St. Kitts and Nevis

We’ve compiled the best of the best in St. Kitts and Nevis - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

Sort by: 17 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
CLEAR ALL Area Search CLEAR ALL
Loading...
Loading...
  • 1. Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park

    A collaboration between Nevis and Taiwan, this 11-acre sustainable park is dedicated in memory of the former minister of tourism of Nevis. It features an...

    A collaboration between Nevis and Taiwan, this 11-acre sustainable park is dedicated in memory of the former minister of tourism of Nevis. It features an open-air amphitheater, playgrounds, a basketball court, LED-lit splash-pad fountains, a jogging path, and a boardwalk. Those looking to cool off can pop inside the on-site game arcade, and families are encouraged to stop by on the weekends for movies in the park.

    Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 2. Romney Manor

    A somewhat restored house (once the property of Thomas Jefferson's great-great-great-grandfather Samuel) and surrounding replicas of chattel-house cottages are set in 8 acres of glorious...

    A somewhat restored house (once the property of Thomas Jefferson's great-great-great-grandfather Samuel) and surrounding replicas of chattel-house cottages are set in 8 acres of glorious tiered gardens, with exotic flowers, an old bell tower, and an enormous, gnarled 400-year-old saman tree (sometimes called a rain tree). Inside, at Caribelle Batik, you can watch artisans hand-printing fabrics by the 2,500-year-old Indonesian wax-and-dye process known as batik. You can also stroll to the 17th-century ruins (including sugar equipment, a still, and cistern) of Wingfield Manor, site of the first land grant in the British West Indies and home to a ziplining outfit. A bar serves luscious homemade rum cake and affords splendid panoramas of the rain forest. Look for signs indicating a turnoff for Romney Manor near Old Road.

    St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis
    869-465–6253

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $3, Closed Sun. year-round and Sat. Apr.–Oct.
  • 3. Alexander Hamilton Birthplace

    The Alexander Hamilton Birthplace, which contains the Hamilton Museum, sits on the waterfront. This bougainvillea-draped Georgian-style house is a reconstruction of what is believed to...

    The Alexander Hamilton Birthplace, which contains the Hamilton Museum, sits on the waterfront. This bougainvillea-draped Georgian-style house is a reconstruction of what is believed to have been the American patriot's original home, built in 1680 and likely destroyed during a mid-19th-century earthquake. Born here in 1755, Hamilton moved to St. Croix when he was about 12. He moved to the American colonies to continue his education at 17; he became George Washington's Secretary of the Treasury and died in a duel with political rival Aaron Burr in 1804. The Nevis House of Assembly occupies the second floor; the museum contains Hamilton memorabilia, documents pertaining to the island's history, and displays on island geology, politics, architecture, culture, and cuisine. The gift shop is a wonderful source for historic maps, crafts, and books on Nevis.

    Low St., Charlestown, Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
    869-469–5786

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $10, includes Museum of Nevis History
  • 4. Black Rocks

    This series of lava deposits was spat into the sea ages ago when the island's volcano erupted. It has since been molded into fanciful shapes...

    This series of lava deposits was spat into the sea ages ago when the island's volcano erupted. It has since been molded into fanciful shapes by centuries of pounding surf, and it's a magical place to see where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean. The government has added much-needed railings and viewing platforms as well as a collection of colorful, faux chattel houses that double as crafts and food stalls.

    Atlantic coast, outside town of Sadlers, Sandy Bay, St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 5. Eden Brown Estate

    This government-owned mansion, built around 1740, is known as Nevis's haunted house, or haunted ruins. In 1822 a Miss Julia Huggins was to marry a...

    This government-owned mansion, built around 1740, is known as Nevis's haunted house, or haunted ruins. In 1822 a Miss Julia Huggins was to marry a fellow named Maynard. However, come wedding day, the groom and his best man killed each other in a duel. The bride-to-be became a recluse, and the mansion was closed down. Locals claim they can feel the presence of "someone" whenever they go near the eerie old house with its shroud of weeds and wildflowers. Though memorable more for the story than the hike or ruins, it's always open, and it's free.

