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St Kitts Beaches

St Kitts Beaches are a mixture of two different waters; the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. This has created a unique blend of not only flora and fauna but also a different experience to the beaches in St Kitts. The Atlantic end is perfect for surfing and snorkeling while the Caribbean Sea is perfect to just lay back and watch time fade away. To the Sun, sand, sea an enjoyable day with the family, let’s go to the Beach! Clear waters and a laid-back atmosphere.

Cockleshell Bay

Most locals and visitors consider this the best among St Kitts’ beaches.  It has the most enticing views of Nevis , miles of powder white sand and the ultimate area for seclusion. You are sure to find clear, warm shallow waters that are family friendly. This is where the popular Reggae Beach Bar & Grill and Spice Mill Restaurant are located. So in no time, you can walk over for a bite.  It is also a popular area for Water sports such as hover boarding and stand paddle boarding.

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Photo credit: www.traveladdicts.net

Banana Bay 

As is with most of the beaches on the St Kitts peninsula, you will need a vehicle to get to this oasis. However upon arrival, you’ll be met with pristine waters, swaying coconut trees, soft sand and much deserved peace and quiet. If you are up to it, you may dabble into a little snorkeling. The beach boasted a wonderful hotel years ago, but was destroyed by the hurricane that visited St Kitts in 1988.

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Photo credit: www.beach.com

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach is situated at the extreme end of the South East Peninsula. It is peaceful and boasts beautiful views of our sister island Nevis. The sea may be a little rough and not very suitable for the timid swimmer but it’s a good area to get great pictures.  It houses an excellent restaurant called The Beach House (open seasonally) and the Turtle Beach Hotel.

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Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.com

Conraee Beach

This strip of grey black sand is where the volcanic and the coral features of St Kitts meet. It is ideal for snorkeling as well as body surfing, however due to the turbulent water, may not be suitable for the less experienced swimmer. The area is a bit isolated and depending on the season you may or may not find local vendors selling food for lunch, so pack accordingly. Also, this beach is does not boast a rest room or changing facility.

Conaree Beach- St Kitts

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Dieppe Bay Beach

Dieppe Bay beach is located just on the outskirts of Dieppe Bay Town. It is known for its black sand beach with deep waters and is protected by a major reef, which is perfect for bathing. As home to a variety of marine life, the reef also makes for excellent snorkeling. It is also close to historical landmarks such as the Brimstone Hill Fortress, Fort Charles and Sandy Point National Marine Park. So you are free to go for a dip first or after, the choice is really yours. When you do settle for some sun, you’ll find the tanning process enhanced by the shiny volcanic sand that draws so many visitors to this exotic beach.

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Photo credit: www.beach.com

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is found downwind the Conaree Hills. It is perfect area to see pond and sea birds sighted mostly early mornings and late afternoons. The bay is enclosed by ponds between Half Moon Point and Muddy Point. Since it faces the Atlantic it is perfect for brisk swimming and is suitable for body-surfing. Although there are no facilities on this beach, the serenity is well worth the drive.

Half Moon Bay- St Kitts

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Pump Bay

Pump Bay is located in Sandy bay, 10 miles out of the country’s capital Basseterre to the north western edge of the island. It is a popular area and is perfect for snorkeling and diving. It is particularly suitable for young divers and snorkelers as the seas are less rough here. As this shiny black sand beach lies in the shadow of the Brimstone Hill Fortress it is a perfect break after the hike. There are no public facilities or restrooms available so travel prepared.

Pump Bay- St Kitts

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Turtle Bay

Turtle bay is popular among surfers because of the perfect conditions that allows for the sport. Additionally, it is pretty secluded so there no short of privacy.  Not to mention the great views of Nevis you’ll see as you dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

Turtle Bay- St Kitts

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North Frigate Beach

This beach is very popular as it is smacks on the property of the St Kitts Marriott’s Hotel which is located on the Atlantic side of St. Kitts. You’ll enjoy a relaxing time as well as water sporting activities such as windsurfing and surfing. Facilities are present, so you’re fine for changing and having a bath. Food can be purchased from vendors close by.

North Frigate Bay- St Kitts

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Sand Bank Bay Beach

Sand Bank Bay is situated close to Christophe Harbour, on the south eastern part of St Kitts. The waters are calm even though on the Atlantic Ocean; the rocks on the beach have broken up the waves creating a nice safe area to have some well-deserved sea fun. As with many of the beaches in St. Kitts, this too is secluded and restroom facilities are not present though you may seek access from nearby business places.

