Horse riding, mountain climbing, cycling, tennis and golf are available. On St Kitts there are Trinity Stables (beach tours US$25 per hour, rainforest tour US$40), T465-3226/9603, and Royal Stables at West Farm, T4652222, F4654444, on Nevis at the Hermitage Plantation, T4693477, F4692481, where they also have horse-drawn carriage tours, US$50 per 30 minutes and horse riding US$45 for 1½ hours. Nevis horses are Thoroughbred/Creole crosses, mostly retired from racing on Nevis.
Blue Water Safaris now offer mountain biking tours (US$15), island biking tours and beach outings. Royal St Kitts Golf Course is an 18-hole international championship golf course at Frigate Bay (T4658339, 4654463 – use and hire of buggies compulsory) and there is a nine-hole golf course at Golden Rock, St Kitts (T4658103), where a fun day is held on the last Sunday of the month. On Nevis, the Four Seasons has an 18-hole golf course (T4691111, F4691112). The St Kitts Triathlon is held on the second Sunday in May. Professional triathletes compete to gain official points to qualify for the Olympic games; this is preceded by an amateur race. The grandstand is at Timothy Beach Hotel. On Nevis horse racing is the second most popular sport after cricket. The Nevis Turf and Jockey Club meets six times a year to race island thoroughbreds: New Year’s Day, Tourism Week (February), Easter, August during Culturama, Independence Day and Boxing Day. Facilities past Market Shop and down Hanley’s Road include a new grandstand seating 200, washrooms, a parimutual booth, good food and dancing well into the night, T4698442. There is a minimum of five races and horses sometimes come from neighbouring islands. Contact Richard Lupinacci at the Hermitage Inn for details, T4693477, F4692481. Look out for the more amusing donkey races.