A drive around the windswept, rural northern half of the island is a must. The entire circuit is about 35 miles and can easily fill half a day, especially with an extended stop at the landmark Brimstone Hill Fortress. Beyond here the road narrows, sheep graze on fields of grass and old sugarcane fields run up the hills to Mt Liamuiga, the 3792ft dormant volcano that dominates the interior.
Civilization thins out here, with only a handful of villages clinging to the breezy windward side, punctuated by pretty parish churches and homes tinged with tangerine, turquoise and mint-green facades. Without stopping, the drive should take about an hour and a half.
Alternatively, cover the route aboard the historic St Kitts Scenic Railway.