Known also as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, this duo is found in the West Indies, in the heart of the Caribbean. The two islands are only about 2 miles (3 kilometers) apart, separated by a stretch of waters referred to as the Narrows.
St. Kitts was the one of the first islands to be colonized by Europeans, but indigenous people lived on the islands around 5,000 years before settlers arrived. Today, the country is a melting pot. People of native, European, African, and South Asian descent can all be found living together on the island.
In 1998, Hurricane Georges tore through the Caribbean, causing around $458,000,000 worth of damage on the islands. The two isles are still rebuilding from this heavy blow.
After a long day scuba diving and snorkeling, head onto dry land and check out some of the interesting destinations that St. Kitts have to offer. History buffs will enjoy the Clay Villa Plantation House and the Brimstone Hill Fortress. You will learn all about the islands’ lurid histories.
The Palms Court Gardens will enchant you with lovely botanical wonders and breathtaking views of the boats that come in to port.
Fly into Saint Kitts, then take the 45 minute ferry ride to Nevis. Take a taxi to get around either island.