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News From St.Kitts . August 2015 issue

St. Kitts Tourism Updates 

What’s New and Noteworthy on Island

Basseterre, St. Kitts –– The St. Kitts Tourism Authority summarizes the most recent tourism-related news, events and developments from the island, as follows-

Visitor Arrivals:

A proactive approach to building and supporting airlift services from key source markets continues to produce positive results.  Full year 2014 year-to-date scheduled arrivals posted a 6.5% year-over-year gain as compared to full year 2013.  From North America, total arrivals also continue to register strong growth, posting a 7.1% year-over-year increase.  For the first six months of 2015, system-wide scheduled arrivals posted a 6.7% increase over the same period in 2014.  From North America, total arrivals posted a 6.4% year-over-year increase.  Contributing to the continued growth are the capacity increases from the second Miami weekend flights, Seaborne and the additional April operations of Air Canada and Delta.  Delta is once again operating non-stop flights to St. Kitts from ATL year-round, plus the flight will be returning early from its fall hiatus with operations resuming as of November 7, 2015; American Airlines provided double daily flights during the holiday period from December 18, 2014 through January 12, 2015.  American Airlines also added Sunday non-stop flights from JFK operating June 21 through August 16, 2015, which complement the carrier’s Saturday non-stop JFK-SKB flights. In May 2015, St. Kitts welcomed new 3x weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) non-stop flights from Barbados on Liat, complementing the carrier’s daily service to island from Antigua and St. Maarten. Further, Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue Airways, which is the largest carrier flying into San Juan, have finalized terms to begin a codeshare marketing relationship, expanding upon the carriers’ successful interline agreement in place since 2013, making St. Kitts will a JetBlue destination, with JetBlue flights from the US via San Juan to St. Kitts available for booking.  On August 10, it was announced that United Airlines is launching inaugural non-stop service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to St. Kitts. Starting December 19, 2015, the flights will operate weekly on Saturdays through April 30, 2016.

Private Jet Terminal:

Construction is complete on the new private jet terminal, which opened in June 2014. The private jet terminal is a world-class facility at St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport located west of the main airport parking apron.  It consists of world class YU Lounge arrival and departure lounges, a dedicated crew lounge, a business center and related offices and processing facilities, as well as an elegantly landscaped courtyard.  YU Lounge services include greeting on the runway and transportation in a luxury vehicle to the facility, baggage handling, seamless customs and immigration processing, mouth-watering finger foods and complimentary beverages. Available to guests arriving by private jet or commercial aircraft, amenities of the facility include Apple computers, plush seating areas, bathrooms including showers and an outdoor lounge area (in the departures lounge). Further, the facility features fully equipped meeting rooms with complimentary wi-fi, device charging facilities, gourmet catering services and dedicated secretarial services. For private aircraft the facility provides a diverse range of FBO and aircraft dispatch services, including specialized and tailored services to accommodate operators and executives. The total cost of the final project estimated at US $15 million. The terminal has been constructed by Veling Limited and operated by Leeward Flight Services with full ownership to be transferred to The St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) at the end of the concession contract period.  Veling Limited is a global aviation solution provider with offices in Mauritius and London.  The architect and interior decorator for the new terminal is internationally acclaimed Bobby Mukherji & Associates, one of India’s top ten design firms.

New Resort Developments:

Kittitian Hill – As of December 2014, the 84-unit cottage hotel plus with seven, four-bedroom Farmhouses named ‘Belle Mont Farm’ is open to welcome guests.  Kittitian Hill has also opened The Kitchen Restaurant and The Mill Bar, also making their formal debut in December 2014.   Belle Mont Farm on Kittitian Hill immerses guests in local culture and heritage, an organic farming community, and distinct farm-to-table culinary experiences. Wellness offerings elevate mind, body and spirit. Kittitian Hill’s organic farm offers a world-class collection of exotic fruits and vegetables, with accommodations thoughtfully sowed in the landscape. Designed by award-winning world-renowned architect Bill Bensley, the hotel features panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and neighbouring islands such as St Barths. Belle Mont Farm amenities include the Irie Fields Golf Course and The Workshop fitness centre. Set on a stunning 400-acre hillside site in the Northern part of St. Kitts, Kittitian Hill will upon completion consist of a cottage style hotel, creative arts centre, golf course and destination spa featuring indigenous treatments. Kittitian Hill is a contemporary Caribbean community for sustainable luxury living founded on the principles of holistic development based on environmental and community responsibility.  It is a member of the Preferred Residences® exchange network, a hospitality branded membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts offered by an operating business of Interval Leisure Group.

