Currently these two islands are the least travelled countries in the Caribbean. However ,over the last couple of years they have become more and more popular and they are unlikely to stay hidden for long! St. Kitts and Nevis are centred around a volcanic chain and make up the smallest countries in the Caribbean. The strait that divides the two countries is only two miles wide and hundreds of swimmers journey across this each year.
St. Kitts is the larger and more built up of the two islands, that’s not to say it’s large by any stretch of the imagination though, its a beautiful small island Basseterre, the capital is a small and laid back city, sitting with a gorgeous mountainous backdrop to soak up. The northern part of the island is centred around a dormant volcano, Mount Liamuiga, which rises to 1,156 metres. Moving down St. Kitts to the west a National Park awaits in the form of Brimestone Hill Fortress, perfect for a stroll up to find the old military base where you are met with incredible views over the Caribbean. St. Kitts landscape consists mainly of rainforest until you head south and are met with sand and sea.
To experience the whole island we would recommend taking a ride on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, originally created to assist moving sugar for the sugar trade, it is now a fantastic way to explore the islands incredible scenery and takes around three hours for the loop which is just shy of 50 kilometres.
Nevis is one of the quietest and most relaxing of the Caribbean islands and the Caribbean home to Horatio Nelson. Nevis Peak, a potentially active volcano lies in the heart of the island which is only 58 kilometres long. The coastline boasts beautiful sandy beaches and the capital of Nevis, Charlestown, is filled with old Caribbean charm. You can explore the island by walking the Nevis Heritage Trail. The trail passes old churches, the military base and sugar plantations to help you discover the history and culture of the country. For a more relaxing day, sit under the palm trees enjoying the fine sandy beaches or visit the botanical gardens.
When travelling to St. Kitts and Nevis, you can happily spend time on both islands or if you wanted to extend your stay, you could stop off in Antigua as it is a lovely place to combine a holiday with.