Saint Kitts and Nevis
Holidays in St. Kitts and Nevis will lead tourists to beaches with white, golden and black sand and clear azure water of the Caribbean Sea.
Holidays at sea in St. Kitts and Nevis abound in places for diving, surfing, snorkeling, yachting and underwater fishing.
The best resorts of St. Kitts and Nevis are the islands of the same name and the capital Barter. Tourists are invited to walk along the streets with Georgian buildings of the XVIII-XIX centuries, monuments, museums and fortresses in the colonial style.
A family vacation in St. Kitts and Nevis with children is not complete without attending sailing lessons and playing national instruments.
On quiet beaches, tourists watch small turtles and swim with dolphins in the sea.
Diving and snorkeling. A map of St. Kitts and Nevis with resorts abounds with snorkeling spots. Tourists go scuba diving at the Black Coral, Beauty Island, Monkey Reef and Nags Head reefs. Off the coast of St. Kitts, divers look at coral stones and their inhabitants, sea turtles and sunken ships. Near the island of Nevis, they dive at the atolls of Coral Gardens, Jamestown, Baby High Shovel and in Oualie Beach. Travelers’ reviews recommend snorkeling enthusiasts to visit White House Bay and the harbor of Baster, with more than 200 sunken ships at the bottom of it. An interesting feature of relaxation off the Nevis coast is an underwater exploration of speleosnorkeling in caves at a depth of 12-15 m.
Beaches. A guide to Saint Kitts and Nevis invites tourists to South Frigate Bay Gulf, where there is a resort area with cafes, shops, a casino and playgrounds. The coast of Pinney Beach surprises guests with black sand.
Family leisure. Holidays with children in St. Kitts and Nevis can not do without visiting the Sherzando School of Music, where kids are taught to play national musical instruments, and sailing lessons at Sailing School at Reggae Beach. Young travelers watch small sea turtles on the beaches of St. Kitts and swim with dolphins in the Caribbean.
Ecotourism. Tourists hike to the Black Rocks and the Nevis Peak Hike, fly helicopters over rivers and valleys, and explore the local jungle.
DID YOU KNOW…
The islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis were discovered by the traveler Christopher Columbus in 1493.
Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest and least populated state in the western hemisphere.
The country’s authorities officially sell citizenship to Saint Kitts and Nevis, though a local passport costs a lot of money – $ 250,000.
In 2012, the state of Saint Kitts and Nevis took third place in the list of “10 best islands in the world” according to US News & World Report.
The time difference with Moscow is -7 hours.
For tourism in St. Kitts and Nevis, a visa is not needed, but you will have to obtain a transit airport pass for the USA or France, depending on the country of transit.
A consular fee in the country is not charged, but returning from the resort, tourists pay an airport fee of $ 22 and an environmental tax of $ 1.5.
St. Kitts and Nevis hotels do not operate on an all-inclusive basis.
Holidays in the summer on the islands are not popular – at this time there is a low season due to strong tropical hurricanes.
From December to April is the perfect time for a winter holiday. The weather of Saint Kitts and Nevis pleases tourists with the absence of precipitation, hot days and warm nights.
WHAT TO DRINK / EAT?
Pelua. Rice stew in a pan with peas, seafood and pigeon meat.
Goat water. Goat meat stewed with green papaya, breadfruit and rum.
Rikkita. Roasted lamb in champagne marinade.
Roti. Pie with potato filling. Served with meat.
Coconut rum bread pudding. Rum Pudding with Coconut.
Killer bee. Rum cocktail with honey, soda, orange juice, passion fruit and pepper.
WHAT TO BUY?
Sea souvenirs. Tourists buy shells, crafts from coral and small handmade boats. Very popular pirate-themed baubles.
Batik. Local craftsmen sell hand-painted fabric. Tourists get flaps of bright colors, national costumes, pillows and paintings.
Rum. Lovers of elite alcohol buy a pirate drink with the taste of coffee, mango, coconut and vanilla. The cost of 0.7 liters of Brinley Gold rum brand is $ 30.
Honey. The island’s bees pollinate mango and date trees, so nectar acquires a rich exotic taste and aroma. The price for 0.5 liter is $ 20.
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WHERE TO PHOTO / WHAT TO PHOTO?
Hurricane Hill. Guided tours of St. Kitts and Nevis lead to the hill, which offers excellent views of the island. Tourists make catchy photos of the country’s natural wealth.
Independence Square. One of the main attractions of St. Kitts and Nevis. A small park with a fountain in the center was the largest slave market in the Antilles in the XVII-XVIII centuries.