This 36-square-mile island is officially known as St. Kitts and Nevis, two islets separated by a 2 mile channel. These two charming islands are anchored by majestic volcanoes and inhabited by green vervet monkeys. They lie near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico, and just west of Antigua.
Nevis is affectionately known as “Queen of the Caribees”. A small island with bags of charm and tranquility, it is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with unparalleled natural vegetation.
Stroll around the islands and see the architecture of eras gone by. Visit churches, windmills, and refurbished Great Houses. Of particular note is the Clay Villa and Montpelier Plantation houses and Brimstone Hill Fortress, a fascinating UNESCO site.
The beautiful rainforests carpeting both islands are ideal for hiking. Climb Mount Liamuiga, or try the short walk through the nature trail at Golden Rock Plantation Inn. Seasoned hikers can try the day-long climb to the top of Nevis Peak (3,232 feet). There are even night beach walks available. You can study the stars, and feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Walk on the beach and learn about the nesting of sea turtles with a biologist as your guide. Or, go snorkelling with a marine biologist to learn about life under the sea.