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Things to do in St. Kitts and Nevis

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Welcome to St Kitts and Nevis

These twin islands in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles are formally known as the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, but that’s about all that’s formal about them. Travelers could spend their vacation here happily reclining on the beaches that ring both islands, but a wealth of private and group tours lead you on numerous adventures, with chances to explore by land, sea, and air. Tour Saint Kitts, the larger of the two islands, on a walking or coach tour through the busy capital of Basseterre, then on to see the imposing UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill fortress, as well as a strip of nightlife-loving establishments that pump out soca (a blend of soul and calypso music) along Frigate Bay. Book a tour via mini speedboat, Jet Ski, snorkel cruise, or ATV. Or lace up your boots for an adventurous guided hike up Mt. Liamuiga Volcano. Those in search of quieter experiences should venture across the Narrows, a two-mile strip of water, to Nevis, a tiny island ringed by sand with a single volcanic peak in the center. Take a tour to get a feel for the island’s history, and learn about Admiral Horatio Nelson and local boy Alexander Hamilton. Join a walking tour into the green center of the island, or hop on a guided bike ride to take in more ground. Stop in the capital Charlestown, at the Montpelier Estate and Botanical Gardens, and at the Hermitage Plantation.

Top 15 attractions in St Kitts and Nevis


St. Kitt’s capital city Basseterre lies on the southern coast of the island in a small protected harbor and is one of the Eastern Caribbean’s oldest towns. After centuries of French and British colonial rule, the city has taken on a delightful mix of European architecture and culture and laidback island lifestyle.More

Mt. Liamuiga

Soaring to 3,792 feet (1,155 meters), Mt. Liamuiga is the highest point in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and the entire British Leeward Islands. Climbing past farmlands and tropical cloud forests to the summit offers an invigorating adventure and an unparalleled vantage point for taking in the stunning expanses of the Eastern Caribbean.More

St. Kitts Scenic Railway

Originally built to transport sugar cane, the St. Kitts Scenic Railway is a unique way to explore a Caribbean island. The train winds along the island’s coastline, past cane fields and abandoned plantations, providing visitors with panoramic views along the way.More

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

Set atop a steep volcanic hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Brimstone Hill Fortress is a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and feat of engineering. Designed by the British and built by African slaves, the fortress was finished in 1790 after 100 years of construction. Though fitted with powerful cannons, the fortress fell after a month-long siege by the French.More

Berkeley Memorial

In the middle of the Circus—a roundabout named after London’s Piccadilly Circus—in the center of Basseterre, the Berkeley Memorial is an ornate green tower built in 1883 in honor of Thomas Berkeley, a legislator and owner of several estates on St. Kitts. It has a drinking fountain at the bottom, and on the top is a clock with four faces.More

Pinney's Beach

With more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) of golden sand fringed with palm trees and clear turquoise waters, Pinney’s Beach is a stretch of classic Caribbean coastline just outside Charlestown on the island of Nevis. Visitors come to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and watch the world go by at one of the beach bars.More

Romney Manor

Once a slave-holding sugar plantation, the 17th-century Romney Manor has been given new life as one of the island’s most beloved local crafts boutiques, Caribelle Batik. While here, make time to explore the grounds featuring gorgeous tropical botanical gardens and a host of ancient Carib petroglyphs on lava rocks.More

Frigate Bay

Located about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Basseterre, Frigate Bay along the Atlantic Ocean is one of the most popular beaches on St. Kitts. During the day, activity buzzes with water sports (windsurfing, kayaking, and jet skiing), and beach volleyball. After nightfall beach bars showcase live music, dancing, and bonfires. Every year in June, the bay hosts the St. Kitts Music Festival.More

Timothy Hill

For a gorgeous view of St. Kitts and neighboring island of Nevis, head up to the top of Timothy Hill, a popular lookout spot where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea at the island’s southeast peninsula. See Friar’s Bay and Frigate Bay below, alongside green gently sloping hills falling into the water below.More

Port Zante

Situated towards the southern tip of St. Kitts in the Leeward Islands, Port Zante is home to a modern terminal replete with restaurants, stores, and other amenities. It’s also within easy walking distance of central Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis, and well-served by shore excursions, catamaran tours, and more.More

Wingfield Estate

In the foothills of St. Kitts’ central mountain range, Wingfield Estate is a 17th-century sugar plantation originally owned by Sam Jefferson, the great-great-great-grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. It was the first working estate on the island for tobacco, sugar and rum, and while here, you may inspect the ruins and visit the rum distillery to learn how sugar was converted into rum back in the day.More

Independence Square

Constructed in the late 1700s for slave auctions and colonial council meetings, Basseterre’s main public square was rechristened Independence Square in 1983 to commemorate the liberation of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis from Great Britain. A large fountain at its center, excellent examples of British Colonial architecture, painted in white and pastels, line the perimeters.More

Bath Hotel and Spring House (Old Bath House)

Built in 1778, the once opulent Bath Hotel and Spring House was the Caribbean’s first tourist hotel, with the international jet set flocking to its therapeutic hot springs. While it’s no longer a hotel, the volcanic baths and the relaxing landscaped gardens are open to the public.More

Bloody Point

Bloody Point along the western coast of St. Kitts is named after a tragic historical event there in 1626, when French and British colonies were being developed on the island, each claiming land as their own. As they expanded, the original native Carib Indians, led by Chief Tegremare, attacked the colonizers. But since the two nations had learned of his plan beforehand, they banded together, killing over 2,000 natives.More

Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor

Caribelle Batik is a shop located within Romney Manor, a stately estate once owned by the great-great-great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. Most of the eye-catching fabrics and apparel for sale are made on the premises, which means you can walk away with a beautiful souvenir or gift while seeing how they create their signature take on the ancient dyeing process.More
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Recent reviews from experiences in St Kitts and Nevis

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Cherise_v, Jan 2023
3 Hours Horseback Riding from Nature Trails to Sofa Stone
It was lovely going into nurture up the mountain and to see the beauty of St Kitts.
Great Family Fun
Melissa_L, Jan 2023
Private Power Catamaran Adventure in Saint Kitts and Nevis
Our guides were super fun and we enjoyed getting to see parts of both St Kitts and Nevis.
Gwen_C, Dec 2022
The Grand Tour of St. Kitts
He was very cognizant of the time throughout the tour and made sure that we were able to see all of the best sites while pleasing everyone.
Beautiful Day
Roberta_S, Nov 2022
St Kitts Deluxe Catamaran Snorkeling Tour With Lunch
The water was a little murky and it was hard to see clearly.
Great way to see St Kitts. Our...
Sandra M, Apr 2014
Scenic Romney Manor & Timothy Hill or Panoramic Landmark Tour
Great way to see St Kitts.
Absolutely must book this trip!!!
KEVIN_S, Jun 2022
5hr Private Powered Catamaran Snorkel and Beach Experience with Lunch
We have fallen in love with the islands because of your warm personalities, friendly smiles and laughs o’plenty.
The BEST 4x4 Jeep Ride Excursion
Venforic, Apr 2022
Self Drive 4x4 Off Road Jeep Wrangler & Beach chill
This was a fantastic way to see St Kitts.
Excellent Tour
Ron_G, Sep 2021
The Grand Tour of St. Kitts
Most of the major attractions were closed, but Chris took us to places where we can take pictures and enjoy the views.
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