St. Kitts, also known as St. Christopher, lies in the northern part of the Leewards Islands in the eastern Caribbean. To the south east of the island, a low-lying peninsula with excellent beaches, stretches towards Nevis.
The central peak of the island, Nevis Peak, is 3000ft high, its tip usually capped with clouds. It is flanked by two lesser mountains, Saddle Hill and Hurricane Hill, which once served as look-out posts for Nelson's fleet, with views of St. Kitts and Barbuda.
The most developed tourist area is Frigate Bay on the island's southeast peninsula, an ideal spot for safe swimming and water sports such as windsurfing and kayaking. Apart from beachside restaurants, the popular Monkey Bar is worth a visit.
If it is paradise that visitors are looking for then they'll be hard pushed to get much closer than at some of the island's most secluded and undeveloped coves. Smaller are more intimate than most of the other Caribbean islands, preferred by those seeking a less hectic holiday experience