Experience the Caribbean:
St Kitts and Nevis

All you need for a tranquil stay in an unspoilt paradise – whether you’re exploring nature or just relaxing in it, a good welcome is guaranteed

The islands of St Kitts and Nevis give you nature at its best, from the rainforests of the perfect volcanic cone of Mount Nevis to St Kitts’s majestic Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, topped with its imposing British fortress. You’ll also find great food, nightlife, architecture and beachlife at Nisbet Beach and Montpelier on Nevis, and on St Kitts, Frigate Bay and the capital Basseterre, founded by the French nearly 400 years ago and one of the Caribbean’s most alluring settlements. St Kitts and Nevis are just a 45-minute ferry ride apart, so why settle for one island paradise when you can have two?

St Kitts and Nevis hot spots

  • Ride the ferry to Nevis

    © Michael DeHoog

    The ferry from St Kitts docks right in the heart of sweet, laid-back Charlestown on Nevis, offering an easy exploration of the tiny town’s attractions. It’s also the starting point for the Nevis Heritage Trail, which takes in 25 historical and natural sites around the island.

    Ride the ferry to Nevis
  • A sunset cruise

    There’s no better way to appreciate the loveliness of St Kitts than from the sea, and no better time to do it than at sunset. Leeward Island Charters offers a two-hour sunset cruise, with an open bar giving the sunset that extra oomph.

    A sunset cruise
  • Meet the ververt monkeys

    © Michael DeHoog

    The seriously impressive military stronghold of Brimstone Hill Fortress and the national park it’s set in are a highlight of any trip to St Kitts, not least for the chattering, boisterous green ververt monkeys. You’re almost certain to spot some here, but if you don’t, the nature trail at Golden Rock Plantation Inn on Nevis has its very own troop for you to befriend among the huge rainforest plants.

    Meet the ververt monkeys
  • The Black Rocks and beyond

    With Mount Liamuiga as a backdrop, the weird and wonderful Black Rock lava formations and cliffs on the north-east coast of St Kitts near Sadlers make a great photo op. Should they inspire you to trace their source, the two-hour hike to the 3,972ft peak of dormant crater Mount Liamuiga is a rewarding workout, and offers great views of neighbouring islands.

    The Black Rocks and beyond
  • Best of Batik at Romney Manor

    Housed in the seventeenth-century Romney Manor sugar estate, Caribelle Batik offers a fascinating insight into the batik process, with makers giving demonstrations and selling dresses, hangings, wraps and other items featuring their designs. The manor is surrounded by beautiful gardens; don’t miss the glorious saman tree, thought to be 350 years old.

    Best of Batik at Romney Manor
  • Brave the ghosts of Nevis

    © Ian G. Holyoak

    Locals won’t venture to the area known as Devil’s Copper on Nevis for fear of the spirits they believe haunt it, but with a Sunrise Tour guide you can take in its dramatic volcanic vents and waterfalls on an enjoyable two-hour hike. If you don’t fancy the hike but do fancy a spooky encounter, the Eden Brown Estate is supposedly home to the ghost of heartbroken spinster Julia Huggins.

    Brave the ghosts of Nevis
  • Kittitian cuisine at El Fredo

    Your menu will be handwritten on a scrap of paper, there’s no view and the decor’s not much to speak of. But this small courtyard spot is a Basseterre stalwart and the place to try authentic Kittitian cuisine, including conch roti, goat water stew and stewed saltfish. Walk it all off with a fascinating audioguided tour of beguiling Basseterre.

    Kittitian cuisine at El Fredo
  • Nevis Water Department cookout

    Most villages across Nevis have cookouts on Fridays and Saturdays, but for our money, the Water Department social club’s Friday night barbecue on Pump Road, outside Charlestown, is the best. There’s music, lots of ice-cold beer, fresh-cooked chicken and ribs, noisy locals enjoying dominoes and the kind of vibe you dream about in Notting Hill every August.

    Nevis Water Department cookout
  • Time your trip for...

    © Daryl Charles

    The four-day-long St Kitts Music Festival held each June, or Nevis’s joyful Culturama summer carnival in July/August, marking its fortieth anniversary in 2014.

    Time your trip for...

Ride the ferry to Nevis

© Michael DeHoog

The ferry from St Kitts docks right in the heart of sweet, laid-back Charlestown on Nevis, offering an easy exploration of the tiny town’s attractions. It’s also the starting point for the Nevis Heritage Trail, which takes in 25 historical and natural sites around the island.

St Kitts and Nevis liveblog

We've sent travel blogger Monica Stott (a.k.a. The Travel Hack) to experience everything St Kitts has to offer – follow her live as she ziplines through the rainforest, gets familiar with Caribbean cooking and takes a sunrise horse ride along the beach...


Book a holiday with BA: St Kitts Flights + 7 nights hotel from £599pp

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