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St Kitts or Barbados?

edited January 2011 in - General Caribbean
Which Caribbean Island is better to visit, Barbados or St. Kitts and Nevis? I am planning to go to either Barbados or St. Kitts and Nevis in November. Which Island is better for seeing monkeys? I am not much of a party person but love wild life, photography,shopping, and sight seeing. Thank you for any information you can give me on either of these Islands.


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    Barbados has all the monkies and more - far more to do, beach, nightlife, reastaurants, submarines, pirateships sailing. check
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    You should check out our Attractions Guide for Barbados on Word Travels as well, there's a lot to do there!
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    St. Kitts-Nevis is a twin island paradise. The scenery is breathtaking. Monkeys are in abundance and you can get beautiful close up pictures of them at any historical site. The monkeys common to St. Kitts-Nevis are the Green Vervet Monkey. If you are interested in nature, take one or many of the islands' rainforest tours, either by hiking, 4x4s, ATVs, Horseback, or ziplining through treetops. Visit the Hot-bath springs in Nevis for their theraputic value or their lush and beautiful botanical gardens. The food is to die for and if you are interested in affordable and enjoyable nightlife hit up The Frigate Bay "Strip" of beach bars and clubs with a wide variety of drinks, music, food and people.
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    The island's most popular attraction is the St. Kitts Scenic Railway (tel. 869/465-7263; In double-decker and air-conditioned railcars, you're taken on a panoramic tour of the most spectacular scenery the island has to offer. The upper level features a spacious, open-air observation deck. The narrow-gauge railway follows the old sugar-cane train tracks, taking in the best vistas of mountains and the Caribbean Sea. You can enjoy a service bar and live musical entertainment. The train is boarded at Needsmust Station. This is certainly the quickest and easiest way to see St. Kitts in a nutshell, especially if you're a cruise ship passenger with limited time. The 50km (31-mile) ride costs $89 for adults, half-price for children. Trips last 3 1/2 hours, with departure daily at 8:10am. Sometimes a second daily tour will be announced if business merits it.
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    I highly recommend St. Kitts. Breathtaking views, friendly locals, variety of accommodations and activities you can enjoy.


    The train is nice if you have mobility problems or have been to St. Kitts before. If it's your first time I recommend an island tour with a knowledgeable guide. You will see historical Basseterre, Romney Manor/Caribelle Batik and Brimstone Hill fortress which is a must see!
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  • edited December 2011
    St.Kitts and Nevis is a beautiful island, but Barbados is even nicer. Barbados has lots of beautiful scenery.
  • Hi. I am planning on a trip to St Kitts and Nevis. I am so looking forward to it, a real holiday in paradise from what I gather! I'm looking for a quiet and peaceful break away, I'm not one for partying and drinking, and from the research I've done, Nevis seems to be the region for me. Can anyone confirm this? Also, what beaches would anyone recommend? I'm so looking forward to catching some sun and sipping on a few cocktails!
  • edited September 2016
    Hi bobcat.

    Sounds like you have indeed done your research. Nevis is the ideal spot for lovers of the beach and good relaxation. So I can certainly say you're onto a winner there. It is relatively unspoiled and a beautiful region, and quieter than other Caribbean spots; partying is not the priority here but you will find some wonderful resorts and spas, golf courses, and a variety of restaurants.

    I would recommend Pinney's beach, undoubtedly one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Read up on it and other incredible beaches in our free travel guide about Nevis here.

    Here is also another fascinating read on Nevis and its glorious beaches, found in this article in the Telegraph. Lots of great info here about where to go and what there is to do at each beach in the region.

    While the Caribbean is gorgeous, wherever you go, it sounds like Nevis is the ideal destination for you.
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