    East Coast Rd., between Lime Kiln and Mannings, Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Recommended Fodor’s Video

  • 6. Fairview Great House & Botanical Gardens

    Parts of this French colonial greathouse set on more than 2 lush tropical acres date back to 1701, with an impeccably restored interior in period...

    Parts of this French colonial greathouse set on more than 2 lush tropical acres date back to 1701, with an impeccably restored interior in period fashion. Each room is painted in different colors from pomegranate to lemon. Furnishings include a 16-seat mahogany dinner table set with china and silver; docents relate fascinating factoids (chaises were broadened to accommodate petticoats—or "can-can skirts," in local parlance). Cross the cobblestone courtyard to the original kitchen, replete with volcanic stone and brick oven, and bathing room (heated rocks warmed spring water in the tub). The fieldstone cellar now contains the gift shop, offering local pottery, art, and honey harvested on-site at the apiary. You can wander meticulously maintained gardens with interpretive signage, filled with chattering birds and monkeys. They hold occasional rum tastings, cooking classes, or other special events—often by the pool.

    Artist's Level Hill, St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis
    869-465–3141

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $27
  • 7. Fothergills Nevisian Heritage Village

    On the grounds of a former sugar plantation–cotton ginnery, this ambitious, ever-expanding project traces the evolution of Nevisian social history, from the Caribs to the...

    On the grounds of a former sugar plantation–cotton ginnery, this ambitious, ever-expanding project traces the evolution of Nevisian social history, from the Caribs to the present, through vernacular dwellings that re-create living conditions over the centuries. The Carib chief's thatched hut includes actual relics such as weapons, calabash bowls, clay pots, and cassava squeezers. Wattle-and-daub structures reproduce slave quarters; implements on display include coal pots and sea fans (used as sieves). A post-emancipation gingerbread chattel house holds patchwork quilts and flour-bag dresses. There's a typical sharecropper's garden explaining herbal medicinal folklore and blacksmith's shop. Docents are quite earnest and go on at great (mostly fascinating) length. If you're lucky, one of the ladies might have brought in home-baked bread or goat water.

    Fothergills Estate, Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
    869-469–5521

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $4, Closed Sun.; Sat. by appointment only
  • 8. Ft. Ashby

    Overgrown with tropical vegetation, this site overlooks the place where the settlement of Jamestown fell into the sea after a tidal wave hit the coast...

    Overgrown with tropical vegetation, this site overlooks the place where the settlement of Jamestown fell into the sea after a tidal wave hit the coast in 1680. Needless to say, this is a favorite scuba-diving site.

    Main Rd., Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 9. Independence Square

    There are lovely gardens and a fountain on this site of a former slave market at Independence Square. The square is surrounded on three sides...

    There are lovely gardens and a fountain on this site of a former slave market at Independence Square. The square is surrounded on three sides by 18th-century Georgian buildings.

    Off Bank St., St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 10. Independence Square

    Plaza/Square

    There are lovely gardens and a fountain on the site of a former slave market at Independence Square. The square is surrounded on three sides...

    There are lovely gardens and a fountain on the site of a former slave market at Independence Square. The square is surrounded on three sides by 18th-century Georgian buildings.

    Off Bank St., Basseterre, St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 11. Nevis Hot Springs

    The Caribbean's first lodging, the Bath Hotel (built by businessman John Huggins in 1778), was so popular in the 19th century that visitors, who included...

    The Caribbean's first lodging, the Bath Hotel (built by businessman John Huggins in 1778), was so popular in the 19th century that visitors, who included Samuel Taylor Coleridge, traveled months by ship to "take the waters" in the property's hot springs. It suffered extensive hurricane and earthquake damage over the years and long languished in disrepair. Local volunteers have cleaned up the spring and built stone pools and steps to enter the waters, though signs still caution that you bathe at your own risk, especially if you have heart problems. The development houses the Nevis Island Administration offices; there's still talk of adding massage huts, changing rooms, a restaurant, and a culture and history center on the original hotel property.

    Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 12. Newcastle Beach

    This broad swath of soft ecru sand shaded by coconut palms and patrolled by pelicans is near Nisbet Plantation, on the channel between St. Kitts...

    This broad swath of soft ecru sand shaded by coconut palms and patrolled by pelicans is near Nisbet Plantation, on the channel between St. Kitts and Nevis. It's popular with snorkelers, but beware stony sections and occasional strong currents that kick up seaweed and roil the sandy bottom. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: snorkeling.

    Newcastle, Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 13. Old Road

    This site marks the first permanent English settlement in the West Indies, founded in 1624 by Thomas Warner. Take the side road toward the interior...

    This site marks the first permanent English settlement in the West Indies, founded in 1624 by Thomas Warner. Take the side road toward the interior to find some Carib petroglyphs, testimony of even earlier habitation. The largest depicts a female figure on black volcanic rock, presumably a fertility goddess. Less than a mile east of Old Road along Main Road is Bloody Point, where French and British soldiers joined forces in 1629 to repel a mass Carib attack; reputedly so many Caribs were massacred that the stream ran red for three days.

    St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 14. Sand Bank Bay

    A dirt road, nearly impassable after heavy rains, leads to a long mocha crescent on the Atlantic. The shallow coves are protected here, making it...

    A dirt road, nearly impassable after heavy rains, leads to a long mocha crescent on the Atlantic. The shallow coves are protected here, making it ideal for families, and it's usually deserted. Brisk breezes lure the occasional windsurfer, but avoid the rocky far left area because of fierce sudden swells and currents. This exceptionally pretty beach lacks shade; Christophe Harbour has constructed several villas and a beach club (whose upscale Pavilion restaurant is open to the public only for dinner). As you drive southeast along Simmonds Highway, approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Basseterre, look for an unmarked dirt turnoff to the left of the Great Salt Pond. Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; swimming; windsurfing.

    St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 15. St. John's Figtree Church

    Among the records of this church built in 1680 is a tattered, prominently displayed marriage certificate that reads "Horatio Nelson, Esquire, to Frances Nisbet, Widow,...

    Among the records of this church built in 1680 is a tattered, prominently displayed marriage certificate that reads "Horatio Nelson, Esquire, to Frances Nisbet, Widow, on March 11, 1787."

    Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 16. St. Thomas Anglican Church

    The island's oldest church was built in 1643 and has been altered many times over the years. The gravestones in the old churchyard have stories...

    The island's oldest church was built in 1643 and has been altered many times over the years. The gravestones in the old churchyard have stories to tell, and the church itself contains poignant embedded crypts and memorials to Nevis's early settlers. The prospects over the sea are so lovely that this site has become an unexpected if somewhat macabre picnic spot.

    Main Rd., Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 17. White House Bay

    The beach is rocky, but the snorkeling, taking in several reefs surrounding a sunken tugboat, as well as a recently discovered 18th-century British troop ship,...

    The beach is rocky, but the snorkeling, taking in several reefs surrounding a sunken tugboat, as well as a recently discovered 18th-century British troop ship, is superb. It's usually deserted, though the calm water (and stunning scenery) makes it a favorite anchorage of yachties. There is little shade, but also little seaweed. Christophe Harbour's sexy beach bar (open from late afternoon), Salt Plage, anchors one end. A dirt road skirts a hill to the right off Simmonds Highway approximately 2 miles (3 km) after Friar's. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: snorkeling; solitude.

    St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis

No sights Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

There are no results for {{ strDestName }} Sights in the searched map area with the above filters. Please try a different area on the map, or broaden your search with these popular suggestions:

Recommended Fodor’s Video