St. Kitts Attractions

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'll find several beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some members of your party are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Cockleshell Bay: Cockleshell Bay is located on the southeastern tip of St. Kitts directly across from the island of {% link_to 1054421 %}. The sandy white beach lies unmarred by large hotels and resorts, preserving its natural beauty.

Another place that beach-goers can consider is Frigate Bay South. The Frigate Bay area is a narrow stretch of St. Kitts, with separate beaches facing north and south. The south side is frequented by locals and visitors seeking a laid-back atmosphere, volleyball, swimming and snorkeling in the calm waters of the Caribbean.

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.

These examples are just some of the options. To read more about beaches available, read this article.

Landmark Attractions

National Museum

One popular destination is National Museum. It is located in 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.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Romney Manor. It is located in Old Road Town, St. Kitts. The property is open to the public everyday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Brimstone Hill Fortress: This site is open to the public everyday from 9:30am until 5:30pm.

These examples are merely a few of the available choices. To get more information on other enjoyable places to visit on St. Kitts, click here.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you enjoy spending time outside? You might be happy to learn the island has two different nature preserves on it.

Atlantic Coast Rainforest is a popular nature preserve located within 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.

You can look through the following table to read more about 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

Vacationers can experience a few parks on St. Kitts.

Dos D'Ane Pond is found in Christ Church Nichola Town Parish, St. Kitts. After five or more hour of a physically demanding hike up a mountain lies a treasure at the top: Dos D'Ane Pond. There are magical natural sites to be seen on your way to the top, but what awaits is simply breathtaking, and most agree worth every brutal step that it takes to get there.

The parks available are listed 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 in the table 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

Ready for some action? Vacationers interested in testing their luck have a few places to do so on the island.

Royal Beach Casino has a restaurant, so you can 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're simply looking to play a few slots, you should check out Mapau Casino. After a day exploring the island or lounging on the beach, get your heart rate up by taking a chance or two. At Mapau Casino, ever move you make could cost you a little or pay out big.

The gaming venues on St. Kitts are summarized 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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