With temperatures averaging between a pleasant 70 to 80 degrees year-round, it is easy to see why the islands of Nevis and St. Kitts are so popular.
The exotic tropical island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis is a romantic paradise. St. Kitts wonderful beaches remain relatively crowd-free, and nature lovers delight in seeing lava formations, tropical forest, and lagoons, and in diving ancient shipwrecks and virgin coral reefs.
To sway to a soca beat, sipping local rum around a bonfire on the beach. St. Kitts is small enough to see in a day and big enough to explore for a lifetime.
Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Nevis & St. Kitts:
Pinney’s Beach – Nevis
Pinneys is the longest beach on Nevis Island. With its calm waters and dark sand shores, this place is ideal for both swimming and sunbathing. Pinney’s beach is quiet and secluded, with several restaurants and bars are on the far south end of the beach. Just remember to bring your beach chairs.
Sugar-n- Spice – Nevis
Located in Charleston, this shop serves up sandwiches, wraps, and various baked goods at affordable prices. You have got to try the highly recommended blueberry scones and pineapple turnovers.
The shop serves delicious smoothies and various coffee-based beverages: friendly staff and a clean building help make this place a real treat.
The only downside is that this restaurant is cash only. They do, however, take US dollars.
Brimstone Hill Fortress – St. Kitts
The World Heritage Site dates back to the 1700s when it was one of the Caribbean’s most massive fortresses.
There is a military museum here, and sometimes reenactments take place at the fort.
Military and history enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy this site. Brimstone is also an excellent place for photographers because the fortress is located on a high mountain and has outstanding views of the surrounding area.
Sturdy shoes are a must at this location because visitors to the fort will be doing a lot of climbing and walking around to see everything.
Guests should also be mindful of any small children accompanying them because some high areas of the fort lack safety railings.
Getting back to town can be a hassle if one wasn’t driving and didn’t prearrange a taxi ride earlier.
Should this be the case, the helpful fort staff will be happy to flag down the local bus for a terrifying ride back to town that you might live to remember.
South Friars Beach – St. Kitts
South Friars Beach is an excellent location to see some native wildlife such as squids, monkeys, and sea urchins.
Some areas of the beach also feature black sand. There are showers and changing room facilities available at this beach.
Finding a place to eat here is relatively easy due to the number of bars and restaurants lining the shores.
You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas. Tip: bringing your own would be a lot cheaper.
Near the Carambola resort area, snorkeling is not worthwhile but further down the beach, there is enough aquatic life to provide a good experience.
Cockleshell Beach – St. Kitts
Cockleshell beach is about a twenty-minute drive from Basseterre, and it offers a good view of nearby Nevis Island. Shells are plentiful at this locale, and guests may pick from the black or white sand areas. There are no harsh waves for swimmers because the beach is in a cove area.
Swimmers should be aware of the catamaran boats’ comings and goings because these vessels can come dangerously close to the beach areas.
There are some food and drink options at this location, as well as chair and umbrella rentals.
Using the picnic tables is free of charge to all beachgoers, even those who haven’t purchased meals at the local establishments.
The best way to get out to the beach is to rent a car and drive there on your own, but those choosing this option should be cautious while driving on the winding, narrow roads.
Are you ready to go Limin, which means your own unique brand of kicking back and relaxing as the locals call it?
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