St. Kitts & Nevis Attractions and Activities
Brimstone Hill Fortress
The Brimstone Hill Fortress was commissioned by the British and built by African slaves during the late 1600ís. Today, the cisterns, barracks, and a large retaining wall still stand. Since it was built, it has been occupied by the British and the French, but today it houses a museum. A souvenir shop and visitorís center are located on the museumís premises. Magnificent views of surrounding islands, including St. Barts, St. Eustatius, and Saba are available from this location.
Mount Liamuiga is one of the tallest peaks in the Eastern Caribbean, nearly 4,000 feet from sea level. It is also a stratovolcano. Some of the best views in the Caribbean can be enjoyed atop this mountain, including spectacular views of Anguilla, St. Barts, and St. Maarten. Hikers who reach the summit can also enjoy breathtaking views of the volcanoís crater. Since this hike is very difficult, only experienced and fit hikers are encouraged to attempt it. It gets very steep and dangerous at certain places along the trail. It is recommend to hire a guide before commencing on the hike.
The Rainforest located in Basseterre
The rainforest in Basseterre is located next to the famous Romney Manor. A hiking trail cuts through the forest. Lining the trail are Mango trees, large tree ferns, and cabbage palm trees. A variety of exotic animal species, including tree frogs, Antillean Crested Hummingbirds, and Purple Throated Caribs reside in the forest. It is also full of tropical flowers, such as orange Heliconas. Tourists considering this hike are encouraged to hire a guide to learn more about the forest and for safety reasons.
Dieppe Bay Beach
This beach is sheltered from strong currents by a large reef. It is also covered in black sand and coconut trees. It is a great spot for sunbathing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and other water recreation. This beach is also the location where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea intersect. Bars and restaurants can be found on Dieppe Bay Beach.