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Not interested in St. Kitts...Nevis looks nice ...

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Not interested in St. Kitts...Nevis looks nice ...

wondering if any visitors or locals can tell me if some of the things I am reading about on the St. Kitts board carry over to Nevis. In particular because St. Kitts is a cruise ship port of call with all that implies (not said in a good way) and Nevis may only get some who cover over or very small ships...I assume it has less of the crazy things such as monkey vendors walking beaches with diapered monkeys to take photos (not what we are looking for or even want to be around) and there certainly are some negative comments on attitude of locals and feeling safe. I know this is all subjective but sort of questioning if there is enough to see and do but in a quieter and less hassled manner? Again just looking for general impressions if you have visited both islands and of course one is much smaller and less developed which can be a good thing. Thank you.

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1. Re: Not interested in St. Kitts...Nevis looks nice ...

Nevis is much quieter than St. Kitts. During High Season we get only one or two small (100 to 200 passengers) cruise ships a week that drop anchor off-shore and tender people ashore. One hardy notices they are here. There's not that many hotel rooms on the island so even if all were fully occupied and all the tourists decided to go to the beach at the same time you'll find plenty of open space.

There's only 4 or 5 "vendors" roaming the beaches on the island so your chance of seeing them are small - if you are not interested in what they are selling a polite "no thank you" is all that is necessary to send them on your way.

There are plenty of things to do/see on Nevis and most are "low key" - you can visit ruins of old forts, numerous sugar plantations, hike the rain forests, climb to the top of the volcano, discover hidden waterfalls, lost villages, play golf, go deep sea fishing, search for the ghost at the Eden Brown estate, tour the botanical Gardens, hike to Nelson's Lookout atop Saddle Hill, take day sails and snorkel trips, go scuba diving, visit the site where Admiral Nelson married Fanny Nisbet and much, much more. The best part is you can do all of these either by yourself or in small groups - no big tour busses or high pressure tactics on Nevis.

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2. Re: Not interested in St. Kitts...Nevis looks nice ...

Stayed on both islands and just love the island of Nevis. Nevis is old school caribbean..you won't find a Big Mac or Dunkin iced coffee on this island. Topography of the island is breathtaking, the locals are friendly, the island is safe and the food is over the top.

As stated, there are a few vendor's on Pinney's beach, including a wonderful, colorful local with a monkey (no diaper). Not once did we feel pressured to purchase their wares and actually had to approach them to view their handmade jewelry.

On St. Kitts, we felt overwhelmed by the aggressive nature of the vendor's. The island has become way to touristy IMO and for us St. Kitts only serves as a gateway to it's pristine sister island.

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Thanks for the feedback...sounds like we would enjoy Nevis and will continue to look into it for this winter.

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