Saint Kitts And Nevis

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Visitors who come to Nevis with relaxation as their top priority will find more than enough on the island to keep them occupied, but more active-minded souls will see a day trip as a welcome complement to their itinerary. Most excursions off the island involve an airplane or a boat of some sort, making advance reservations a good idea, especially during peak season.

Day Trips from Saint Kitts And Nevis

Dive and Dine

For a dinner that’s to "dive" for, check out this unique program at the Four Seasons, which sends guests out on a private diving/dinner excursion under the guidance of local dive master, Ellis Chaderton, and sous-chef Denis Bruemmel. Ellis ferries you out on a private boat a few miles off the island’s coast in search of the elusive Nevisian spiny lobster, which you then lasso and bring back. When you return to the hotel about five hours later, you can either help Chef Bruemmel prepare your succulent lobster dinner, or relax until it’s ready to savor.

Four Seasons Resort, Pinney’s Beach, Nevis, 869-469-1111, www.fourseasons.com/nevis
Tags: smart splurge | day trip | culinary | adventure | diving

Nevis Yacht Charters

Hop aboard the 41-foot Feisty for a chartered, seven-hour day trip around Nevis and St. Kitts, complete with snorkeling in secret cays and a picnic lunch on the beach or a bite to eat at a seafood shack. It's all up to you - British captain Miles Denne, also a marine biologist, is happy to let you chart the course or take the helm - or just sit back and enjoy the ride. Sunset cruises are also offered for groups of up to eight people.

Oualie Beach, Nevis, 869-664-9171, www.nevisyachtcharters.com
Tags: family | cruise | snorkeling | outdoors | day trip

St. Kitts

Craving a casino? Salivating for some serious shopping? St. Kitts, Nevis’ sister island, has plenty of both and is just 3 miles away at the islands’ closest points – a cinch by ferry. They depart roughly on the hour from Charlestown, so you can pop over just to have lunch, if you like. Several sailing and diving charters also offer day trips off of St. Kitts, including the Kenneth Dive Center (www.kennethdivecenter.com).

Caribe Breeze, From Charlestown, Nevis, to Basseterre, St. Kitts; 11 miles northwest of Nevis (45 minutes by ferry), 869-466-6734 (ferry schedule)
Tags: day trip

St. Maarten/Martin

Just 45 miles from Nevis is St. Maarten/Martin. While many Nevisians make the trip for the über-affordable electronics and appliances, travelers enjoy the escape to the Dutch- and French-owned island for its gambling, shopping, and gourmet restaurants. Local airline Winair offers several flights daily; during holidays, including Christmas and Easter, ferry service is also offered.

45 miles northwest from Nevis (45 minutes by plane), St. Martin, 866-466-0410 (for a local contact in Nevis, 869-469-5302), www.fly-winair.com
Tags: casino | day trip | souvenirs

Under the Sea Nevis

Led by American marine biologist Barbara Whitman, these snorkeling and diving trips not only offer spectacular looks at Nevis’s underwater world, but inspiration to protect the environment. Whitman’s knowledge and hands-on programs, which move from the classroom to the aquarium to the sea, are always a huge hit. Expect to see coral, snapper, starfish, and stingrays among the aquatic life.

Oualie Beach, Nevis, 869-469-1291, www.undertheseanevis.com
Tags: snorkeling | smart splurge | day trip | diving

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