If you are on the hunt for a beautiful island, this can be a top option for you! St. Kitts is a Caribbean island 260 miles East of Puerto Rico. Not a bad swim if you’re Michael Phelps, not possible if you’re a regular person. On that note, did you know that Michael Phelps would swim 50 miles a week in training? Well, that means it would take him 5 weeks of training to swim from Puerto Rico to Saint Kitts. Sounds pretty slow to me. 😊. Regardless, whether you swim, fly, or take a boat there, it is a relaxing place once you arrive. We arrived by cruise ship, so we ended up hiring a guide to show us around town.
Our plans for Saint Kitts was to hike in the jungle, see monkeys, swim in and under a waterfall, and just basically be adventurous. Well, that plan got cut short, since we found out we needed a guide once we got there, and couldn’t find a guide for that tour anywhere in sight. So we settled for the next best thing: a tour of the town and a lie on a gorgeous beach for a few hours. The tour around town was wild, the streets are narrow and the drivers drive fast, but it was all worth it. One of my favorite parts was when we stopped in a shaded, jungley area. The weather was just right as the shade protected us from the beating sun and the breeze gliding along our glistening bodies offered a gracious cooling effect. Just beside us was what looked like a familiar movie. All of the sudden, we grab ahold a lengthy but sturdy tree branch, and SWING in and out of 100-foot trees like Tarzan! Seriously! It was wild, and I loved it.
From there, we hopped back into the no-door van and zoomed through the foothill and up the steep roads until the ocean began to peak through the peaks of the mountains. A glorious view until we began our decent, then it was still a glorious view, just from a lower position and not as good. At the base of the mountain was a resort style beach with bright blue see-through waters. We arrived at Cara beach, which is ironic because I am Kara and we are both beautiful. Lol. Jk. But really.
Anyways, we rented a couple lounge chairs and an umbrella, which were of great help since it was pretty darn hot out. We laid out, swam, drank, and of course, ate our hefty, food-loving hearts out. It was a bit crowded, but there’s a reason why so many people end up here. I don’t need to explain it again, but basically because it’s gorgeous. After a few hours there, our same driver returned to pick us up and take us back to the ship. Pre-boarding, we shopped a little and grabbed a few souvenirs. Overall it was a win, and a place we would return to someday in the future. We do recommend. Leave any questions you might have BELOW and SUBSCRIBE if you haven’t already! It’s free and easy! Thanks for reading.