St. Kitts Tourism Authority

St Kitts


Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn't colonize until the British arrived in 1623. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.

A Proud and Progressive People

St. Kitts is an island that values honesty, loyalty and above all else self-pride. You can see it in the faces of the immaculately groomed, uniformed school children who wave back at every admiring passerby. You can see it in the careful preparation of every dish that is set before you. And you can see it in the warm and welcoming smiles that greet you wherever you go. You’ll also love the sense of brotherhood, of community, and mutual respect. We are an island made up of people of very diverse backgrounds, and yet we are united in our goals for one another and our vision for our future.

History

Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn’t colonize our island until the British arrived in 1623. For centuries after that St. Kitts occupied a critical position in the European struggle for the islands of the West Indies, which were rich with sugar plantations and were considered the gateway to the Caribbean. As a result, the struggles and conflicts in and around St. Kitts shaped much of the history of the entire Caribbean.

The strategic location of our island also led to our place in history as one of the most advanced colonies in the Americas. So if history is your love, you’ll have a very busy stay in St. Kitts. So diligent have we been in honoring our past, UNESCO has designated our Brimstone Hill Fortress restoration a World Heritage Site. This is but one of many living museums of historical significance you will see on our island. Along the way you will be amazed at the innovations that led St.Kitts to become a world leader in sugar cane cultivation, and an inspiration for the Industrial Revolution in the process.

Meetings and Incentives

St. Kitts is a truly majestic natural backdrop for all group events large and small. The island plays host to numerous regional and international meetings and incentives throughout the year. Our various conference facilities are well equipped and adequately spaced to accommodate numerous conferences on an annual basis. And any number of the island’s hotels and venues are capable of exceeding your expectations whether you are planning an intimate social event or a monumental celebration.

Getting Here

St. Kitts is easily reached with direct service from the US (under 3 hours), as well as from Canada, the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. A wide range of international airlines and charter carriers serve the island regularly. And the major airlines serving the Caribbean continue to add more flights to St. Kitts on a regular basis. The island’s easy proximity also makes it a favorite port-of-call for most of the major cruise lines.