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St Kitts Nevis With Kids

So you’re thinking about coming to St Kitts and Nevis with kids for a family vacation, the mind rambles on activities and or things of interest for your children? Have no fear there’s plenty things offered here. Here are our top 10 activities to do with your kids.

1.Beach

Nothing punctuates a tropical vacation more perfectly than a tan, cool island breeze and clear tranquil waters. The beach is a must and a surety of excitement. Our beaches here in St Kitts Nevis are clean and relaxing for children and adults alike. Beach bars and restaurants are there if for any reason you need to quench your thirst or a quick bite to eat. Don’t worry, the atmosphere is kid friendly.

Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

2. Sky Safari

To truly experience and appreciate the beauty of St Kitts is from above, the whole family can do just that at the Sky Safari Tours. Soaring and zipping through the rain forest, historical sites and nearby islands at almost 50 mph. There is an age limit however, so children 6 years and older are allowed.

Photo Credit: www.marriott.com

Photo Credit: www.marriott.com

3. Catamaran Sail

A bonding experience for the entire family by sailing between St. Kitts and Nevis. Watching the sunset sipping beverages and a snorkeling session at the infamous Shitten Bay. Our recommendation is the Blue Water Safari Tours. They offer half day and full day tours, plus too you’ll have the option of going on a private tour for you and your family.

Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.com

Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.com

4. Sea Turtle Adventures

Picture the excitement on a child’s face as he witnesses the miracle of hundreds of turtle hatchlings digging their way out of the nest and crawling intently toward the sea, driven forward by the light of the moon.

Photo credit: www.expressionsholidays.co.uk

Photo credit: www.expressionsholidays.co.uk

5. Sports

Not only are we very talented but we are very competitive and driven when it comes to sports. Whether it maybe cricket, football (soccer) or track and field events we enjoy each one. Sports is practically in our DNA. Scattered around the island are a few sports clubs, particularly in cricket that may be willing to offer lessons to your little ones.

Photo credit: www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com

Photo credit: www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com

6. Monkey Watch

Green vervet monkeys are practically everywhere on the both islands. We the locals realize they are harmless but find them somewhat annoying. However this is something kids would enjoy.

Photo credit: arff.org/kitts

Photo credit: arff.org/kitts

7. The 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, with 18 miles by narrow gauge train and 12 miles on sightseeing buses. The Scenic Railway provides visitors an unsurpassed opportunity to experience the scenery and culture of this unspoiled country. Your kids will certainly enjoy this tour.

Photo credit: travel.aol.co.uk

Photo credit: travel.aol.co.uk

8. Horseback Riding

In Nevis Equestrian Center rents horses and provides guided tours on beach and nature trails. While in St. Kitts we recommend Trinity Inn Stables; they offer tours throughout the rain forest.  This is definitely a great way to enjoy St Kitts Nevis with kids.

Photo credit: www.nevishorseback.com

Photo credit: www.nevishorseback.com

9. Historical Site Seeing

Its worth while for your learn as much as they can about the places they visit. St Kitts and Nevis are filled with historical sites that are just as captivating for kids as it is for adults. In St Kitts, you should definitely have to visit the Brimstone Fortress or the ruins by Romney Manor. While in Nevis, you may visit the  Golden Rock Hotel which is very intriguing as the actual hotel is made from renovated sugar mills and other buildings that made up the sugar estate or the birth place of Alexander Hamilton a founding father of the United States of America.

Photo Credit: www.sheknows.com

Photo Credit: www.sheknows.com

10. Island Tours

Our white sandy beaches, the clean fresh air, sunny skies, friendly people not forgetting an exhilarating experience of a lifetime. On both islands finding a tour company isn’t a hard task. For St. Kitts, we recommend Pereira Tours, simply because they are known over the years for the quality service they provide as well as the personalized packages that they offer. In Nevis our pick is the Funky Monkey Tours. The name says it all!

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Photo credit: www.facebook.com/stkittsexcursions/

 

Photo credit: www.funkymonkeytours.com

Photo credit: www.funkymonkeytours.com

 

So you see, your family will be filled with activities to do. Tell us how your found our list, did you try all that we mentioned? Don’t forget to share with your friends and family.

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Carnival in St. Kitts and Nevis – Sugar Mass

Sugar Mass St. Kitts and Nevis, is unique because it is the only Carnival in the Caribbean that takes place during the Christmas season. For this reason, St. Kitts and Nevis is definitely the place to be during this time of the year.

The festivities are mostly held in St. Kitts during early November to early January. Nevis’ Culturama is held during July and August but are no less apart of the fun. Nationals and tourists alike from both islands take part in activities held on both territories! The season is filled with competitions (eg. Queen Show, Soca Monarch, Calypso Show), street parties, fetes, and street parades.

 

With the season winding down, and just a few activities left, will you be there?

 

Photo: The St. Kitts & Nevis Observer

Photo: The St. Kitts & Nevis Observer

 

 

Photo: St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Authority

Photo: St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Authority

 

 

Photo: Telegraph.co.uk

Photo: Telegraph.co.uk

 

 

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Photo: St. Kitts Tourism

 

 

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Photo: ALAMY

 

 

 

 

This is your chance to win 2 Inception Fete Tickets!

