Tiny, almost lost, but with a story that could fill a
book, the two
islands form the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere.
They look like their extinct volcanoes: very sleepy and lazy, as the
agriculture, more than tourism, is the main item in the local economy.
When tourists land here, some of them are charmed by the quiet
atmosphere, others go away at once for the same reason.
St. Kitts looks like a cricket bat lying on the sea, 37 km. long and 11 wide.
Few beaches where to hang around, go for a walk or a picnic.
Underwater is very different, divers will be very pleased by their stay.
St. Kitts has a large coral reef and marine life full of races,
barracuda, nurse sharks, turtles, soft corals, giant sponges and
A Few miles south of St. Kitts lays the evergreen Nevis,
circular,small, with an area that is more or less half of St. Kitts,
easy to go round renting a mountain bike.
St. Kitts is a volcanic mountainous mass dominated by Mount Liamuiga,
an extinct volcano.
In the south-west the mountains are less steep and comes off a narrow
peninsula made up of lowlands and salt lakes surrounded by beautiful
St. Kitts has an area of 168 kmq., 53 km. long and 10 km. wide.
Nevis is a lush mountain, surmounted by Nevis Peak and surrounded by
beautiful white sands. The shape is almost round.
It measures 93 square kilometers: 9,5 km. long and nearly 13 wide.