Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn't colonize until the British arrived in 1623. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.
While development has been of the highest quality, it has fortunately remained in low quantity, so St. Kitts remains un-crowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of the ecosystems. Nature lovers will want to take advantage of the various tours through lava formations, tropical forest areas, and seaside lagoons. Boating tours and scuba diving expeditions are also favorites activities. Plantation homes have been transformed into grand, intimate inns. Quaint shopping areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors to the tiny towns. If a quiet vacation in a luxurious and alluring corner of paradise is what you seek, you'll find it on St. Kitts.
Spectacular Mount Liamuiga, a dormant volcano located at the island's center, dominates the landscape. While you hike through the dense tropical forest of the central slopes and tramp across the lava formations, the natural wonders on St Kitts will astound you. Black, white and golden sand beaches invite countless hours of lounging and sipping frozen drinks. Home to the Federation's capital city, Basseterre, St Kitts is known for its well-preserved, picturesque colonial structures. In fact, Basseterre is one of the most picturesque colonial settlements in the entire Caribbean.