St. Kitts and Nevis

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  • The Cruiser's Guide to St. Kitts

    Feb 5, 2007 by chelledun is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not yet overrun with tourists, great natural beauty, friendly people, warm temperatures
    Cons: Not a great place if you wish to shop

    Summary: I had few expectations regarding St. Kitts going into my January port stop there. Prior to my trip I learned from a book called Sugar and Slaves that the island was called St. Christopher at one point and used to have, well, sugar and slaves. ... read more

  • Be cautious on Mt. Liamuiga hike

    Nov 25, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Not much.
    Cons: Too many, see above.

    Summary: I would suggest _not_ doing the Mount Liamuiga volcano hike.The Princess Cruise excursion book for the Antigua kayak and bird island exploration carries the caveat that “This most active excursion is suitable only for passengers in ... read more

  • Nevis - A Magical Island of Simple Charm

    Nov 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Climate, flora, people, food, Journey Map, low crime, no cruise ships/fast food/big hotels 
    Cons: Lodging in particular is costly; limited flights; unattractive capitol city

    Summary: A low-key, relatively small volcanic island in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies, Nevis is 36 square-miles around and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Caribbean Sea on the west.  It sits only 2 miles away from St. Kitts ... read more

  • Many thefts on Nevis

    Oct 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: For years you barely ever had to lock your doors it was so safe.
    Cons: Theft, gun violence increasing exponentially over the last 4 years - police are useless!

    Summary: I think those people planning to visit Nevis of St. Kitts and Nevis have to take something into consideration. I have been going to Nevis for years and have enjoyed it thoroughly - I spend about 3 months of every winter there and visit a few time the ... read more

  • St. Kitts - An island in transition

    Aug 20, 2007 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The island is pretty, clean, and friendly. Local taxi service is fun and efficient.
    Cons: Transitioning to a pure tourist economy is changing the unique island atmosphere.

    Summary: We just returned from 6 days in St. Kitts in mid August. Despite flirting with hurricane Dean we had a great visit but found the island to be a little different then expected. Up until just a couple years ago this island had a predominately agriculture ... read more

  • The Angelus "resort and spa", St. Kitts

    Apr 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good rooms
    Cons: No umbrellas and few lounge chairs by the pool; management extremely poor; restaurant was terrible

    Summary: The first thing I'll say is that the Angelus is not a resort. For it to be considered a resort, the bathrooms by the pool would have had to been working, and there would have had to be at least one umbrella by the pool for our baby and my husband, and ... read more

  • Beach rating

    Jun 21, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Variety. Black, Brown, Gold and White sand beaches.
    Cons: Strands thin, except in the South. Sand not as powdery fine as Anguilla or Antigua.

    Summary: This is the Island Hopper. I have visited practically every island in the Eastern Caribbean countless times, and thus have chosen to write reviews about what certain islands have to offer and how they rate against others. This article is the beach ... read more

  • Jack Tar Village in St. Kitts

    Jan 6, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: quiet, relaxed and laid back... Good entertainment and the locals were fantastic people.
    Cons: It was a long flight from Dallas/FortWorth

    Summary: My husband and I visited this island, along with 2 other couples in 1996. It was a very restful 7 days and I would go back again. It was mainly an older generation of people there (mid30's and up) so there was not the party or wild scene that you ... read more

  • A beautiful choice......

    Nov 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery and friendly people.
    Cons: Beaches are not the powdery white kind you will find on other islands

    Summary: I travel for work and live in Pittsburgh (a USAirways hub) so our vacations always tend to end up in a spot to which USAirways flys. So, once we found out that Marriott had built a new resort there and USAirways started weekly Saturday service it was a ... read more

  • St Kitts : A perfect blend of relaxation and adventure

    Oct 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gorgeous scenery, great beaches, food, people, adventure, no tourists
    Cons: no shopping or night life if that is what interests you

    Summary: My husband and I love to travel to find new vacation destinations. Don't get me wrong, we love to travel anywhere, but we prefer places that are long on atmosphere and short on tourists. We chase the "authentic" vacation experience. We th ... read more

  • St. Kitts - August 2003

    Aug 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beaches
    Cons: Expensive unless all-inclusive for food, and not much to do if you like night life.

