Thomas Carpenter

fun things to do in st. kitts

Thomas Carpenter
fun things to do in st. kitts

Though it was impacted by the hurricanes last summer, the recovery in St. Kitts has been fast. Hotels and restaurants were back up and running in record time. Since it's not too late to plan a getaway to escape the last throes of winter, we thought we'd highlight the top five things to do while exploring this island paradise.

Brimstone Hill Fortress

 By Ukexpat (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ukexpat (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Perched on a hilltop, this outstanding 17th century military fortress features panoramic island views, and vividly depicts the life of a soldier in this dramatic setting.

Scenic Railway Tour

 By Jeremy T. Hetzel from Boston, USA (DSC_0018) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jeremy T. Hetzel from Boston, USA (DSC_0018) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The prettiest way to experience St. Kitts, where visitors ride the old sugar train through local villages, old sugar plantations and hear songs from the scenic railway trio.

Zipline the Rainforest

 photo credit: Flickr User  Heather Cowper  (creative commons license).

photo credit: Flickr User Heather Cowper (creative commons license).

A total of five lines up to 1350 ft. long offer breathtaking views while visitors soar through a tropical rainforest and perhaps catch a glimpse of vervet monkeys.

Romney Manor-Caribelle Batik and Wingfield Estate

 photo credit: flickr user  Ian D. Keating  (creative commons license)

photo credit: flickr user Ian D. Keating (creative commons license)

Set in lush landscaped gardens, the historic Romney Manor sugar estate is now home to Caribelle-Batik, where artisans do live demonstrations of the batik process and sell authentic batik apparel.

Basseterre Walking Tour

 giggel [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

giggel [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Take an easy hour-long walk around the bustling downtown of the capital city. Highlights include Independence Square, the Circus, Old Treasury, the pier and historic church buildings.

Ready to plan your trip to St. Kitts? Of course you are!

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