St. Kitts

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St. Kitts — Beautiful beaches, a friendly, authentically West Indian vibe and an abundance of undeveloped (for now) land help make this island stand out among its Caribbean counterparts. Together with neighboring Nevis, St. Kitts is part of a Federation nation that was one of the first British and French West Indian colonies (its original name was St. Christopher). This was also the seat of the colonial sugar industry, which is why much of the island was preserved for lush cane fields and plantations. With sugar production stopped just a few years ago, the island is only now gearing up for big-scale tourism and real estate development – making this a perfect time to explore the still-pristine sites. For information on St. Kitts' sister island, see our Nevis Travel Guide.

Why Go

For local flavor and few chain spots, excellent diving, hiking, and relatively un-crowded beaches.

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What's New in St. Kitts

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Slideshow: 48 Hours in St. Kitts

August 26, 2014 by Lisa Hubner

Located in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands, St. Kitts and its sister island Nevis are relatively new to the tourism circuit. We put together a slideshow of ... Read More »

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48 Hours in St. Kitts & Nevis in Pictures

August 26, 2014

Morning views from the St. Kitts Marriott resort's white-sand beach, which invites guests to relax, swim, play beach volleyball, and more. Read More »

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Foodie Friday: Where to Wine & Dine in St. Kitts

August 01, 2014 by Lisa Hubner

St. Kitts isn't just about pretty white-sand beaches. This small Caribbean island nation also offers a surprising number and variety of quality eateries, from ... Read More »

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July 24, 2014 by Lisa Hubner

A small, emerging destination in the Caribbean, St. Kitts still truly runs on island time. The moment you land on this breezy West Indies gem, you'll want to ... Read More »

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11 Budget-Friendly Airlines for Getting to (and Around) the Caribbean

March 07, 2014 by Chanize Thorpe

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