Unique festivals, rainforest hikes and white-sand beaches... St.Kitts is the place to be
There ain't no party like a Carribean beach party!
Situated in the Caribbean, in between Antigua and the British Virgin Islands you’ll find the diamond of the Caribbean, St Kitts. This island of a thousand treasures has everything you need for your next summer getaway and more!
Whether you're longing for zen time or love an adrenaline-pumping activity, St Kitts has it all. From stunning mountainous rainforest hikes, incredible music festival to parties on white-sand beaches, what’s not to like?
WHAT TO DO
St Kitts Music Festival
If you’re looking for a unique music festival experience, look no further than the annual St Kitts Music Festival. This year's line-up includes Wizkid, Coffee and Jimmy Cliff with more to be announced.
Last year included the likes of French Montana, Ella Mai, Popcaan, Buji Banton... who we can all agree are absolute legends!
The festival really does provide a party like no other festival. Since 1996, this has seen over the years some incredible acts, reflecting R&B, Reggae, Soca/Calypso and gospel.
Attend the annual white party on the beach
Our top party tip comes on the last day of the St Kitts music festival. Make sure you attend the White Sands at Carambola Beach Club and dance the night away on the sand to Caribbean music acts all night.
Take a safari over the rainforest canopy
See the island from a whole other perspective by zip-lining you’re way 250ft above the valley floor with Sky Safari Tours.
They will take care of you throughout the day and their expert tour guides will share their knowledge about the ecosystem and the local Wingfield Estate. A truly special experience.
Hike along a Volcano
If you like to keep your feet firmly on the ground, take a guided hike up the highest peak of St Kitts with O’Neil Rainforest Tour.
Wonder the lush tropical rainforest and trek up Mount Liamuiga Volcano with O’Neill, who will share his incredible knowledge of the eco-system and wildlife.
Get your Instagram game up with these insta-worthy views overlooking the volcanic coast!
Have a day of history at Brimstone National Park
Soak up some of the island's rich history at Brimstone National Park.
Sat on the top of the hill is the Brimstone Hill Fortress, a well-preserved 17th-century military architecture in a Carribean context.
FOOD AND DRINK
Find the perfect sunset spot at Salt Plage
Wind down after a day of activities at Salt Plage. The best place to watch the incredible sunsets on the island while you enjoy their beautifully crafted cocktails and tasty Carribean menu.
If you’re looking for something livelier, they also have live music nights with Steel Pan, Reggae and Salsa music to bust out your best moves.
Get the catch of the day at El Fredo's
Eat with the locals at El Fredo’s and enjoyed freshly catch fish of the day, huge ribs and enjoy the homely local vibe. This warm and friendly restaurant sits on the edge of the bay and overlooks the mountains. Don’t miss out on the shrimp and plantain, heaven on a plate.
One of the best restaurant views happens to be at The Pavillion in Christophe Harbour.
Located at Sandy Bank Bay, this private beach club provides authentic Caribbean cuisine with stunning mountain views of the coast.
Open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, this restaurant definitely needs to be on your list for a romantic dinner with bae. (Our tip: try the lobster rolls)
PLACES TO STAY
Park Hyatt St. Kitts
Fancy living that lavish lifestyle? This contemporary five-star resort located on Banana Bay has A-list written all over it. And you can see why the celebs come to stay, with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been rumoured to stay here.
Situated on its own private beach, stay in your own guest house where you can enjoy an infamous ‘Killer bee’ cocktail lazing about in the infinity pool overlooking stunning views across to the neighbouring island of Nevis. Time for a quick gram!
Mariott Hotel and Royal Beach Casino
This beautiful hotel provides a great place to stay for the annual music festival held as is close by and all of the acts stay here. So try to be cool while you're celeb spotting at the breakfast buffet!
There are all sorts of tours you can sign up for such as climbing an active volcano or zip-lining through the canopy. Looking for some chill? Play golf at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, or indulge in a therapeutic treatment at their full-service spa.
MTV Travelled with… St. Kitts Tourism. For more information please visit www.stkittstourism.kn. Located in the Eastern Caribbean, St. Kitts is easily accessible for British travellers with twice-weekly British Airways flights from London Gatwick (with a short stop in Antigua). Book at ba.com/stkitts