St. Kitts and Nevis islands are visited by many for family relax, wedding ceremonies or romantic honeymoons. But these two beautiful Caribbean islands should be also chosen as adventure destinations.
For my Adventure and spa project I found the best spots for you to get some adrenaline rush.
The best adventure on St. Kitts and Nevis islands:
Wingfield Estate offers different kinds of zip lines. Unfortunately we only did the two shortest ones – 180 ft long Monkey Trainer and the 500 ft long River Rocker. There is also 900 ft long Brimstone Blast, 1000 ft long Mango Tango and the scary 1350 ft long The Boss which is 250 ft above the valley floor.
Each time I’ve done zip line, it is so unique which is one of the reasons why I love it to much. This zip line was way lower than the one I did next to El Chiflon waterfall and also it look less time and no hiking for us comparing to zip line in Los Cabos.
ready to zip line
ready steady go
enjoying zip line
The so cold sugar train, or also the the last Railway in the West Indies is a kind of mild adventure, more of a relaxed one. It is said to be one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. Originally built between 1912 and 1926 to transport sugar cane from the fields to Basseterre to sugar mills. Nowadays the railway is used for tourists to show them the beauty of St. Kitts, the views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean sea as well as the view of the surrounding islands.
With butterflies flying around you, birds singing and a lot of vegetation, the train will take you through the ”ghuts” (little canyons), and crossing a few bridges you will be able to see the little towns on the Kittitian coast.
On the way we saw some abandoned chimneys and windmills in ruins. Locals were all waving at us, even kids from the school yards.
The tour can be also done finishing with a catamaran trip that starts in La Velle Station – the Scenic railway stop.
the sugar train St. Kitts nowadays
Scenic Railway through the nature
We did a pretty cool rain forest adventure with Greg’s safaris – first the open 4×4 Land Rover took us 13 km from Basseterre to Phillips Village hill farmers gardens and then we did a moderate hike through the rain forest there. We could see 50 different varieties of mangroves, plants used for different reasons on a daily basis on the island, avocados, sweet potatoes, carrots; also plants such as bleeding hearts, bamboo, cocoa and banana trees or beautifully colored elephant ears.
It was so interesting to listen to our guide giving us so much information about every single plan. What an expert he was. Shame the creek where usually the tourists can cool themselves during the hike was all dry. At the end of the hike once we got back to the 4×4 car, we were served fresh coconut, oranges and traditional sweet cakes. Yummy!
Greg’s safaris 4×4
carved walking stick
our Greg’s safaris guide
found bleeding hearts
a banana tree
hiking the Phillips mountain
a dry creek where you can usually swim
obsessed with spider nets
trekking around bamboo trees
beautifully carved wooden walking stick
traditional snacks after Greg’s safaris adventure
4. Snuba diving on St. Kitts with Kantours
It was my first snuba diving ever and to be honest I was a bit scared and as usual had problems with my ears (cannot wait to get rid of them soon now on raw vegan diet.) Anyway, it was still the deepest I ever swam as our guide was very patient with me. If you are scared of the real scuba diving or for whatever reason you don’t want to do it but see the amazing underwater world, I highly recommend trying snuba diving instead. Read the whole story of my snuba diving on St. Kitts here.
snuba diving on St. Kitts
checking out something from close
ATV are so fun! I love them but as I am scared of driving myself since I had an accident a few years ago, I was so happy we were having someone to drive us around who even knew the best places on Nevis to show us.
First, we visited the St. Thomas church I knew already but we were pointed out at one of the tombs where instead of Peace it was written Pecae. Well, it’s human nature to make mistakes. Then we stopped at one of the sugar mill ruins to have a drink (they come included – try the traditional Ting drink) and drove through the forest with monkeys jumping all around us. We also stopped at the beautiful Hermitage Great House from 1670 and the Gold Rock Inn which is an old sugar mill factory rebuilt as a hotel. Stunning gardens around, big clean swimming pool and the ruins combined with red doors, windows and seats are a must see when on Nevis.
After all the luxury the guide took us through the poor villages to see the difference. A bunch of sweet local kids were waving at us and so shy to chat when we pulled over to take photos of them.
Funky Monkey ATV Nevis
St. Thomas church cemetery
Pecae instead of peace was pointed out to us
sugar mill ruins
Hermitage Great House from 1670
the famous tree in Golden Rock Inn
Golden Rock Inn outdoor terrace
Golden Rock Inn swimming pool
happy poor Nevisian kids
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My adventure on St. Kitts and Nevis islands was a press trip organized by the St. Kitts Tourist Board and Nevis Tourism in the collaboration with local agencies, restaurants and hotels. All the opinions in this article are my own as usual.
*** It took me 4 hours to write this post.