One of the oldest settlements in the Eastern Caribbean, the capital of St. Kitts was first founded as a French colony. There are many historic buildings, quaint bars and delicious restaurants in this city of just 14,000 inhabitants.
One of the tallest peaks of the Caribbean archipelago, this 1,156m-tall stratovolcano is a dormant volcano that makes for some of the region's most stunning hikes. There are small villages and farmland up to about 460m, with lush rainforest and cloud forest at higher altitudes. From the summit you can take in views of the whole island and the surrounding Caribbean Sea.
The St. Kitts Scenic Railway takes passengers on a 3-hour tour that makes a 30-mile circle around the beautiful Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Built between 1912 and 1926 to transport sugar cane from the island’s sugar plantations to the sugar factory in the capital city of Basseterre, today, the “Last Railway in the West Indies” provides visitors an opportunity to experience the scenery and culture of St. Kitts.
Designed by the British and built by African slave labour, this fortress is a well-preserved example of European expansion in the Caribbean. What's more remarkable is that it was built by people with no conception of a traditional British fort, despite its precise measurements and neat construction.