• SAINT KITTS

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.

GETTING THERE

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.

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Capital: Basseterre

Population: 56 508

Language: English and Creole

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

Religion: Anglican, other protestant and Roman Catholic

National Bird: Brown Pelican

National Flower: Poinciana

National dish: Stewed Fish, Plantain, Coconut Dumpling and Breadfruit

Motto: “Country above self”

The National Flag:

  • The Green color is said to be symbolic of
    the fertile land.
  • Black recalls the African heritage of St.
    Kitts.
  • Red is the overall struggle for freedom
    and The two white stars represent hope
    and liberty.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE

Latin Festival

For the 10th consecutive year, the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are set to celebrate their Hispanic neighbors. The Latin Festival is the biggest gathering of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean, and for good reason: With live shows, savory food, and other activities, there’s no better place to celebrate Latin arts and culture. Grab the rum for a week of rumba and rhythm at St Kitts’ Latin Fest. This takes place around the 19th of October for one week and is set up solely to embrace the links Latinos share with the West Indies.

The Festival always concludes with its Latin Fiesta — an evening loaded with music, dancing, and fun. Some of the region’s most popular artists help set the mood, pumping their biggest hits out over the crowd. After you’ve gotten your fill of traditional food and artisanal crafts, lace up your dancing shoes, head for the floor, and show everyone your moves at our annual salsa competition.

Traveling with family? Don’t worry: The Latin Festival is open to people of all ages. And if last year’s edition is any indication, you and yours are in for a treat.

TOURISM UPDATE

St Kitts Tourism Is Sizzling in 2019

Buoyed by increased airlift and sizzling hotel development, St Kitts and its sister island of Nevis are seeing a surge in tourism so far in 2019.

The destination has seen a 15.3 percent increase in air arrivals through the first two months of the year, according to new data from the Ministry of Tourism.

That includes a 19.3 percent jump in arrivals from North America, long the largest source market for St Kitts and Nevis.

ATTRACTIONS

Banana Bay
Cockleshell Bay
Frigate Bay
Turtle Beach
White House Bay

HOTELS & RESORTS