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Plan your dream vacation with our comprehensive travel guide. From sun-soaked beaches to vibrant culture, uncover the treasures of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

About St. Kitts

St. Kitts and Nevis is a popular destination in the Caribbean known for beautiful beaches, authentic Caribbean food, and luxurious 5-star hotels and resorts.

St. Kitts is located in the Eastern Caribbean about 150 miles from St. Croix.

Nevis Island is to the south of the larger St Kitts.

Travel Map Mapping Saint Kitts and Nevis

Map of Saint Kitts

Map of St Kitts

The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis is located to the west of Antigua and Barbuda, north-west of Guadeloupe, and south-east of Puerto Rico.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Overview

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a small island nation located in the Caribbean West Indies.


The capital city is Basseterre, located on the island of Saint Kitts.

Citizenship by Investment Program

Saint Kitts and Nevis has a Citizenship by Investment Program, allowing foreign investors to obtain citizenship by making a qualifying economic contribution to the country.

This program has attracted international attention.

Culture, Events and Festivals

The culture of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a blend of African, British, and French influences.

Events held on the island throughout the year offer the chance to celebrate local culture, authentically.

The annual St. Kitts Music Festival is a significant cultural event featuring a mix of local and international musical talents.

Carnival, known as Sugar Mas, is a major festival celebrated in December and January, featuring colourful parades, music, and cultural performances.


The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis has traditionally been dependent on agriculture, particularly sugar production.

In recent years, the country has diversified its economy, with tourism and offshore financial services playing significant roles.


Saint Kitts and Nevis is a two-island country in the Caribbean Sea.

Saint Kitts is the larger of the two islands, while Nevis is smaller and located to the south-east.


The country is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with a monarch as the head of state.

The head of government is the Prime Minister.


Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the islands in 1493; although the Kalinago people might not have been so delighted with the arrival of an Italian, who talked abouth the King and Queen of Spain.

European colonisation began in the early 17th century, with both the French and the British establishing settlements.

The islands were eventually ceded to the British.


Saint Kitts and Nevis gained independence from the United Kingdom on September 19th, 1983; becoming the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere to achieve independence.


The islands are known for their beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, and historical sites.

Tourism is a vital industry, with visitors attracted to the natural beauty, historical landmarks, and a range of outdoor activities.

Volcanic Landscape

Nevis is home to the potentially active volcano Nevis Peak, which stands at 985 meters (3,232 feet) and contributes to the island's lush and mountainous terrain.

Visiting Saint Kitts and Nevis

Before planning a trip to Saint Kitts and Nevis, it's advisable to check for any travel advisories, visa requirements, and latest developments in the country.

Visiting Saint Kitts and Nevis can be a delightful experience, offering a mix of natural beauty, historical sites, and vibrant Caribbean culture.

The warm hospitality, rich culture, and diverse landscapes of Saint Kitts and Nevis are sure to make your trip memorable.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Highlights

Beach Time

Enjoy the beautiful beaches, such as Frigate Bay Beach and South Friars Bay Beach on Saint Kitts, as well as Pinney's Beach on Nevis.

These beaches are known for their golden sands and crystal-clear waters.

Botanical Gardens

Explore the botanical gardens on Saint Kitts, where you can see a variety of tropical plants and flowers.

Explore Basseterre

Begin your visit in the capital city, Basseterre, on the island of Saint Kitts.

Explore Independence Square, the Circus (a roundabout modeled after Piccadilly Circus in London), and the National Museum.

Hiking Nevis Peak

If you're up for a challenge, consider hiking to the summit of Nevis Peak.

This volcanic peak provides panoramic views of Nevis and the surrounding islands.

Historical Sites

Visit Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Saint Kitts.

The fortress offers stunning views of the surrounding islands and is a significant historical and architectural landmark.

Nevisian Heritage Village

Visit the Nevisian Heritage Village to get a glimpse into the island's history and culture.

This living museum features traditional Nevisian buildings and exhibits.

Scenic Railway Tour

Take a scenic train ride on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, which offers breath-taking views of the island's landscapes, including sugar cane fields and coastal areas.

Water Activities

Engage in water activities such as snorkelling, diving, and sailing.

The warm Caribbean waters around the islands are home to vibrant marine life and coral reefs.

St Christopher

Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1493 and named it after his patron saint, St Christopher.

The English settled here in the 1620s, although St Kitts was seized by the French several times during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The islands were ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1783, with St Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla being united as a British dependency in 1871.

Mount Misery

St Kitts has a central mountain range; with Mount Misery its highest peak, at 1,315 m.


The capital of the federation is on the southern central coast of St Kitts Island, and is served by Golden Rock airport to the north-east.

Map of Basseterre

Map of Basseterre

Founded by the French in 1627, Basseterre became a British colonial possession in 1783, and the capital of independent St Kitts and Nevis in 1983.

Explore St Kitt's History

When it comes to exploring St. Kitts' history, Brimstone Hill Fortress is the place to start.

The story of St. Kitts is found in every stone, a testament to the island’s endurance—one that stands the test of time.

Frigate Bay

With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, a continual ocean breeze wafts around the Frigate Bay resorts.

St. Kitts Marriott Resort

St. Kitts Marriott Resort

St Kitts Marriott Resort: 858 Frigate Bay Road.

With plenty of choice of where to eat and relax, this incredible Mariott resort offers an unparalleled island vacation experience. The luxury guest rooms are trimmed with West Indian accents and cutting-edge comforts.

Escape to paradise with an authentic Caribbean vacation at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino.

Charlestown, Nevis

Charlestown is the main port on Nevis.

Attractions include the Museum of Nevis History, Botanical Gardens, Martha's West Indian Tea House, Eva Wilkin Gallery at Clay Ghaut, and Captain Horatio Nelson Museum at Bellevue.

Nevis Travel Information:
Travel tips for foreign visitors to Nevis.

Where to Stay in Charlestown

Montpelier Plantation

Montpelier Plantation Inn

Montpelier Plantation: Saint Johns Parish.

Set high in the hills amid thirty acres of lush tropical vegetation, this historic 18th-century sugar plantation is distinguished by the warm hospitality of a private country house.

The Montpelier Plantation was host to the marriage of Lord Nelson and Fanny Nesbit in 1787 and retains many relics from those times, including a windmill which was in use until 1933.

The Hermitage

The Hermitage

The Hermitage: St John Figtree Parish.

This charming boutique hotel slumbers at 800 feet above sea level at the base of Nevis Peak, a rainforest covered mountain, with the beautiful beaches of Nevis less than a fifteen minute drive away.

The Hermitage Plantation is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Caribbean, with a very long tradition of welcoming guests to Nevis. Onsite dining is available at the Hermitage Restaurant, considered to be one of the finest hotel dining rooms on the island.

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