Located in the Leeward Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, also referred to as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, or the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, is a federal two-island country within the West Indies and is considered as the smallest sovereign state based on area and population, within the Americas. Divided into a larger island known as Saint Kitts, and a smaller island known as Nevis, the country is formed together with ‘The Narrows’, a shallow channel across the islands. Among its federation include 14 parishes divided by nine and five on both of the islands. The country’s parishes include Christ Church Nichola Town, Saint Anne Sandy Point, Saint George Basseterre, Saint George Gingerland, Saint James Windward, Saint John Capesterre, Saint John Figtree, Saint Mary Cayon, Saint Paul Capisterre, Saint Paul Charlestown, Saint Peter Basseterre, Saint Thomas Lowland, Saint Thomas Middle Island, and Trinity Palmetto Point. The country’s capital and largest city is Basseterre.
What to see & do
Get to Saint Kitts and Nevis and explore Frigate Bay, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Mount Liamuiga, Independence Square, Black Rocks, Bloody Point, Cottle Church, Museum of Nevis History, St. George’s Anglican Church, Christena Memorial Plaque, and Government House, among others. Frigate Bay on the island of Saint Kitts, referred to two bays that are beside one another divided into Frigate Bay North and Frigate Bay Beach. Frigate Bay North is the more developed of the two bays, it is by the Atlantic coast of the island. Frigate Bay Beach, on the other hand, is located by the calm south coast of the island and is a known and popular beach among the locals of Basseterre. A UNESCO World Heritage Site designated in 1999 within Saint Kitts is the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. A fortress on a hill that was designed by British military engineers, and built and maintained by African slaves, the fortress is among the best preserved historical fortifications in the Americas.
How to get around Saint Kitts and Nevis
Travelling around Saint Kitts and Nevis is done by train, micro bus, or car. Train travel is via its scenic railway tour wherein the ride goes through portions of the narrow gauge railway, which has been used before for the sugar mill within the area. When a large group of travelers via cruise ship arrives, it is possible for the train tours to have the trains filled. Micro bus travel within Saint Kitts and Nevis however, is the only mode of public transportation available within the island. The buses do not extend to Frigate Bay or the Southern Peninsula; and when the buses are full, the driver will flash its lights and move on.
How to get there
When flying into Saint Kitts and Nevis, the airport that serves the country is Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. Serving with an asphalt runway at around 2,400 meters or 8,000 feet, the airport is the hub for Phoenix Airways. The airport has regular flights to and from Miami via Miami International Airport, New York via John F. Kennedy International Airport, London via Gatwick Airport, Antigua via V. C. Bird International Airport, Saint Croix via Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Saint Thomas via Cyril E. King Airport, and Sint Maarten via Princess Juliana International Airport. The flights are operated by airlines such as American Airlines, British Airways, LIAT, and Seaborne Airlines. There are seasonal flights available to and from Toronto, Atlanta, and Charlotte, via Air Canada Rouge, Delta Air Lines, and US Airways.