Attractions on St. Kitts

Visiting the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis can take travelers back in time at some of their top attractions

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Travelers interested in history will find so much to explore on the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis that they may find themselves coming back for more.

Historic sites are just some of the attractions you'll find on these beautiful islands. With beaches and natural sites as well, there's plenty to do in this island pair.

Beaches

Frigate Bay South

You will discover several beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the beach names to get additional information about that individual beach.

Cockleshell Bay: One of the best beaches on the eastern peninsula, Cockleshell Bay is becoming a popular hang-out and picnic destination, particularly during holidays. The bay's calm, clear water has also made this a favorite spot for swimmers.

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Frigate Bay South. A geographical wonder, Frigate Bay is divided into two sections that straddle that Atlantic and Caribbean. North Frigate Bay is located on the Atlantic and has rough, turbulent waters.

Majors Bay: Take the main road (the only road) that runs to the southeastern part of St. Kitts. As you circle Great Salt Pond, you'll reach a fork in the road.

The island offers several other beaches. To visit our full guide to beaches, check out this page.

Landmark Attractions

National Museum

A landmark worth visiting is National Museum. It is found within downtown Basseterre. For brief (read: quick) overview of the history of St. Kitts and Nevis, the National History Museum is what you're looking for. Housed in a historic building in its own rite, this museum is a great option for those who already have a jam-packed schedule.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Romney Manor. It is located in Old Road Town, St. Kitts. While today Romney Manor is home to a popular local store, it was once a plantation and estate that stretched for 6 acres.

Brimstone Hill Fortress: The main office at Brimstone Hill Fortress offers hand held audio tours, so that you can explore the fort at your own pace. When you are done, you can walk over to the canteen and relax with a cold drink and a bite to eat.

This island has a wider range of notable landmarks. For a more comprehensive look at other interesting places to visit on St. Kitts, go to this page.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you hope to spend more of your vacation time seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be pleased to know the island has two interesting nature preserves on it.

Atlantic Coast Rainforest is a popular nature preserve located in Ogees, in central St. Kitts. Trails loop through the rainforest, allowing moderately fit individuals to explore sites such as a spring fed waterfall, green caverns, and of course, the bountiful plant life. Animals to be seen within the rainforest include three different types of hummingbirds, monkeys, and blue pigeons.

Be sure to look through this table for a list of nature preserves .

Nature Preserves and Hiking On St. Kitts
Name Type Location
Atlantic Coast Rainforest Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Basseterre
Sandy Point National Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Sandy Point Town

Parks

Visitors can visit several parks on St. Kitts.

Dos D'Ane Pond is located in Christ Church Nichola Town Parish, St. Kitts. For the most part, the trail that leads to the top is steep right from the get-go. There are a few breaks that allow you to walk on flat ground, but be prepared for some demanding calf-work.

The parks available are shown in the chart below.

Parks On St. Kitts
Name Type Location
Berkely Memorial Park Downtown Basseterre
Dos D'Ane Pond Park 6.0 mi. Northwest of Central Basseterre
Victoria Monument Park Downtown Basseterre

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these on St. Kitts are displayed down below.

Land Formations On St. Kitts
Name Type Location
Black Rocks Rock Formation 0.8 mi. East of Central Sadlers
Frigate Bay Bay 2.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre
Mt. Liamuiga Volcano 8.2 mi. Northwest of Central Basseterre
Pelican Cove Cove 1.4 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Basseterre
Shitten Bay Bay 6.4 mi. Southeast of Central Basseterre
Turtle Bay Bay 4.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre

Casinos

St. Kitts Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Guests wanting to try their luck will discover a handful of opportunities to do so on the island.

Royal Beach Casino has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you try your luck. The night is never ending on St. Kitts at the Royal Beach Casino. As the sun sets, the casino lights up, with the 35,000 square foot facility filling with vacationers ready to put it all on the line.

If you like slot machines, you could give Mapau Casino a try. Recognizable by the red awning and pillars with snaking dragons painted up and down the front, Mapau Casino is located in the Waymark Shopping Center.

The casinos on St. Kitts are shown down below.

Gambling On St. Kitts
Name Located At Phone Location
Mapau Casino Port Zante Commercial District (869) 465-2919 Downtown Basseterre
Royal Beach Casino St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino (869) 465-5890 2.5 mi. East of Central Basseterre

So, no matter what kind of attraction you'd like to visit during your stay on St. Kitts and Nevis, you'll find plenty of options. Plan to make the most of your vacation by taking in both a bit of history and a bit of sun.

 

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