Blogs from Saint Kitts & Nevis, Central America Caribbean


"We rush slowly here". The friendly taxi driver reassured us that he had no deadline. Neither had we. St Kitts is on island time. Even in the slow moving traffic in the middle of Basseterre, the island's capital, there was no sign of impatience. The Victorian clock tower stands in the middle of the Circus, the roundabout which marks the town centre. A good proportion of the vehicles creeping past the coconut milk seller under a tree are SUV or minibus taxis, ferrying tourists from hotel or villa to town or beach. All of the drivers are laid back, affable and helpful, showing none of the usual impatience of the European city driver. "Take your time, man." There is no deadline because the clock tower shows 12.16. Permanently. img= read more

Monday 9th February, 2015. St Kitts & Nevis We awoke early as we wanted to catch the public ferry to Nevis. We had already established that this departed at 9.30 am by using the internet at Sprout's place. We had a posh breakfast and as soon as the ship cleared we disembarked and made our way to the ferry dock. We arrived about 40 minutes early and the ticket office was not open. We sat in the waiting area and were joined by fellow passengers John and Pat who we quite often meet in Dexter's Bar. From the ferry port we could see the Azores and a Norwegian Cruise Line ship in the Cruise Dock. The Azoes looked so tiny next to the big liner. When the tick office opened D purchased the tickets and paid ... read more
6. M on the ferry
17. M at the Very Hot Springs
7. Nevis From the Ferry

Friday 19th December, 2014. St Kitts & Nevis, Leeward Islands, West Indies The Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis (St Kitts and Nevis) consider themselves 'The Secret of the Caribbean'. These two islands lie to the north east of Montserrat. St Kitts is mountainous and shaped like a chicken drumstick and is 37 km (23 miles) long and 8.5 km (5 miles) across at its widest point. With winding coastlines it covers a total area of almost 168 sq km (65 sq miles). The largest mountain on St Kitts is Mount Liamuiga which is a dormant volcano standing at 1,156 metres (3793 ft). Its name means "fertile land" and is the Caribs' original name for the Island. The name was changed when CC sighted the island duirng his second voyage in late 1493 when he renamed ... read more
20. Sandy Bay Catholic Church
21. Caribbean Meets the Atlantic Ocean
22. St Eustatius

Up early again to do a couple of miles around the deck and left the ship at 8.00am hoping to get the ferry to Charlestown, Nevis for the morning. Not possible as the next ferry was 10.00am and we were told there was not a ferry back until 4.00pm so it was Plan B!! A lot of open buses were booked already so we eventually found Mr Martin, who was willing to give up a complete island tour for US$25 each as long as there were four of us! Managed to find another couple and off we went! A very informative trip, with Mr Martin pointing out all the main buildings and schools etc, explaining that since the sugar export industry was closed down a few years ago, tourism has become increasingly important – as it ... read more
Fort George, Brimstone Hill
Cockleshell Beach
The Circus

Monday, June 2, 2014 Super excited today. We are visiting the island of St. Kitts for the first time. I have heard that it is a beautiful island, however never experienced it before. Cindy and I are going on our own tour today, a rain forest hike. Michael and Brian are doing a sea kayake trip and Jenny and Marcus are hiking a 3000 foot volcano. We have a packed day of fun stuff. Cindy and I ate breakfast again in the dining room this morning. I had scrambled eggs again and Cindy had eggs benedict. She says the eggs benedict is spicy. After a quick breakfast we heading off the ship meet our tour on the pier. We noticed there were lots of very large rocks on the shoreline next to where the ship was ... read more
Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor
Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor
Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor - Hot Wax Art work

St Kitts The approach to St Kitts is through the appropriately named Narrows, which leaves Nevis to south and to port and St Kitts to north with a number of rocks awash. With a poled-out genoa and the main secured with the preventer we were not at our most agile. It was halfway through dropping the pole north of Booby Island that Lisa noticed the depth rapidly lessening. A few curt orders to Richard on the other end of the spinnaker pole had it quickly deposited on the deck and us testing the strength of the preventer by sailing the main on the wrong side and chancing a jibe. Luckily the depth started to read what it ought to have and we breathed a sigh of relief and made our way through the Narrows ... read more
Beautiful Swan dwarfs Fabiola
Lisa & Sally struggle to "strike the pose"
Ottley Plantation

Dimanche le 3 mars 2013, Bonjour, Un autre mois a passé encore trop rapidement. Durant le mois de février nous avons traversé des Îles Vierges à St-Martin ou nous avons accueilli notre fille Annie et son amie Lisa. Cela faisait deux ans qu’elle n’était pas venue nous voir à bord, alors nous étions très heureux de la recevoir. À St-Martin, il y a beaucoup à voir et à faire donc durant son séjour de 10 jours nous lui avons montré les magasins bien sûr, les plages, le fameux 747 qui atterrit quasiment sur la plage, la plongée, les mardis soir de Grand Case … et pour finir une visite sur l’île voisine Anguilla. ANGUILLA : Île basse entourée de plages de sable blanc et de barrières de corail appartenant à l’Angleterre. La ... read more
La plage d'Anguilla
Prickly Pear

We were among the fortunate invitees on a wonderful post-holiday junket to the land of gentle ocean breezes, beautiful sandy beaches lapped by warm water, gorgeous tropical foliage, amazing golf courses, wonderful fresh food, tasty beverages, and the pleasant company of a gaggle of other guests on Nevis, a tiny, unspoiled island in the West Indies. So here I go, trying to provide ’Dear Readers’ with a glimpse of the highlights of the Nevis trip without inciting insane jealousy. To ease the green monster a bit, we are now home in New York State where it is bone chilling cold and snowing. Our first destination was St. Kitts where a van awaited to whisk us to a boat to whisk us to Nevis. The van driver offered very interesting commentary on the ride (stay to the ... read more
Nevis Public Beach
Beach at the Four Seasons
St. Kitts Harbor

The last days of our trip were spent exploring St Kitts and St Thomas. St Kitts, one of the smallest nations in the world was a lovely surprise . A small island we circumvented in a day with nature and history and a lovely beach to dip ourselves in. By the end of the week-long cruse we got into a perfect routine. Every day the ship would arrive at a different port. We would eat breakfast on the Lido deck (deck 9 – mid) high above the port as the ships slowly anchored. Then we would go on shore to do some exploration on our own. After returning in the afternoon we would go eat some ice-cream (deck 9 – aft) before showering in our room (deck 2 – aft - starboard) . We would then ... read more
Kayaking tour
Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts

Tonight we are anchored in Sopers hole or west end as they prefer to call it in Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands. Unfortunately it is going to be a beautiful full moon here tonight, and although it is only 5pm some large boats are already partying very loudly. It does not auger well for the night ahead, so I say, if you can’t beat them join them. There is a full moon party about 5 minutes taxi drive away, so why not…more on this later. The transport of the boat is all organised and when we come home in April, we can leave it knowing everything is under control. Since we decided to send Perthamina home we have made our way up here to the Virgin Islands. Firstly we stopped at Nevis, my cousin ... read more
st kitts
ginger from st kitts
sheena and gordons house

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