quote:Originally posted by braslvr:quote:glad to see that not many have visited St Kitts & Nevis - YOU SHOULD!!!
Not sure why. I would love to hear what the attraction would be especially in Nevis. A tropical island with no beaches whatsoever except in front of the Four Seasons Hotel where they brought their own sand in with barges. St Kitts is only marginally better. Both my wife and I who have widely different tastes were bored out of our minds there.
I guess it would really depend on what you are looking for in travel and visiting different cultures. To me, travel is not only lying on a beach and getting a great tan (not that there is anything wrong with that!!!) - but it's about learning how the rest of the world lives...As a North American, I feel that I have been blessed to live in a nation where things really arent so bad...Thus in travel I look to experience things that I could not, or would not, experience back home. The only way for me to continue to appreciate my roots is to immerse myself in different cultures.
That being said, I visited St Kitts on a research trip and while you are right in saying that there isn't a whole lot going on there right now - there is the potential, and that's what has me really excited. Classic Caribbean vacations include miles of sand and surf, great food and music and usually an all inclusive resort. What I enjoyed about St Kitts - that type of vacation is not an option. To have a great time you've got to meet the locals, get out there and learn about the islands history...again it comes down to what type of travel you are looking for..
What to do in St Kitts....let me name off a few things...
-climb Mount Liamuiga ("dormant" volcano on the North end of the island)
-visit Sandbanks Beach, where forest meets ocean and the pictures do it no justice..
-chill at a beach bar with locals who will initiate you into the island way of life...
-visit the US owned Vet School and learn about what they are doing for the island
-visit the UNESCO World Heritage site...Brimstone Hill Fortress
-go on a tour of a sugar cane factory
-tour the heritage sites around the island with a local guide
*Visit Nevis and go on an eco-tour with a local guide who will show you where the monkeys hide out and which trees have spikes on them
and if you really think that you've done all you can...for less than 50$US you can hop on a return flight to Antigua...where you could shop, hang on a big beach...
travel is what you make it...and while these timy islands arent typical Caribbean islands...they have a lot to offer..