St. Kitts and Nevis

Dramatic natural beauty and a long history of colonial British rule define St. Kitts and its sister island Nevis, which together form a two-island country. Following centuries of British and French rule and sugar-based agriculture, the two islands now offer two different vacation experiences in one package. 

The showpieces of the islands are undoubtedly its mountains, which are carpeted in lush greenery that betrays their past as fiery volcanoes. St. Kitts, the bigger and more developed of the two islands, is home to the bustling capital of Basseterre as well as charming historic plantations and the mighty Brimstone Hill Fortress. 

Nevis, a short ferry ride away from its sister island, is a haven from the stresses of everyday life. You can circumnavigate the entire island by car in about two hours.