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Since this is a country containing two islands in the Caribbean Sea, it is no surprise that water sports such as diving and snorkeling are popular in both St Kitts and Nevis. With sea temperatures averaging 80°F annually, the warm tropical waters certainly are enticing. Floating a top the water is also a good way to take advantage of the wonderful waters, with boating and fishing activities.

St Kitts and Nevis also provides an excellent hiking destination, as many people choose to climb up the slopes of the volcano to get close to nature. With fertile soil and plenty of sunshine, the area has lush verdant vegetation, also making it a good birding destination. You can see the lower areas of the island, once abundant with famous sugar plantations, by taking a ride on the open air tourist train. Or many people also choose to unwind on the islands by taking up a round of golf at one of the many clubs.

St Kitts is an excellent scuba diving destination and many people head to Oualie Beach on the island of Nevis for some of the best sites. Here Scuba Safaris runs excursions and rents out equipment, providing training on their five PADI courses. There are also several top dive sites off the larger island of St Nevis, such as reefs and wrecks. Pro Divers offer fully inclusive dive excursions to many of these sites.

Mount Liamuiga on St Kitts provides a popular hiking destination. Eco-Rambles provides several excursions up the mountains with a fully guided including an experienced and knowledgeable nature guide. There are also other places that offer good hiking around the islands, combing ecological, historical, and cultural tours. Sunrise Tours offer a wide range of trips across both islands.

Because the country has two islands, a visit to St Kitts and Nevis provides great birding experiences, each with their own endemic species. There is a great variety of birdlife to witness on the islands, ranging from tropical tree dwellers, to waders, to seabirds. A trip with Heb’s Nature Tours will give you a great overview, or you can ask for one of their tailored tours.

The islands provide good boating opportunities, and you can charter a yacht from Leeward Island Charters, or go from Sail Nevis. They also provide catamaran cruises and hire.

A great way to see the beauty of the island while taking in some history and culture is a ride on the St Kitts and Nevis tourist train. The service is run by an independent company called the St Kitts and Nevis Scenic Railway, with daily departures.

Both islands provide an excellent 18-hole championship golf course. On St Kitts this is the Royal St Kitts Golf Club, and on Nevis this is the Four Season Resort.

St Kitts and Nevis is an excellent place to get married, since you can then combine your visit with a honeymoon without having to go anywhere. The exotic location can also be enjoyed by your guests, and it can be beneficial that St Kitts and Nevis is an English speaking country. Dreamy Weddings offer complete wedding packages, and help make all arrangements for you and your guests.

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