Why Travelers Are Flocking To This Lesser-Known Caribbean Island In Spring 2024

Why Travelers Are Flocking To This Lesser-Known Caribbean Island In Spring 2024

Conveniently reachable by plane, the Caribbean island of St. Kitts is considered to be one of the hidden gems of the region. Given its breathtaking natural beauty, extensive history, and welcoming residents, it offers the perfect setting for travelers looking to immerse themselves in an authentic Caribbean adventure.

Luxury Resorts

St. Kitts boasts numerous luxury resorts, historic distilleries, and unspoiled beaches.

In the past year, St. Kitts received 133,000 stayover visitors, indicating that national tourism is approaching pre-pandemic levels, as noted by Tivanna Wharton, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism of St. Kitts.

“We reopened in 2022, so technically that has only been one year of us reopening our borders and allowing visitors to come and I think we have done extremely well in just one year to get those numbers up,” Wharton told Caribbean Journal reporters. 

More Direct Flights From The U.S.

To make things better, St. Kitts experienced a notable improvement towards the conclusion of 2023 with the commencement of regular nonstop flights by JetBlue Airways from New York to the island’s Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

All of these initiatives are part of the island’s broader endeavor to elevate its status as a high-end tourist destination while preserving its intimate atmosphere and attracting a greater number of visitors.

“We have actively engaged marketing companies, promoting the unique experiences that our destination has to offer. We’ve collaborated with airlines, we’ve collaborated with our travel partners and international organizations as a means of really ensuring and solidifying our position with them,” Wharton said. 

Understandably, St. Kitts might not be the initial choice for travelers considering a Caribbean getaway. This is often due to its proximity to major destinations like Antigua, where travelers typically land before taking a short 20-minute flight to St. Kitts. 

But there’s no need to worry. With a quick turnaround and the convenience of staying in your seat, there’s no hassle of changing flights or dealing with anything stressful.

Friendly Vibes And Unique Island’s Culture

Port Zante in Basseterre town, St. Kitts And Nevis

The renowned warmth of St. Kitts is another significant attraction. This is largely thanks to the friendly Kittitians, who are always eager to suggest their favorite dining spots and attractions to visitors. 

Authenticity and the island’s charm are prevalent everywhere. Kickstart your day with a visit to one of the Saturday markets, where you can shop and savor some delectable street food. 

Finally, wrap up your day with a visit to The Strip on South Frigate Bay. This cluster of outdoor restaurants and bars by the waterfront is undeniably the most sought-after destination for both locals and tourists, offering live local music and even street shows on weekends.