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These twin island countries will offer you the best of both worlds! With a rich historical and cultural influence in the past and a beautiful and mesmerizing sandscapes filled with equally scattered mountains, St. Kitts and Nevis will be the right place for a twofold adventure. So pack your bags and apply that sunscreen, for these islands will provide you with a legendary trip like no other!
Begin your journey at Dieppe Bay Town. Here, you can experience its spectacular influence to the country’s history right from its inception till today. Additionally, the coral reef that thrives here is a must see. Next, travel to Sandy Point Town, where you can view the remnants of the Old Dutch warehouses that line the shoreline till today. One attraction here that is a must visit is the iconic Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which enjoys the status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. After this, journey onwards towards Cayon which is filled with endless fields of sugarcane production and its multi hue beaches. If you visit here, do experience the lively Green Valley Festival that occurs from May to June for a taste of the local flavour like no other. Basseterre is your next destination. This capital city is home to several historic monuments and several lively markets along the many others. Newcastle is your next destination. Here, you must visit as it has exciting and spectacular beaches which make for a perfect evening stroll. Next, travel ahead to Charlestown, where you can still experience the remnants of the old stone architectural buildings built in the earlier centuries. Finally, travel to Gingerland where you can reside in the old plantations converted hotels for a memorable stay.
With a combination of rich historical heritage and mesmerizing natural attractions, it comes as no wonder that there are several abundant attractions to experience, that will leave you wanting for more. A must visit is the iconic Brimstone Hill Fortress. Previously standing as a protective structure against the early colonized areas, today it stands as a museum that pays homage to its history. Fairview Great House and Gardens is also an ideal place to visit. Built in the 17th century, today it stands as a memorable of the French colonial rule over the island. Nature lovers will definitely have their fill of adventure here. Do visit the spectacular Mount Liamuiga and Black Rocks which has a great view of the surroundings apart from its dramatic cliffs. Another must visit and a natural attraction is the Petroglyphs, on two rocks near the Wingefield Manor. They were made by the original Carib inhabitants before the early European colonization, as a tribute to their god.
With its rich soil and geographical location, you will get a spectacular choice of fresh produce and exceptional cuisines. Goat water stew is one of the local favourites which is normally served with breadfruit, green papaya and dumplings. Pelau is another favourite that combines the local meats with vegetables. Take a bite into the conkies, which is normally considered a sweet dish by the locals. Don’t forget to wash down your meal with the locally brewed rum or the cane spirits Rothschild.
If you are looking for a mix of adventure activities, this twin island is the best for you. Soar above the rainforests as you zip line across them on a mesmerizing journey. You can even hike the enthralling trails here, viewing the natural ecosystem in its natural habitat. For water based activities, there are plenty of choices to indulge in. You can do swimming, deep sea diving, snorkelling, kayaking or seven surfing amongst the many more.
With plenty of activities and excitement to experience, surely there are a lot of adventures waiting for you. However, even a single mishap or calamity can turn your journey into a bad experience. With the possibility of these events happening unexpectedly, it is best to be prepared with a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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