Aboard the St. Kitts Historic Railway you truly get a sense of this authentic Caribbean island, full of adventure, beauty and the smiles of its welcoming people. Following the coastline of pure white sand beaches, past towering fields of sugar cane, luscious rainforest and the historic UNESCO World Heritage Brimstone Hill Fortress, and you’ve circled this 30 mile island.
St. Kitts has taken its heritage of sugar and tobacco and shaped it into something new and exciting. Like at the ancient sugar estate and rum distillery of Romney Manor where you can now watch demonstrations of batik. From hiking the dormant volcano of Mt. Liamuiga to zip-lining through the rainforest or taking a high speed catamaran to twin island of Nevis, St. Kitts isn’t short on exhilarating activities either! Whether you’re liming away your afternoons, living it up on The Strip or topping up your feel-good on its gorgeous white sand beaches- St. Kitts is the quintessential Caribbean island.
Airports: The Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts (SKB) is less than 2 miles from downtown Basseterre and Vance W. Amory International Airport in Nevis (NEV) is approximately 6 miles outside Charlestown. Additional private air terminal facilities with YU Lounge are available in St. Kitts.
Gateways/Flying Times: There are daily connections via Antigua and Puerto Rico to St. Kitts and via Antigua and Puerto Rico to Nevis. WINAIR also flies from St. Maarten to Nevis. A scheduled British Airways service flies twice weekly to St. Kitts on Wednesday and Saturday from London (Gatwick).
There are daily ferry services (45 minutes) or faster water taxi (6-8 minutes) available between St. Kitts and Nevis. You can also take a ferry service from St. Kitts to Antigua (90 minutes).
Things to do / Activities
Not too far from the capital city of Basseterre lies the hub of St. Kitts nightlife- The Strip on Frigate Bay. This is the place where locals and tourists alike get together each Friday and Sunday for live music, good local food and a whole lot of partying! In fact, pretty much every night in St. Kitts has something going on. Whether it’s a Monday night dance party in Frigate Bay, a Thursday night bonfire on the beach on The Strip or the Sunday night sunset bash at Whitehouse Bay- head on down and experience the real St. Kitts!
Where to stay
From the bars, cafes and restaurants of Frigate Bay to the grills of South Friar’s Bay, the reggae bars of the South East Peninsula to the farm to table fare of St. Paul’s, almost every inch of St. Kitts is dedicated to local delicacies with a fabulous Caribbean flair.