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St. Kitts and Nevis Travel Guide

  • February 28, 2019
  • By Taylor, Communications Team
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St. Kitts and Nevis Travel Guide

Trust us when we say St. Kitts and Nevis are what vacation dreams are made of. This secluded pair of Caribbean islands comes with an exquisite balance of nature and European sophistication.  Whether you’re dreaming of hiking in the rainforest, playing golf, dancing to soca music, or shopping for jewelry, this charming island commonwealth in the Lesser Antilles is the perfect place to “go limin”— island-speak for kicking back and relaxing!

Sound pretty great? We think so! Here’s our quick St. Kitts and Nevis vacation guide to help get your trip planning started:

How to get around

St. Kitts and Nevis Ferry

Sun Country Airlines offers nonstop flights between Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) or Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and St. Kitts and Nevis (SKB) on Saturdays between December and April. Once you’re there, ferries and water taxis operate between the two islands, and mini-busses, taxis, scooters, and bicycles are other great ways to get around the relatively small islands. Rental cars are also available, but heads up — visitors must obtain a driver’s permit from the car rental agency.

Where to stay

The Four Seasons Resort Nevis

For a stress-free island getaway, book a Sun Country Vacations package and enjoy exclusive savings on airfare and accommodations at several resorts on the islands including one of our favorites — The Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Designed in timeless Caribbean style, this 350-acre tropical oasis features luxurious guest rooms, suites, and villas with views of the Caribbean Sea and majestic Nevis Peak, infinity pools, an open-air spa, tennis courts, a Robert Trent Jones II-designed championship golf course, and pretty much every other amenity your heart could desire because if you’re going to go somewhere for a week, you may as well splurge a little on your home base!

What to do

Photo via the St. Kitts Scenic Railway

There is a long list of things to do and see in St. Kitts and Nevis, starting with enjoying the pristine beaches. Now, while we are big fans of taking it easy ocean-side, there’s plenty of activities to be found, too.

  • Start with a breathtaking ride on the narrow-gauge Kitts Scenic Railway, a 30-mile tour around the island on an old sugarcane railway route.
  • Once you’ve got your bearings, head up to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site with sweeping 360-degree views of the islands and the Caribbean Sea.
  • Hop on the ferry for a fun, 45-minute ride to Charlestown, the capital of Nevis, where you’ll find the Museum of Nevis History in the Georgian building where Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was born.
  • Just outside of Charlestown is the Hamilton Estate, a former sugar plantation that belonged to the Hamilton family until it was sold in the 1950s.

Where to eat

The islands are full of fresh fish, bold Caribbean flavors, and mouthwatering dishes to try. If you’re looking to eat like a local, here are a few foods definitely worth checking out:

What else to know

English is the official language of St. Kitts and Nevis. Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the official currency, but U.S. dollars are accepted by most stores and businesses.

So what are you waiting for? Lock in your dream trip to St. Kitts and Nevis now at suncountry.com!

 

By Taylor, Communications Team, February 28, 2019 Taylor is part of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. What she loves most? Sun Country’s love of all things Minnesota and the airline’s focus on making everyone – from crew to passengers – feel right at home. If she were hopping on a flight tomorrow, she’d be headed west to Portland or south to Puerto Vallarta.

Taylor, Communications Team

Taylor is part of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. What she loves most? Sun Country’s love of all things Minnesota and the airline’s focus on making everyone – from crew to passengers – feel right at home. If she were hopping on a flight tomorrow, she’d be headed west to Portland or south to Puerto Vallarta.

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