Welcome to St. Kitts—Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn’t colonize until the British arrived in 1623. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean. Wonderful white and black sand beaches ring the Frigate Bay area. The weather is tropical, with the always present trade winds keeping the temperature pleasant all year around. The ocean is warm, offering exciting wave action on the Atlantic side and calm gently lapping waters on the Caribbean side. St. Kitts is a lush tropical paradise. The atmosphere here is characterized by an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea air and fantastically abundant vegetation. At the center of St. Kitts stands the spectacular, cloud-fringed peak of Mount Liamuiga, covered by dense tropical cloud forest filled with elusive green vervet monkeys and brilliant tropical flowers.