The stunning Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis were discovered by Columbus in 1493 and colonised by the British for the sugar trade in 1623. They are now an immensely popular destination with tourists from all over the world. That doesn't mean that a vacation here will be spoiled by crowds of people, however. This twin-island nation has plenty of stunning places that are off the beaten track to ensure that your holiday is peaceful and free from interruptions.

After arriving in Robert Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), car hire in St Kitts and Nevis is easy to arrange and is a great way to explore all the hidden gems that the islands have to offer. There are miles of white sandy beaches, such as those that can be found in Frigate Bay and plenty of opportunities for water sports, diving, hiking and sailing at many locations throughout the islands. You can visit Turtle Beach or the Valley of the Giants. Or why not take a hike to see the island's smouldering volcanoes?

The rainforests of this tropical paradise provide wonderful hiking opportunities and a visit to Sofa Rock is simply not to be missed. St Kitts and Nevis car hire will enable you to make the most of the more remote locations on the islands and is essential when you consider that a quarter of the country is a designated national park.

You will find a lively nightlife and some great shopping opportunities in the capital cities. Charleston on Nevis and Basseterre on St Kitts offer a vast number of fantastic restaurants, bars and grills, so you can experience authentic Caribbean cuisine in a relaxed and inviting environment. This tropical island paradise with its exceptional ferry links has something to offer everyone who visits.

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