Itineraries for Island Lovers and Explorers

St. Kitts is the destination of a lifetime; you could spend years uncovering its secrets, limin' all the while. But even if you only have a day, you can still see our island's highlights. Our selection of itineraries can help you make the most of your stay in paradise. And leave some time to lime: Check out our list of hot spots and kick back like a Kittitian.

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24 Hours Itinerary

While you could spend all day lulling on St. Kitts’ golden beaches, there’s much, much more to do in this tropical paradise. This one-day itinerary, ideal for cruise ship passengers disembarking at Basseterre, takes in the island’s historic sights and scenic landscapes. Rent a car or hire a taxi and discover some of the best Caribbean vacation spots, with a few breaks for farm-to-table Caribbean cuisine.

Breakfast with Island Flavors

Kick start your day with a traditional Kittitian Breakfast salted codfish and Johnny cakes at The Verandah. The Ocean Terrace Inn’s new restaurant featuring seating indoors and on a breezy wrap-around terrace with panoramic views of Basseterre Bay.

Explore the Capital City

Filled with gingerbread-trimmed pastel cottages, Basseterre is a friendly, laid-back town ideal for a morning stroll. Be sure to stop by St. George’s Anglican Church, Independence Square, and the National Museum.

Coastal Drive

Amble along to Old Road Town before hitting the coastal road to Wingfield Estate and Romney Manor. What comes next is up to you: explore the ruins of a 17th-century sugar mill; stroll through a colorful garden; or shop artisinal fabrics at Caribelle Batik. Looking for an adrenaline rush? Zipline above, hike within, or drive through our rainforest on an ATV.

Visit a Mighty Fortress

Continue west along the coastal road through picturesque villages. You can’t miss the towering bulk of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park along the way, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating from the 1690s, it provides an important look into the island’s colonial past. Be sure to pick up an audio guide and map at the entrance.

The Story Behind "Amazing Grace"

Learn how ship captain John Newton came to write the beloved folk song “Amazing Grace”—and how it relates to St. Kitts—at the Amazing Grace Experience at Sandy Point.

Dine in Dieppe Bay


Trek across the foothills of Mount Liamuiga, and venture off the beaten path to eat lunch in Dieppe Bay. Seafood is this town's specialty: Whether you crack into a lobster at Reef Bar and Grill or dig into a grilled wahoo sandwich at Arthur's, you'll leave satisfied, ready for the next leg of your journey.

Be a Beach Bum

Be apart of the beach action of South Frigate Bay Beach. Splash in the surf, go for a sunset stroll along the one-mile stretch of white sand or follow the sound of Carribbean rhythm to the many island bars that serve drinks, food, craft, and trinkets. 

Fine Dining with a View

Sit down to a helping of Caribbean bouillabaisse at Serendipity, and enjoy a dinner paired with breathtaking views of Basseterre Bay. Alternatively, you can head to Frigate Bay — its restaurants and bars make for a lively night.

Bar Hopping Along The Strip

Enjoy rum punch and dance the night away to a live DJ or band at the many buzzing, spirited beachside bars along The Strip in Frigate Bay.

 

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3 Days Itinerary

Three days is the perfect amount of time to sample everything St. Kitts has to offer—history, gorgeous scenery, scenic train rides, duty-free shopping, some of the best beaches in the world, and plenty of lounging opportunities. You’ll need to rent a car or hire a taxi for this itinerary, which assumes you’re based in Basseterre. Be sure to toss the snorkeling gear into the trunk.

Kittitian Flavors Kick Start Your Morning!

Savor a traditional English breakfast or a traditional Kittitian Breakfast salted codfish and Johnny cakes at the Verandah, the new restaurant at Ocean Terrace Inn. Score a seat on the wrap-around terrace for panoramic views of Basseterre Bay.

A Stroll Through the Capital City

Filled with gingerbread-trimmed pastel cottages, Basseterre is a friendly, laid-back town ideal for a morning stroll. Be sure to stop by St. George’s Anglican Church, Independence Square, and the National Museum and the Rosie Cameron Art Gallery.

Brimstone Hill Fortress

Continue west along the coastal road through picturesque villages dotting the rumpled green, palm-tree-shaded landscape. You can’t miss the towering bulk of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park along the way, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating from the 1690s, it provides an important look into the island’s colonial past. Be sure to pick up an audio guide and map at the entrance.

