ST. Kitts and Nevis
Sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the two neighboring mountainous islands of St. Kitts and Nevis form one dual-island nation. This set of ‘two islands, one paradise’, as the locals call it, forms the perfect destination for your next private yacht charter. Rich in history, St. Kitts and Nevis will provide you with the ultimate tropical experience featuring stunning views of turquoise waters, coral reefs, and gentle limestone mountains from your Caribbean rental yacht.
The bigger of the two islands, St. Kitts, occupies 69 square miles and features palm-fringed beaches and lush jungles full of green vervet monkeys. You can even find these monkeys scurrying along the coastline! Your yacht charter around the island will take you past various bays. Frigate Bay offers an anchorage and is known for its white-sand beaches. Just beyond this and towards the southeast peninsula highway is South Friar’s, featuring golden sand, ramshackle bars, and an elegant eatery, Carambola — be sure to try their mouthwatering sushi!
Another popular beach around this area is Cockleshell,
featuring diverse watering holes perfect for swimming. The Reggae Beach Bar and Grill down the beach is a “must try” to satisfy your lobster cravings. In case the touristy crowds around here are not your thing, the Banana Bay just next door is perfect for a quiet beach day.
While cruising along the coastline of Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis, keep an eye out for the 17th-century Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. From the stone citadel, you can snag mesmerizing views of the ocean and the 3,792-foot extinct volcano, Mount Liamuiga (which also offers a fun hiking trail).
Scuba diving with barracudas, turtles, and occasionally sharks in the pristine reef of Brimstone Shallows is an experience worth hopping off your rental yacht for. With plenty of marinas nearby, including Port Zant Marina and Christophe Harbor, that shouldn’t be a problem! Other fun activities on the island include playing at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and relaxing at the Senses by Sakoda spa.
After enjoying St. Kitts, change the course of your luxury yacht charter and cruise 1.9 miles southwards towards the unspoiled, exotic island of Nevis. This island is almost half the size of St. Kitts,
making it perfect to explore in a single day. Start by mooring your yacht at Charlestown Harbor and explore the town. Also be sure to shop at The Charlestown Gallery and snorkel at the nearby Pinney’s Beach, where you can also enjoy frozen daiquiris at the Chrishi Beach Club. The Oualie Beach is great for watersports, and the dormant volcano at Mount Nevis is a site worth visiting. You can also explore ruins of sugar plantations and visit monkeys in the island’s rainforests!
With charming villages, tranquil beaches, and historic wonders, St. Kitts and Nevis offer a memorable Caribbean yachting experience with numerous tropical delights.