St. Kitts and Nevis make up the mellow twin island nation that offers visitors gorgeous sun-drenched beaches, lush rainforests that carpet dormant volcanoes and historical remnants that serve as reminders of the islands’ rich history. While the pair are alike in many ways, their differences lie in the details. St. Kitts is larger and busier while Nevis is less touristy and better suited for nature lovers and solace-seekers. Both islands are steeped in history and St. Kitts’ Brimstone Hill Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site worth discovering. Immerse yourself in local history with a stay at one of the many restored plantation homes or with a visit to the colonial Fairview Great House and Botanical Gardens. If you hear the call of the wild, you can explore the islands’ rainforests by hiking, horseback riding and even zip-lining your way through the tropical vegetation and waterfalls. The capital of St. Kitts is Basseterre and the capital of Nevis is Charleston. Both cities are full of Georgian-era architecture, but Basseterre is always bustling with activity while Charleston is rarely crowded. Some highlights in Basseterre include Independence Square, St. George Anglican Church and the National Museum.
Only three miles south of Basseterre is the famous Frigate Bay, teeming with wonderful restaurants and home of the massive Marriot resort, it is always a lively place. The area’s biggest draw is South Frigate Bay, also known as ‘the Strip’ where colourful beach bars pack the sand, the rum is always cold and the party never stops. Frigate Bay also has white-sand beaches and with a host of water sports on tap. Banana Bay and Cockleshell bay are twin beaches that are also immensely popular, thanks to their champagne-coloured sand, majestic views and calm waters great for swimming and snorkelling.
Visitors who holiday in St. Kitts will say that there is just something special about the island. Between the authentic Caribbean atmosphere, relaxed vibe, striking beaches and well-preserved history, it is easy to see why. Enjoy every moment of your St. Kitts holiday when you rely on hoppa for all your transfer needs. When you pre-book your St. Kitts airport transfer, you can count on a friendly and reliable hoppa driver waiting to greet you from the moment you touchdown at Robert L. Shaw International Airport.