St. Kitts

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St. Kitts is the au­then­tic, quin­tes­sen­tial, year-round Caribbean des­ti­na­tion for the

dis­cern­ing, ex­pe­ri­enced trav­eller. In­tox­i­cat­ing un­spoilt nat­u­ral beauty, sunny skies, warm wa­ters, and white sandy beaches com­bine to make St. Kitts one of the most se­duc­tive spots in the Caribbean. Lo­cated in the North­ern Caribbean, where the Caribbean and At­lantic oceans meet, vis­i­tors are spoilt for choice. St. Kitts is steeped in his­tory, shaped by the su­gar and to­bacco plan­ta­tions of the 17th and 18th Cen­turies that formed much of the is­land’s econ­omy un­til 2005 when the plan­ta­tions closed and tourism be­came the main­stay of the econ­omy. To­day, the is­land’s her­itage and cul­tural as­sets, pre­served by the St. Christo­pher Na­tional Trust, are key el­e­ments in the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence. Spec­tac­u­lar land­scapes and rain­for­est pro­vide end­less hik­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, while the UNESCO Brim­stone Hill Fortress and Scenic Rail­way are must-do ac­tiv­i­ties.

FAST FACTS

St. Kitts is served twice-weekly from Lon­don Gatwick by Bri­tish Air­ways flights.

The le­gal ten­der of the Is­land is the Eastern Caribbean (EC) dol­lar, although US dol­lars are read­ily ac­cepted al­most ev­ery­where.

St. Kitts is sep­a­rated by a 2-mile wide chan­nel from its sis­ter is­land, Ne­vis The pop­u­la­tion of the Fed­er­a­tion of St. Kitts and Ne­vis is 56,780.

KEY EVENT

The 22nd An­nual St. Kitts Mu­sic Fes­ti­val takes place 27 June - 1 July, show­cas­ing a range of in­ter­na­tional head­lin­ers.

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