Park Hyatt – Groundbreaking on the Park Hyatt hotel at Banana Bay, Christophe Harbour, took place on June 3, 2013 and construction is underway on several buildings.  The final project will feature 200 hotel rooms and 50 branded residential condominiums. Phase One of construction has begun and will include the completion of 134 hotel guest rooms and related service facilities, conceptualized around a Caribbean village theme. Phase One of construction is scheduled for completion in late spring 2016.  The second phase of construction will include the completion of the remaining guest rooms and additional facilities. Development continues on the Christophe Harbour marina, with the naturally protected harbor to include 300 berths with the ability to accommodate the world’s largest superyachts, with the first yachts welcoming ceremony held at the end of 2014 and the official opening held on February 14, 2015marking completion of Phase One of the marina development. Christophe Harbour has also constructed an authentic, upscale beach club with a dock located around the old salt factory at WhiteHouse Bay, named SALT Plage, which opened in June 2014. The Christophe Harbour Development Company, Ltd (CHDC) is the master developer for Christophe Harbour, a luxury resort development currently underway.  Located on 2,500+ acres of the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts, plans include a mega-yacht harbor, marina, Tom Fazio championship golf course and an impressive collection of restaurants, shops, boutiques, five-star hotels, oceanfront and hillside homesites and villas. Kier, a global construction company based in the UK and a publicly listed FTSE 250 company, is the main contractor for Phase One of the construction of Park Hyatt St. Kitts.  Kier’s plans for the development include providing employment in construction and maximizing the use of local materials and resources.  Approximately 350 construction jobs and additional training program jobs are expected to be created in Phase One.

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts – Announced on May 6, 2015 by Hilton Hotels following the signing of a franchise agreement with Caribbean-based developers Sterling Developments, the 226-suite hotel is currently in construction and scheduled to debut in the first quarter of 2017.  The condo hotel complex will include six towers, 3,847 square feet of meeting space, an infinity pool, a fitness center spa and kids’ club.  All Embassy Suites by Hilton signature spacious signature suites will have direct views of the Caribbean as well as a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker.  The new hotel will also offer the Embassy Suites brand’s signature features, such as an inviting atrium environment, where guests will have access to complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and Evening Reception with complimentary appetizers and beverage. Restaurant facilities on the resort will include a three-meal restaurant, a specialty restaurant, and a pool and beach bar. The Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts will be located in Pelican Bay, which is an exclusive private cove nestled on seven acres of gently sloping land, cascading down to a private beach on the Caribbean side of the island. Once complete, the hotel will offer easy access to the area’s main roads and downtown attractions, and is only 10 minutes away from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. The Embassy Suites will be Hilton’s first property in St. Kitts & Nevis.  Hilton Worldwide currently has 20 hotels open or in the pipeline throughout the Caribbean. Groundbreaking for the US $90 million development took place on March 11, 2013.

Koi Resort & Residences – First announced in February 2013, the first concrete pour took place in September 2014 and construction is underway on the US $180 million 298-unit Koi Resort & Residences in St. Kitts’ Half Moon Bay.  Piling has been completed and Phase One is scheduled for completion in December 2015 and will include the development’s first 80 rooms along with its beach bar, spa, conference room and fitness facility.  Situated on 16 acres of prime beachfront property adjacent to the Royal St. Kits Golf Club, it will feature 24 Half Moon Villas and 12 waterside villas with the rest being studio and one-bedroom units.  The mixed-use resort development will also include the renowned Koi Restaurant, beach club, and an exclusive ultra-lounge, all with a design that will combine colonial and modern architecture to capture the definition of rustic luxury.  An internationally-known brand with properties in the US, Thailand and Abu Dhabi, Koi Resort & Residences will blend the natural beauty of its beachfront location to create an architectural story of one living with nature.  All luxury villas and suites will have sweeping ocean views and guests will have access to a variety of state of the art resort features upon completion, including banquet and special event facilities, bars and restaurants, a destination spa, swimming pools and a wide variety of sports and leisure activities.

