St. Kitts Eco Tourism Lodging Options

On the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, camping gives new meaning to "beachfront" accommodations

Photo credit: © Sharon Johnson

The neighboring islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are covered in unspoiled ecosystems and remote beaches, making them paradise for eco-tourists.

Although there are no official camping sights, camping is legal and permitted on the empty beaches of both St. Kitts and Nevis. Fortunately, sleeping beachside is not the only way to experience the natural beauty of the islands, and visitors will find plenty of daytime exploring to do as well.

Both islands have exceptional hiking. Mount Liamuiga on St. Kitts takes hikers though an unspoiled rainforest to the outer edge of a dormant volcano. A hike up Nevis Peak will take visitors to the tip of this cone-shaped island. Atop these mountains, hikers can observe native colorful birds, flowers and butterflies.

Hikers are able to tour the mountains on their own; however, guided tours are also available for those who want more information about the islands' wildlife and culture. Snorkeling is also popular, and the region boasts exceptional coral reefs to explore. Check with a hotel or tourist office about available mountain tours or snorkeling packages.

For a night spent under the stars, a trip up a tropical mountain, and an up-close look at a coral reef, St. Kitts and Nevis offer adventurous travelers an endless supply of eco-friendly activities.


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