Top Choice Beach in Southeast Peninsula

South Friar’s Bay

There's excellent tanning and snorkeling along this lovely beach backed by palm trees and sea grapes and bookended by two restaurants: the snazzy Carambola and the funky Shipwreck Bar & Grill.
Top Choice Fort in Northern St Kitts

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

St Kitts’ historical highlight became a Unesco World Heritage site in 1999 for being an exceptionally well-preserved example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture. Far larger than it looks from below, this…
Museum in Basseterre

National Museum

This modest museum is a good place to start your explorations of St Kitts. Displays deal with colonial and sugar history, the road to independence and local lifestyle and traditions. It’s housed in the 1894 Treasury…
Church in Basseterre

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

This hulking gray-stone house of worship has a barrel-vaulted wooden ceiling evoking a ship’s hull. Sunlight filters through elaborate stained-glass windows above an altar made of multihued marble.
Stadium in Basseterre

Warner Park Stadium

Basseterre’s cricket and football stadium was financed with Taiwanese money and served as one of the match sites during the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Stop by to find out if any matches are scheduled.
Historic Building in Northern St Kitts

Romney Manor

This 17th-century sugar estate with its fecund gardens once belonged to the great-great-great-grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. Since 1964 it has been the home of Caribelle Batik, which sells handmade batik wraps, dr…
Square in Basseterre


The focus of town is the Circus, a roundabout inspired by London’s Piccadilly Circus. Anchored by a green clock tower, the Victorian-style Berkeley Memorial Clock, it is surrounded by quaint buildings housing shops …
Square in Basseterre

Independence Square

Locals ‘lime’ and exchange gossip on this grassy patch anchored by a waterless fountain. Once called Pall Mall Sq, it was used in the 1790s for slave auctions and is flanked by 18th-century Georgian buildings and th…
Church in Basseterre

St George’s Anglican Church

In a small park behind a fence, this church has a stormy history. French Jesuits built the first one in 1670, but it was destroyed and rebuilt three times, the last time in 1869. The cemetery has some fancy epitaphs…
Beach in Frigate Bay

South Frigate Bay

In season, the party never stops along the Strip, a bar-backed golden sweep of sand with mellow, kid-friendly waves.