Kittitians are a friendly group of islanders for sure. When you visit St. Kitts, “island time” takes on a new meaning, but somehow it truly works. The beauty of the island, which is shaped like a chicken drumstick, hasn’t been overshadowed by overdevelopment compared to, say, the Bahamas. You’ll still find rich history and plenty of local flavor. This is definitely a place to ask the locals where to go and when. Do so and you’ll be richly rewarded. Try out the Shiggidy Shack by the beach one night where the waves literally kiss your toes as you eat and are entertained by local music and dancers.
Where to Stay
Large and small cruise ships make port in Basseterre which is the main city in St. Kitts. The dive shop we have personally used, Pro-Divers, is located in Basseterre. It’s a family run shop with top-notch service. They were very willing to work with us on our last mixed group and we recommend them highly.
There are some amazing hotel options in St. Kitts. When we travelled to St. Kitts over July 4th weekend 2014, our family stayed at the Marriott Resort & Casino. The property was clean, lots of pool and beach space, large rooms with ocean views available, and great food at the hotel restaurants (we overdosed on the conch fritters!). There are several restaurant options off-site with different special events going on various nights so plan ahead!
Sites We’ve Dived
Wreck of the Taur. Sightings: ray, eels, octopus, fish
Wreck of the Corinthian. Sightings: sea turtle, eels, fish. Photos from the Taur and Corinthian dives can be found clicking here.
Snorkeling trip off the north end of the island. Lots of starfish.