WELCOME TO ST. KITTS
Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn’t colonize until the British arrived in 1623. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.
TOURISM AND CULTURE
Natural Beauty, Sunny Skies, Crystal Clear waters and white sandy beaches, welcome to the beautiful twin islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. They offer relaxation, activities to engage your mind, picturesque landscapes with a touch of adventure and rich history to engage your mind. The Legacies of the sugar industry survived in pleasant plantation inns and the local culture is mellow, friendly and infused with a pulsing soca beat. There are approximately 12 beautiful, white sandy beaches on this island. Few of these beaches such as Frigate Bay South, Turtle beach, Banana Bay and Pinney’s Beach has a restaurant and bar and live steel band nearby. The other beaches are either undeveloped or secluded such as Cockleshell, Sand Bank Bay and South Friar’s.
St. Kitts is the largest of the two with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and hotels. They also have a scenic railway which over see’s the ocean, mountain views and old planation homes. The railway was used to transport cane from the plantation estates to the sugar factory and onto the deep water habour.
St. Kitts is easily reached from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and continental Europe. A wide range of non-stop, connecting, and charter flights are scheduled daily, serving Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) just north of the capital city of Basseterre. SKB also serves flights from several Caribbean nations, including San Juan, Antigua, St. Martin, St. Thomas, Charlotte, and our sister island, Nevis.