St. Kitts and Nevis, like no other islands in the Caribbean, seem to
embody a kind of lush tropical paradise usually associated with the
South Pacific. The atmosphere here is palpably luxuriant, an
intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea air and fantastically abundant
At the center of St. Kitts stands the spectacular, cloud-fringed peak of
Mount Liamuiga (pronounced Lee-a-mweega), a dormant volcano covered by
dense tropical forest. And on Nevis, too, the ground rises upward into a
cloud forest filled with elusive green vervet monkeys and brilliant
tropical flowers. For ecotourists, or simply anyone who enjoys stunning
natural beauty, St. Kitts and Nevis cannot fail to exceed expectations.
And yet nature is only a small part of the wonder of these small,
relatively undiscovered destinations. Long ago, St. Kitts and Nevis were
the pearls of the British Caribbean, rich and enormously important
islands that were celebrated throughout Europe.
Hon. Richard Skerritt
Minister of Tourism