Water Activities in St. KittsSt. Kitts Beaches and Snorkeling
St. Kitts best beaches for swimming and snorkeling are located on the islands Southeast Peninsula. They include Banana Bay, Pump Bay, and White House Bay. Another excellent beach, Turtle Beach, is the home of the Turtle Beach Bar & Grill, a beachfront venue with boat and fishing charters, snorkeling rentals, free beach chairs, ocean kayaks, and free beach chairs. The islands green vervet monkeys, usually shy, happily interact with visitors here, especially those offering food.
Frigate Bay on the peninsula has several good beaches, located near some of the islands larger hotels. Dieppe Bay on the islands north shore, adjacent to the Golden Lemon Inn, is also good for snorkeling.
St. Kitts Boating
St. Kitts has several tour companies that provide enjoyable outings on the sea. Leeward Islands Charters offers day-trips on a 78-foot catamarans with an open bar, beach barbecue, and snorkeling stops.
Blue Water Safaris Ltd. also specializes in catamaran cruises, including lunch cruises to the neighboring island of Nevis, sunset and moonlight excursions, dinner cruises, and private group charters.
A third option is Banana Boat Tours, which offers snorkeling and deep sea fishing expeditions, sunset cruises, and private charters, all on a bright yellow 34-foot rigid inflatable banana boat.
Land Activities in St. KittsSt. Kitts Island Tours
Oliver Spencer of Periwinkle Tours leads personalized guided tours into the rainforest. The President of the St. Kitts Horticultural Society, he points out many of the forests 300 varieties of ferns, orchids, and other plants. Mr. Spencer also offers bird watching and historical tours as well as deep sea fishing expedition with local fishermen.
Gregs Safaris offers a half-day rainforest safari with moderate hiking, a half-day Jeep safari that travels through the mountains and to the plantation great houses, and a full-day volcano safari with vigorous hiking, all with lunch included.
Tropical Tours offers activities on land and sea, including sightseeing tours, rainforest adventures, charter boat rentals and cruises.
St. Kitts Golf and Casino
The 35,000-square-foot Royal Beach Casino, adjacent to the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, is the Caribbeans largest casino. It offers a full complement of tables games and contains more than 400 slot machines.
Golfers can play the 18-hole par 71 Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, one of the Caribbeans best conditioned and most scenic courses. Thanks to its layout, redesigned by Canadian Thomas McBroom, golfers can play two full holes on the Caribbean Sea and three complete holes on the Atlantic Ocean.