In terms of both area (104 square miles) and population (52,834), St. Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in the Caribbean.
The islands are separated by a strait known as The Narrows, which measures 3 kilometers wide. An annual tradition sees participants compete in a race between the islands.
Between the months of May & August, the islands are swathed in a scarlet sheet thanks to the abundance of Royal Poincianas aka flamboyants.
Christopher Columbus is believed to have first arrived in St. Kitts in 1493 and the island settled by the Europeans in 1623. Nevis was colonized in 1628.
The railway was used for sugarcane transportation from plantations to the factory in Basseterre. It was built 1912-1926 & is now used to take visitors on three-hour tours of the island.
This park was designed by British military engineers, but constructed and preserved by enslaved Africans. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
The island’s iconic green vervet monkeys are believed to now outnumber the residents, with over 60,000 strong.
Like most Caribbean islands, St. Kitts and Nevis were formed from now dormant volcanoes. The tallest is Mount Liamuiga which stands at 3,792ft.
The Citizenship by Investment Program, which allows becoming naturalized in another country through investing, was founded in St Kitts and Nevis in 1984.