As I am wrapping up my posts on St Kitts–well, at least until our next trip 😉 –I realize that I have left out some of the great details that I love about the island. So in an effort to fill in some of those gaps, here are a few more of my favorite pictures.
Here are some of the churches that we saw around the island. They were all beautiful in their own ways, though I think the simple seaside church was my favorite…
And I love all of the colorful buildings in the Caribbean. As if the blues and greens of nature are not enough, many of the homes and other structures are bathed in bright hues of their own. ❤ So pretty!
St. Kitts and Nevis are known for the Vervet monkeys that roam the islands. We encountered some that seem to be in the tourism business, like these guys here.
We also saw a few free roamers like this fellow below. Do you suppose monkeys are taught to look both ways before crossing the street?
And Some More Animals
I am a sucker for animals, especially when they are found meandering through green fields with palm trees and beaches as the backdrop. Here are some of the 4-legged Kittitians we saw around the island.
A Little Bit of History
During colonial times, St. Kitts was a major player in sugar production. When slavery was abolished, plantations were no longer functional, and sugar production on the island eventually came to an end. You can find reminders of St. Kitts’ sugar cane days around the island. Below you see an old sugar mill as well as tracks from the trains that transported sugar cane from the plantations to the factories. The trains still run today as a scenic railway tour.
The views around the island are pretty amazing. Here are a few of my favorites:
While driving around the island, you may stumble across interesting sights, such as this landlocked boat. It would seem it grew tired of a life at sea and volunteered to act as a planter.
I also love this rum bottle tree. I’m not sure if it has a special significance or history to it, but I would love to find out. Comment below if you know. 🙂
And that’s about it for now, so until next time, St. Kitts…