Bloody Point signifies a sad historic moment for St Kitts and is an area of somberness on the island, but is worth a visit if you want to learn more about the history of St Kitts.
In 1626, French and British colonies were being developed on St Kitts after both countries discovered the island and decided to claim some of its land as their own. As each country's colony continued to expand, the native Carib Indians who inhabited St Kitts began to get nervous that they were soon going to lose their own land and way of life. The leader of the Caribs, Chief Tegremare decided to arrange an attack on the French and British. Unfortunately for Chief Tegremare, the two nations learned of this plan beforehand and decided to band together and attack the Caribs first. As a result, over 2,000 Carib Indians were massacred during the attack, which took place on the piece of land now referred to as Bloody Point.
From Bloody Point, you can also hike to the Carib Petroglyphs, which are located within the Bloody Point Canyon. The hike takes about an hour and is best done with a guide who can make sure you find the trailhead and will fill you in on the history of what you’ll be seeing. You can also drive to it or take a tour bus there.