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Holidays in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Understanding Saint Kitts and Nevis

It's been over a decade since the civil war and genocide of 1994 that devastated this tiny country, and it's come a long way Shake off your memories of war and expect a warm and friendly welcome to a beautiful country




Talking in Saint Kitts and Nevis

The language of Saint Kitts and Nevis is English However if you have never visited the Caribbean before you may have difficulty understanding the patois, or more correctly the Creaole, of the locals which is based on the English language but to the untrained ear sounds nothing like it For example "a-come" means coming "a-knock" means knocking Most notable is the simplification of use of pronouns as in "I and I" which replaces all other pronouns like she/he, we/my, yours, hers/his and ours The Caribbean patois has its roots not only in African languages west, central and Nigerian, standard English, Scottish and Spanish but also Perso-Arabic and Sanskrit Unusually the end result is not just a language but also a philosophical statement which emphasises the group relationship rather than the personal

What to do in Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Leeward Islands Charters, Basseterre, 6

Buying stuff in Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Just in the Sun Boutique, Marriott Resort, Frigate Bay, St Kitts

  • Splash Boutique, TDC Mall, Basseterre, St Kitts
  • Caribelle Batik, 7
  • Island Living, 35 steps from the anchor on the pier, Charlestown8

See also discussion of this topic under BasseTerre


Contrary to the myth that all Caribbean countries are expensive, prices on Nevis are pretty reasonable Fuel is expensive as it has to be imported but as the island is small you won't be using that much anyway Many everyday products can be bought at a reasonable price and depending where you go eating out is affordable for most Fresh food although limited in choice by American and British standards is also reasonably priced

Food and eating in Saint Kitts and Nevis

There are many dining options in St Kitts Some of the popular restaurants are:

  • Sprat Net - Old Road
  • Ballahoo Restaurant, Basseterre 9
  • Marshall's, Frigate Bay, 10
  • Chevy's Beach Bar & Grill, Pinneys Beach Nevis, 11
  • 'The Poopdeck Bar & Grill Turtle Beach
  • PJ's Bar and Restaurant, Frigate Bay 12

You'll find lots of beach bars located in the Frigate Bay and South East Peninsula

Drinking in Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Ziggy's Beach Bar, 13
  • Mr X's Shiggidy Shack, 14
  • Lion's Beach Bar, Cockleshell Beach
  • Chevy's Beach Bar, Pinney's Beach on Nevis, 15
  • Sunshine's Beach Bar and Grill, 16 - Pinney's Beach on Nevis
  • Reggae Beach Bar and Restaurant Cockleshell Bay http://wwwreggaebeachbarcom/

Accommodation in Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • The St Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino, in the Frigate Bay area of the island, 869 466-1200, 17 Just a 10-minute drive from the airport and capital city Basseterre The resort offers 573 rooms and suites North Frigate Bay Beach, a championship golf course and the largest Vegas-style casino in the Caribbean help provide an excellent vacation experience The resort also features a revitalizing spa, meeting facilities, the Pirates of St Kitts Kids Club program, eight restaurants and two lounges
  • Ottley's Plantation Inn, 18 located on and old plantation estate about 7 miles from Basseterre, on the Atlantic side of the island Offering rooms in the Great House and several cottages around the grounds - some of which come with their own plunge pools The Royal Palm is the restaurant on the property, built on top of the ruins of the old sugar refinery They also offer destination wedding packages
  • Ocean Terrace Inn, 19 is in the Fortlands area of Basseterre, overlooking the main harbor Port Zante as well as the Deep Water Port across the bay in Bird Rock There are several restaurants run by OTI, including the Pool Bar and Grill, Waterfalls, and Fisherman's Wharf across the street down on the waterfront
  • Reggae Beach Bar and Restaurant Cockleshell Bay

Cities in Saint Kitts and Nevis

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