Orchid Delight

Admire orchids of every stripe and color at St. Kitts Eco Park, a fascinating agro-tourism demonstration farm. Then scale the watchtower for stunning views out over the sparkling Caribbean Sea.

Authentic Fare

Continue driving along the coast, around the island’s northern end, stopping for picture-taking or a quick snorkel at a secluded beach. Stop for a home-cooked lunch at one of the seemingly nondescript shacks. Locals very likely will point you to Cooper’s Bar/Glenda’s Place in Dieppe Bay Town, where a blackboard advertises daily specials—conch water (soup), BBQ ribs, fried local fish, stewed mutton … not to mention the Caribbean-flavored sides.

Sunset Rejuvenation

Round out a busy day with a beachfront natural aloe rub as the red sun drops into the sea and the sky turns tangerine orange and magenta before your eyes.

Beach BBQ

Bring your first day to a close with a beachfront barbecue at Sprat Net. Live music intermingles with the sound of crashing waves every Wednesday and Friday; head for the water, find yourself a seat, and tuck into a plate of fresh-caught, fresh-grilled lobster.

Riding the Rails

Hop aboard the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, a narrow-gauge train that once transported sugarcane on the island. As you make a four-hour circuit around the island, admiring stunning views around every turn, the conductor relates stories about the island’s sugarcane history, local folklore, and island geography.

Splash in the Surf

A string of beaches sprinkles the southeast peninsula, with Cockleshell Beach being one of the most popular. Spend a leisurely afternoon body surfing, lying out on the sugar-white sand, and enjoying local food from one of the rustic beach bars.

Sunset Cocktails at Salt Plage

 

Toast a successful day with a cocktail at SALT Plage. Depending on the day, you could be in for something special: Salsa Sundays, Jam Thursdays, live entertainment on Fridays, and full moon parties make this one of Christophe Harbour's most festive spots.

Dinner for Two

 

Round out your evening with a romantic dinner on the island's Southeast Peninsula. Spice Mill is a great choice for those looking for a fresh, multiethnic experience. Craving sushi? Stop by Carambola Beach Club on Fridays — their all-you-can-eat buffet comes paired with complimentary rum punch and sake shots.

Rein It In

Saddle up for a canter along the beach or through lush, tropical rain forest and sugarcane fields. Visit Trinity Inn Stables or have Pereira Tours organize a tour for you.

Lunch in the Middle of Things

Downtown Basseterre is a prime location for local fare. Treat yourself to a nice lunch: Serendipity offers the Caribbean's best bouillabaise; Boozies is a Kittitian favorite; and El Fredo's conch chowder is an island classic.

Shopping Heaven

Poke into Basseterre’s charming shops on a stroll around town, the perfect place to find souvenirs for friends and family back home. And don’t forget to visit Port Zante with its wealth of duty-free shopping and the Amina Craft Market, showcasing a variety of pottery, accessories and paintings by local artisans.

Dinner with an International Touch

Basseterre and Frigate Bay have a bevy of international restaurants—whether you’re in the mood for Italian, French, Japanese, Indian, or Asian, you’re in luck.

Party Time

Friday nights are for The Strip. Drink rum punch, make new friends, and dance into the morning at any of Frigate Bay's buzzing beach bars.

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4 Days Family Itinerary

Four days is the ideal getaway to pack in plenty of family fun. Explore the rainforests and experience the island’s natural beauty aboard the Scenic Railway Train. Enjoy plenty of laid-back beach time, a chance to snorkel the reefs, and even time for Dad to get some fishing in.

Wake up on St. Kitts

Wake up early to a Caribbean-flavored breakfast at your hotel.

 

Zip-line the Rainforest

Prepare yourself — it's time to venture into the rainforest. This expanding jungle is home to a slew of family-friendly activities, from canopy ziplines and ATV tours to brisk hikes down the Wingfield-Phillips Nature Trail.

Explore Brimstone Hill

Visit the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, offering a magnificent vantage of St. Kitts, and a fascinating historical site to explore.

Seaside Escape

Head to South Friar Beach, and spend a couple of hours sunbathing along turquoise waters. When your appetite strikes, make for the Carambola Beach Club: Steps from the Caribbean Sea, this acclaimed restaurant hosts weekend and themed events — and serves some good food to boot.

