Thursday, August 13, 2020

St Kitts & Nevin (NEE-viss)

Dr Kennedy A Simmons Highway, Saint Kitts & Nevis
Photo Credit: Katelyn Comer 

  • In 1713, was fully taken over by the British (St Kitts).
  • Begun 1910, the St Kitts Scenic Railway was constructed for the sugar industry, today used as a scenic tour.
  • In 1929, Nevis had their first air-mail delivery.
  • In 1983, became one independent nation, but each operates its own internal affairs.

Fun Facts
  • The Islands economy is agriculture, light manufacturing, and tourism.
  • During the 19th Century, Nevis is known as "Spa of the Caribbean".
  • Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. Secretary of Treasury (Nevis), also where he met his wife, a young widow of a sugarcane plantation owner.
  • French Settlers brought green African monkeys, which have multiplied outnumbering the human population.
  • St. Kitts' was originally named, Liamuiga (means fertile soil) by the Kallinago Indians.
  • Nearly 400 shipwrecks surround St. Kitts and Nevis.

Good to Know
  • Taste the island and treat yourself to a CSR & Ting (Cane Spirit Rothschild with local grapefruit). A liquor produced from the remains of sugarcane production roots stemming from South Africa.
  • You may enjoy reading: A History of St Kitts (written by Vincent K Hubbard)
  • Movie to inspire your travel, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1995).
  • Of the two islands, Nevis has better beaches.
  • It's illegal to wear camouflage clothing!
Hurricane Season is June - November; while suggested being outside of the "Hurricane Belt" it was hit by Hurricane Olga in 2007. 
  • Coolest Season: January - February
  • Humid & Hottest: June - October
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: May - June
Why visit St Kitts?
"Sugar City"
Travelers seeking a tropical destination for bird watching, golf, diving, fishing, hiking, history, lush tropical greenery, rain forest, shopping, spa, uncrowded beaches, volcanic landscape, water sports and zip lining.

Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Berkeley Memorial, Bloody Point, Brimstone Hill, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Independence Square, Milliken Estate, Romney Manor, The Cotton Ginnery and The War Memorial.
Museums: International House Museum and Edgar Challenger Library and National Museum.
Popular Attractions: Ballast Bay, Basseterre, Carib Breweries, Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception, Christophe Harbour Marina, Fairview Great House & Botanical Gardens, Frigate Bay, Half Way Tree, Mt Liamuiga, Pelican Mall, Royal Beach Casino, St. George's Anglican Church, St. Kitts Scenic Railway, The Strip and White House Bay.
Special Events: Booby Island Regatta & Sailing Festival (Late April - Early May, Whitmonday (Spring), Carnival (June), Queen's Birthday (Mid June), Independence Week (Mid September), St Kitts Music Festival and Boxing Day (December 26).

Why visit Nevin?
"Queen of the Caribees"
The traveler seeking a quieter island destination to enjoy bird watching, golf, diving, fishing, hiking, history, lush tropical greenery, rain forest, shopping, spa, uncrowded beaches, volcanic landscape, water sports, and zip lining.

Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Alexander Hamilton House andChristena Memorial Plaque.
Museums: Horatio Nelson Museum and Museum of Nevis History.
Popular Attractions: Cottle Church, Gallipot Tamarind Bay, Montravers Estate
Nelson's Spring, Nevis Beekeepers Cooperative, Nevisian Heritage Village, Pinney's Beach, St. George’s Anglican Church, St James Winward Church,
St John's Fig Tree Church, St Paul's Anglican Church and St Thomas' Lowland Church.
Special Events: Booby Island Regatta & Sailing Festival (Late April - Early May), Whitmonday (Spring), Culturama (End of June - Early August), Queen's Birthday (Mid June), Independence Week (Mid September), Gingerama (December) and Boxing Day (December 26).

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