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FUN tREKS : St. KittS
Here are just a few of the many tours you can experience during your visit. See your onboard shore excursions specialist to book today.
PORt ViEW Through the centuries, changes in governments gave many Caribbean islands a mélange of influences seen in cuisines, languages and architectural design styles. St. Kitts’ british heritage is showcased at brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, where one needn’t be a military buff to enjoy the view of Nevis, Montserrat, Saba, St. Martin and St. bart’s on a clear day. An even loftier summit is found atop Mt. Liamuiga, an all-day challenge. The easiest sightseeing is aboard the historic St. Kitts Scenic railway, a 30-mile ride around the island aboard a narrowgauge railway that once carried cane from the plantations. The train returns to the capital of
Day tripping in paradise
4X4 iSlAnD SAFAri & BeACh guests take off-road vehicles through the tropical rainforest and then enjoy a refreshing swim in the Caribbean. The trip by specially modified 4x4 land rover heads inland through villages and up into the cool mountain rainforest. The tour stops at a private mountaintop property 1,000 feet above sea level, continues through the mountains to the opposite side of the island and ends at the beach.
neViS SAilAWAy & BeACh eSCApe This tour covers two islands in one day: St. Kitts and the neighboring island of nevis,
basseterre, the home of the island’s reached by catamaran. guests spend two hours on relaxing pinneys Beach under towering mount nevis before sailing back to the ship.
ST. KiTTS By rAil & SAil The St. Kitts railway offers a memorable journey around the beautiful island, followed by a relaxing catamaran sail back along St. Kitts’ southwestern coastline.
SAil & SnorKel ADVenTure A catamaran trip ends in a snorkeling experience in Shittens Bay, a secluded and unspoiled cove accessible only by sea. This is home to an abundance of marine life with several varieties of
reef fish and resplendent coral formations. guests may snorkel, swim or relax on the spacious catamaran. on the return trip, they may savor rum punch, sodas, beer and other beverages.
SKy SAFAri Zip lining
Adrenaline runs high on this “flight” over the rainforest, 25 stories above ground. participants travel by land rover to the zip-line course, which crosses valleys and a stream and goes through tunnels of vegetation to the landing point. participants must be six years old or older and weigh between 65 and 250 pounds. pregnant women and guests with certain physical problems may not join.
PHOTOS bY: (bEACH ANd TrAIN) ST. KITTS TOUrISM bOArd; (SAILING ON CATAMArAN) NEVIS TOUrISM AUTHOrITY; (FLIPPErS) PAUL MATTHEW PHOTOGrAPHY/ SHUTTErSTOCK.COM; (ZIP LINE) CArNIVAL CrUISE LINES.
shopping scene, where batik and local artwork are especially popular buys. And for serious shopping for crystal, gold jewelry, watches, china and porcelain, shops along the Circus and in Pelican Mall and TdC Mall offer a wide assortment of tempting duty-free goods. —J. B. and P. P.
How to get to town You can walk to the historical center at Basseterre in just a few minutes — no taxi needed.
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