Wednesday, June 04, 2014

More AA Flights to St Kitts from JFK For Summer 2014

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority recently announced the addition of a non-stop American Airlines flight on Fridays from New York's JFK International Airport to St. Kitts' RL Bradshaw International Airport for summer 2014.  The new service will commence on Friday, June 13, 2014 and continue through September 5, 2014.  American Airlines flight #1430 will depart JFK on Fridays at 5:00 pm, arriving in St. Kitts at 9:30 pm.  The return leg, AA1431 will depart St. Kitts on Saturdays at 10:30am, arriving at New York's JFK airport at 2:55 pm.

American Airlines at RL Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts
American Airlines at RL Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts

This new American Airlines flight to St. Kitts from JFK will complement the two existing Wednesday and Saturday flights from New York.  With the addition of the extra flight for the summer, travelers wishing to visit St. Kitts and Nevis for the 18th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, Nevis Culturama 40, and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty 20 (T20) cricket week 5 and finals week games at Warner Park in St. Kitts  will have more travel options for getting to St. Kitts and Nevis.

But, that's not all.  To ensure that St. Kitts is an attractive option for family travel with kids for summer 2014, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority has announced its "Summer Sunsation" promotion.  The "Sun Sunsation" family offer which complements the new American Airlines summer flights to St. Kitts will provide increased value for travelers planning family vacations with kids for summer 2014.

St. Kitts' "Summer Sunsation" is valid for new bookings made through June 30 for travel between now through September 1, 2014.  The promotion offers the fourth and seventh nights free at participating hotels including Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Ottleys Plantation Inn, Sugar Bay Club, St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Timothy Beach Resort.  The "Summer Sunsation" promotion is particularly attractive for families traveling with kids since kids can stay and/or eat free at most participating hotels.

To take advantage of the promotion, family travelers need to reference "Summer Sunsation" when making the booking.  For full details about the promotion please visit the St. Kitts Tourism Authority website.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Did you get the latest Buzz?

The latest issue of the St Kitts and Nevis Beach Buzz is now out.  One of the highlights of this issue is the Featured Photos section which focuses on the recently held St Kitts Agriculture Open Day.  View photos of locally grown fruits and vegetables and much more. has gone mobile

Just in case you missed the announcement in my St Kitts and Nevis Beach Buzz ezine has gone mobile.  Now every visitor who visits using a supported mobile phone will have the best experience possible. Go ahead and check it out.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kim Collins wins Silver Medal at Pan Am Games 2011

St. Kitts sprint icon Kim Collins has done it again. After breaking the 28 year record in the 100m Pan American Games in semi-finals 2 of the 100m, in Guadalajara, Mexico on the evening of Monday October 24, 2011, Kim won the silver medal in the 100m final on Tuesday evening (October 25, 2011). Congratulations Kim for winning the silver medal, St. Kitts and Nevis' first medal from the Pan Am games. Click on the video below to to view the 100m final with commentary in Spanish.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Scuba Diving in St. Kitts

A great article written by Terry Crookes for the Discover St Kitts Beaches website.  Thanks Terry for such a great article complete with photos and links to you St. Kitts scuba diving resource.

Scuba Diving in St Kitts

Scuba diving in St Kitts, not a phrase that immediately comes to mind when thinking of Caribbean scuba diving.

The Island of St Kitts has been described as "The Undiscovered Jewel" of the Caribbean because it is only in recent years that tourists have begun enjoying what St Kitts has to offer. Likewise it is only recently that scuba diving tourists have discovered the range and variety of dive sites that St Kitts (and its sister island Nevis) offers. Sport Diver magazine described St Kitts as "some of the prettiest diving in the Caribbean" and gave it a 5 star rating, pretty good for an island where the diving is relatively undeveloped. By undeveloped I mean that the St Kitts scuba diving sites are relatively little dived and very few show any signs of human activity. There are only 3 dive operators in St Kitts (1 in Nevis) and it is rare indeed for 2 dive boats to be on the same site.

To read the full article visit Scuba Diving in St Kitts.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

St. Kitts and Nevis Travel Forum at Discover St. Kitts Nevis Beaches

Hello everyone. As most of you would know, my travel forum at was down for some time. After moving the forum to my new server, upgrading the forum software and performing some tweaking on the software, I am pleased to announce the reopening of the forum. I look forward to interacting with you in our newly reopened forum.