 

The Sugar Mas 44 Video Jingle contest is being held by Experience St Kitts and Nevis in Collaboration with the St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival, (Sugar Mass 44). It will run for just over two weeks beginning December 4th, 2015 to December 20th, 2015 at 4:00 pm. The winner will be announced on the December 21st, 2015.
How to Enter
1. Entrants should first like the Facebook pages of Experience St Kitts and Nevis and The St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival.
2. Follow the Twitter and Instagram accounts for Experience SKN and St. Kitts and Nevis Carnival.
3. Send a 30 second video performing his/her jingle using the “buzz phrases” via Facebook Message to Experience St Kitts and Nevis FB Page.
• The video will be screened to ensure adherence to the criteria and then posted to the Experience St Kitts and Nevis FB Page.
4. Entrants will be notified of advancement and the video will then be shared by ESKN on the Experience SKN page.
5. Each participant will be required to share the video with his/her friends and obtain as many likes as possible.
6. The person with the highest number of FB likes will be named the winner of the competition. The 1st and 2nd runners up will be will be awarded as well.
NB: Entrants are limited to two entries per FB account. Each video/jingle should have one participant only. The participant is allowed to use no more than three musical instruments accompanying the jingle.
Video Jingle Criteria
1. Video jingle should be no longer than 30 seconds.
2. The jingle should contain the buzz phrases (“revel like never before for sugar mass 44” and “Experience St. Kitts and Nevis”).
3. There is no limit to using only the buzz phrases within the jingle.
4. The jingle should be original work of participants.
5. Lyrics may be accompanied by no more than 3 musical instruments.
6. Lyrics should not include profanity, violence, discrimination in any form, (whether it be racial, religious or otherwise), threats, sexual explicitness or material belonging to another party or is protected by intellectual property laws.
Eligibility
1. The contest is open to adults 18 years or older and should be residents or citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis.
NB: The following are not eligible to enter the contest: Employees of Experience St. Kitts and Nevis, employees or members of the St. Kitts and Nevis Carnival Committee board.
Prizes
1. 1st prize will be awarded to the participant who gained the most likes for his/her video. He/she will be awarded 2 VIP tickets to Inception Fete, which is scheduled to be held on December 31st, 2015.
2. The first runner up will be the participant who received the second highest number of fb likes for his/her jingle. He/she will receive 2 tickets to the National Queen Pageant which is scheduled to be held on December 27th, 2015.
3. The second runner up will be awarded to the entrant with the third highest FB likes for his/her video. He/she will receive two tickets to the Senior Calypso Monarch schedule to be held on the December 28th, 2015.
NB: Prizes are not transferable to any other form and must be accepted as described.
Winner Selection
1. Video jingles will be screened by the Experience St. Kitts and Nevis team to ensure all contest criteria are met.
2. The video is then shared on the Experience St Kitts and Nevis Page and the contestant is then responsible for sharing and gaining likes.
3. The deadline for submission is December 20th, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
4. On the 20th to 21st of December, the videos will be reviewed and the three videos with the highest number of likes will be chosen for the first, second and third place accordingly.
5. The winners for the three top places will be announced via FB, as well as winners will be individually contacted via telephone and FB messenger.
6. Winners will also be announced in a small ceremony.
NB. Should a participant submit his/her video at 3:45 pm on December 20th, 2015, that entrant will be subjected to the same conditions as the other participants who were entered into the competition from its inception. Entrants will not be allotted extra time for promotion if submission is close to the deadline.
General Conditions
1. By entering this competition entrants are in agreement with and will comply with the contest rules.
2. All entries are subject to an initial screening process. If video is found to be in breach of the contest rules, that video will not be entered into the competition.
3. The contest organizers will not be held liable for lost, misdirect or loss of entries due to problems sending videos via FB message, malfunction, deleted by FB, or defective videos submitted to the competition.
4. The winner should only be one participant, as more than one participants are not allowed to enter in one single video jingle.
Disqualification
1. Entrants will be immediately disqualified if found in breach of any contest rules.
2. Videos longer than 30 seconds will not be submitted into the contest.
3. Videos where lyrics/jingle were found not to be original will result in contestant being disqualified immediately.
 3. If a contestant submits a video but has not liked the required social media pages of Experience St Kitts and Nevis, as well as the social media pages for the St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival, that entrant will be disqualified.

 

Culture, Fete and Fun! Culturama 41!

This is the new slogan everyone will be chanting for the forty-first staging of Nevis’ Culturama Festival. Yes. You heard me right. FORTY-ONE. This Festival has been going on for years and just like fine wine, it keeps getting better with time.

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Through the British régime, our heritage and cultural traditions were slowly but surely drifting away. Serious intervention was needed. Fortunately, in 1974, the Nevis Dramatic and Cultural Society developed a master plan. This plan was to basically revive the wandering customs and traditions of our people and increase the overall awareness of them. What better way to encourage a community than by throwing a massive Fete?!

 

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Our traditions are kept alive by the numerous outlets of expression we have during Culturama- Dance, Drama, our Folk singing (which is calypso for those of you who don’t know).

 

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Culturama also has pageant competitions such as the Ms. Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant and the Mr. Kool Pageant, spoken word, the Soca Monarch competition, Street parades, and so much more! It’s a list of exciting events happening in Nevis during Culturama! Literally. The list of events are actually available on the Culturama Nevis website (which you can access through this hyperlink I provided. You’re very welcome).

 

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Culturama has pre-activities that start in June and the excitement continues until the official activities end in August… That’s some serious culture, fete and fun!

 

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Experience History. Experience Culture. Experience Fete. Experience Fun.

Experience Nevis! It is definitely the place to be for Culturama!

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