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About our island

The island of St. Kitts is located in the Eastern Caribbean. From St. Kitts the islands of St. Maarten, Antigua, Saba, St. Bart's, and St. Eustatius can be seen on a clear day.

Friars Bay

The beaches


Wonderful white and black sand beaches ring the Frigate Bay area. The weather is tropical, with the always present trade winds keeping the temperature pleasant all year around. The ocean is warm, offering exciting wave action on the Atlantic side and calm gently lapping waters on the Caribbean side.

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach


South East Peninsula

South East Peninsula


Basseterre

Basseterre



Brimstone Hill

Brimstone Hill


History


Long ago, St. Kitts and Nevis were the pearls of the British Caribbean, rich and enormously important islands that were celebrated throughout Europe. St.Kitts possessed incredible wealth from its sugar industry, guarded by the impregnable fortress of Brimstone Hill, the Gibraltar of the West Indies.
The beauty of the islands of St. Kitts & Nevis masks a turbulent history. These islands were originally settled by the Carib Indians. The Caribs were a war like set of Indians, who were mostly cannibals. It is from them that the Caribbean gets its name. The islands were discovered by the Europeans in 1493 on Christopher Columbus' second voyage.
In 1623, Thomas Warner arrived and made St. Kitts the first island in the West Indies to be colonized by the British. Intermittent warfare between the French and British became the norm for the next centuries. France captured the island again in 1706 and lost it once again after that. But the French returned to lay siege to the British fort on Brimstone Hill in 1782. The British eventually fell after a heroic defense. St. Kitts was returned permanently to the British in 1783 after the Treaty of Versailles.
The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis was established as an independent nation within the British Commonwealth in September of 1983. It is democratically ruled with an economic focus on tourism, sugarcane, and light industries.

Flamboyant Tree

Flamboyant Tree


Unspoiled nature


St. Kitts, like only few other island in the Caribbean, is a lush tropical paradise. The atmosphere here is characterized by an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea air and fantastically abundant vegetation.
At the center of St. Kitts stands the spectacular, cloud-fringed peak of Mount Liamuiga, covered by dense tropical cloud forest filled with elusive green vervet monkeys and brilliant tropical flowers. The mountain range rises to a high of 3,792 feet.
The foothills, particularly to the north, form a gently rolling landscape of sugar-cane plantations and grassland, while uncultivated lowland slopes are covered with thick tropical woodland and exotic fruits such as papaya, mangoes, avocados, bananas and breadfruit.

water sports

Water sports



Turtle Beach

Deep Dea Fishing


Activities

St.Kitts offers plenty of opportunities for people interested in sports and recreational activities. Frigate Bay has one of the more challenging 18-hole champion colf courses in the Caribbean, nested between the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
St. Kitts is well known for it's wonderful dive sites, ranging from beauifully preserved coral reefs to ancient ship wrecks. Ecotourists can take long and challenging hikes through the rain forests up to the cloud shrouded mountain peaks. Horseback riding on the beach or through the rain forest, tennis, watersports, and deep sea fishing are just a few activities available.

Night Life

Night Life


St.Kitts also offers an exciting night life, including local dance halls on the beach, discotheques, Caribbean and American bars, a wonderful selection of first class restaurants, and a Casino. Famous in the whole Caribbean is the St.Kitts Music Festival, attracting top artists and bands for 4 days in June.

evening

Romantic evenings


No words can describe the romantic sunsets in the Caribbean, and nowhere is the night sky so clear and the stars so brilliant. Only seeing is believing...
sunset
Additional information can be obtained from other web sites listed on the "Links" page.


Home to a new luxury resort: A new Marriott luxury resort is scheduled to open in Frigate Bay in 2003. For further information go to the following link "Opening of luxury resort".


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