Relaunching of Discover St Kitts and Nevis Beaches Blog

Hello fans of Discover St. Kitts Nevis Beaches.  I am pleased to announce the relaunching of my St. Kitts and Nevis Blog.  It has been some time now since we've posted here, but I just wanted to say that we are now back up and running.  So remember to visit us at to keep updated with what's happening on the destination travel scene in St. Kitts and Nevis.


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Number of Shops at Port Zante in St. Kitts to Increase

Work is progressing steadily on a number of buildings at the Port Zante cruise terminal in St. Kitts. The buildings will house a number of duty free stores that will sell jewellery and clothing as well as provide restaurant space and office accommodation. It is expected that with the opening of these new stores, the shopping experience at Port Zante will be greatly enhanced. For more information please refer to the article below.

That's all for now.

Amicia Mussenden
Your Online Guide to St Kitts and Nevis

250 persons could be employed in 55 shops Eight buildings under construction at Port Zante, progress made on 250-room hotel and casino next to marina

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 29TH 2006 – Port Zante expects to be home of some 55 shops by December and employing close to 250 persons by December, the start of the 2006/2007 cruise ship season, Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Mr. Jason Kelsick has disclosed.

He said the 8 buildings to house jewelry, clothing stores, restaurants, offices and various other businesses are at varying stages of construction.

“Right around the main pedestrian walkway - the walkway around the center of the property – all the properties on both sides have been sold. In existence right now we have 65,000 sq. ft. of buildings and under construction we have another 130,000 sq ft,” said Kelsick in an interview with the Communications Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister (CUOPM).

He said that the lots behind the main pedestrian walkway have also been sold and the UDC was close to conclude the sale of property for a 250-room hotel and casino site next to the marina.

“The group already has a hotel banner. They have architects in place so they have gone quite a long way down the route to establishing the hotel on Porte Zante. It’s going to be probably in the vicinity of 250 rooms in three to five stories with a casino. On the eastern side, they are looking at things like luxury condominiums and very upscale shopping with brand names,”
disclosed Mr. Kelsick.

He said the developer is also looking at the construction of a second cruise pier on the eastern side of Porte Zante, that will be built with private funds, but at a time when the cruise ship traffic at Port Zante warrants a second pier.

“I don’t think we need it right now, but perhaps in two to three years, we should need a second pier and this is one group looking at both sides of Porte Zante,” said the UDC Manager.

The developer, which he did not name has expressed an interest in purchasing the land on the eastern side of Port Zante for the construction of luxury condominiums and entertainment facilities in a US$150 million investment.

He said the three completed buildings house 15 stores. “By the end of this year, December 2006, we anticipate an additional 40 stores, that will comprise, I suspect with fixtures, fittings, an inventory of US$50 million in those new forty stores here on Porte Zante,” said the UDC official.

Mr. Kelsick said he expects some 200 to 250 persons to be employed in the shops on Port Zante.

Photos by Erasmus Williams

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

easyCruise heads for St. Kitts and Nevis and the Caribbean in December

Discount cruise line easyCruise with rates as low as £9 per person per night is including St. Kitts and Nevis on its Caribbean cruise itinerary for the 2006/2007 cruise season. Now in its second season, easyCruise's itinerary allows cruisers to sample both the day and the night life in the various ports of call. For more information about easyCruise second season in the Caribbean visit More information is also available in the press release below.


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 27TH 2006 - Cruise liner, easyCruise, which is getting rave reviews from budget-minded 20 and 30 something’s and is charting a new course through the canals of Holland and Belgium, is adding St. Kitts and Nevis to its new schedule of Caribbean sailings during the upcoming Cruise ship Season.

easyCruiseOne, is currently sailing the French and Italian Rivieras and will make a transatlantic crossing later this year in time for a new schedule of Caribbean sailings. easyCruiseTwo is sporting a new look along with the new itinerary; out with the traffic cone color and in with battleship grey.

Starting December 8th, easyCruiseOne will visit the islands of St. Maarten, St. Bart’s Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua. The ship will spend three weeks being renovated before it heads to the Caribbean. It will be refitted with a new cafe, bar and restaurant, and windows will be added to nearly sixty cabins.

The loosey goosey easyCruise is more like a floating hotel, minimising time at sea so passengers can party in port. Additionally, guests can choose to embark and disembark at any port, as long as they stay for two nights.

easyCruise plans to expand its concept to hot spots such as the Greek Islands, Florida and the Bahamas, with two bigger, better ships.

That's all for now!

Amicia Mussenden
Your Online Guide to St Kitts and Nevis