Found in the heart of the Caribbean, St Kitts and Nevis has a completely unique feel, much like the tropical paradises of the South Pacific. The two islands are both amazingly lush, with thick tropical vegetation running from the beaches all the way to the dormant volcanic peaks at the centre, where velvet monkeys rule. Anyone with a love for stunning beaches, abundant nature and a stupendously luxurious, laid-back atmosphere will be absolutely at home in a St Kitts and Nevis villa or beach house.
St Kitts and Nevis are wonderfully undiscovered Caribbean islands, and have suffered none of the negative consequences of mass tourism. The culture is still blissfully untainted, and visitors are always welcomed with open arms. Building regulations state that no building can be taller than its surrounding palm trees, so the islands remain blissfully unspoilt, and the two islands’ capitals, Basseterre and Charlestown are two of the most charming in the whole of the Caribbean.
The beaches are a huge attraction for those staying in self catering St Kitts and Nevis accommodation, with soft, powdery white sands and palm trees perfectly positioned for stretching out a hammock. The islands are some of the most exciting scuba diving sites in the world, as they are only now being fully explored. Of the some 400 ships known to have sunk in the area, only around a dozen have been identified, and visibility can be up to 100 ft. The Black Coral Reef and Blood Bay Reef are particularly popular dive sites in St Kitts and Nevis.
The astonishingly natural, unspoilt interiors of St Kitts and Nevis make them the finest destination for Caribbean hiking too. The blissfully unspoilt eco-systems hide many rare plants and animals that only live in oceanic rainforests, and the rugged volcanic peaks provide some wonderful walking routes with exceptional views that will simply take your breath away.
Temperatures are wonderfully constant throughout the year in St Kitts and Nevis, which are blessed with annual average temperatures of 26°C. Daily peak temperatures rarely get uncomfortably hot, usually reaching little more than 32°C, and the reliable trade winds keep the air wonderfully fresh.
British Airways provide a direct service fromLondonGatwick to the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on St Kitts. There is also a small airport in Nevis, but the straight that separates the two islands is only 2km wide, and there are plenty of easier ways to cross.