Upscale for visitors but still mellow, these sister islands are in the western Caribbean, in the scattering of small islands that curve downward, past Puerto Rico.
St. Kitts is a small luxuriant island, only 5 miles wide but with variety. Hikes in the rainforest, tours of a dormant volcano crater, fortress and plantation house tours, scuba and snorkeling are some of the activities on St. Kitts.
The St. Kitts Marriott is a large resort with 636 guest rooms, 114 suites, kids club, freeform pools. Outings include a trip to the rain forest,10-minute taxi ride to Turtle Beach for snorkeling; tour around the perimenter of the island including a restored fortress; and a short ferry ride to Nevis.
The Four Seasons Nevis has won many accolades (such as Condė Nast Traveler's 2005 Gold List of Top Caribbean Resorts), and is family-friendly, with complimentary All Seasons kid's club for ages 3 to 9, Entertainment Centre for teens, has board games, computer games, foosball, Ocean Pool for families is right by the sea, playground for small kids, and more.