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Island Life

Living on an island is a fantasy of many. Although most prefer to live the fast life here are few reasons why island living should become a reality. Island life has a pace that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you. An unspoilt presence of relaxation, blue skies, clean air and long beaches. On the island you are surrounded by wild life; herds of goats and roaming cows. One may even come across families of mongoose or a few black bellied sheep.

Tranquillity is a guarantee 

St Kitts and Nevis is a perfect getaway to recharge your batteries. You may take a hike in our mountains to the rain forest or stop by the waterfalls. How about a stroll or well needed dip in our shallow and clean waters? With so many different activities to choose from, you won’t lack the comfort you desire.

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Photo credit: thingstodo.expedia.com

Unique 

Here it is warm but never too hot; a romantic destination and perfect spot for families. St. Kitts and Nevis can be whatever you want it to be. Fun filled activities, a step back from the hassle and bustle of the modern life. Here is an escape from the winter season and a taste of summer time all year around. Unspoilt, unpretentious, unforgettable, St. Kitts and Nevis is inspiringly different from other destinations.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Island People

There are no strangers on either islands; just genuine people who are pleased to meet you. Everywhere you go you’ll receive a friendly greeting, a bright small and you are sure to leave with a friend or two. Light summer clothing may be worn all year, cool like summer breeze. That is exactly how the people are, just like the weather, cool and easy going as if they have no care.

Charming

Fantasy can be a reality, island life is a slice of paradise. St Kitts Nevis has a charm of its own. The quiet villages, unspoilt beaches and the various accommodations all combined add flavour to its unique appeal.

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St. Kitts and Nevis is one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean, we attract a particular type of visitor who appreciates something different, a finer quality of life. A warm welcome awaits you!

 

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The National Bird (Brown Pelican)

Pelecanus Occidentalis, Brown Pelican or as we locals say the “booby” is the national bird of our twin island paradise. It is usually spotted on our coastlines as this bird is a lover of water. When young, it is brown on the head, neck and upper torso of the body, while white below. As it matures, the body becomes dark brown while the head turns white. Boobies are usually spotted in small flocks while feeding. They nest in colonies along the coast in low trees and bushes. This bird is an elegant bird with an oversized bill, sinuous neck, and big, dark body. They feed by plunge-diving from high up, using the force of impact to stun small fish before scooping them up.

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Photo credit: ismenvis.nic.in

See this interesting clip below showing how the Brown Pelican feeds.

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Hello June!

ATTENTION: TIME FOR A POP QUIZ. Can anyone tell me what the month of June represents? Bitter bedridden people with allergies may say it’s the month pollen still insists on staying around. Students may say June represents the month they can finally unplug their alarm clocks, while parents claim it to be the month where they reinstall tracking devices into their teenagers’ phone. Sounds like reasonable answers, right? *Buzzer* WRONG. If these are your answers then, sorry (not sorry) you’re highly mistaken. In our federation, June represents us. It is OUR MONTH! Yes, you heard us right! June belongs to St. Kitts and Nevis!  We have taken full custody and we’re not letting go any time soon.

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St. Kitts and Nevis is widely known for our Music Festival in June. However, some of you may be surprised to hear that it’s also the month for CPL T20, Nationals, Endless partying (and we really do mean endless), nonstop excitement and so much more!

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Alright, alright. Simmer down now. Exciting as it might be, June is so much more than a month of events to us.

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June goes beyond the list of activities available. June is THE MONTH to experience St. Kitts and Nevis. It’s as simple as that! It’s the month when nationals return home and we’re all one big happy family again. I mean, really… It’s no wonder why college students are so anxious to come back home and bring their buddies from abroad with them, just so they could witness and feel what our beautiful twin islands have to offer for themselves. June represents our people and the energy we have. It represents love, laughter, joy, and excitement. That in itself is what makes our activities in June such a big hit. Our lively spirit is the real experience, all the events are just a plus!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Mangoes!

When you think of the Caribbean, you will probably fantasize about the exotic women, beautiful beaches and the fruits of its labor… (Literally). Our sweet, juicy treasures are always a symbol for the Caribbean- whether it’s pineapples, coconuts, or MANGOES.

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Yes. Sweet, sweet mangoes. What better time to talk about mangoes than mango month? These delectable golden fruits are one of the many jewels in our federation but did you know that there isn’t just one type of mango? (If you didn’t know just keep that thought to yourself.) There are actually over 400 different varieties of mangoes, but in St. Kitts and Nevis, these are the main ones that should be on your mind- Polly, Grafted and Nevis Mangoes.

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Polly mangoes are one of the smaller mangoes and they tend to get stuck in your teeth, but does that stop us from eating them? Heavens no! For some reason, we go through the torture of pulling the remains from the crevices of our teeth because, well… they’re just that darn good!

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Grafted Mangoes are much larger in size and the aromatic smell basically scents the whole room. With all of the sniffing you’ll be doing, you’ll swear you were in a Free-breeze commercial. Grafted Mangoes are also one of the messier mangoes, but that’s one of the reasons why we love them!
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Even though St. Kitts has the title “Sweet Sugar City”, Kittitians themselves, along with Nevisians, swear that Nevis has THE BEST mangoes. Period. They’re just sooo sweet and juicy! However, some debate that Rosy cheek mangoes should hold the title as “The Best Mangoes” for the same reason, but these are just mere preferences. Why don’t you be the judge? Come on down to St. Kitts and Nevis and experience them all for yourself.

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