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Trip Report Trip report--St. Kitts/Nevis

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We just returned last night from our first trip to these lovely islands. We're mid-50's, really not experienced Caribbean travelers, spend most of our vacation time in Central America.

We spent four nights on St. Kitts at the Timothy Beach Resort. No complaints about the place, very nice room, although the bathroom was miniscule. We liked that it was walking distance to many restaurants. We ate at Mr. X's Shiggdy Shack, Monkey Bar, PJ's Pizza, Ballahoo, Turtle Beach. As you can see by the above list, we aren't interested in 'fine dining'. I want to eat with my feet in the sand as much as possible. We did have a very good breakfast at the hotel as well.

We enjoyed the town of Basseterre, although we didn't spend enough time there.

We hikes to the top of the volcano with Greg's Safari's. It was a much more difficult hike than I expected. We hiked to the top of Mt. Qua Qua on Grenada a couple years ago, and expected more of the same. We were surprised. We didn't really have any trouble making the trek, but I wasn't expecting so much actual clamboring over boulders and needing to climb the rocks using tree roots to hold on to. Our guide was nice, but not as well informed as other guides we've used in other locales about the local flora and fauna.

Ok, on to Nevis. We stayed at Oualie Beach Resort. Once again, we were pleased with our choice. We walked over to Nisbet one day. It seemed really windy, compared to where we were. Lovely place though. We also enjoyed wandering Charlestown and Pinney Beach. Unfortunately, we didn't give Nevis enough time, lots of things we didn't get done. It didn't help that neither of us are willing to learn to drive on the 'wrong' side of the road.

The food at Oualie Beach was very good, we had a couple lunches and their beach barbeque. That was a very fun night, live music, lots of fun people. Also ate at Eddy's, huge portions, once again great people.

Only downside was that our very early morning cab (5:30am) was a no show. However, the very nice girl at the front desk, called her mother, who worked at the airport to send a cab from there. (The cab companies weren't answering their phones that early in the am.) Unfortunately, no cabs at the airport either....So, one of the airport employees actually came and got us. How nice was that!

In closing, we really enjoyed both these islands. The people were very friendly both places, both locals and tourists.

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