Summer in St. Kitts
By Deirdre Cumberbatch,
Filed under: Cricket, Culture/Heritage, Events, Hotels, Lifestyle, Music, sports, St. Kitts, Travel
As the school holidays loom, St. Kitts is gearing up for a summer of fun, music and cricket. The island’s Summer Sunsation* promotion, which offers free nights at participating hotels in addition to Kids ‘Stay and Eat’ free deals, is just the incentive needed to book a holiday to this unspoilt gem in the Caribbean.
And that’s not all. Now that APD charges for children are a thing of the past, St. Kitts is now more affordable for families and an opportunity to take the kids on their first long-haul flight.
As part of the island’s Summer Sunsation Offer, families booking 5 nights at either Belle Mont Farm at Kittitian Hill, Ocean Terrace Inn, Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Ottley’s Plantation Inn, Sugar Bay Club, or St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Timothy Beach Resort will get 2 extra nights in paradise; and if planning a shorter visit, booking for 3 nights will mean the 4th night is free.
But what is there to do in St. Kitts this summer? We’re glad you asked.
St. Kitts very own Music Festival, now in its 19 year, will be taking place from Thursday 25-Saturday 27 June at the renowned Warner Park Stadium with some huge acts already announced. The sensationally talented, Jason Derulo, joins an already sparkling line-up of singer-songwriter Trey Songz, Ciara, Aswad, Kerwin DuBois, Blaxx, Roy Cape All Stars and Haitian Konpa hit T-Vice – all of which ensure that this year’s music festival is sure to be the hottest yet for both locals and visitors alike.
With music in their ears, the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots then take to the stadium for the showdown that is the Limacol Caribbean Premier League from June through to July. Now one of the most anticipated tournaments in the Caribbean, CPL T20 features the popular Twenty20 format cricket that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life ¬ dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere, to create an unforgettable season of sport. Last year saw the Barbados Tridents take the crown – and this year, the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots hope to bring sporting glory to the island this summer, playing matches in St. Kitts from 30 June 2015
Music and Cricket aside, St. Kitts offers a host of stimulating and fun activities for families with heritage, culture, sports and adventure in mind. From soaring down the state-of-the-art zip-wire, to hiking through the St. Kitts rainforest or visiting the amazing new dolphinarium, ‘Dolphin Discovery St. Kitts’, it’s adventure all the way.
The island can also be explored by car or taxicab or joining one of several conducted tours which take in historical attractions such as Brimstone Hill Fortress and National Park, spectacular views of the point where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet or the beautiful gardens of Caribelle Batik. Hiking tours, including the exhilarating climb up dormant Mt. Liamuiga, offer a glimpse of the island’s numerous green vervet monkeys and rare and tropical wildlife, not to mention spectacular scenery.
Alternatively, take to the beaches such as Cockleshell Bay for a host of watersports from snorkelling to paddle boards or some of the more thrill-seeking activities such as kite-boarding or flyboarding. Or simply have fun in the sun with safe swimming areas and plenty of ice-cream for the kids.
For more information about St. Kitts, visit their website or follow St. Kitts on Facebook (My St. Kitts) and/or Twitter (@Stkittstourism)
Well, what are you waiting for? Summer in St. Kitts awaits!
Getting to St. Kitts:
St. Kitts and Nevis is currently served twice-weekly on Saturday and Wednesday from London Gatwick by British Airways, the first scheduled carrier to provide regular airlift to the island.
**The St. Kitts Summer Sunsation Offer can be booked now through 23 August 2015 with travel dates 1 May 2015 – 31 August 2015. Offer is subject to availability and based on new bookings only and may not be combinable with other offers. Please check the website for individual hotel terms and conditions on Kids Stay Free and Eat Free Offers.
Terms and conditions apply. Visit here for more info.
APD is excluded for children under 12 years of age only.