Sandy Bank Bay- St Kitts

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South Friars Bay Beach

As the saying goes, no visit to St. Kitts is really complete without making a visit to the South Friars Bay Beach. It is a popular spot not only because it is one of the best beaches in St Kitts, but also because it is home for the popular Shipwreck Bar and Grill. Other establishments such as Bikini Bar and Restaurant, and Sunset Beach Bar to name a few are also located on the beach. The area is very unique as it also holds a mangrove and a salt pond. As such it is a perfect area for watching birds or just for experiencing the features the area has to offer. For that it is referred to a hidden gem, not overly crowded but such a staple destination while on the island.

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Photo credit: budgettravelertips.wordpress.com

South Frigate Bay Beach

This is the most popular beach, mainly because it is the closest of St Kitts’ beaches from the cruise port. The beach is a strip on sand sectioned off on both ends by Sir Timothy’s Hill, giving it a nice cozy feeling. This area is also referred to as the strip as it hosts some of the hottest bars on the island which is popular for tourists and locals alike.

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Photo credit: www.discover-stkitts-nevis-beaches.com

White House Bay

This beach is popular among snorkelers because of its rocky shores. It’s not perfect for beaches but a perfect haven for the fishes. Exploration takes place not only on the reef but also in a sunken tugboat and a sunken British troop ship that sunk during battle. The scenery is also breath-taking, giving clear views of the nearby ponds and of Guana point. It is perfect for a day of relaxation.

White House Bay- St Kitts

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Let’s go to the beach and explore…

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Lime Beach Bar and Tours

Lime offers a relaxed vibe with great food, top notch service, friendly and inviting staff. From the cuisine, to the tours to their novelty gift shop and the ever so hip Friday night lime, this place is enjoyed by young, old and in between.

Lime Tours

Are you ready to explore? Be sure that Lime Beach Bar and Tours is your guide on experiencing the history and untold stories of Queen City; you will be greeted by a friendly guide who will tell you all you need to know and more. You would leave this tour with knowledge about our hotels, churches, ruins, museums, our capital Charlestown and the infamous Bath Hotel and hot springs. The tour is approximately three hours long and once completed you will be treated to a lunch at Lime Beach Bar included in the tour fee. An island tour plus lunch sure sounds good to me!

Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Lime for Lunch or Dinner

The food is great, the drinks are refreshing and the customer service is amazing. These three combined will definitely have you coming back for more. It may be a wrap, something off the grill or even something as simple as a salad. All are sure to rapture your taste buds. Be sure to try the signature rum punch, the “Green Flash.” After a visit you will leave feeling pleased with not only the food and the beverages but the excellent customer service, the ambiance and the view of the beach.

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Lime in the Coconut

Trendy souvenirs, beach-breezy clothing, hot swimwear and gorgeous accessories are all available at Lime in the coconut. Chic and unique are looks are offered here.

Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Lime Pizza Shack

Happiness is pizza! The pizza shack has an everlasting aroma of freshly cooked pizza dough, a favourite for the late night revellers. Hot and ready thin crust pizza carefully crafted with flavourful, superior-quality ingredients and toppings. It can be delivered straight to you or pick up and enjoyed with family and friends.

Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Like wine it gets better every week. Start your night at the Green Flash lounge there is an oh-so-brief instant of a green flash when the sun sets. (Maybe this is how the signature rum punch was named.) Make your way downstairs and sample the mouth-watering cuisine. Dance the night away to the live band and the tracks spun by the Dj’s till dawn. This is the hot spot for locals, college students and where few guest scurry to on a Friday night for a night filled with fun and a whole lotta rum. We are all better when we’re dancing…

Photo credit: Ryan Maynard

Photo credit: Ryan Maynard

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Nevis’ Major Inhabitant – The Vervet Monkey

36 square miles of friendliness and densely populated with more monkeys than people. We are one of the very few Caribbean islands with a large population of African Green Vervet Monkeys. Green Vervet monkeys were first brought here as pets in the 17th or 18th centuries. Some escaped or were set free, and they managed to establish themselves very well in the wild. Some would agree or disagree that they have become quite a nuisance to residents of this little island paradise.