Kittitian Cocktail Hour

Nothing's better than a sunset cocktail; South Friars Bay is the best place to indulge. Pop into Shipwreck Beach Bar, order your favorite drink, and soak in the relaxing vibe.

Authentic Caribbean Cuisine

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at one of our fine dining establishments such as Marshalls in Frigate Bay. Serving Caribbean cuisine with oceanviews overlooking neighboring Nevis, it will not disappoint for your first dinner on island.

Breakfast in Basseterre

Get an early start, and fuel up with fresh coffee and pastries. Grab a light breakfast at The Mill in Frigate Bay before stocking up on sunscreen, waterproof cameras, and other necessities for your impending voyage.

Snorkel World-Class Reefs

Embark on an exciting catamaran sail and explore St. Kitts finest snorkeling sites. Enjoy a buffet lunch onboard, prepared by a friendly local crew.

Visit a Volcanic Beach

Head to your hotel and relax or go beach fishing at the black sand beach of Dieppe Bay. This exotic beach is protected by a reef also offering great bathing and snorkeling.

Bonfire on the Beach

Go early and enjoy a lively family-friendly beach bonfire at Mr X’s Shiggidy Shack Bar & Grill along The Strip at Frigate Bay. There’s fire dancing on Thursdays and live music on Friday nights.

Ride the Sugar Train

St. Kitts Scenic Railway Tour is a unique way to see the island and its friendly Kittitians. A great experience for older kids to learn about the island on a scenic meander along the coastline.

Lunch on the Circus

Walk through historic Downtown Basseterre and pick a lunch spot near the Circus. We recommend Boozies — they're great for curry chicken, macaroni pie, and a local beer.

Get Your Beach Time Bliss

Enjoy quality beach time on the quiet and secluded Cockleshell Bay. Watch the sunset over cocktails at a beach bar and enjoy fresh seafood and authentic local flavors, whether you’re in the mood for a reggae style beach barbecue or fine dining.

Learn the Art of Batik

Watch Batik being made at Caribelle Batik on the beautifully landscaped Romney Manor. Shop for a unique hand-dyed artwork and take a short lesson to try your hand at this one-of-a-kind process.

Retail Therapy

Stroll around the historic capital while shopping for souvenirs in downtown Basseterre and don’t forget to venture to Port Zante for duty-free shopping. 

Lunch with a View

Lunch on the breezy Verandah at Lemon Grass in Basseterre.

Until We See You Again

Steal a final glimpse of St. Kitts' beguiling beauty, bid new friends a fond farewell and keep the smiling faces you encountered on your heart as you head to the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) to depart the island. Travel safely, until we see you again!   

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7 Days Itinerary

If you’re fortunate enough to have a week on St. Kitts, you’ll be able to delve deeper into the island paradise’s offerings, including a trip through a tropical rainforest and a visit to our sister island of Nevis. You’ll need to rent a car or engage the services of one of our knowledgeable Taxi Operators for this itinerary, which assumes you’re based in Basseterre or on the outskirts. Be sure to throw your snorkeling gear into the trunk.

Capital City Stroll

Filled with gingerbread-trimmed pastel cottages, Basseterre is a friendly, laid-back town ideal for a morning stroll. Be sure to stop by St. George’s Anglican Church, Independence Square, and the National Museum and the Rosie Cameron Art Gallery.

 

Coastal Drive

Amble along the southern coast to Old Road Town, the first British settlement in the Caribbean. Just inland await the 17th-century ruins of a sugar mill at the historic Wingfield Estate (if you have extra time, go ziplining through the luxuriant rain forest here); the flower-filled gardens of Romney Manor; and the Caribelle Batik Store, where artisans hand-print fabrics using 2,500-year-old techniques from Indonesia.  

 

Brimstone Hill Fortress

 

Continue west along the coastal road through picturesque villages dotting the rumpled green, palm-tree-shaded landscape. You can’t miss the towering bulk of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park along the way, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating from the 1690s, it provides an important look into the island’s colonial past. Be sure to pick up an audio guide and map at the entrance.

 

Orchid Delight

Admire orchids of every stripe and color at St. Kitts Eco Park, a fascinating agro-tourism demonstration farm. Then scale the watchtower for stunning views out over the sparkling Caribbean Sea.

 

Local Fare

Continue driving along the coast, around the island’s northern end, pausing for picture-taking or a quick snorkel at a secluded beach. Stop at one of the local huts for a home-cooked, local lunch.

