiring selection of itineraries that can be included in your tailor made St Kitts and Nevis holiday package. Tailored for couples, families or solo travellers, almost anything is possible, so please give us a call to discuss all your options.
Our favorite hotels
Whether you want to stay on an old sugar plantation like Montpelier Plantation & Beach, or in a villa right on the seafront like Paradise Beach Nevis, Hayes & Jarvis has it covered. If you can’t see something you like, call us and we’ll be more than happy to help.
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"To understand St Kitts importance, do stop at Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. You’ll be impressed by the sheer size of the British military fortress here. The vistas, looking out over other surrounding Caribbean islands, are phenomenal."
“A great way to see The Botanical Gardens of Nevis is to make a pit stop for lunch at the Oasis in The Gardens Restaurant. The plantation-style house at the centre of the tropical garden offers panoramic views of Nevis Peak and Charlestown."
Events & Festivals
St Kitts and Nevis offers a great selection of fun events throughout the year and you can plan your holiday to ensure you experience them! Here are a few of our favourites.
St Kitts & Nevis National Carnival
This two-month carnival is the biggest event of the year. It’s also known as Sugar Mas, and runs throughout the weeks leading up to and during Christmas and New Year. The islands come alive with colourful parades, dazzling costumes, live Caribbean music and infectious dancing. Don’t miss the finale - the traditional Grand Parade - on 1st January.
Nevis Culturama Festival
To mark Emancipation Day, this annual week-long festival in the last week of July celebrates traditional folk art in all its forms. From dancing, drama, poetry, folk singing, art and crafts, you’ll join Nevisians in commemorating their rich culture and heritage.
The dishes of St Kitts and Nevis are made up of fresh-off-the-boat seafood and island-grown produce. St Kitts’s highest peak - Mount Liamuiga - literally translates to mean ‘fertile lands’. Lobster abounds in the waters surrounding St Kitts and Nevis meaning it’s pretty much on every menu. Local dishes are mainly Creole and West Indian in flavour and the main meat used is goat drawing from the islanders’ African heritage. Here are a few of our favourite local dishes to try during your holiday in St Kitts and Nevis.
Goat Water Stew
A delicious combination of goat, breadfruit, green papaya, and dumplings in a tomato stew.
Mango Ginger Chicken
Chicken marinated in a sweet sauce of mango, ginger, coconut milk and pepper.
Beef steak marinated in Champagne and chilli that is then gently fried, before serving.
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