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Photo Credit: abcnews.go.com

Frequently one may glimpse monkeys almost anywhere on Nevis. A great example is on the Four Seasons Golf Course; you are often joined by green vervet monkeys and they seldom recommend the right club for you shot. Although the monkeys generally prefer to stay away from people, they seek high interest in gardens, farms, and fruit trees of every kind. Actually the monkeys are a major problem for anyone on the island (farmer or householder) who is trying to grow fruit or vegetables.

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Photo credit: www.traveladventures.org

For those who may enjoy the sighting of monkeys the most reliable area on Nevis for visitors to see monkeys is in the grounds of Golden Rock Hotel, especially in or near the mango and citrus trees, either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Hopefully one may be lucky enough to come across a troop in a quiet place. You will be amazed to see their highly organized social structure, and if you are close enough, you will hear a wide range of quiet vocalizations as they communicate with one another. They can also be spotted at the beach or in ghauts enjoying either the secrecy or the fresh water.

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Photo credit: arff.org/kitts

It’s rumoured that residents who view the monkeys as nuisance often end up making a meal out of them! Monkey stew? We haven’t tried it as yet but some residents swear it is a delicacy. On your next visit to Nevis will you try it?

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Photo credit: stkittsweb.com

Monkey See, Monkey Do. Monkey Get in Trouble Too! Monkey See, Monkey Do. Monkey get cook up in a stew!

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Beaches in Nevis.

Nevis is known for its uncrowded scenic and beautiful coastlines. Most are so secluded, they are like best kept secrets! Note too that all the beaches on the island are free. It’s a perfect reminder of the island life as it used to be.

Gallows Bay

This bay is more popular by the fishermen, however it is both sandy and scenic.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Indian Castle

Indian Castle Bay is a mixture of white and black sand. It’s an isolated beach, perfect for dog walking. If interested in taking a dip or any water activities it is advised not to do so alone.

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Photo credit: www.hermitagenevis.com

Paradise Beach

An ideal spot to relax with friends and swim in the inviting waters.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Cades Bay

This is indeed tranquillity, soak up the sun or find a shady spot. After your dip be sure to get a bite to eat and a cool beverage to quench your thirst at Chrishi Beach.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Oualie Beach

Oualie Beach on Nevis reflects the unspoiled beauty of this island, and resembles the Caribbean as it once was. Travelers who are fond of water activities such as snorkelling or scuba diving will definitely love Oualie Beach.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

 

Lover’s Beach

This is a perfect place for a picnic with that special someone or an afternoon swim. It is a secluded spot, where you are guaranteed a relaxing atmosphere and privacy.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Newcastle Beach

This yellow sand beach is great for relaxing. From here you are able watch planes as they arrive and leave Nevis. Saturdays are great for visiting if you are interested in getting fresh seafood from the local fishermen.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Nisbet Beach

Nisbet is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Its white sand and gentle ocean breeze makes it a popular place to spend a relaxing day.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Herberts Beach

Herbert’s beach is naturally a magnet for snorkelers with its many reefs filled with marine life.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Long Haul Bay

This is generally a quiet beach. It is ideal for snorkelling but not very popular because of its terrain. If you are looking for a relaxing stroll to the beach this is definitely the place to be.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Pinney’s Beach

Pinney’s Beach is the most famous and popular beach on the island. Many choose to relax on the sand or visit one of the 4 beach bars for a cool refreshing drink or a bite to eat.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Nevis lovely Nevis, land of trees and sun and clean fresh air. Nevis lovely Nevis is the land of people smiling night and day and peaceful to. You’re never sad when you come by here.

 

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Top Ten (10) Things to Do on the Island of St. Kitts

 

Excitement, adventure, flora, fauna and a whole lot of fun, St. Kitts is the island to experience each one. Whether it be sun, sand or sea we have activities to keep you busy in the small island Sugar city. There’s so much to do, but see below our top 10 things to do on the island.

 

Nightlife

St. Kitts is the opposite of Nevis, there is always a lime and always something going on. The strip at Frigate Bay is a popular spot for hanging out as bars are open every night of the week! Right across the island local bars are worth checking out as well; it’s a sure way to make some local friends. Sky Ultra Lounge is the newest hip spot to be in St. Kitts, you simply cannot leaving the island before partying here.

 

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The Strip- Frigate Bay Photo credit: rumshopryan.com

Sky Ultra Lounge

Sights and Landmarks

St. Kitts is full of History, the capital itself was once a slave market. Tour Brimstone Hill, Bloody Point, The Black Rocks, Caribelle Batik factory, the beautiful architecture of our churches, ruins and many more places of significance to this rich historic island.