 

Sunset Spa

Round out a busy day with a relaxing massage at one of our relaxing spas. Soothing bamboo treatments are an island specialty.

 

Beach BBQ

There's nothing like a lobster dinner grilled by the water; taste for yourself at a beach barbecue. Old Road Town's Sprat Net and Mr. X's in Frigate Bay are a couple of local favorites: If you stop by the Shiggidy Shack on Thursdays, you'll be treated to live island music.

Summit Time

Have you ever summited a dormant volcano? Today's your chance. Link up with O'Neil's Rainforest Tours or Greg Safaris, lace up your boots, and start your hike through a misty cloud forest. Reaching Mount Liamuiga's crater may be tough, but those panoramic views make it worthwhile.

Be a Beach Bum

Soothe your sore muscles, and take a refreshing dip in the blue waters off Cockleshell Beach. After drying off, think about getting some food: Delicious meals and flavorful cocktails can be found at Reggae Beach Bar & Grill, Spice Mill Restaurant, and Shipwreck Bar.

Zip-line the Rainforest

Head to Wingfield Estate to experience our lush tropical rainforests from a thrilling new perspective. With Sky Safari Tours you’ll ride in a comfortable harness reaching speeds of up to 80 km an hour on 5 cable lines as you race atop St. Kitts’ spectacular rainforest.

 

Taste what's local

After a busy morning of ziplining and exploring Wingfield Estate, drop by the new Railway Bar & Grill on nearby Wingfield Road for a delicious local lunch amid lush tropical landscaping and charming private dining pavilions.

Sun-Kissed Beach Time

Enjoy a sun-kissed afternoon enjoying sunbathing, snorkeling or flyboarding on one of the popular beaches of South Friar’s, South Frigate or Cockleshell Beach.

Sister Island

Depart on a day trip to Nevis, our sister island via ferry. A tapestry of vivid green landscape, blue skies, and long, empty beaches, Nevis has an addictive slow pace of life that will entice you to slow down and relax. Spend the morning exploring the island’s proud history on the Heritage Trail by foot, car or bike; you’ll take in historic churches, picturesque sugar plantations, and plenty of goats and donkeys. Elegant Montpelier Plantation, with a 300-year-old sugar mill, is where British Naval hero Horatio Nelson married Frances Nisbet in 1787. Then find a spot on one of its glorious beaches to while away the afternoon. Pinney’s Beach is a local favourite, with its golden sands and turquoise surf; if you’re hungry (or thirsty), head to Sunshine’s beach bar (order the Sunshine Salad, “made with love,” and/or the Killer Bee cocktail).

The Freshest Sushi You've Ever Had

Sample fresh sushi, prepared with locally-caught fish, at the Carambola Beach Club. Interested in an all-you-can eat buffet, complimentary rum punch, and shots of sake? Show up on a Friday and dig in.

 

Life's a Catamaran

Enjoy an all-day sail and snorkel aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran. The tour includes snorkeling in a secluded cove teeming with rainbow fish, a buffet lunch, and a fully stocked bar.

 

Around-the-World Dinner

Keep it easy tonight—but no less scrumptious—at one of the island’s upmarket international restaurants. Feel like Italian, French, Japanese, Indian, or Asian? You’re in luck.

Dolphin Time

Swim with dolphins and feel their love in a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Discovery Cove. 

 

Lunch on the Street

Eat like a local, and pick from a number of vendors at Basseterre's Food Court: Bird Rock, Camps, and Port Zante serve up delightful island staples, including johnnycakes, saltfish, and goat water — a spicy goat and breadfruit stew.

Shopping Spree

Enjoy duty-free shopping at Port Zante, the cruise ship terminal just a few blocks from downtown Basseterre. Or seek out Amina Craft Market, where dozens of artisans purvey local handicrafts, the perfect place to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family back home.

 

Farewell Dinner

Say goodbye the best way we know how — with a hearty meal. Savor Kittitian cooking, served with a side of stunning views, at SALT Plage. Afterwards, head to The Strip for an all-night party and make the most of your last night in paradise.

Depart St. Kitts in Style

Checkout of your hotel and say farewell to lovely St. Kitts … until we meet again! And one last bit of advice: Choose the fly in/out option through KayanJet; you’ll agree flying has never been so easy.

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