Caribbean tips you can trust
Why St Kitts &
Nevis are special
The tourism infrastructure of the two-island nation St Kitts and Nevis is only modestly developed. This a plus for travelers seeking more of a laid-back getaway than an action-packed vacation.
It is twice as large as Nevis and has three times the population. St Kitts' top two highlights:
It lies on the Caribbean Sea side of the southern peninsula and has St Kitts' finest beach. Frigate Bay has become the island's resort center.
The Brimstone Hill Forest National Park is home to a sizeable 18th century fortress. It commandingly sits on an extinct volcano cone and has been semi-restored.
Basseterre (bahss-tehr) is the capital city. Though it's energetic, it lacks sufficient must-do-and-see attractions to warrant an overnight stay.
It's even more laid back than St Kitts. It has fewer tourists and resorts - and less nightlife and fine dining.
This palm-fringed beach is the best one on the island.
Two of its resorts, the Nevis Four Seasons and the Nesbit Plantation, are among the nation's finest.
Learn my other
Caribbean Island tips
Top 10 Caribbean Islands
Best time to go
Best islands for sports
Best islands for resorts
Best islands for family resorts
Best islands in 8 other categories
How to pronounce island names
Caribbean Island locator maps
Caribbean Islands - home page
Best Caribbean cruises
Famous Caribbean food
The St Kitts' photo is the property of Roger Brisbane, Brisbane Productions and is used with permission.