St. Kitts and Nevis are sleepy islands where people go to get away from their hectic lives. You can spend your days relaxing in the sun, but there are also other activities available that will prevent you from going stir crazy.
If you like the idea of exploring the area in the open air there are a couple of rental agencies that can help you. To get more information on bike and scooter rentals, read this article.
You'll find several dive services and at least 13 good dive sites in the area. To navigate to our guide to diving opportunities in this area, read this page.
Events and festivals on St. Kitts and Nevis typically fall into one of three categories: cultural celebrations, sporting events, and music festivals. A few that fall outside of the box include the popular Green Valley Festival and the Nevis International Heritage Exposition. You'll quickly see that the people of these islands know how to throw a party when you attend one of their annual events. Read more about events and festivals here.
Want to catch some fish during your vacation? There are a couple of charter fishing companies operating in this area. To get more information about this topic, see this page, about deep sea fishing in this area.
If you're a golf fanatic you may already know that St. Kitts isn't overloaded with golf greens. Nevertheless, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. To see our page about golf courses throughout St. Kitts and Nevis, read this page.
More details concerning local providers that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be seen right below.
|Blue Water Safaris||(869) 466-4933||Downtown Basseterre|
|Captain Sunshine||(869) 663-9290||5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre|
|Leeward Islands Charters||(869) 465-7474||Downtown Basseterre|
|Speedy 4 Charters||(869) 466-1472||2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre|
If you want to read about charter operators and area marinas visit this page.
It wouldn't be a vacation without some souvenir shopping. Keep your eyes open for locally made items for an extra special find. Pottery, wood carvings, beaded jewelry, artwork, straw mats, and batik are the most popular and easy to transport options. Note that the shops on St. Kitts and Nevis tend to be open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, though some close for the afternoon on Thursdays. Click here to read more about shopping on St. Kitts.
If there are some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that more than 88 retailers operate in this area. To find out about opportunities for shopping on St. Kitts, click here.
Sightseeing is also a great activity for visitors to St. Kitts. Sights in the area include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those wanting to get more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so on this page.
Review this table to learn more about a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.
|Caribbean Tours Mastrs||(869) 466-8110||Frigate Bay|
|Flamboyant Tours||(869) 466-3840||Downtown Basseterre|
|Greg's Safaris||(869) 465-4121||0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Basseterre|
|Island Paradise Tours||(869) 622-6862||Monkey Hill|
|Kantours ATV||(869) 465-2098||Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 466-1605||Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-6221||0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Heldens|
|Pereira Tours||(869) 665-1943||Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 663-0623||Saint Mary Cayon Parish, Central St. Kitts|
|(869) 465-4167||Downtown Basseterre|
If you are thinking about snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have the chance in the waters off the coast of St. Kitts. Use this link to read our page about local snorkeling opportunities.
Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you'll be pleased to learn there are a few options. For more about places to relax in this area go to this page.
It's hard to avoid the sea when you're vacationing on an island. Embrace your surroundings and plan to get out on the water. Options on St. Kitts include boating, fishing, water-skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, flyboarding, snorkeling, and diving. Many of these activities can be arranged through your hotel, but if yours doesn't offer equipment, you can find them at various dive shops and charter companies. Visit our diving and snorkeling page by clicking here to learn more.
For those who like to stay active during their vacation, there are many options. You can swim laps in your hotel's pool, hike Mt. Liamuiga or Mt. Nevis, and even go mountain biking or horseback riding. Tennis and golf are two popular sporty options.
If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. You can choose between two different properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below may help with your planning. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to read more about the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino||2.5 mi. East of Central Basseterre||4|
|Royal St Kitts Hotel and Casino||2.4 mi. East of Central Basseterre||4|
For example, St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.
Check out the table below to read about other activities.
|Watersports Operator||(869) 765-4246||2.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre|
|Beaumont Park Race Track||Horse and Dog Racetrack||(869) 465-1627||1.4 mi. East of Central Heldens|
|Caribbean Cinemas||Movie Theater||(869) 466-1023||Downtown Basseterre|
|Dive St. Kitts||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(869) 465-1189||1.5 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Basseterre|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(869) 465-8578||Ogees|
|Kenneth's Dive Centre||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(869) 465-2670||Downtown Basseterre|
|Kittitian Taxi Tours||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(869) 762-8994||Downtown Basseterre|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(869) 465-4416||Downtown Basseterre|
|Mr. X Water Sports||Watersports Operator||--||2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(869) 466-6594||Downtown Basseterre|
|Pro-Divers||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(869) 466-1358||Downtown Basseterre|
|Reggae Beach Watersports||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||--||7.4 mi. Southeast of Central Basseterre|
|St. Kitts Scenic Railway||Scenic Railway||(869) 465-7263||Christ Church Nichola Town Parish, Central St. Kitts|
|St. Kitts Snorkeling Tours||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(780) 628-2344||Downtown Basseterre|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(869) 466-3249||Ogees|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Downtown Basseterre|
St. Kitts and Nevis may be small islands with small cities, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do to keep you occupied. Your schedule can be as full or as empty as you want it to be when you plan a vacation on these sister isles.
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