St. Kitts is transforming from an agricultural-based economy to one focused on business development and tourism with an emphasis on historic preservation and sustainable development.
St. Kitts and neighboring island Nevis form one country – the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. With more than a quarter of the country set aside as National Park, a lush rainforest that is actually expanding, UNESCO-protected colonial forts, and colorful beachside villages, it’s little wonder the island was coveted by the British and French who separately inhabited its 70 square miles over several centuries.
The island is located in the Eastern Caribbean and enjoys direct air access from Miami, New York, London, Toronto, Atlanta and Charlotte, and other regional destinations. From the new private jet terminal to be completed in 2013, private air charters to surrounding islands make shopping in St. Barths, diving in Saba and lunch in Anguilla convenient excursions.
The rolling landscapes are spectacular shades of green, the surrounding waters are a tranquil turquoise and life on St. Kitts is described as sweet and simple. With its outdoor lifestyle and multitude of activities, year-round temperate climate, and the lowest unemployment rate in the Caribbean.
Integral to the nation’s dynamic aspirations is the development currently underway on the island, which includes two new world-class championship golf courses, a 300-berth mega yacht marina, private beach clubs, exclusive hotels and resort communities, new international restaurants and other amenities, all guided by expert hands. St. Kitts is emerging on the world stage.