St. Kitt's was a wonderful and relaxing place to visit!
Most people I talked to had never heard of the island, but it's actually the first to be discovered by Christopher Columbus, in case you wanted a little history fact
Here are some ideas of what to do once you arrive, which are all from a handy power point that the condo owner had for us! & a video of our trip :)
This was a little bar/restaurant on "the strip"
They had awesome rum punch, topped with nutmeg - which is very common here and I wish they did this everywhere!
I had the jerk ribs and shrimp and they were both awesome.
Very very casual - as are all restaurants along the strip. We sat at a picnic table right along the water.
Sunset Cafe at Timothy Beach
Also on the strip - I recommend this place for breakfast. The coconut pancakes were really good and the bacon was prime. We sat underneath the roof to avoid the sun, which is very strong in St. Kitts.
This is considered a can't miss, according to many people. I didn't have the chance to go on our trip, due to our schedule, but people love this little spot! Nothing fancy on the menu but you get mountains of food.
Ship Wreck Bar and Grill
This place had live music, tons and tons of monkeys, and a great atmosphere!
Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack
If you're on the island, you'll be asked a million times if you're going to this place for Thursday!
It had great jerk chicken and a fire dancer! It was a can't miss spot for sure :)
This is one of the more upscale places we went to for our trip. This is one place where I'd dress up a bit more! The atmosphere was really lovely and relaxing, with great views. It's a bit pricey but good food. Be ready for a very leisurely pace, they don't rush things at this restaurant.
This is St. Kitts' equivalent to Starbucks.
We went here most mornings to get our iced coffee and bagel sandwich fix!
They were often out of ingredients to make their menu items, which we found odd. But hey, I never had a problem finding an alternative and I need my coffee! :)
The Lion Rock at Cockleshell Bay
This was by far my favorite beach spot.
Very authentic and nothing fancy, but you get right up to the water, it's not crowded, and they have awesome prices. Try the rum punch and watch some people play dominos! The food was also abundant and delicious and I got a complimentary aloe rub, haha.
If an upscale beach setting is more your thing, try this place!
Very beautiful with an extensive wine list. Very nice beach chairs and umbrellas. We didn't personally go here, but were told it can be crowded so get there early.
Things to do
Excursions through The Marriott
We set up two different activities through The Marriott, which I'd recommend doing since they make it so easy! We didn't stay at the Marriott, but they were a short walk for us and very helpful.
Full day catamaran tour: This is a must in my opinion!
It was from 9-5 and we got unlimited drinks, went snorkeling, had a delicious lunch, got to see Nevis and lay on the beach there, and had a wonderful ride home and got to see whales! This actually saved us money for the day - it was such a bargain! The rum punch and Carib made it well worth it!
Zip lining: We opted for the half-day zip line, which ended up being a bit of a disappointment. Keep in mind they count your first "practice" line as an actual line! Still had a nice time but I think I'd say do the full-day tour or just don't bother and go zip lining on a different tropical vacation!
Scenic Railway Tour: It's a bit expensive - $90 per person. This did sound really great though and I wish we had the time to do it! Plan ahead because cruisers like to do this.
- Pack wayyyyyy to much sunscreen. Once you're here, they know you don't have a choice and it's insanely pricey. $18 USD for 8 ounces of No-Ad. I mean it's legit insane.
- Pack hats. The UV index has this place off the charts for sun strength. I got burned on my scalp and had to quickly buy a hat to protect myself. This has never really happened to me anywhere else I've been!
- Enjoy! This place is so relaxing. Kick back and enjoy yourself and eat lots of ribs for me! ;)