Hike a dormant volcano, discover the mighty fortress or take a ride on a narrow gauge railway for unforgettable vistas, the island of St. Kitts is a complete package of sights and activities that surpass its small size.
- The Black Rocks & Mount Liamuiga
Certainly not recommended for weak-hearted or unhealthy, the steep climb to the gasping crater of Mount Liamuiga; a dormant volcano is a reward worthy of all the sweat you shed just to reach here. From here, you can literally take in all the views of St. Kitts as well as its sister island of Nevis and other smaller landmasses since it’s the highest point boasting height of approximately 1,155 metres.
The guided tour begins in Belmont Estate and last for almost two hours during which you’ll walk over the dramatic cliffs left by the volcanic eruption many years back with visible proof as of the Black Rocks close to the village of Saddlers. The sight is nothing short of breath-taking complete with cheap souvenirs and snack stalls for to enjoy along.
- Brimstone Hill Fortress
Being one of the earliest Britain’s colonies, St. Kitts was extremely valuable and high priced that led to the construction of the Brimstone Hill Fortress for defence. Rising above the sea level to almost 240 metres, it’s an awesome complex built in 1690 by the African slave labours and now houses a culture museum that complements to the life of soldiers from the old times and the amazing surroundings.
It was once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies due to the battles in the 18th century and now a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. For some more amazing coastal views, climb further from here to the Monkey Hill and all of this is best experienced if you’re planning or perhaps already a lucky bearer of the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment.
- The scenic railway ride
Perhaps the best and unbeatable way to see St. Kitts in all its true glory is The Sugar Train ride. The railway trundles around the coastline and literally one-of-a-kind in the entire Caribbean. The bright and colourful double-decker train was originally used as a means of transport, supplying sugar from the plantation to the factory. The railway functioned between the 1912 and 1926 until the sugar production ceased in 2005.
- The Bloody Point
A mile west of Basseterre on the Old Road lies the epic Bloody Point; a spot that reminds of the mass killing of approximately 2,000 Carib Indians and truly a grim moment in all Kittitian history! The chilling massacre took place in 1626 when the British and French military wiped the Caribs thus ending their plans of retaking the island. The road from here winds to a headland from where the islands of St. Eustatius and Saba are clearly visible offering super photography.
- Petroglyphs neighbouring the Romney Manor
The entire island of St. Kitts is lined with ingenious rock carvings or the petroglyphs; work of the original Carib dwellers before the arrival of the Europeans in the 17th century. The most prominent can be seen on your approach to the Wingfield Manor Estate right adjacent to the Romney Manor.
Local government has developed much of the island following huge success of St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme with these particular sites appealing most.