The tiny island of St. Kitts, a hidden gem in the West Indies with the Caribbean Sea to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east is just 65 square miles—only 18 miles long and about 5 miles wide. But the small island federation packs a big reputation as a top vacation destination in the Caribbean. In fact, when it comes to St. Kits and its tiny sister island Nevis, this is a spot that every destination beach traveler should have on their list of “must-sees”. One of the reasons St. Kitts has gained popularity as a tourist destination is the fact that it’s a popular cruise ship stop, which means droves of new people arrive all the time, and they fall in love. Still, despite its many new visitors, the island has managed to maintain its laid-back, tropical island vibe.
St. Kitts and Nevis played host to the 2007 Cricket World Cup, and it was that event that seemed to launch the island’s reputation as a trendy Caribbean island hideaway. St. Kitts is home to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a historic site and the largest fortress in the eastern Caribbean. With a rich historic background and magnificent Caribbean surroundings, there is plenty to explore and do on St. Kitts– unless, of course, you came here strictly to dig your toes into the sands of it’s gorgeous beaches. One thing is for sure, from your first visit, you will fall in love with this tiny, beautiful island.