The islands, known today as St. Kitts and Nevis, were inhabited by the Indians from South America long before the new millennium.

Today, these two small islands are probably one of the most quiet and pastoral areas in the region, being one of the few places in the West Indies, where agriculture still dominates the tourism and where commerce falls behind the traditions. The quiet lifestyle of the local residents is practically unspoiled by the influence of civilization, and the beauty of nature is only emphasized by the virgin beaches, the sea, the sun and fantastically abundant vegetation.

The island of Saint Christopher is the most popular one in this island group. Basseterre is a small and unremarkable capital of the island, which lies on the banks of the wide bay surrounded by green hills and being home to nearly half of the population of Saint Christopher, commonly known as St. Kitts. The town is one of the few remaining traces of the French presence on the islands. The dominant European influence in Basseterre is uniquely British, which is reflected in the buildings, and even in the arrangement of streets in the city. Many of these homes are built with a certain degree of imagination and ingenuity. Some buildings seem to be very ancient, but this impression is deceptive, since they were erected in the late 19th century, from the blackened stones left over from the fire in the city. The center of Basseterre is Independence Square, a small public park with a fountain in the center, a place formerly used as a slave market. Now it is a reminder of the colonial past of the island.

Part of the city's history is represented in the Museum of the St. Christopher Heritage Society, which contains a large collection of historic photographs, tools, and pottery representing the culture of the Carib Indians. The domed colonial building of the Treasury stands on the shoreline as a reminder of the importance of the place in the history of sugar and tobacco industries. The islands were among the main suppliers of these products to the European market.

Other sights that are worth visiting in the capital are the Crafts House, the Primate Research Center and the volcanic crater of Mount Liamuiga. Liamuiga towers over the city blocks, and the magnificent volcanic peak of the mountain serves as one of the favorite places for active recreation of the residents of the island today. There are a lot of hiking trails, horse riding trails, bike paths and low-alpine areas in the area.

The Brimestone Hill Fortress National Park stretches northwest of Basseterre. The park was cultivated around a large and rather chaotic eponymous fort, built in the 18th century. It served as the main British outpost in the region. In 2000, the whole complex of fortifications was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Request your tour operator in St Kitts and Nevis to organize an excursion around the park.

Friget Bay is the main resort and beach area on the island, which covers the northern part of the peninsula. Here are the best beaches of the island – Turtle Beach and White House Bay – which are the best places for snorkeling on the island. This secure and less-populated area also has a huge number of tropical birds, white-tailed deer, and monkeys.

The island of Nevis was called the Land of Beautiful Waters. Nowadays, it is one of the most fashionable resort areas of the planet. The largest city on the island, Charlestown, is in the middle of the west coast of the island, between Fort Charles and Fort Black Rocks. The city is famous as a museum of colonial architecture in the open air and a good place for studying local history.

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