Relaxing on the beach is the first thing people think of when it comes to the Caribbean – and that’s certainly a part of it. But if you’re an adrenaline-seeker on a quest for adventure then look no further than St Kitts and Nevis!
Let’s explore some of the exhilarating activities that draw thrill-seekers from all over the world to this incredible Caribbean island.
Standing over a thousand metres above sea-level is the island’s highest peak, Mount Liamuiga. If you’re up for a challenge, then this is it! Hiking up this volcanic mountain takes about 6 hours and can be quite formidable due to the rugged terrain and steep inclines. However, the panoramic view from the top is certain to make this difficult “jungle climb” feel worthwhile.
The Dos D’ane Pond Hike is also physically demanding – and muddy – but immersing yourself in the rainforest is deeply rewarding, and the summit has a novel mountain pond and a picturesque waterfall.
If you’d like your hike to include rock climbing and root grappling, then choose to tackle Nevis Peak. The trail is open throughout the year and is beautiful in every season. On the days you want to take it easy, hike up Monkey Hill and take in the sights of Basseterre, the largest city – and capital – of St Kitts and Nevis.
Get your adrenaline fix by shooting over the jungle canopy at speeds of up to 80km an hour. Sky Safari Tours is a scenic eco-adventure and includes 5 different cable lines extending over the rainforest and Wingfield River. The longest line is over 400m and nearly 80m above the treeline. There are special rates for residents, and ziplining is a popular choice for thrill-seekers on the island. The full guided tour lasts two to three hours.
An ATV tour is a fast and fun mix of island history and off-road adventuring. Explore old forts, wind your way past plantation ruins, and experience the lush terrain of the “Mother Colony of the West Indies.” You can even stop at the 17th-century sugar and rum plantation once owned by Thomas Jefferson’s ancestors.
This unique experience lasts about three hours and is best enjoyed as a group. With a qualified guide leading the way, you are free to get dirty and have some well-deserved fun in the Caribbean sun.
The beaches at St Kitts and Nevis are not just for suntanning. The Southern Peninsula is the most popular location for water sports and the island offers a thrilling variety of activities in – and above – the water.
Feel like you’re flying as you parasail above the blue waters or get a workout kitesurfing and wakeboarding. Take a glass-bottomed kayak up the coastline with friends or surf the clear waves at Sandy Bank Bay.
There is also an assortment of jet-skis and sailboats for hire allowing you to make the most of the hot beach days. Whether human-powered or engine-powered, there’s something for everyone!
With over twenty dive sites, four of which contain wrecks, the sea at St Kitts and Nevis is an underwater paradise. Colourful coral, sea fans, and sponges are easy to admire, and the water teems with marine life. Snorkel in White House Bay to see the tropical fish or look out for stingrays and turtles on a dive at Ballest Bay. If a night dive followed by drinks and a barbeque sounds good to you, then be sure to check out Turtle Bar Reef.
The River Taw is a sunken cargo ship, and a must-see for snorkellers and divers alike. It attracts both new and experienced divers due to its proximity to the surface and the uncomplicated swim-throughs in the wreck. Many creatures hide in the hull making for a thrilling experience.
Adventure means different things for different people. Whether your idea of fun looks like jungle immersion or flying above the canopy at great speed, St. Kitt’s and Nevis dares you to come and play!
A holiday to the island will allow you to experience some of its many adventures, but to get the full adventure you should consider St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment. The benefits of living on this Caribbean island are numerous and extend beyond the obvious adrenaline it offers!
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