There is so much to see and do in Kitts so it is important to have some direction so that you get to the sites that really interest you. Whilst we are highlighting just some of the attractions, remember there are many more from which to choose and we would love to point you in the direction of those as well.
SOME OF ST. KITTS‘ WORLD-CLASS ACTIVITIES ARE:
The Brimstone Hill Fortress
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, Brimstone Hill is one of the best preserved historical fortifications in the Americas. Nicknamed the “Gibraltar of the Caribbean”, and built on the strength, skill and endurance of the African slaves its historical, cultural and architectural significance is an integral part of the history of St. Kitts. Explore while gazing out to spectacular views of neighboring islands.
Romney Manor, home to Caribelle Batik, was originally a lush plantation owned by the Earl of Romney who was the first plantation owner to free his slaves. Now artisans create beautiful batiks using the ancient Indonesian method of printing with dyes and wax. Visitors can wander through the lush botanical gardens featuring the 350 year old Samon tree.
Local artists and galleries
“Must-sees” are Kate Designs, The Potter’s House Mobile Art Gallery, The Spencer Cameron Gallery, where impressive collections of various art can be acquired.
Kate Designs www.katedesign.com
The Potter’s House Mobile Art Gallery www.thepottershouse-stkitts.com
The Spencer Cameron Gallery www.spencercameron.com
Leonie Warner-Young LBYoung@sisterisles.kn
Tanya Carleton Louvrics www.tanyalovrics.com
Sky Safari Tour
One of the most exciting ways to visit the rainforest of St. Kitts is to soar across it by zipline and this is what the Sky Safari Tour offers. While flying through St. Kitts’ rain forest, the guides share their wealth of local knowledge about the rainforest ecosystem, giving you a unique and exhilarating experience.
St. Kitts Scenic Railway
This 3 hour island sight seeing tour has been dubbed the most luxurious and entertaining experience in the Caribbean. The relaxing train ride glides through the fields of sugar cane giving its passengers breathtaking views of the hidden black sand beaches, and hundreds of crumbling and overgrown plantation estates. Sweeping vistas offer up the nearby islands of Nevis, St. Barts, St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius.
The journey also immerses travelers into St. Kitts’ village life with its cliffside piggeries and fields of pineapples, passing inches off papaya, guava, and banana trees, while backyards are strung with rainbows of billowing laundry. Farmers, villagers and school children from all directions wave and smile as the train goes by.
Takes place from the last week in December to January 2. Offers a burst of fun, music, island cultural dances, calypso competitions and street parades.
St. Kitts Music Festival
Usually takes place in June. Concert goers arrive from all around the world to enjoy the music of internationally known artists of reggae, jazz, calypso and gospel.