Four Reasons to Visit St Kitts in 2019
St Kitts is an ideal year-round destination that ticks all the boxes. For those seeking sun, adventure, culture, wellness or a relaxing break, St Kitts will provide all of this in an authentic and inspiring setting. Here are four reasons why you should visit St Kitts in 2019.
Visit St Kitts Music Festival
The 23rd St Kitts Music Festival, held every June, features international, regional and local talent showcasing a broad range of musical genres. The eclectic mix of Reggae, Pop, R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music makes it a truly unique event. This year’s headliners include Smokey Robinson, Buju Banton, Ella Mai, and French Montana. The music festival will take place from 26 – 30 June 2019; with tickets available here.
Discover Kittitian cuisine
St Kitts has a vibrant and diverse dining culture, so whether you prefer to dine at a no-frills beach shack serving fresh seafood, or a fine dining restaurant serving sophisticated dishes, there is something for everyone.
Hot spots along Frigate Bay beach include Mr X’s Shiggidy Shack Beach Bar and Vibes Beach Bar and Grill, for something a little more special, check out The Pavillion or Serendipity. The most unique offering is the Farm to Table dinner at Belle Month Farm. Regardless of where you choose to dine, be sure to try the St. Kitts national dish – stewed saltfish with coconut dumplings and spicy plantains.
Uncover the history of the island
While the island’s original inhabitants were Arawak and Carib Indians from South America, the British colonised St. Kitts in 1624, soon becoming what they called England’s “Mother Colony”. Powers have exchanged hands a number of times since, and in 1690 the Brimstone Hill Fortress was built to protect the British from French invasion. Since 1990, Brimstone Hill has been a UNESCO World Heritage site, so if you’re a history buff, this is not to be missed.
Test your physical limits
St Kitts is a stunning place to be explored and enjoyed – discover the island and its surroundings with walks along the beach, a hike up Mount Liamuiga, or reef and cave diving. If you are after more of a challenge, sign up for the annual Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim on 31 March 2019, which has become the must-do open water event in the Caribbean.
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