The skyline in both Saint Kitts and Nevis is dominated by cloud-capped volcanoes. Hike Mount Liamuiga and Nevis Peak if you’d like a challenge, or simply enjoy them from afar with a cocktail in-hand.
If you do want to explore the nation’s wilder side, you’ll find Nevis’s rainforests abuzz with Vervet monkeys, hummingbirds and lizards. The sparkling waters are a diver’s dream – Pristine Reef is home fish and sea turtles.
Symbols of the sugar trade and colonial past run throughout both islands. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brimstone Hill Fortress stands strong and gives a sense of Saint Kitts’ historical importance. We also recommend taking a trip on the sugar train, the St Kitts Scenic Railway. This 30-mile track was built between 1912 and 1926 for transporting cane from the plantations to the factories. It loops around the island in a three-hour circle, and is one of the best ways to see to the island’s unspoiled scenery up close.
Both Saint Kitts and Nevis are renowned for their sandy beaches. St Kitts’s marine life and coral rich waters lap against ink-black beaches in the north, while the southern stretches tend to be grey or white sand. The reef-protected shores of Nevis are perfect for snorkelling and swimming.
If you like your escapes filled relaxation, sunshine, swimming and scenery, St Kitts’s and Nevis ticks every box.
When to go
December to April is peak season and when the weather is at its best.