What to see in St Kitts

St Kitts Attractions

The little island of St Kitts offers an unexpected wealth of sightseeing activities for visitors, although many travellers will be perfectly content without moving beyond the gorgeous beaches.

Top attractions within Basseterre include The Circus, Independence Square, and the Treasury Building which houses the National Museum, while the Brimstone Hill Fortress, looming above the city, is one of the island nation's prime attractions, UNESCO-listed and well worth the climb.

Those capable of tackling a fairly strenuous climb will be well 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, which covers roughly a quarter of the island. Those who prefer not to break a sweat can take the scenic drive to Bloody Point; the vicious name recalls the massacre at this site of about 2,000 Carib Indians by colonial forces, but the main appeal these days are the spectacular views. Another way to tour St Kitts is to board the popular Scenic Railway which makes a three-hour circuit around the picturesque island.

Those wanting a taste of the island's former plantation culture should visit Romney Manor, a 17th-century sugar estate, or the Fairview Great House and Gardens, a colonial mansion dating back to 1701.


The capital city of St Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean, founded in 1627.…

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Brimstone Hill Fortress

The immense Brimstone Hill Fortress, situated atop an 800-foot (244m) hill, was named the 'Gibraltar of the West Indies',…

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Dive Sites

As with all Caribbean destinations, one of the most popular things to do on St Kitts and Nevis is to try your hand at…

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Frigate Bay Peninsula

If St Kitts can be described as a tennis racquet-shaped island, the Frigate Bay Peninsula is the narrow handle, stretching…

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Mount Liamuiga

The highest point on St Kitts, Mount Liamuiga is a dormant volcano topped by a 0.6-mile (1km) wide crater lake. Formerly…

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Sandy Point

Sandy Point is the second-largest town in St Kitts, with a population of just more than 3,000 people in the surrounding…

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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…

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The Strip

'The Strip', the area immediately surrounding Frigate Bay on St Kitts, is the beating heart of the island when it comes…

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