Sweet retreat on St. Kitts and Nevis
By Gay Nagle Myers
St. Kitts is shaped like an upside-down gui- tar. Some locals say its hape more closely re- sembles a chicken leg. I
prefer the guitar image.
No matter, it is a thoroughly likable
island with a mix of ingredients that ap-
peals to visitors: beaches, beach bars, bays,
batik, birds, bungalows, Basseterre (the
capital), bananas, Brinley rum and Brim-
stone Fortress (a Unesco World Heritage
site built by the British in 1690).
That’s an attraction and a sightseeing
highlight unique to St. Kitts and is the
most popular excursion for cruise passengers.
The train tour operates Fridays in the
off season but steps up to daily service in
the peak season.
A bonus, and a destination in its own
right, is sister island Nevis, a 45-minute,
2.5-mile ferry ride across the Narrows
channel to the small dock in colorful
Several developments are under way on
St. Kitts as the island moves from a sugar-
Timothy’s Hill on St. Kitts
offers a stunning view of
the Atlantic on the left, the
Caribbean on the right and
Nevis dead ahead.
based economy (the last sugarcane crop
was in 2005) toward becoming a first-rate
One of the biggest drivers of change
is the Christophe Harbour Development
Co., a division of Kiawah Partners that
developed South Carolina’s Kiawah Island.
Its 2,500-acre luxury resort community
on the southeastern peninsula will eventually include luxury homes, villas, two
top-end hotels (the Park Hyatt St. Kitts is
slated to break ground in 2013; the second hotel has not been named), a yacht
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