Travel to St Kitts

Trip to St-Kitts

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a state which is located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean region. It is made up of two islands associated in a federation which are Saint Kitts and Nevis. With an area of ​​261 km2, Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in North America. The capital of the federation is located on the island of Saint-Christophe and bears the name of Basseterre. The island of Nevis is located 3 km south of the island of Saint Kitts.

History

In 1493, the famous explorer Christopher Columbus arrived on the island. In 1538, the island was colonized by French Huguenots before being driven out by the Spaniards. In 1624, the English captain Thomas Warner founded an English colony near the island and with good understanding. After a long wait, the English settlers slaughter the inhabitants of the Caribbean. And afterwards, a French colony settled on Tortoise Island. Then France and Great Britain continued to dispute the land of Saint Christopher and in 1713 it was under the control of Great Britain. It was in 1967 that Saint Kitts and Nevis joined forces with Anguilla with full internal autonomy. But Anguilla rebelled and subsequently obtained the right to secede.

The economy

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a federation which brings together two islands whose main economic activities remain tourism, agriculture and a somewhat light manufacturing industry. Sugar was highly developed there, but with the rise in international market prices, the activity suffered a considerable decline. The government subsequently tried to reduce dependence on this sector, which led to a real diversification of activities in the agricultural sector. It was in 2005 that the government decided to close the sugar company after a large budget deficit and considerable losses.

Cultural wealth

The Saint Kitts and Nevis federation has considerable wealth and a great cultural heritage that you absolutely must discover. And this with monuments and places located in the capital Basseterre which represents great stories. Among these places is Independence Square which is a central area of ​​Basseterre.

Places to visit

In the federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are several luxury sites where you can visit and discover.

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

It is a national park classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. It is a great fortress which has historical richness and great cultural value. It is an excellent place for a discovery, especially with the family.

South Friars Bay

South Friars Bay is a bay located in the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre. It stretches along the coast and offers magnificent views. Therefore, it is a pleasant site for relaxation at the beach also with sports activities.

Mount Liamuiga

It is a stratovolcano on the island of Saint Kitts and Nevis which is located in the western part of the island of Saint Kitts. It is the highest point of the country. The site offers a view and a pleasant place to discover volcanic peaks. The Mount is also bordered by a cloud forest.

Frequently Asked Questions

St. Kitts & Nevis are known for their golden sandy beaches; On the St. Kitts side, South Friars Beach along Frigate Bay, and on the Nevis side, Pinney's Beach, north of Charlestown, are some of the most popular beaches.
St. Kitts & Nevis International Airport is Bradshaw Airport (SKB code), previously known as Golden Rock Airport, located northeast of Basseterre on the island of St. Kitts, which also serves the island of Nevis.
In St. Kitts & Nevis you will find accommodation of all categories, luxury hotels, resorts, villas, bungalows, apartments, and even 'homestays'.
All activities are possible in St. Kitts & Nevis: nature trips, diving, golf, hiking, zip lining, boating, swimming in the sea, wellness treatments, shopping , casinos https://www.stkittstourism.kn/activities/excursions
The East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the monetary currency of St. Kitts & Nevis ($ 1 US = $ 2.70 XCD approx.). US $ money is accepted in almost all businesses. https://www.stkittstourism.kn/plan/faq
Air Canada flight to Basseterre from Montreal, with connection in Toronto; depending on the connecting time, the total flight time is just under 8 hours.
St. Kitts & Nevis are located south of Puerto Rico, northwest of Guadeloupe in the Eastern Caribbean. They are part of the 'Leeward Islands'.
During the summer season in Quebec, the time in St. Kitts & Nevis is the same; As there is no time change in St. Kitts during the winter, you must allow one hour of time difference with Quebec when the schedule changes in the fall.