    Summary: We arrived on St. Kitts on August 4 for a five-day stay. The airport is very small but not far from ... read more

  • St. Kitts....a real PARADISE

    May 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent beaches, Beautiful, protean rainforests, friendly people, excellent scenery
    Cons: NONE! NONE AT ALL!!!!

    Summary: St. Kitts is a lovely little island in the smack centre of the Caribbean archipelago. Together with its sister isle Nevis, it forms the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, which is the smallest independent nation in the entire Western hemisphere. ... read more

  • If It Was Good Enough For Princess Di, Then It's Good Enough For My Wife!

    Jan 12, 2002 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, clean beaches, and friendly, laid back, unpretentious people.
    Cons: A bit pricey, but worth it.

    Summary: A couple of birthdays ago, I asked my wife what she would like for her birthday. Her answer was to spend her birthday on the Island of Nevis. We flew from Miami to San Juan, San Juan to St. Kitts, and St. Kitts to Nevis. On our trip home we decided to ... read more

  • "You need ride to Jack Tar, mon??

    Sep 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: BEACH!
    Cons: Jack Tar Village Resort, not much to do off the beach

    Summary: If your travels take you to St. Kitts, you'll hear a variation of this phrase wherever you stay. This was the first time my husband and I visited the Caribbean, and for the most part, we enjoyed it. It was sort of a business trip, so our air ... read more

  • Wonderfully relaxing trip!!!

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very laid back and relaxing, amazing service
    Cons: Fairly costly, even in off season

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewMy wife and I decided to travel to Nevis & St. Kitts on our honeymoon in June of 95. We spent our first evening in a private home rental on St. Kitts, and headed over to the Four Seasons marina for ... read more

  • Nevis, a quiet, relaxed getaway

    Jul 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: peaceful, scenery, food, people, adventure
    Cons: rough infrastructure

    Summary: My wife and I were searching for a Caribbean vacation that would prove to be memorable since we expected it to be our last before starting a family. I always have had the "float away" vision of a hammock, my bungalow and the ocean all being ... read more

  • Nevis: Tropical Paradise

    May 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Warm, Sunny, Relaxing, Tropical, Paradise
    Cons: Expensive, Lack of night life, One beat up road around the Island

    Summary: I recently took a week long vacation over New Years 2000 to the West Indies. My destination was Nevis. Nevis is located just to the south of its sister island, St. Kitts. They are separated by a two mile wide channel. St. Kitts is the larger of the ... read more

  • Nevis-A Relaxing Paradise

    May 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Breathtaking, secluded, gorgeous weather
    Cons: very quiet, no shopping

    Summary: The trip of a lifetime! I traveled to Nevis over the millenium New Year's with friends (in their mid 20's). It was unbelievable. I had heard about the hurricanes coming through in the fall and was apprehensive about what I might find. There was ... read more

  • best of both worlds plus monkeys

    Jan 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: quiet, ocean and snorkling possiblities
    Cons: no nightlife, not the best snorkling in the world

    Summary: i visited the lovely island of st kitts a few years ago with my family. one of the things that i liked the most about the island was that you could spend time in the carribean waters and also the ocean. on one side of the island the water is ideal for ... read more

  • St. Kitts Is Perfect for R&R

    Jan 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovely scenery, friendly locals, great beaches, good snorkeling
    Cons: Not much night life, so-so diving

    Summary: My husband and I have been to St. Kitts twice, in 1991 and in 1993. Both times we encountered cordial people and spectacular sights. The terrain is lush and varied. There is a dormant (or extinct? Can't remember - but it's no threat!)volcano ... read more

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