Things to see in St Kitts and Nevis

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St Kitts and Nevis Attractions

Saint Kitts and Nevis makes provision for both beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts. The beaches are the main drawcards, with visitors enjoying the dual pleasures of both the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans.

Favourites include Frigate Bay South, where the Strip operates as the island's prime nightlife and entertainment hub. There's also the seldom crowded Frigate Bay North, while Majors Bay is a pristine golden shore with calm waters. Visitors are also enticed by Pinney's Beach on Nevis, widely acknowledged as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

Oualie Beach on Nevis is a magnet for celebrities, while also being ideal for scuba diving and other water sports. Pump Bay and Belle Tete Beach offer something different, sought after for their black and grey sand.

Mount Liamuiga and Mount Nevis are ideal for those looking for outdoor adventure, while the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club offers a getaway for avid golfers. Those who are only in the country for a day should consider doing a circuit on the Scenic Railway, which takes in a lot of the island scenery. Finally, history buffs may be interested in the UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress and Alexander Hamilton House.



The capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the eastern Caribbean. Founded in 1627, it retains a certain architectural charm from its period of British and French colonisation. Basseterre is located on the southwestern coast of...  see full details

Brimstone Hill Fortress

Brimstone Hill Fortress

Nicknamed the 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', the striking Brimstone Hill Fortress sits atop an 800-foot (244m) rise and is protected by 49 guns and immense walls. Built largely by African slaves, it took nearly ten decades to complete since construction first began in...  see full details

Fun on Pinney's Beach

Pinney’s Beach

Pinney's Beach is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The epitome of paradise, its fine white sands are backed by palm trees and lapped by calm Caribbean waters. Lying within convenient distance of Charlestown, Pinney's Beach has a few casual restaurants and...  see full details

Scenic Railway

Scenic Railway

One of the most popular tourist activities on the island, the St Kitts Scenic Railway is a must for first-time visitors to the Caribbean. It is a fantastic way to experience the beautiful scenery of the island, as well as its history of...  see full details

Beach Bar, Frigate Bay

The Strip

The Strip is the area immediately surrounding Frigate Bay. It is the beating heart of the island when it comes to nightlife and entertainment options. However, visitors should not expect neon lights or chic buildings. Rather, a closer guess would be a series of...  see full details

Scuba Diving

Dive Sites

As with all Caribbean destinations, one of the most popular things to do on Saint Kitts and Nevis is to try your hand at some scuba diving or snorkelling. The calm, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, not to mention its spectacular coral...  see full details