Set against the sort of lush tropical surroundings normally associated with the South Pacific, St. Kitts exudes the sort of old school Caribbean charm that comes from being small but perfectly formed (together with Nevis, it is the smallest nation in the Western hemisphere).
A luxury holiday here can involve rum punches and relaxation, enjoyed on palm-fringed white beaches or in grand colonial-style hotels and inns. Nature lovers can take advantage of St. Kitts’ excellently preserved eco-systems, exploring lava formations, tropical forest areas and seaside lagoons. Historians will enjoy the recently restored Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a major British garrison built in the 18th century and known in its day as the ‘Gibraltar of the West Indies’.
Boat trips and scuba-diving are a great way to explore the Island and may also be enjoyed on a day trip to Nevis, St. Kitts’ sleepier but very picturesque sister. There, you can enjoy a beach-side picnic or take in a feast of nature, including a monkey-filled cloud forest in the centre and stunning displays of rare tropical greenery and flowers in the Botanical Gardens.
Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade has led to an advanced and luxurious development, both on the islands and in the hotels, which St. Kitts has mercifully kept the standard of, making it a great place to visit if one enjoys an unspoilt luxury holiday to the Caribbean.