For such a small island, there's a lot of things to do in St Kitts:
St Kitts has exceptionally good hiking. In addition to the unspoiled landscape, there is an extraordinary variety of fauna and flora and some great plantation ruins to explore along the trails. The dormant volcano of Mount Liamuiga which reaches 3,792 ft (1156 m) is on the of toughest mountains to climb in the Caribbean. If you wish, you can start the tour with a horseback ride from Belmont Plantation followed by a rigorous hike to the top.
Until Independence Day in 1983, Mount Liamuiga was called Mount Misery as there are moments which can be quite tough. Don't let that put you off though. Only a decent level of fitness is required for the six mile round trip but thankfully the forest paths that climb up the mountain are kept in reasonable shape.
St Kitts has a really diverse natural environment to explore. The drier forests by the coast rise through immensely fertile slopes to the rainforests. Here you will find a captivating terrain with paths that crisscross gullies, waterfalls and ancient paths.
Trinity Stables in St Kitts offers trips along the narrow trails in the rainforest beside the central mountain range down to the windswept beaches on the Atlantic Coast of St Kitts.
Some of the beaches in St Kitts are particularly beautiful. Due to the volcanic nature of the island, the beaches can vary in color from pristine white to jet black and often a mid brown. There are many good strips of sand with classic beach bars and water sports facilities.
The busiest beach in St Kitts is Frigate Bay South which also has many famous beach bars such as X’s Shiggidy Shack and Monkey Bar. There is also an excellent beach bar located on Cockleshell Bay called Reggae Beach Bar. North Frigate Beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island and consequently the beach here whilst stunningly beautiful is also quite often choppy. Beaches on the north of the island tend to have dark sand but along the south eastern Peninsula the sands tends to be whiter. There are also some isolated strips of beach where you can enjoy a near Robinson Crusoe experience such as South Friar’s Bay. Also North Friar’s Beach provides visitors with an undisturbed paradise with barely a soul in site.
If you are looking for a spot of snorkelling then Major’s Bay where there is an abandoned barge is a great spot. If you are staying at Christophe Harbour, then the exclusive beach club at Sandy Bank Bay is worth a visit. It is without a doubt one of the most picturesque beaches on St Kitts.
A wide variety of water sports are available on the island of St Kitts. There is an excellent IKO certified Kite Boarding school which offers lessons for both beginners and advanced. It operates out of Frigate Bay and perfect for a thrilling adventure. St Kitts is also the perfect place to undertake a spot of sailing. If you would like to take some sailing lessons, then head to Reggae Beach where on Cocklesshell Bay there are classes for both children and adults. The narrows which is the stretch of water between St Kitts and Nevis is extremely scenic and spending a day aboard a sailing boat is a wonderful way of exploring the area. St Kitts offers some excellent Scuba Diving and one of the best places is along the South Eastern peninsula of St Kitts which can easily be reached by boat. Divers can expect to see good reefs, pinnacles, drop offs as well as some interesting tropical fish. There are also some wonderful wrecks further North West off the coast of St Kitts.
As well as scuba diving, St Kitts offers some really excellent snorkeling opportunities. Reefs can be reached from many of the beaches but some of the best reefs are along the undeveloped bays of the South-eastern Peninsula of St Kitts. A great way to explore the coast of St Kitts is by Kayak. Head to White House Bay where you can hire both Kayak and a guide. For the truly adventurous, a spot of Flyboarding is a must. Head to Cool points and you will be able to fly 30 feet in the air like iron man or swim like a dolphin.
Other water sports include jet skiing, water-skiing and windsurfing.
Dining and Nightlife
Food lovers will find a wonderful range of restaurants and cuisines to choose from on St Kitts. Caribbean delicacies dominate most of the menus but you will also be able to find plenty of continental, vegetarian, Italian and other styles available. When the sun goes down St Kitts comes alive with vibrant music, dancing and entertainment in both the resorts and local bars and hotspots such as Monkey Bar, Buddies, Inon’s Beach Bar and Grill, The Beach House, Lion Rock Beach Bar, PJ’s, Mr X’s Shiggidy Shack, Ziggy’s, Vibes Beach Bar and Bobbys’s to name but a few of the more popular venues.
Deep Sea Fishing
There is excellent deep sea fishing to enjoy off the coast of St Kitts. Charter a boat for a day or half day and catch barracuda, mahi mahi and marlin.
St Kitts has two excellent golf courses. The 6,900 yards (6310 m) par 71 Royal St Kitts Golf Course is in Frigate Bay and has some spectacular holes along the Atlantic coastline.
The second course which has recently opened in Belle Mont Farm located on Kittitian Hill between Mount Liamuiga and the Caribbean Sea is the world’s first edible golf course. Called Irie Fields it is located on a former marijuana field and is a par 71, 18 hole course that doubles as farmland. Players can snack on tropical fruit growing at every turn. It was designed by legendary Welsh golfer Ian Woosnam and has acquired certification in the golf LEGACY Programme which showcases the world’s most sustainable golf developments.