From the soaring, mist-mantled summit of Mount Liamuiga to the powdery Caribbean beachfronts of Oualie, Frigate Bay and Cockleshell, the historic French-flavoured, Anglophone capital of Basseterre to the craggy volcanic chutes of the Black Rocks, the formidable palisades and bunkers of Brimstone Hill to the clattering railway tracks of the old Plantation era, there’s plenty to see and do between the beautiful coastal borders of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Covered in a thick blanket of primeval rainforest and cloud forests, dotted with the crumbling remnants of tobacco farms and imbued with enticing little beach shacks and cocktail bars, world-class golf resorts and uber-luxurious hotels, the duo of islands that forms this federation has something for every type of traveler.
So, wax up the walking boots for the Phillips Trail or don the bikini for a trip to Turtle Bay, and be sure to make a beeline for this; one of the region’s most enticing and enthralling destinations!
Let’s explore the best things to do in St. Kitts and Nevis:
1. Make for the fortress on Brimstone Hill
Unquestionably the most iconic national park in all of St. Kitts and Nevis, the great fortress on Brimstone Hill is a daring and striking example of colonial era military construction.
The site started out as a simple cannon battery, intended to harry the French forces who were controlling Fort Charles on the headlands a little to the east.
However, over the ensuing decades, the citadel grew and grew to become one of the largest in the Americas.
Today, it’s tagged by UNESCO and offers a glimpse at the formidable engineering projects undertaken by colonial powers using African slaves in the Caribbean.
Visitors can come and walk the great palisades, watch re-enactment battles and enjoy sweeping panoramas over the island of Sint Eustatius in the distance.