Best for… a heart-stirring honeymoon
Why here? Because who doesn’t fancy a bit of serenity and relaxation after the whirl of the big day? At just 18 miles long and five miles wide, St Kitts is a pint-sized paradise, practically made for honeymooners. Celebrate your first days of married life with lazy strolls along the beach, leisurely paddling in the blue waters and a rum cocktail or two. Cheers!
Don’t miss… going barefoot. There are colourful reef dives to explore, and over a quarter of St Kitts is a National Park with a lush rainforest is so well protected it’s actually growing in size.
Memorable moment: There are so many unique experiences here, including the Caribbean’s longest zipline run by Sky Safari, which whizzes through the verdant rainforest. More sedate but just as much fun is a ride on the Scenic Railway, built with open-sided top decks. It was made for the sugar trade in the early 20th century and you can ride its 18 miles accompanied by the train’s choir and freshly made rum punch.
Where to stay: Prepare to lime (the local word for ‘chill’) at the Montpelier Plantation & Beach. Once an 18th century sugar plantation, Lord Nelson was married here – no doubt enjoying the private beach (now with Montpelier beach club) just as much as present day guests. With only 19 rooms set in 60 acres of tropical gardens, this is one of the finest small luxury hotels in the Caribbean.
Make magic happen in St Kitts