St Kitts and Nevis is a small island state in the eastern part of the Caribbean. The islands are part of the Lesser Antilles. St Kitts and Nevis is a member of the British Commonwealth of nations, which brings a lot of important benefits to its citizens.
Basseterre is the capital of the country and almost two thirds of the total population live in the city. Frankly speaking, only two places in the country can be referred to as ‘cities’: Basseterre on St Kitts and Charlestown on Nevis. All other settlements are small villages but this fact does not make them less attractive or less comfortable for living. You can find more information about St Kitts and Nevis if you visit the internationalwealth.info/en/ web portal.
St Kitts and Nevis is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. What entertainment could you find if you visited the country? Below we discuss things to do in St Kitts and Nevis.
Walk around the center of the capital city
The green clock tower whose dials face all four directions is the key point in Basseterre. The tower was a gift to St Kitts in commemoration of the hundred’s anniversary of joining the Commonwealth of Nations. There are fig trees and palm trees growing all over the place and they will protect you from the heat. Drinking fountains can also be found in the area.
Lie on a tropical beach
Banana Bay, Dieppe Bay, and White House Bay are the beaches that you must visit without fail. Banana Bay is an extremely beautiful place with snow-white sand and it attracts families with kids visiting St Kitts and Nevis.
Dieppe Bay is attractive for its dark sand and its elegant isolation: there you can peacefully swim in the warm sea and forget about the noise of the city. White House Bay should be your choice if you are fond of diving. The underwater world there is amazing.
Visit Middle Island Town
There you will find Brimstone Hill Fortress built by the English. The observation deck will give you a wonderful view of the coast. You can also visit the Colonial History Museum to find out how things were in the past and then take a walk through the national park around the fortress. Brimstone Hill Fortress is not only one of the main tourist attractions in St Kitts and Nevis but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Take a walk through Old Road Town
The first interesting thing that you will find there is the petroglyphs made by ancient Caribs, the native people of the islands. The petroglyphs tell about the life and the myths of the first settlers on the islands.
Secondly, you may want to visit the Karibel-Batik factory built in the 1970s at the site of a former sugar plantation. Many tourists visit the place in order to see the oldest tree in the country: a 350-year-old tree grows near the factory.
Climb Mount Liamuiga
Mango alleys, coconut groves, sugar cane fields and tropical jungle thickets await the brave traveler making his/ her way to an extinct volcano (the last eruption occurred almost two thousand years ago). The height of the mountain is 1,156 meters and at the top of it, you will find the crater. Rainfall has turned the crater into a lake and the view from the top of the mountain is fascinating. At the foot of it, pelicans live near the seafront.
Photograph the botanical gardens on Nevis
People from many other Caribbean islands go to Nevis to see the gardens that were planted not a long time ago, in the 1990s. The botanical gardens on Nevis are truly beautiful. There you will find roses and orchids that you can find elsewhere but there are also plenty of tropical plants with curious shapes and unfamiliar names. In addition to the gardens, there you will find a fountain, a restaurant, waterfalls, and ruins of an ancient Indian temple.
Try Caribbean cuisine
Culinary traditions of St Kitts and Nevis are a mixture of continental, French, Creole, Chinese, Indian and Mediterranean cuisines. In the local restaurants, you can try roast pork, steaks, curried rice, lobsters, crawfish, and so on. The side dishes will contain local fruits and vegetables.
You can also try something unique to St Kitts and Nevis such as paella with pigeon meat or ‘goat water’ – goat meat stewed in tomato sauce with breadfruit, papaya, rum or whiskey.
‘Purchase’ citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis
St Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment program is the most popular such program in the region. The ‘price’ of the passport has been growing but so has the number of foreign applicants. Two investment options are available to you if you want to become a citizen of the country: donate at least US$ 250,000 or invest at least US$ 400,000 in real property in St Kitts and Nevis.
Key advantages that citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis brings:
- You can freely travel around the world with your St Kitts and Nevis passport. You can enter more than 150 countries including the EU and Great Britain without visas. Besides, citizens of St Kitts and Nevis have no trouble obtaining long-term (10-year) visas to the USA and Canada.
- You can acquire citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis fast: in about three months. If you are prepared to pay extra for accelerated application processing, the timeframe will be even shorter.
- The following relatives can be added to a family application for citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis: the main applicant’s spouse, financially dependent children under 30, parents, grandparents over 55, and financially dependent siblings if they are under 30 and unmarried.
- If you choose to invest into real estate, you can return your investment after 5 years by selling the property back. The expected return on investment is 2% to 3%, which is not much but you can keep your St Kitts and Nevis passport.
- If you own a house or an apartment in St Kitts and Nevis, you can use all the advantages that the Caribbean country offers: a nice climate, good food, unique flora and fauna, secluded beaches, and many interesting sites. The living standards are rather high in the country and if you work from home, considering the opportunity to settle down in St Kitts and Nevis is a must for you.
- Citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis can be acquired remotely. You do not have to visit the country to apply for citizenship and then pick your passport. Please bear in mind, however, that personal interviews with applicants for citizenship are required since recently and you will have to come for the passport in person. This said, the interviews can be held and the passports can be collected at diplomatic missions of St Kitts and Nevis in foreign countries.
St Kitts and Nevis is close to prospering by the Caribbean standards. True, other countries in the region ‘sell’ their passports at lower prices but living in St Kitts and Nevis is so comfortable that you may want to pay some extra. Please follow the link at the beginning of the article to request expert assistance in applying for citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis.