St. Kitts and Nevis ranks #1 in Best Caribbean Vacations
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS AUGUST 25TH 2011 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis has been voted #1 in Best Caribbean Vacations, out raking 16 other regional nations.
St. Kitts and Nevis also placed sixth out of 11 in the Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations Category.
“Around 1950, the A-list destination of the American celebrity was Acapulco. Now, that distinction may well belong to St. Kitts and Nevis, the little-known but luxurious and breathtaking twin-islands in the southern Caribbean. Their list of patrons runs long: Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Sylvester Stallone, Regis Philbin and many others have found solace on the Kittitian-Nevisian sands. St. Kitts is the more outgoing sister, with the widest selection of restaurants and hotels in Basseterre. Shy and lush Nevis showcases the opulence that has become this nation’s calling card,” says the US News Travel website.
It added: “Seclusion might be the number one draw (Nevis is without a single streetlight), but there are many other lures. Take for example the grayish-black sand (a rarity in the Caribbean). Or the sloping greens of Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. You want island culture? These islands have got it — just check out the Christmastime St. Kitts Carnival or the music festival held every June. And those with a penchant for history will certainly find it — Nevis is the birth island of founding father Alexander Hamilton; St. Kitts’ imposing Brimstone Hill Fortress was once known as the “Gibraltar of the West Indies.
St. Kitts and Nevis received 391 votes for the Best Caribbean Vacations ranking. # 2 was Barbados; #3 St. Martin-St. Maarten; # 4 – Cayman Islands; #5 – Bahamas; #6 – United States Virgin Islands; # 7 – Martinique; #8 – Aruba; #9 – Jamaica; #10 – Turks and Caicos Islands; #11 Puerto Rico; #12 – Bermuda; #13 – British Virgin Islands; #14 – Puerto Plata and # 16 – Punta Cana.
Puerto Rico led the Best Affordable Caribbean Destination Category. # 2 -Punta Cana; # 3 – Jamaica; #4 – Bahamas; # 5 – Puerto Plata; #6 – St. Kitts and Nevis; # 7 – Cayman Islands; # 8 – Dominica; #9 – Trinidad and Tobago; # 10 – Antigua and Barbuda and # 11 – St. Martin-St. Maarten.