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Excursions - St. Kitts

A clockwise route around the island will enable you to see most of the historical sites. A cheap way of touring the island is to take a minibus from Basseterre (Bay Road) to Dieppe Bay own, then walk to Saddlers (there might be a minibus if you are lucky) where you can get another minibus back to Basseterre along the Atlantic coast. There are several good...

Nevis

Across the two-mile Narrows Channel from St Kitts is the beautiful little island of Nevis The islands covers an area of 36 square miles and the central peak, 3,232 ft, is usually shrouded in white clouds and mist. It reminded Columbus of Spanish snow-capped mountains and so he called the island “Las Nieves”. (It reminds others, in the wet, of the English...

Charlestown

The main town is Charlestown, one of the best preserved old towns in the Caribbean. Situated on Gallows Bay and guarded by Fort Charles to the south and the long sweep of Pinney’s Beach to the north, it is a small town with a compact centre. At first sight it would be easy to be disappointed. However there are several interesting buildings dating from the...

Basseterre

The small port of Basseterre is the capital and largest town. By West Indian standards, it is quite big and as such has a quite different feel from its close neighbour, Charlestown. It was founded some 70 years later in 1727. Earthquakes, hurricanes and finally a disastrous fire destroyed the town in 1867 and consequently its buildings are comparatively...

Tourist Information

Embassies and Consulates There is a Venezuelan Embassy on St Kitts and an Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan. There are also Honorary Consuls of Spain, Germany, Trinidad and Tobago, France and the Netherlands. The acting British High Commissioner is in Antigua. Local Tourist Office The St Kitts Department of Tourism (Pelican Mall, PO Box 132,...