As a holiday destination, St Kitts is not one of those instant ‘ooh-aah’ choices. Instead, it takes you quietly by the arm, steers you gently to a waiting hammock, pours you a relaxing cocktail – and then lets a laid-back island mood and soft trade winds do the rest. Excuse us now, if you will . . . a seafood lunch awaits on the plantation house verandah. Over there by the bougainvillea and hibiscus, where you see that hummingbird . . .
St Kitts doesn’t have vast desert-island beaches, ‘fun-crowd’ activities or celebrity status. Instead it offers you calm, charm and, above all, time. Life in the slow lane, yes - but with such impeccable style!
Island Adventure /b>
Try a rainforest tour (on foot, mountain-bike or horseback) and a vigorous hike to the top of Mount Liamuiga’s volcanic crater. Add some deep-sea fishing and a catamaran trip to Nevis.
Nightlife & Party with Locals /b>
A handful of bars and dance venues dot the island – among them Fregate Bay’s Mr X Shiggidy Shack, known for its sizzling music at Thursday-night bonfire parties, raucous karaoke Saturdays and Sunday dinners accompanied by the MRT band.
World''s Best Scuba Dive Sites /b>
A Bird Rock Beach Hotel 2-tank dive will give you the flavour of St Kitts’ best (there are around a dozen sites in all).
World-Class Golf Courses /b>
The Royal St Kitts Golf Club offers 18-hole championship course play in lovely surroundings