Honeymoon: St. Kitts & Nevis
Wow, I cannot believe November is almost over. 2018 is flying by! November has been my favorite month by far. This month, I passed the DC bar (#esquire), married my best friend (#wifey), and traveled to the most beautiful island for our honeymoon (#supertan lol). I am exhausted from the excitement.
Our honeymoon was a surprise. Chris has been planning it for two years, and not once did he budge on telling me where we were going no matter how hard I tried. I must say, although I am not the biggest fan of surprises, not knowing the destination for the honeymoon made it much more exciting! Everyone was trying to guess where we were going. We even turn it into a game dropping hints on Instagram and having people guess the location. Still, no one was able to guess the final destination.
Chris got all the way to San Juan, Puerto Rico without telling me the final destination by holding the boarding passes and keeping me away from the departure screens lol. He would have waited to tell me until we arrived on the island if our trip wasn't unexpectedly canceled and the airline claiming they did not have any other flights until December! :/ Unfortunately, Chris had to spoil the surprise and tell me we were traveling to St. Kitts & Nevis for our honeymoon!
We had the BEST time in St. Kitts & Nevis. The island was beautiful, the people were welcoming, and the food was fantastic. We stayed in the newly developed Park Hyatt St. Kitts on Christophe Harbour. The hotel is worthy of its five stars. The customer service was excellent! Chris and I made friends with the entire staff (shout out to Carolyn, our favorite waitress, and the valet staff). The general manager Flor was super friendly and did everything he could to make sure our honeymoon experience was perfect. Check out my review of the hotel here. I highly recommend staying there if you ever visit the island.
There is so much to do in St. Kitts & Nevis. Chris and I went horseback riding through the mountains, traveled to Basseterre the country's capital, and of course relaxed and tanned on the beach. My favorite experiences were visiting Nevis, which was only a six-minute boat ride away and eating the biggest lobster I have ever seen! Of course, spending time with the hubby was perfect. :) Keep scrolling for fun things to do in St. Kitts & Nevis.
This is called Timothy’s Hill. One side of the mountain is the Caribbean Sea and the other side is the Atlantic Ocean.
Things to do in St. Kitts & Nevis:
Reggae Beach: Going to Reggae Beach was one of my favorite trips. All of the locals told us we had to go for their famous lobster fest. You cannot travel to St. Kitts and Nevis and not eat lobster, it is practically a sin lol. Every Friday, Reggae Beach has a lobster fest where you can get unlimited lobster, ribs, chicken, fish, or a combination of two or three meats for $40 a person! How insane is that?! Chris and I both got lobster that was the size of my head, and it was delicious. Although the service wasn't great, the experience was awesome.
Salt Plage: Salt Plage was another local favorite. We tried to experience as much of the island as possible instead of staying at the hotel all day. Everyone told us to go to Salt Plage's Full Moon party. It was so much fun! They had great food (their chicken wings are BOMB), great drinks, and good music. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we went to Salt Plage twice!
Nevis: Nevis is the cutest island ever. The island is only 68 miles with one major road. Chris and I had our own personal tour guide who showed us the entire island. Nevis was known for its sugar, but has since closed down all of the sugar estates and now focuses on tourism. Visiting the estates was a great history lesson. We got to see how the sugar was made and where the families worked and lived. Most of the estates have been turned into hotels and inns. We visited one hotel where Princess Diana stayed at.
Next, we stopped at Alexander Hamilton's house. Did you know that Alexander Hamilton (*starts singing the musical*) was born in Nevis? Fun fact: St. Kitts and Nevis is a British island. Whenever their parliament meets, they meet in Alexander Hamilton's old house. How cool is that?!
Our last stop was at Sunshine's! Sunshine's is a local favorite. Literally, every celebrity has eaten there, and Mr. Sunshine has photos posted throughout the entire restaurant to prove it. When you visit Sunshine's, you have to order their signature drink, "the Killer Bee." Make sure you don't drink no more than three, or you will be on your head!
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park: Brimstone is a historic military defensive complex. It is an outstanding, well-preserved example of 17th and 18th-century military architecture in a Caribbean context. This would be a great place to visit for all of my history nerds :).
Meet our new friend Sparkle. She was ready for the photo-op lol.
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This is where Alexander Hamilton lived until he was nine years old. I think it is so cool Nevis’ Parliament still holds meetings here.
This is where Princess Diana stayed when she visited Nevis. How beautiful is that tree?
Such a fun trip! I can't wait to go back.