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The thought of covering two islands in one day might seem daunting, but thanks to the small size of St. Kitts and Nevis and the ferries that run regularly between the two islands, it can be done. Start your day by hiring a taxi at Port Zante, St. Kitts’ cruise ship port in Basseterre. Take in the sights as your driver winds through downtown streets, then make a stop at Romney Manor, a former Carib village site and historic home of Thomas Jefferson’s great-great-great-grandfather.
Continue on past Bloody Point, where St. Kitts’ main Kalinago settlement was located, to the impressive Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, an historic British military fort and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before returning to Basseterre to head over to Nevis, ask your driver to stop at Frigate Bay Beach for a quick swim in the bay’s serene turquoise waters.
Back in Basseterre, hop on one of the hourly ferries to Nevis’ capital of Charlestown, then sit back and enjoy the approximately 45 minute ride. Once you arrive in Charlestown, you should have no trouble hiring a taxi there to give you a tour of this tiny island. But before you do, spend a bit of time walking around in historic Charlestown, a charming town with friendly people and interesting shops. Once you’ve hired a driver, head south to see the island’s famous thermal bath spring. From there, visit the Museum of Nevis History and Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace. Make sure you leave enough time at the end of the day for a stop at Lover’s Beach at the island’s northern end. This secluded, private strip of sand is the best place to unwind after your busy day of sightseeing.