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Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.co.uk

 

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Water sports Activities

We should all indulge in a little fun in the sun every once in a while. There are quite a variety of water activities offered randomly at the beaches or from actual water sports companies like Blue Water Safari’s. There is kite boarding, jet ski snorkel adventure, hover boarding, glass bottom kayaking, wake boarding, catamaran sails, and surfing to list a few.

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Photo credit: www.ub-cool.com

 

Zip Line/ATV Tours

Scream at the top of your lungs with the zip lining through the rain forest. This tour carries u high above the rain forest offering a panoramic view of the vegetation, neighbouring islands and historic sites as you fly across the sky. The ATV tours is just as exciting; it is a thrilling experience where you will be able to see sections of the island that most tourists may not get a  chance to see. The tour will take you deep into the rain forest, ensuring you get a chance to see beautiful ruins along the way. We won’t have to expound on how adventurous the ride itself is, we will leave you to figure that one out! You can definitely experience some of nature’s best kept secrets while exploring St Kitts on this Quad bike tour.

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Photo credit: angieaway.com

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Photo credit : www.shoretrips.com

 

Scenic Railway Tour

The St. Kitts Scenic Railway takes passengers on a 3-hour tour that makes a 30-mile circle around the beautiful Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Eighteen (18) miles are covered by a narrow gauge train and the remaining twelve (12) miles on sightseeing buses. The railway was built between 1912 and 1926 to transport sugar cane from the island’s sugar plantations to the sugar factory in the capital city of Basseterre, today it is the “Last Railway in the West Indies” and provides visitors an unsurpassed opportunity to experience the scenery and culture of this unspoiled country.

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Photo credit: travel.aol.co.uk

 

Reggae Beach Bar and Grill

This beach bar was awarded one of the top 45 beach bars in the world. Go there to experience the amazing food, the ambiance and make some little friends (monkeys) who will occasionally sneak up for a drink or two.

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Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.com

Festivals

St. Kitts is very unique as it is the only Caribbean island that combines its Christmas season with carnival festivities. We recently celebrated the 44 year of Sugar mas; people came from near and far to revel like never before for Sugar Mass 44. We cannot forget the yearly Music Festival which takes place in June; international and local artists come here to showcase their talent. It is truly an experience like no other.

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Photo credit: www.explorenevis.com

 

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Shopping

St. Kitts has a variety shops for souvenirs, clothing, apparel or just window shopping.  Ensure you check out the shops at Port Zante where you’ll be able to buy duty free. For local fruits, vegetables or craft, you may visit the public market or from vendors on the side of the road.

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Photo credit: torontogirlwest.com

 

Museums

Visit the National Museum and be educated by what once was; see the artefacts and memorabilia of Sugar city.

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photo credit: www.stkittsheritage.com

 

Casinos & Gambling

How lucky are you? Test your luck at one of our casinos.

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photo credit: islandbabble.blogspot.com

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Photo credit: www.marriott.com

A whirlwind of experience, a glimpse of paradise, (Nicha B voice) we can’t wait to have you here.

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SKN Christmas (Black) Cake featuring Mrs. Maurisha Walters

What’s Christmas without Christmas Cake? Just Christmas?  Well how about a St. Kitts and Nevis Christmas without Black Cake? Definitely a not Christmas at all!

We searched long and hard for a local who would be willing and eager to share probably his/her most treasured secret; The Black Cake Recipe.

Meet our very own local “Cake Boss”, Mrs. Maurisha Walters.  She is a Library Technician 3 at Gingerland Public Library in Nevis, but has a passion for baking and does so in her spare time. Risha welcomed me into her home and gave me a brief interview while allowing me to watch her work her Christmas cake magic.

Interviewer: Who taught you to bake? Did you go to culinary school?

Risha: My mother taught me to bake; as children we had no choice but to help in the kitchen. I was baking from the tender age of eight (8) years. She taught us to bake and she taught us to cook. If you came a little earlier you would have met her, she’s always here. (laughter)

Interviewer: Do you teach your children now to bake?

Risha: Yes I do. My eldest baked a plain cake for me once. I instructed him and he did a very good job.

Interviewer: Tell me about the awards you won.

