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Things to do on St. Kitts honeymoon?

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We are going to St. Kitts for our honeymoon on Oct. 11. We'll be staying at Ottley's for a week. I'm so excited!

Based on the information that I've gotten on this board I think we want to go on the volcano hike with Greg's Safaris and maybe take a catamaran to Nevis. Does anyone know if we need to book those before we get to St. Kitts? Also, is there a trip to Nevis that doesn't involve snorkling? I pretty much just want to take a boat over and explore the island--maybe have lunch.

We also can't decide if we should rent a car or depend on cabs. I just envision us going down to Turtle Beach (?) one day, touring the island one day, and maybe going out to dinner twice. If we took a cab to the beach would it wait for us? If not, how would we get back to Ottley's?

Thanks for any advice--I'm just so excited that I want this trip to be as great as possible.

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    Hope you have a great trip.

    You can pretty much book you hike and day sails once you get on-island. At that time of year you should have no trouble.

    The Catamaran tours to Nevis all include a stop at Shitten Bay (off of St. Kitts' southern peninsula) for snorkeling and then a sail to Nevis for a picnic on the beach. There really isn't a lot of time to actually tour the island. If you'd rather not do a snorkel trip you can take the ferry over to Nevis to tour the island, have a liesurly lunch and even have time for a swim before catching the afternoon ferry back. The ferries run every day but departure times vary depending on the day of the week but there will be a morning ferry (around 8AM, one around mid-day and again in the late afternoon. The staff at Ottley's will be able to tell you the current schedule. R/T fare is about $16US. There will be plenty of taxis (the drivers are excellent guides) at the dock.

    I recommend that you rent a car for all or at least part of your stay in St. Kitts. The cost is around $35 to $40US per day. There's lots to see and do on the island and you'll be able to come and go as you please. Besides taxis can get expensive (from Ottley's pretty much anywhere you go will cost at least $15US and maybe as much as $30US per one way trip plus tip). Go two places in a day and you've more than paid for your rental car. If you do decide to "cab it" to the beach (or anywhere else for that matter) the driver will wait if you ask him to but you will have to pay for his waiting time and that would be very costly. Instead just tell him you'd like to be picked up at a certain time and he will be there. Keep in mind that Ottley's is pretty far from the beach and most places of interest so taxis will be a big portion of your travel budget. As I said you'll be better off with a rental car. The staff at Ottley's will gladly arrange one for you. If you rent from TDC, they have a reciprocal office on Nevis and will have a car available for you on Nevis.

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