St. Kitts and Nevis: Music & Vervet Monkeys

The gorgeous island state of St. Kitts is the meeting point of the northeast Caribbean and the western Atlantic, with the two islands of St Kitts and Nevis separated by a shallow two-mile channel, known as The Narrows. A perfect starting point for expeditions into the rest of the Caribbean, St. Kitts more than deserves a longer stay. A peaceful yachting destination, the twin islands that make up St. Kitts and Nevis are perfectly positioned for island hopping.

Volcanic in origin, they boast large central peaks, which dominate the landscape and serve as mile markers from every approach. The steeper slopes leading to the peaks are mostly uninhabited and blanketed in lush tropical rainforest, excellent for hiking. Sparkling rivers provide fresh water and gorgeous waterfalls. Among the least developed islands in the Caribbean, St Kitts and Nevis are an extremely appealing for the adventurous. On St. Kitts, spend the day looking for green vervet monkeys, and enjoy cool evenings in an elegant bar overlooking the sea. See Carnival in December and January. A vibrant display of Caribbean culture, and a spectacle not to be missed. In June, it’s the annual St Kitts Music Festival, while the Culturama on Nevis takes place each year in the last week of July.


When to go:

the whole year round

High season:

October – March

Highlights

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Families love Cockleshell Beach, a long swathe of fine sand that contrasts with the azure Caribbean Sea

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Hike through the Valley of Giants and take a zip line over the rainforest

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Explore the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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