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Honeymoon in Saint Kitts & Nevis

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Welcome to the exotically beautiful island of St. Kitts. Like no other island in the Caribbean, St. Kitts seems to embody a kind of lush tropical paradise usually associated with the South Pacific.

The atmosphere here is palpably luxuriant. It is an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea, air, and fantastically abundant vegetation. It is a wonderful place to create some of your best memories.

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn't colonize until the British arrived in 1623. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.

While development has been of the highest quality, it has fortunately remained in low quantity, so St. Kitts remains uncrowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of the ecosystems. Nature lovers will want to take advantage of the various tours through lava formations, tropical forest areas, and seaside lagoons. Boating tours and scuba diving expeditions are also favorite activities. Plantation homes have been transformed into grand, intimate inns. Quaint shopping areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors to the tiny towns. If a quiet vacation in a luxurious and alluring corner of paradise is what you seek, you'll find it on St. Kitts.

Our beaches

St. Kitts boasts a wide variety of beaches which range in character from the sparkling black sands of the northeastern side of the island, through to the gray sands and the golden sands which give way to a whiter hue as one travels towards the end of the southeast peninsula. Along this peninsula, there are numerous little beaches, many of which tend to become private seclusions for the adventurous and the curious. So, pack a tote bag with sun glasses, a good novel, sun screen, a cooler with ice, lots of drinks and an opener – it’s really frustrating when you forget that. Now, you are ready to Explore Our Beaches!

The south – Caribbean Sea – side of Friars Bay provides a splendid beach experience for all. The water is calm and the atmosphere is usually quite lively, especially on Sundays. Food and drinks are available. It is an excellent outing for the entire family. However, the more adventure-seeking beach goer will probably be more exhilarated by the higher surf of the Atlantic Ocean on North Friars Bay.

Frigate Bay - South

This is the action beach strip on the Caribbean Sea. There is a hotel & restaurant (Timothy Beach Hotel), an independent restaurant (Monkey Bar) and water sports located on the eastern end, while the western end is punctuated by the Oasis restaurant-sports bar-night club. This one mile stretch of white-sand beach, which is ideal for swimming, wind-surfing, water-skiing and various other water sports, is also lined with various types of beach shacks – island bars that serve drinks, food, craft, and trinkets in an atmosphere infused with infectious Caribbean rhythms. The party goes on to the wee hours of the morning.

Frigate Bay - North

This white-sand Atlantic coast beach is literally walking distance from the south side. It is ideal for relaxing, swimming, wind-surfing and surfing in some areas. Various hotels, like the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and the Sugar Bay Club, are situated on this beach.

White House Bay

Apart from passive sea-bathing, this beach offers a tremendous opportunity for snorkeling. This is as a result of the rocky reef that shelters the beach and a sunken tugboat that harbour schools of multi-colored fish and other marine life.

Sandy Bank

This is an unusually calm Atlantic beach with a quiet, romantic aura. While bathing in the warm waters or strolling across the white sand, one is unlikely to come across many other folks, especially since there are no restaurants or water sports available here. Currently, Sandy Bank is being restructured as part of Christophe Harbors development area.

Turtle Bay

This is adjacent to Sandy Bank beach. It a stretch of white sand beach that offers surfing possibilities and much seclusion.

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach is not to be mistaken for Turtle Bay, which is on the northern coast of the peninsula. Turtle Beach is situated at the extreme end of the South East Peninsula, and is ideal for a day out. It houses an excellent restaurant called The Beach House by the same name and is frequented by friendly vervet monkeys, some of which will gladly join you for a drink and/or a bite to eat. If you are out on a boat and you are lucky, you might see the odd dolphin or pod of whales passing through, especially in wintertime. The beach is great for bathing, water sports and beach sports. It is worth the drive.

Cockleshell Bay

Cockleshell Bay is two miles (3 km) of powder-white sand. It offers a splendid view of the sister island of Nevis, since it sits directly on the Narrows, which is the channel between the two island. This is the perfect beach seclusion.

