Island life is ideal for outdoor adventures, whether on land, at sea or underwater. Every day a different activity can be enjoyed: the possibilities are limited by one's time, preferences and energy level.
Travelers who want to learn more about the history of the island can jump aboard the St. Kitts Scenic Railway National Tour, one of the newest attractions. The train chugs across the island on the track that was built in 1912 to deliver sugar cane from the plantations to the sugar mill.
With its towering volcano, lush rainforests and beautiful beaches, St. Kitts offers a full menu of hikes, ranging from soothing walks along powdery beaches to rigorous climbs on mountain trails.
Guided tours of the rainforest are a popular option; a far more strenuous hike is up to the crater rim of Mt. Liamuiga, an all-day challenging excursion.
Another day trip option is a short ferry ride from St. Kitts to nearby Nevis. Pinney's Beach is one of the island's best; the waters here are protected by reefs and are popular with snorkelers, swimmers and sunbathers. Caribbean history buffs will find two interesting museums on Nevis.