But this rose of an island, no matter the name, always smells sweet. St Kitts and its sister island Nevis are both gorgeous, lush and full of cultural experiences
If the massive, picturesque beach isnít enough, soak up the sun at any of our many refreshing pools or experience endless activities and unbridled entertainment. So get your camera and your companions ready because this is destined to be your best music vacation ever!
Live large and enjoy the very best of paradise for all!
Oh, and about those famous beaches? Yes, you should definitely get some sand time in. Arguably the best-known St Kitts beach is Frigate Bay, near Basseterre, which is a good urban choice -- you're close to many major hotels, as well as restaurants and bars if you want to break for a midday meal or grab a beer.
On the southern tip of the island, facing Nevis, are Banana Bay and Cockleshell Bay. Smaller cruise ships often dock here during the day, and by night bars and cafes like Reggae Beach -- we'll get to that in a minute -- keep the party scene going with live music.
The water on this side of the island is calm and easy to swim in, so it's also a great spot for kids or novice swimmers.
If you prefer a more remote -- and picturesque -- beachside view, head to the rockier northern coast of the island for the Black Rocks, a craggy, dramatic formation of volcanic stone.