About St. Kitts
Although it is small in size, just 69 square miles with a population of 31, 880, the island is huge in what it has to offer wedding and honeymoon couples. It’s a destination for couples looking for something a little different and off the beaten path rather than sun destinations such as Cuba or the Dominican Republic.
More than ¼ of this country’s land is a National Park that includes a rainforest that is actually expanding in size rather than shrinking. Here you expect to see a mix of wildlife from the chattering gray-green monkeys, to families of mongoose to the cows, goats and black-bellied sheep that you can find roaming the island. Drive of hike through the Valley of Giants, zip line over the rainforest or climb up and sit in the cradle of the Sofa Rock, once the very cap of a still smoldering volcano that you can climb to the very edge of, then, with a guide of course, venture down 1,000 feet to its steaming crater floor.
There are plenty of wrecks, reefs and caves to explore and exceptional fishing for the novice or the experienced is readily available. Experienced charter services and excursions are available through your hotel and all necessary gear can be rented at dive shops. Just a note to divers, there is no decompression chamber available.
The rolling landscape is a thousand shades of green, the waters are a tranquil shade of turquoise, and life on this precious gift of nature is sweet and simple.
It is an island that values honesty, loyalty and above all else self-pride. You can see it in the faces of the immaculately groomed, uniformed school children who wave back at every admiring passerby. You can see it in the careful preparation of every dish that is set before you. And you can see it in the warm and welcoming smiles that greet you wherever you go.
There’s something about this small, enchanting island of Nevis that grabs you. The charm and tranquility takes you back to a time when things were simpler, when life was more peaceful, when stress was just a word, not a way of life.
This 36-square-mile island lies near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico, and just west of Antigua. This island jewel is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with natural vegetation that is unparalleled.
Green and serene, Nevis is truly one of the remaining unspoiled places and proudly carries the name, “Queen of the Caribees.” From the top of the 3,232-foot Nevis Peak to the depths of the clear waters offshore, there is a world of flora and fauna to be explored. In the hills, the comical green vervet monkeys chatter and scamper; in the sea, the whales cruise by. Stroll around and see the architecture of eras gone by: churches, windmills, and refurbished Great Houses.
Nevis is paradise for nature lovers. Just listen to the monkeys chattering in the trees, the doves cooing in the distance. There is excellent snorkeling just offshore and scuba diving around wrecks and natural reefs. For those more interested in man-made exploration, try your hand at archaeology, or exploring the ruins of old sugar plantations, a lime kiln, or Amerindian sites.
These are the rainforests, reefs, and ruins of Nevis, a fascinating destination for people who enjoy the natural side of the tropics.
Hiking in the rain forest is a must for everyone, whether it be the short hike through the nature trail at Golden Rock Plantation Inn or a day-long climb to the top of Nevis Peak (3,232 feet). Walk on the beach and learn about the nesting of sea turtles with a biologist as your guide, or go snorkeling with a marine biologist to learn about life under the sea. There are even night beach walks available, to study the stars, seemingly light years away from the glare of the cities.