With summer just a couple of weeks away, I’ve been so busy trying to plan our summer getaways. We’ve got one of our vacations planned already, and I’m currently in the process of planning two more.
We’re looking for a really relaxing getaway. While I love our typical fun-packed typical vacations, they’re usually a bit too busy for me. Sometimes I feel like I need a vacation just to relax when we get back from our adventures. What I really need this year is a super relaxing, lounging on the beach all day type of vacation.
One of the places we’d like to visit this summer is St. Kitts. It’s a hidden away gem in the Caribbean, perfect for rest and relaxation. It’s an off-the beaten path and full of natural beauty, with over 1/4 of the island being a national park. The island is full of wildlife from from chattering vervet monkeys and scurrying families of mongoosedem, to roaming cows, goats, and black-bellied sheep.
The underwater world of St. Kitts is frequently praised by divers and snorkelers for the pristine condition of its coral reefs, its numerous historic shipwrecks, and colorful marine life. With the objective of sustaining and enhancing this environment, St. Kitts has been working with the respected marine conservation organizations C.O.R.A.L. (the Coral Reef Alliance) and Philippe Cousteau’s EarthEcho on a comprehensive assessment of the conditions of the reefs and ecosystems in the waters surrounding St. Kitts. The island’s goal is to create Marine Protected Areas, which will help preserve and protect its marine environment for now and years to come.
St Kitts is also well known for its lush and picturesque central mountain chain, which rises to nearly 4,000 ft at its highest point and is covered by a verdant, thriving rainforest. To help protect this precious natural asset, the St. Kitts & Nevis National Parliament has declared all land above the 1,000 ft contour to be a National Forest Reserve, effectively protecting most of the island’s lush rainforest. Classified as an American Oceanic Rainforest, it is one of the rarest types found on the entire planet and it’s actually expanding rather than shrinking! Those who choose to venture into the rainforest on one of many winding trails will be embraced by a canopy of rich green leaves sprinkled with brightly colored flowers and the soothing sounds of nature.
Hikers and mountain bikers will find numerous trails of varying difficulty that wind past tropical plants and flowers, sparkling streams and waterfalls, and a seemingly endless forest of many types of trees. For a less physically demanding experience, many tour operators offer four-wheel drive tours or more leisurely walks with a guide to explain the sights, sounds and surroundings. Those who crave thrills can soar above the canopy on an eco-friendly zipline with one of the Caribbean’s newest zip tours. Birdwatchers will enjoy gazing at the many avian species that call St. Kitts home, while other visitors try to catch a glimpse of the island’s playful Green Vervet monkeys.
Love golf? This island has one of most scenically beautiful courses in the world. The 18-hole championship Royal St. Kitts golf course features a magnificent layout on 125 acres with two full holes on the Caribbean Sea and three complete holes on the Atlantic Ocean.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino is located on the southern part of the island. The resort has luxury guest rooms trimmed with West Indian accents and cutting edge comforts. There are 2 lounges and 8 restaurants on the property. And did I mention the 35,000 sq ft Royal Beach Casino? Oh, and don’t forget about that championship golf course and a spa!
There’s so many things to do on the island. be sure to take advantage of the St. Kitts Marriott Super Sand Dollars offer. Stay four nights and get 3 nights free!
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