Sports and activities
Exploring the rainforest is a wonderful experience – best done with a local guide. Tennis and golf are both available – and of course there is always the ocean with its variety of activities….
There’s sailing, snorkelling, scuba-diving and sea-kayaking when you are feeling active – or let a local expert take you out whale and dolphin watching. There is so much to see and do..
St Kitts & Nevis have so much to offer and so much to see. Our local agents – St James Travel and Tours can arrange tours and trips with very experienced guides.
St Kitts & Nevis is considered to be a prime birding location with a variety of habitats, including wetlands, beaches, rainforest and dry country. St. Kitts & Nevis has recorded 203 different species, but there is no doubt that the actual number is far higher, from the perky bananaquits, who may visit your breakfast tables, to the eight species of hawk. Birds of St Kitts & Nevis
Boat and Catamaran Cruises – Nevis
Many companies will take you on a full or half-day trips taking in some of the most beautiful sights off the shores of Nevis and giving you the chance to snorkel and swim in some of the best possible locations.
Cricket – St Kitts & Nevis
The leading sport both played, and watched, on St Kitts & Nevis. Matches are played between January and mid-July, both locally and on a regional level – or you can do the traditional Caribbean thing and set up your own game on the beach.
Mountain biking is one of the many adventure sports in the Caribbean and is very popular on Nevis. Nevis is a Mountain-biking paradise with both single and double-track trails offering challenging or easy rides. Rent a bike from a specialist shop or ask your hotel to arrange a rental for you.
Diving & Snorkelling – St Kitts & Nevis
The South East peninsula of St. Kitts offers some fantastic sheltered snorkelling. Dive St Kitts offer various snorkelling trips and scuba packages. The Atlantic and Caribbean waters surrounding St. Kitts and Nevis offer Scuba Divers a wealth of experiences, from colorful reef formations to fascinating wrecks. Whether you like shallow reef tops, walls, wrecks, drift diving or incredible diversity in fish life, scuba diving in Saint Kitts and Nevis is a great choice.
On Nevis there are dozens of reefs and wrecks just minutes offshore, even the most experienced divers are impressed with the wide choice of sites. Fully qualified dive centre – Dive Nevis located at Oualie Beach will take you out to explore the virgin reefs among the majestic stands of pillar coral and long slender tube sponges. Snorkelling is also available.
Golf – St Kitts & Nevis
The Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is a spectacular Caribbean golf course. Originally opened in 1976 and recently renovated, Royal St. Kitts is one of the best conditioned and most scenic golf courses in the Caribbean. Royal St. Kitts plays as an 18-hole, but with three other sets of tees it is fun for every level of player. This extraordinary layout boasts water hazards on 10 holes, 80 bunkers and a multitude of coconut palm trees along the Atlantic Ocean.
The 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course at the Four Seasons Resort has been ranked the 7th best golf resort by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Except for the key holiday seasons in December and January, the course is open to visitors who are not guests at Four Seasons. There is also a small 9-hole course, Cat Ghaut Chip’n Putt in Newcastle, which includes a nature trail.
Horse Riding – Nevis
If you fancy an hour or two in the saddle, Nevis Equestrian Centre offers riding lessons to brush up your skills and 10 different rides, which will take you to beaches, rainforest trails and mountain slopes. Hermitage Plantation Inn also organises trail rides in the hills around Gingerland and up to the breathtaking views of Saddle Hill, the mountain that Admiral Nelson used as a lookout.
Nature trails and hikes – St Kitts & Nevis
Hiking and walking are two of the most popular activities on the islands. On St Kitts, a visit to a dormant volcano is one of the most spectacular trips you can make, hiking up Mount Liamuiga and through the rainforest to the top, where on a clear day you will be able to see neighbouring islands. On Nevis, there are several trails which you can follow to explore the lush rainforest surrounding the extinct volcano of Nevis Peak. For any walking and hiking trips we recommend you go with an experienced local guide, who will lead you safely through the forest and explain all the fascinating features of its plants and wildlife.
Water Sports – Nevis
Take to the crystal blue waters for a variety of sports, from water skiing to windsurfing and kayaking. Oualie Beach is a prime spot for lessons and equipment hire. Bike, Kayak ‘N’ Windsurf Nevis
Water Sports – St Kitts
St Kitts is home to a Water Sports center like no other. Offering Kiteboarding, Flyboarding, Jet Ski Snorkel adventures, Surfing, wakeboarding, Paddleboarding and much more. St Kitts Water Sports offer a variety of lessons, excursions and activities to cater to your excitement needs…… maybe cruise the bays on Seadoo’s, stop and snorkel in crystal clear waters or fly up to 30 feet in the air like Iron Man!
Zip Lining – St Kitts
Sky Safari Tours is a zip-line tour adventure that offers an exploration of the rainforest from a decidedly different perspective. Thrill seekers get a panoramic view of the lush green rainforest, neighboring islands and historical sites, as they fly through the skies at speeds of up to 80 km/hr on a state of the art zip-line system. Sky Safari has a total of five zip-lines with dimensions of up to 1,350 ft. in length. Each line is strategically positioned to allow riders the opportunity of capturing views that are beyond the imagination. It’s an absolutely breathtaking experience. Sky Safari Tours