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St. Kitts & Nevis with Kids

 
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They’re often referred to as “the way the Caribbean used to be.” Life is quiet and unspoiled on this two island nation that's perfect for independent travelers.

Rugged and tropical, both islands are excellent destinations for outdoor lovers. St. Kitts is the larger of the two, spanning 68 square miles. The island covers 23 miles in length and at its widest point five miles across. For its size, St. Kitts offers varying terrains that range from semi-arid to rain forest, from flat to nearly impassable. Most of the population lives on St. Kitts with a large percentage in the capital city of Basseterre (pronounced bos-tear). Modern life and ancient history live hand-in-hand as the island is sprinkled with historic sites that date back both to pre-history and to the days of colonization.

The most noticeable feature of St. Kitts is Mount Liamuiga (pronounced Lee-a-mweega), usually fringed with a ring of clouds. This dormant volcano, elevation 3,792 feet, is home of the island’s tropical rain forest and an excellent destination for eco-travelers. Guided tours take visitors to the far reaches of the forest for a look at this ecosystem.

Just two miles away from St. Kitts lies the tiny island of Nevis (pronounced NEE-vis), covering a total of 36 square miles. Columbus first named this island because of the ever-present cloud that circled Mount Nevis, giving it almost a snow-capped look. Today the cloud still lingers over the mountain peak. Home to only 9,000 residents, this country cousin has a charming atmosphere all its own, plus a good share of plantation houses where guests can enjoy a look back at Caribbean history.

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