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What to see in St Kitts

St Kitts Attractions

The little island of Saint Kitts offers an unexpected wealth of sightseeing activities for visitors. Most will be perfectly content without moving beyond the gorgeous beaches. Top attractions within Basseterre include the Circus, Independence Square, and the Treasury Building, housing the National Museum. The UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress sits above the city and is well-worth the climb.

Those capable of tackling a fairly strenuous climb are rewarded for hiking up Mount Liamuiga, the island's dormant volcano. There are also some good walking trails through the rainforest, protected in the national park that covers roughly a quarter of the island.

Those who prefer not to break a sweat can take the scenic drive to the views from Bloody Point, the site of the colonial massacre of 2,000 Carib Indians. Another way to tour Saint Kitts is to board the popular Scenic Railway which makes a three-hour circuit around the picturesque island. Other attractions include Romney Manor, a 17th-century sugar estate, and the Fairview Great House and Gardens, a colonial mansion dating back to 1701.


The capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the eastern Caribbean. Founded in 1627, it retains a certain architectural charm from its period of British and French…

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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Nicknamed the 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', the striking Brimstone Hill Fortress sits atop an 800-foot (244m) rise and is protected by 49 guns and immense walls. Built largely by African slaves,…

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Dive Sites

As with all Caribbean destinations, one of the most popular things to do on Saint Kitts and Nevis is to try your hand at some scuba diving or snorkelling. The calm, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea,…

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Frigate Bay Peninsula

If Saint Kitts can be described as a tennis racquet-shaped island, the Frigate Bay Peninsula is the narrow handle stretching down towards Nevis. It connects the racquet head to the widened end of the…

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Mount Liamuiga

The highest point on Saint Kitts, Mount Liamuiga is a dormant volcano topped by a 0.6-mile (1km) wide crater lake. Formerly called Mount Misery, the name Liamuiga means 'fertile land' in the native…

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Sandy Point

Sandy Point Town is the second-largest on Saint Kitts, with a population of just more than 3,000 people in the surrounding area. Thought to be the original landing point for English explorer Sir Thomas…

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Scenic Railway

One of the most popular tourist activities on the island, the St Kitts Scenic Railway is a must for first-time visitors to the Caribbean. It is a fantastic way to experience the beautiful scenery of…

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The Strip

The Strip is the area immediately surrounding Frigate Bay. It is the beating heart of the island when it comes to nightlife and entertainment options. However, visitors should not expect neon lights…

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