My St Kitts : A Little Taster From My Time There

Frigate Bay, St Kitts

Last month I spent a week on the beautiful Caribbean island of St Kitts and I tell you, I fell in love. This small relatively unknown island is packed with history, culture, stunning scenery, delicious food, cool beach bars and with its super friendly people, what more could a girl ask for. I went with four other awesome travel bloggers; Chloe from Wanderlust Chloe, Kat from Travel With Kat, Suzanne from The Travel Bunny and Vicky from Vicky FlipFlop Travels so be sure to check out their blogs too.  If you follow me on social media you will have already seen some of what I got up to during my week there but for those who have not, here is a little taster of my time in St Kitts.

St Kitts really has it all, beaches, mountains and rainforests so as you can imagine the scenery is easy on the eye but it also means there is lots to do for everyone.


For people not just wanting to lounge on a beach (I mean with beaches like the one above I can’t imagine who wouldn’t want to!) a wander around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brimstone Hill Fortress and National Park is a great way to spend a morning; it is the largest fortress ever built in the Eastern Caribbean and the views from the top across the ocean are beautiful.  You can also a take a leisurely scenic railway around the island and a trip to Caribelle Batik is worth a visit to see these gorgeous prints being hand made.

I just love the vibrant Caribbean colours of St Kitts particularly these cute shutters at Caribelle Batik 💛

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Basseterre is the capital of St Kitts and can be explored easily in an afternoon but if you get up early you can watch the fishermen bring in their catch and see the market open for business.  Wandering around you will  be able to take in the colourful sights and meet lots of the friendly locals.

 

A private catamaran cruise to Nevis was a real highlight for me especially as we stopped for a spot of snorkelling and saw a turtle swimming below us. Nevis is the smaller island of this two island country in the West Indies.  

 

For adrenaline junkies, there are many water sports to try such as paddle boarding, fly boarding, paragliding and kite surfing. I tried my hand at jet skiing for the first time which was loads of fun.  I will definitely be doing this again! 

 

There’s also zip lining through the rainforest. I was way too much of a wimp to do this as I’m scared of heights but the others did do it and assured me it was a lot of fun!

 

For the first half of my stay I had a room at the Ocean Terrace Inn. This is a smart, newly renovated four star hotel which is within walking distance from Basseterre.  This was the view of the lovely pool there.


For the second half of my stay I had an apartment at Timothy Beach Resort. This is a three star resort but I loved the fact it had a kitchenette area to make a cup of tea in the morning and as the name suggests it’s right on the beach.  The lively bar, The Dock, is the place to be on a Sunday evening.


Whilst St Kitts can be visited on a budget, there is also the luxurious Belle Mont Farm at Kittitian Hill.  This is located on the slopes of Mount Liamuiga. I got to take a peek of this beautiful place and some of its accommodation within its 400 acre organic farm. If I ever win the lottery this is where I’ll be staying! A lottery win, however, isn’t required to have lunch at their beach front restaurant, Arthur’s Restaurant.

 

Talking of food, St Kitts is great for foodies too. For breakfast head to the colourful The Gallery Cafe.

This morning I’m thinking about these smoked Wahoo bagels from @thegallerycafeskb … they were just delicious!

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For brunch,  Ottley’s Plantation Inn which is a beautiful property in stunning grounds is a real treat.

 

And finally for dinner and rum punch cocktails head to any of the beach front bars, watching the sun go down you will not be disappointed.

 

This is just a taster of my time in St Kitts, over the coming months I will be sharing with you some of my highlights from my time there including the best places to stay, top things to do, where to dine and where to enjoy that rum punch whilst watching the sun go down. But in the meantime if you are thinking of visiting and want to ask me any questions about St Kitts please get in touch.

What do you think of St Kitts?  Are you tempted to travel to this Caribbean island?  Or if you’ve already been what were your highlights? 

I was in St Kitts as a guest of St Kitts Tourism Authority. Many thanks to all sponsors of flights, accommodation, activities and meals.  As always my views and opinions are 100% my own.

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