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[Caribbean Travel] Saint Kitts and Nevis: Basseterre

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Saint Kitts and Nevis is a small island in the Caribbean Sea. An island country consisting of two islands in the Caribbean Sea, Saint Christopher Island and Nevis Island, blessed with nature, it is a tourist attraction with beaches, hot springs, and world heritage sites. It is the smallest member of the British Commonwealth of Nations in North, Central and South America, and the youngest country to be independent. British-style streets are spreading.

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place

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a small island in the Caribbean Sea.

history

The island was first discovered by Columbus in 1493. In the 1600s, English settlement began, followed by French settlement, and war broke out. Later, the central part of Saint Christopher was British, while the northern and southern parts were French. British settlers settled on Nevis, and war broke out again between Britain and France, but Britain eventually took control of the territory.  Saint Kitts and Nevis finally gained independence from Britain in 1983.

climate

Saint Kitts and Nevis has a very warm climate year-round. Belonging to the tropical climate, the island has a hot and humid environment. Temperatures range from 23°C to 33°C throughout the year.

language

English is the official language. Some can also speak French.

security

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a very safe island. The local government also puts a lot of effort into maintaining public order, which keeps the crime rate low.

industry

This island used to be a prosperous agricultural area where sugar was grown well. But now the tourism industry is very strong. It is also known as an island of tax havens, and is also the island where many investors and others migrate.

Race

It is home to the indigenous Arawak and Caribbean tribes, as well as the descendants of slaves from Africa and even the British.

religion

Saint Kitts and Nevis are predominantly Christian.

currency

East Caribbean dollars are used.

Sightseeing Spot 1 : Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

Brimstone Hill National Park is a 30-45 minute drive from the capital Basseterre. It is the site of a fortress built by the British after a scramble between England and France, and is registered as a World Heritage Site.

Sightseeing Spot 2 : Clay Villa Plantation House & Gardens

The island’s beautiful gardens offer regular tours. While learning about the island’s history, nature, and animals, you can tour the collection of artworks in the house and the plants and animals in the garden.

Sightseeing Spot 3 : Cockleshell Beach

On the beach of the capital Basseterre, there are boat rentals and changing rooms, so you can also enjoy marine sports. There is a beach house nearby, making it a convenient place to eat and rest.

Sightseeing Spot 4 : St Kitts Scenic Railway

A sightseeing train that goes around the island. It’s a very slow train, but you can go around St. Christopher Island. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the history through narration.

Sightseeing Spot 5 : Basseterre

The capital, Basseterre, is the largest city. See churches and other remnants of the European colonial era. The Caribbean townscape and culture are mixed, and there is a unique atmosphere.

Sightseeing Spot 6 : Oualie Beach Resort

The resort is located on the southern tip of Nevis Island. It is a very popular resort area and is visited by tourists from all over the world. The resort also has a yacht harbor where you can enjoy marine activities.

Sightseeing Spot 7 : Timothy Hill

It is a beautiful hill where nature spreads out, and it is a scenic spot where you can see this island from a high place. It is also a driving course, and you can run in beautiful nature.

Sightseeing Spot 8 : Port Zante

It is a shopping zone in the port. You can also hear performances by local artists, and it is quite lively in a place with a lot of traffic. There are many restaurants in the vicinity.

Hotel

Basseterre has plenty of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.

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