Risha: I won trophies in the Nevis Agriculture Fruit Festival (2013) for two categories after entering for the first time. I won the light fruit category with a coconut custard cake as well as the heavy fruit category with a black cake. The black cake was decorated with the Flag of Nevis. All the fruit were made from scratch by my mother. She used wax apples for raisins, the skin of the water melon to make mixed peel, green paw paw in the place of cherries and star apples as part of the mixed fruit.Instasize_1225114022-1

Interviewer: So you are a cake boss then! That is a great achievement.

Risha: Oh no, no cake boss. (smiles shyly)

Maurisha washing the dishes after the interview, "This is the hardest part of baking"

Maurisha washing the dishes after the interview,
“This is the hardest part of baking!”

Mrs. Walters is pretty humble with her accomplishments, but she is a Cake Boss in our books! See below for her special Christmas Cake recipe. She advises though that the key to having the best tasting black cake is love in your heart. So…lets start with love being the very first ingredient.

 

Ingredients (1lb black cake)

  • 1lb butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1lb flour
  • 6tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup gravy browning
  • 3lbs raisins (pre soaked in wine)
  • 1/2 lb mix peels
  • 1/2 lb cherries
  • 5tsp vanilla essence
  • wine

 

Step 1: Cream Butter and Sugar

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Step 3: Mix the dry ingredients then add periodically to the mixtureDSCN0310

Step 4: Chop some of the fruits and leave some as a whole. Add to cake and mix well.DSCN0289

Step 5: Add wine until desired texture is achievedDSCN0302

Step 6: Mix WellDSCN0322

Step 7: Grease and flour pans then pour mixture into panDSCN0324

Step 8: Place in oven heated to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Alternate to 250 degrees fahrenheit periodically.

Step 9: Bake for  45 mins to an hour. Pour wine over cake while still hot. Leave in pan until cooled before removing.

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Maurisha is also gifted in making and decorating birthday cakes. Give her a call when you are ready for that fabulous birthday cake! Cakes

She may be contacted via email at mrs_unity@hotmail.com or check her out on Facebook, “Risha Sutton Walters”.

 

Our Top Five Dishes from St. Kitts and Nevis

Here are our top five (5) dishes to try when visiting the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Cook up, Black pudding, Salt fish and Dumplings, Conch Water and Goat water. These dishes would whip your taste buds into a frenzy.

Cook-up
This is a one pot dish with a combination of chicken, pigtail, salt fish and vegetables, with rice and pigeon peas. Many prefer it with a bit of wetness as it gets off the stove and down to belly. The flavor from the chicken and pigtail settled between the rice and peas blows one’s mind with a tang of flavors. Down to the bone can be eaten and the platter licked clean.

Cook up Photo Credit: www.colorfullifejames.blogspot.com

Cook up/Photo Credit: www.colorfullifejames.blogspot.com

Black Pudding

It’s not actually pudding but a sausage packed with herbs, thyme, peppers and rice. The intestines of pigs or cows after being thoroughly cleaned are then stuffed with the mixture, tied off at both ends with banana flagging (the leaves from banana trees). As the saying goes “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”, if you want to take you taste buds on an exotic experience this is certainly a treat for you.

Black pudding Photo Credit: www.wisegeek.com

Black pudding/Photo Credit: www.wisegeek.com

Salt fish and Dumplings
The national dish of Saint Kitts and Nevis is stewed salt fish with spicy plantains, coconut dumplings and seasoned breadfruit. Are you familiar with the feeling you get when you’ve been waiting patiently at a restaurant for your food? Well that’s how salt fish and dumpling prepared in SKN makes me feel.

Salt fish and Dumplings Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.com

Salt fish and Dumplings/Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.com

Goat Water
This once was the national dish of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Swimming in its brown depths you’ll find lumps of practically any edible part of a goat. The soup contains cloves, thyme, other assorted herbs and spices, small dumplings, yams, breadfruit and potatoes. It’s basically meat and drink to me. A belly full of provisions and mutton with thirst quenching seasoned water to follow. This popular Saturday dish is best served hot, straight from the pot.

Goat water photo credit: www.uncommoncaribbean.com

Goat water/photo credit: www.uncommoncaribbean.com

Conch Water
This is another version of goat water, but as we captioned above, the main ingredient is conch and not goat! It’s a soup locals enjoy mostly for a mid-day snack or in the afternoon. It is nourished with vegetables such as carrots, breadfruits, thyme and the special ingredient conch. I assure you that after your first drink, you’ll be begging for more!

