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St. Kitts and Nevis is a popular destination in the Caribbean known for beautiful beaches, authentic Caribbean food, and luxurious 5-star hotels and resorts.
St. Kitts is located in the Eastern Caribbean about 150 miles from St. Croix.
Nevis Island is to the south of the larger St Kitts.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1493 and named it after his patron saint, St Christopher.
The English settled here in the 1620s, although St Kitts was seized by the French several times during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The islands were ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1783, with St Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla being united as a British dependency in 1871.
St Kitts has a central mountain range; with Mount Misery its highest peak, at 1,315 m.
The capital of the federation is on the southern central coast of St Kitts Island, and is served by Golden Rock airport to the north-east.
Founded by the French in 1627, Basseterre became a British colonial possession in 1783, and the capital of independent St Kitts and Nevis in 1983.
When it comes to exploring St. Kitts' history, Brimstone Hill Fortress is the place to start.
The story of St. Kitts is found in every stone, a testament to the island’s endurance—one that stands the test of time.
With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, a continual ocean breeze wafts around the Frigate Bay resorts.
St Kitts Marriott Resort: 858 Frigate Bay Road.
With plenty of choice of where to eat and relax, this incredible Mariott resort offers an unparalleled island vacation experience. The luxury guest rooms are trimmed with West Indian accents and cutting-edge comforts.
Escape to paradise with an authentic Caribbean vacation at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino.
Charlestown is the main port on Nevis.
Attractions include the Museum of Nevis History, Botanical Gardens, Martha's West Indian Tea House, Eva Wilkin Gallery at Clay Ghaut, and Captain Horatio Nelson Museum at Bellevue.
Nevis Travel Information:
Travel tips for foreign visitors to Nevis.
Montpelier Plantation: Saint Johns Parish.
Set high in the hills amid thirty acres of lush tropical vegetation, this historic 18th-century sugar plantation is distinguished by the warm hospitality of a private country house.
The Montpelier Plantation was host to the marriage of Lord Nelson and Fanny Nesbit in 1787 and retains many relics from those times, including a windmill which was in use until 1933.
The Hermitage: St John Figtree Parish.
This charming boutique hotel slumbers at 800 feet above sea level at the base of Nevis Peak, a rainforest covered mountain, with the beautiful beaches of Nevis less than a fifteen minute drive away.
The Hermitage Plantation is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Caribbean, with a very long tradition of welcoming guests to Nevis. Onsite dining is available at the Hermitage Restaurant, considered to be one of the finest hotel dining rooms on the island.
St. Kitts & Nevis Travel Guides
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