Long time ago rich and important islands St Kitts and Nevis was regarded as the peals of the British Caribbean, celebrated throughout Europe. Famous for their fascinating natural beauty and scenic landscapes, the nature is not the decisive factor that determines extreme popularity of these small and undiscovered destinations.
Today St Kitts and Nevis are esteemed more for extensive stretches of sugary sands and plentiful outdoor recreational activities, including golfing on the internationally ranked golf courses, hiking through rain forests of the island, boating, fishing and snorkeling or diving through unexplored wrecks and underwater reefs. There also exists a variety of historic places of interest, such as haunted plantations and restored fortresses.
The majority of the island's attractions and activities are concentrated in Basseterre, the capital of St Kitts and Nevis, recognized as one of the chief commercial depots of the Leeward Islands. Founded in 1627 by the French, the town has occupied a position of an important trading port during the period of 1639-1660. French Basseterre was a respected and flourishing town, inhabited by tradesmen and merchants who had their storehouses here.
The Historic District of the town located in close proximity to the center, features wonderful examples of Creole and West Indian architecture, while the town's center, the Circus reflects the later British dominion of Basseterre, and the round circling of the Berkeley Memorial Clock reminds London's Piccadilly. Signs of British rule are dominant in the Independence Square, known as the historic center of the town, with walkways imitating Union Jack's spokes. The square overlooks the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, whose substantial facade is associated with Anglican St George's. Located right on the waterfront is the Treasury Building as a reminder of the islands' value as important sugar colonies. The centerpiece of Basseterre's Georgian architecture is its Circus, in the middle of which visitors can see green bronze of Berkeley Memorial Clock.
Possibly one of the most pleasing capital towns to the eye in the Caribbean, Basseterre offers its visitors a variety of lodging options to choose from, the most well-favored of them being Sugar Bay Club offering spacious accommodations in diverse Caribbean-style suites and rooms, and elegant cuisine in its two fine restaurants and a cocktail bar; Bird Rock Hotel, providing breathtaking views of Nevis to the east and Basseterre to the east; Ocean Terrace set amidst lush tropical gardens and offering fantastic ocean views and views of Basseterre Harbor; and Palms Hotel, located in the center of historic Basseterre and particularly suitable for business travelers due to its close proximity to government and business offices.
Nestled on the Southeast Peninsula, some three miles from downtown Basseterre, Frigate Bay is the best and the most popular beach on St Kitts that offers its visitors a wide arrange of activities regardless of the time of the year. Located close to all major attractions of the area, this favorite place is within easy reach, whether you live here or spend your vacation.