Dieppe Bay Beach

This small palm-lined, black sand beach is protected by a major reef, which serves to provide placid waters, ideal for sea-bathing. The reef also provides an excellent site for snorkeling, since it is the home of a variety of marine life. Additionally, the shiny black sand enhances the tanning process. As you stand on the beach and gaze out at the water, you will be looking at the Caribbean Sea on your left, and the Atlantic Ocean on your right. Dining and bar services are available at the Golden Lemon Inn which sits on this exotic beach.

Pump Bay

Pump Bay, in Sandy Point, is a good beach for beginners who want to dive and snorkel. It is a shiny, black sand beach in the shadow of the magnificent Brimstone Hill Fortress.

Conaree Beach

Some may argue that this is the best beach on the Atlantic side.

It is a narrow strip of gray-black sand, signifying the meeting of the volcanic and coral features of the island. Body-surfing is popular here, as well as snorkeling along the reef.

Half Moon Bay

Like Conaree, this Atlantic beach is great for a brisk swim and some exhilarating body-surfing.

Banana Bay

Do you want to get away from it all? This beautiful, secluded beach is at the very tip of the southeast peninsula and offers pristine waters, soft sand, swaying coconut trees and uninterrupted peace. As is the case with the other beaches on the peninsula, you will need a car to get out to this beach. However, If you do not have a rental vehicle, the taxi drivers will be happy to drop you off and come back at a prearranged time. Enjoy the spectacular views on the way to Banana Bay beach.

Getting Around

If you prefer to maintain your independence and explore St. Kitts on your own, simply rent a vehicle of your choice from any of the companies listed below. Vehicles range from luxury cars and vans to SUVs and motor bikes. When making your reservation, ask about the convenient airport pick-up.

Note that it is necessary to obtain a driver’s permit, before you are allowed to drive in St. Kitts-Nevis, even if you have an international driver’s license. The permit costs $62.50 XCD (US $24) for three months or $125.00 XCD (US $45) for one year. It can be obtained from the Traffic Department, or facilitated through the rental agency. Remember that in St. Kitts-Nevis, we drive on the left hand side of the road.

While driving around our islands, kindly adhere to the speed limits, abide by all other local traffic laws and remember never to drink and drive. We want you to enjoy your vacation safely and responsibly. Also, seatbelt use is mandatory. Ask your car rental agency about including a child seat, should you require one.

Nevis

There's something about this small, sombrero-shaped island that grabs you. The charm and tranquility takes you back to a time when things were simpler, when life was more peaceful, when stress was just a word, not a way of life.

This 36-square-mile island lies near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico, and just west of Antigua. This island jewel is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with natural vegetation that is unparalleled.



Green and serene, Nevis is truly one of the remaining unspoilt places and proudly carries the name, "Queen of the Caribees." From the top of the 3,232-foot Nevis Peak to the depths of the clear waters offshore, there is a world of flora and fauna to be explored. In the hills, the comical green vervet monkeys chatter and scamper; in the sea, the whales cruise by. Stroll around and see the architecture of eras gone by: churches, windmills, and refurbished Great Houses.

Its 10,000 residents are friendly and helpful, ready to make new friends and welcome back regular visitors. The genuine charm and hospitality radiate into the unspoken, "Welcome," "Be my guest," and "Do come again."

Nevis is special, a place that will seduce you, and tug at your heart strings after you leave.

Like they say on Nevis: "You're only a stranger here once."

Nature Trails and Hiking

There are several experienced tour guides on the island that can take you where you want to go. While some places are accessible on your own, island officials recommend that you go with a tour guide into the mountain to visit Nevis Peak or climb on other trails. Not only will this insure your safety, but it will make the trip more meaningful as you learn about the flora, fauna and history from the experts.

Hotels and Resorts

There's nothing typical about accommodations on Nevis. From relaxed self-catering apartments to restored, historic plantation inns, to an award-winning five-star resort, Nevis offers a full range of hotels and inns, guest houses, and rental villas and apartments.

Source: www.stkittstourism.kn/ and www.nevisisland.com

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