Conch Water photo credit: www.uncommoncaribbean.com

Conch Water
photo credit: www.uncommoncaribbean.com

Sugar Cakes
Although not a dish, we couldn’t possible leave this out of the list! This very sweet treat consist of sugar, coconut and ginger. Sugar cake comes in variety of colors such as brown, pink or even white depending on the flavor and food dye used in the mixture. It can be compared to rock hard candy; hard on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. You simply cannot leave the Federation without trying this.

Sugar Cake photo credit: stkittsweb.com

Sugar Cake/photo credit: stkittsweb.com

Get your taste buds ready to Experience the dishes/treats we Kittitians and Nevisians consider Delicacies!

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Let’s Talk about Oxtail and Things – Nevis W.I.

As a foreigner in Nevis, you will quickly realize that you have left the commercial life behind and have entered a whole new world of relaxation and tranquility. So, fast forward and you are now off the ferry, your belly begins to turn… you are definitely hungry. Where do you go? How about trying some good ole local food?!

Local restaurants are nestled all across the island but in today’s post we are travelling to Bath Village just on the outskirts of Charlestown. We’re headed to Black Hat’s Restaurant. As you get closer to the establishment you will realize that the structure is one with character. The design is unique and gives a rustic traditional feel. Its very homely and very inviting boasting colours such as pink, blue and orange.

 

Black Hat's Place, Nevis W.I.

Black Hat’s Place, Nevis W.I.

 

We were a party of three seeking authentic Nevisian food on our lunch breaks. We were met with pleasant faces and hearty good afternoons as we approached the menu to make our orders. Black Hat came to the window asking to assist us. We ordered and got seated and waited patiently on the meal. It arrived and I immediately dug in!

The oxtail was accompanied by scalloped potatoes, steamed rice, coleslaw and the tastiest salad I have had in a while. It would seem as though Mr. Black Hat read my mind and prepared each component with extra…just the way I liked it! Imagine my excitement when I was met with slices of apples in between my lettuce and a few raisins in between the mix! I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch! Everything was cooked to perfection, and lacked nothing!

Black Hat’s Place also provides a wide variety of dishes so don’t worry about being left out if you are not an oxtail lover.

As you have landed, ask to go by Black Hat for some local cuisine.  Experience the Culture, Experience the Food!

 

Oxtail and Things from Black Hat’s Restaurant

 

 

 

CPL T20- The Biggest Party in Sport

 

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The CPL (Caribbean Premier League) is a T20 tournament which is cricket mixed with the colorful carnival experience of the Caribbean.

Cricket is similar to baseball. Well, except for the fact that cricket has ‘ducks’ and ‘rabbits’ running all over the field, ‘flippers’ are flying everywhere, there are also ‘bowlers’ instead of pitchers and….well… actually, there are a lot that differentiates the two. However, it’s quite easy to understand the concept if it’s broken down by a cricket fan. (Trust me. I got the gist of it in under 3 minutes. Yes, I know. It’s very impressive.) Any who, even if you’re not a stickler for the sport, that shouldn’t stop you from attending this event. Other than seeing some of the best batsmen in Twenty20, there are a couple other reasons as to why you should be in Warner Park for this event.

 

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For one, the NEWEST kids on the block to join the Caribbean Premier League are, ahem… the one… the only…*drumroll* ST. KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS!!

 

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Yes, my friends, after hosting some of the CPL T20 games last year, St. Kitts and Nevis can finally cheer on their own team at the Twenty20 games! WHOO!  Remember how pumped St. Kitts and Nevis was last year for the games? Imagine the energy the park will have now that we are actually a part of the tournament itself!!

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And that leads me to talk about the next best reason as to why you should be present at the tournament: It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a partaaaaay! *dancing emoji* In all seriousness, it is THE BEST PARTY IN SPORT and it’s been given that name for a reason. I mean… let’s be reasonable. Do you honestly think that everyone in the crowd understands cricket? Pshhhh. Not even. (No offense cricket fans.) Everyone and anyone will be there just because the atmosphere is EXHILARATING to say the least. It’s literally Carnival at the park!

 

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Entertainment. Music. Food. Gorgeous CPL cheerleaders. Your closest friends and family. A live game… what more could you want?! The CPL T20 is like the Super Bowl of the Caribbean… just with cricket.

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Regardless if you want to enjoy the games or just have a great time, Warner Park in St. Kitts is the place to be for CPL T20 action!

 

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