• St Kitts and Nevis, Christophe Harbour & South East Peninsula
  • Overview

    Located just two miles apart, the sister isles of St Kitts and Nevis wonderfully combine palm-fringed, silver-sand beaches with lush, jungle-clad volcanic peaks. The local culture is mellow and friendly, revolving around the Caribbean concept of liming: hanging out, drinking and talking. Less well-known than their neighbours, nonetheless both islands enjoy a rich history and top-class hotels.

    The islands

    With volcanic peaks and lush jungles, a fascinating history, and brilliant coral reefs circling the shore, it’s surprising these islands are less well-known. There is a peaceful atmosphere but plenty to see and do and an excellent choice of local restaurants and cafes. Travelling between the islands is simple with ferries and water taxis covering the short distance, so guests can easily explore both. St Kitts is larger and a little more developed than Nevis. This long, thin island is only 23 miles long but packed with history from a UNESCO fortress to plantation houses and a historic sugar cane railway. Explore volcanic peaks and rich rainforest before taking a break at one of the beach bars and restaurants at Frigate Bay. Tranquil Nevis is home to the astounding Nevis Peak, a rare collection of plantation-style hotels and the tiny colonial capital of Charlestown. Here, life moves at a slow pace and everyone knows each other. As you explore the history, nature and beautiful scenery you’ll see monkeys and donkeys roaming freely by the roadside.

    Activities

    A variety of watersports is available with plenty of opportunities to hop on a boat trip to snorkel and explore the coastline; the view of Nevis Peak rising dramatically from the island is best seen from the water. Both islands offer nature-rich, dramatic scenery inland that can be explored on a tour, with a hiking guide or even by bicycle. There are also plenty of magnificent beaches across both islands, beckoning guests to soak in the sun, or perhaps take a dip in the brilliantly clear waters.

    Dining

    Local cooking is simple and spicy, making use of the plentiful fresh fish and locally grown fruit and vegetables. Rum is the favoured drink amongst residents, with local rums, Belmont Estate and Brinley Gold, being particularly popular. The Killer Bee cocktail is also a delightful way to sample the local rum, a pleasing mix of honey, soda, passion fruit and pepper.

    When to visit

    St Kitts & Nevis enjoy a tropical climate with warm temperatures and low humidity throughout most of the year, with highs of around 28°C. February to May are the driest months. During the wettest months, July to November, you will usually find the rain falls in short, heavy bursts and there will still be plenty of sunshine to enjoy. The official hurricane season is June to November with the highest risk in September or October but the risk is still relatively low with tropical storms more likely.

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Located just two miles apart, the sister isles of St Kitts and Nevis wonderfully combine palm-fringed, silver-sand beaches with lush, jungle-clad volcanic peaks. The local culture is mellow and friendly, revolving around the Caribbean concept of liming: hanging out, drinking and talking. Less well-known than their neighbours, nonetheless both islands enjoy a rich history and top-class hotels.

The islands

With volcanic peaks and lush jungles, a fascinating history, and brilliant coral reefs circling the shore, it’s surprising these islands are less well-known. There is a peaceful atmosphere but plenty to see and do and an excellent choice of local restaurants and cafes. Travelling between the islands is simple with ferries and water taxis covering the short distance, so guests can easily explore both. St Kitts is larger and a little more developed than Nevis. This long, thin island is only 23 miles long but packed with history from a UNESCO fortress to plantation houses and a historic sugar cane railway. Explore volcanic peaks and rich rainforest before taking a break at one of the beach bars and restaurants at Frigate Bay. Tranquil Nevis is home to the astounding Nevis Peak, a rare collection of plantation-style hotels and the tiny colonial capital of Charlestown. Here, life moves at a slow pace and everyone knows each other. As you explore the history, nature and beautiful scenery you’ll see monkeys and donkeys roaming freely by the roadside.

Activities

A variety of watersports is available with plenty of opportunities to hop on a boat trip to snorkel and explore the coastline; the view of Nevis Peak rising dramatically from the island is best seen from the water. Both islands offer nature-rich, dramatic scenery inland that can be explored on a tour, with a hiking guide or even by bicycle. There are also plenty of magnificent beaches across both islands, beckoning guests to soak in the sun, or perhaps take a dip in the brilliantly clear waters.

Dining

Local cooking is simple and spicy, making use of the plentiful fresh fish and locally grown fruit and vegetables. Rum is the favoured drink amongst residents, with local rums, Belmont Estate and Brinley Gold, being particularly popular. The Killer Bee cocktail is also a delightful way to sample the local rum, a pleasing mix of honey, soda, passion fruit and pepper.

When to visit

St Kitts & Nevis enjoy a tropical climate with warm temperatures and low humidity throughout most of the year, with highs of around 28°C. February to May are the driest months. During the wettest months, July to November, you will usually find the rain falls in short, heavy bursts and there will still be plenty of sunshine to enjoy. The official hurricane season is June to November with the highest risk in September or October but the risk is still relatively low with tropical storms more likely.

Featured hotels

Park Hyatt St Kitts

5 star

Tucked between rolling hills and golden sands, Park Hyatt St Kitts enjoys an idyllic setting in quiet Banana Bay and offers the highest level of luxury, attentive service and a sophisticated ambience.

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Four Seasons Resort Nevis

5 star

Set in perfectly manicured, spacious grounds and mere steps away from palm-fringed Pinney’s Beach, Four Seasons Resort Nevis is a wonderful retreat for couples and families alike with its first class service, excellent array of activities and oceanfront location.

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Montpelier Plantation & Beach

4 star superior boutique

Laid back sophistication, elegance and historic charm can be found at Montpelier Plantation & Beach. Occupying a former 18th century sugar plantation on a lush hillside and overlooking the Caribbean Sea 230 metres below, there's understated luxury, warm and attentive service and delightful dining.

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Featured hotels

Park Hyatt St Kitts

5 star

Tucked between rolling hills and golden sands, Park Hyatt St Kitts enjoys an idyllic setting in quiet Banana Bay and offers the highest level of luxury, attentive service and a sophisticated ambience.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

5 star

Set in perfectly manicured, spacious grounds and mere steps away from palm-fringed Pinney’s Beach, Four Seasons Resort Nevis is a wonderful retreat for couples and families alike with its first class service, excellent array of activities and oceanfront location.

Montpelier Plantation & Beach

4 star superior boutique

Laid back sophistication, elegance and historic charm can be found at Montpelier Plantation & Beach. Occupying a former 18th century sugar plantation on a lush hillside and overlooking the Caribbean Sea 230 metres below, there's understated luxury, warm and attentive service and delightful dining.

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