St. Kitts offers a combination of tropical island scenery and intriguing history. The best way to experience the landscape and the island’s dramatic peaks, topped off by the dormant volcano Mount Liamuiga, is from the water. Many groups charter luxury catamarans through Leeward Island Charters: the 78-foot Spirit of St. Kitts or her sister ship, the 67-foot Eagle, for half-day sailing and snorkeling trips. Another option is a trip to nearby Nevis for snorkeling and a beach barbeque.
This is an island rich in history: In the 1700s, it had 200 estates producing sugar. A great way to experience this is a ride on the island’s narrow gauge railway, the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, that was used to transport the cane to the central sugar factory. It was built between 1912 and 1926 and remained in use until 2005, when sugar production on the island ceased. Another must-see is Brimstone Hill Fortress, known as the “Gibraltar of the West Indies.” On a clear day, you can see up to six other islands from the top. One of the best preserved forts of the Americas, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
And now, the St. Kitts experience just became more affordable for groups visiting in 2016, with the St. Kitts Marriott Resort’s “Let The Savings Fly” event. Meeting planners can save 30% off group rates and a $125 air credit per person per stay. This special hot rate is available for travel during the following periods: January 1 to 17, February 23 to 29, March 1 to 12 and March 17 to 21, 2016. A minimum four-night stay is required. For more information or to book a group, visit the St. Kitts Marriott Resort web site to submit an eRFP.