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.


Frigate Bay South

You will discover an abundance of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that 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.

Another location for beach-goers to 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: The beach is a long, beautiful strip of golden sand, some of the best on the island. The water is calm, clear and warm - good for casual swimming and snorkeling, but be sure to bring your own gear.

Fortunately, the area has plenty of additional beaches to choose from on the island. Read this page if you need more facts.

Landmark Attractions

National Museum

A landmark worth visiting is National Museum. It is located in downtown Basseterre. The National Museum is a small, three room history museum that brings guests through the pre-Columbian era through today with very basic exhibits. While there is no tour guide available, placards provide insight into the history of the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Another popular destination is 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site was built by the British and once protected all of St.Kitts; a beacon of power for the whole of British Caribbean. It was eventually abandoned, and fell to ruins.

But that's not all -- there are plenty of other sites to visit. For more in-depth coverage of other sites worth seeing on the island, use this link.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to spend time outside? You may be pleased to know the island has two different nature preserves on it.

Atlantic Coast Rainforest is a nature preserve found in Ogees, in central St. Kitts. Set 1,300 feet above sea level is the Atlantic Coast Rainforest. Here, nature enthusiasts have the opportunity to hike through some of the most beautiful green scenery around and maybe even catch a glimpse of the local Green Monkey.

Check out the following table to learn more.

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


Travelers can visit several parks on St. Kitts.

Dos D'Ane Pond is found within 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 worth considering can be seen directly 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 fun idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on St. Kitts are displayed directly 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


St. Kitts Casinos

Looking for some action? Vacationers interested in testing their luck in some gaming action will discover a few alternatives on the island.

Royal Beach Casino has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite to eat before, during or after the gaming action. 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 might like Royal St. Kitts Casino. As the oldest casino on the island of St. Kitts, Royal St. Kitts Casino knows how to host a good time. Whether you prefer traditional favorites such as Blackjack, Craps, Poker, and Roulette, or pulling the slots, you'll find a building filled with entertaining diversions.

Mapau Casino has a collection of games for visitors to enjoy, including Poker and Roulette. 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 chart right below lists a few details concerning the gaming choices on St. Kitts.

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
Royal St. Kitts Casino Royal St Kitts Hotel and Casino (869) 465-8651 2.4 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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