St Kitts: Not Just Another Island

For the past year I have had the pleasure of sharing domestic travel idea vacation destinations with Houston Style readers. And while it has been an amazing adventure, it is time to go international! So don’t put away your beachwear just yet! After all, who says that your summer vacation has to come to an end?

Let’s take a journey to St. Kitts. Not just another island, St. Kitts boasts beaches of white and black sands, rain forested mountains, and a towering volcano. This is the perfect destination for exploration, adventure, and unforgettable cultural experiences.

For the past year I have had the pleasure of sharing domestic travel idea vacation destinations with Houston Style readers. And while it has been an amazing adventure, it is time to go international! So don’t put away your beachwear just yet! After all, who says that your summer vacation has to come to an end?

Let’s take a journey to St. Kitts. Not just another island, St. Kitts boasts beaches of white and black sands, rain forested mountains, and a towering volcano. This is the perfect destination for exploration, adventure, and unforgettable cultural experiences.

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St Kitts Scenic Railway Tour

All aboard! One of the best and most scenic ways to view the island of St. Kitts is via the 3-hour railway tour. Known as the “Last Railway in the West Indies”, the train, originally built between 1913 and 1926 for transporting sugar cane, makes a 30- mile circle around the beautiful Eastern Caribbean Island. Along with an unsurpassed opportunity to experience the breathtaking culture of this unspoiled country (and plenty of Instagram worthy photo ops) the railway staff will treat you to some very interesting historical facts, acapella singing, along with some tasty refreshments (rum punch!) to keep you cool.

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Brimstone Hill National Fortress

Worth adding to your “sites to see” itinerary, Brimstone Hill is a mind-blowing architectural feature; a window into the past that makes you pause for thought to consider the workmanship of this mind-blowing monument engineered by the British military and built by the hands of African slaves.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the remains of this fort sits perched atop of the island’s tallest points. (Note: wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes when visiting). On a clear day, you are able to see up to six other islands and the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

For you history buffs, Brimstone Hill has much to offer. The fort exhibits a museum that details many historical factors including a timeline on the construction of the fortress, sleeping quarters exhibit, information on what life was like at the fort, how slavery came about on the island, different methods of punishment, and much more. One of the most notable tidbits I learned while visiting Brimstone is that the St. Kitts monkey, imported during the slave trade from West Africa, although unpopular due to its raiding of the island crops, made a major contribution to medical research. “If you have ever received a polio vaccine, it was almost certainly grown in cells from St. Kitts- Nevis monkeys”.