Imperial Bay Beach & Golf Residences – The US $10 million Imperial Bay Beach & Golf Residences broke ground on March 11, 2013 with construction, now well underway, having started at the end of May 2014.  The target date for completion of the project has been set for the second half of 2015.  Buildings 1 and 2, on which structures are completed and finishes have recently started, will house 12 units each on two levels. Buildings 3 and 4, which have started work on the second and third levels, will have three levels with each comprising 18 units and buildings 5 and 6, which are in the final stage of completing works on the first level, will also have three levels with a small basement with each building comprising 18 units, office and storage space. Set in St. Kitts’ Half Moon Bay adjacent to the Koi Resort & Residences, the project consists of six two- and three-story buildings housing 86 contemporary and traditionally-styled one bedroom condominium units with Atlantic Ocean views of Nevis as well as views of a lake and the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course.  It will also feature a common area with an office and leisure room, a swimming pool and manicured landscaping.

Silver Reef Resort – Phase One and Two of construction on this 90-room luxury residential development, which began in April 2011 and consisted of 36 one- and two-bedroom apartments each, is complete.  Groundbreaking for the Final Phase of construction took place on January 16, 2014.  Located at the front of the property, it will consist of two additional buildings comprised of three-bedroom apartments that are each 1,650 square feet.  These three-bedroom units will be the resort’s premium product and boast access to its three pools as well as views of the Royal St. Kitts golf course.   Set in the Frigate Bay area of St. Kitts adjacent to the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course and ten minutes outside Basseterre, this US $30 million development features villas and apartments in one- and two-bedroom configurations with spectacular views of both the Caribbean and Atlantic.  Silver Reef Resort also features landscaped gardens and freeform, infinity-edge swimming pools.  Built eco-sensitively, it employs a combination of common sense principles like orienting the buildings to optimize the breeze, recycling grey water, use of solar power and sourcing local materials to minimize the carbon footprint.

Pirate’s Nest Resort – Pirate’s Nest is a US $40 million, 246-room condominium hotel project in Frigate Bay being developed by T-Loft Property Development. Located on a 7.1-acre site, it will feature 41 condominium units in six independent buildings, each with three floors.  Groundbreaking took place in December 2013 and construction began in February 2015.

Existing Resort Developments:

Ocean Terrace Inn – Following an extensive renovation including rooms, restaurants and public spaces taking place in 2014 and early 2015, this iconic St. Kitts property reopened April 1, 2015.  The Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) will now be marketed as a four-star property and feature 50 rooms and suites, each with their own private patio or balcony and a bright new Caribbean look.  There will be free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and connections in guestrooms as well as a focus on hospitality and service to deliver a memorable experience.  The former Waterfalls restaurant has undergone a remodeling and will reopen as The Verandah, featuring Caribbean-Asian Fusion cuisines and sweeping views over the harbor and Basseterre.  The restaurant earns its name from its nine-foot wrap-around verandah, with seating either inside or outside. Located across the street and stretching out over the water, the property’s Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant was transformed in December 2013 with a contemporary modern decor and colorful accessories, open Display Kitchen, new Bar & Lounge and refreshed menus.

New Tourism Attractions:

St. Kitts Eco-Park – Tucked quietly into the hillside of the northern portion of St. Kitts, the 20-acre  St. Kitts Eco-Park is the island’s newest tourism attraction.  Created by the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China (Taiwan) working in collaboration, it opened its doors to the public in November 2014.  The Park boasts the Caribbean’s largest greenhouse and offers picturesque scenic views of Mount Liamuiga, Brimstone Hill and the neighboring islands of St. Eustasius, Saba and even St. Barts.  Visitors can explore the St. Kitts Tourist Center and the Taiwan Tourist Center to learn more about both cultures as well as how the Park integrates the ideas and practice of tourism, agriculture and green energy.  For example, solar panels provide a significant portion of the Farm’s energy and all buildings were constructed using GRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete) material, which is three times lighter and five times harder than normal concrete.  Guests can stroll the expansive grounds and enjoy focal spots like the medicine herbs garden with plants from both countries, the open-air tea house, the rose garden, the butterfly orchard, the desert plants garden, and a wide range of tropical fruit trees and crops. A visual highlight of the Farm is the “Sugarcane Labyrinth” shaped to represent both St. Kitts & Nevis and Taiwan, commemorating the sugar industry that was once an economic driver in both nations.  Inside the greenhouse, discover a large central space filled with plants as well as a dedicated area for growing different varieties of orchid.  The entrance fee for visitors is just US $8 per adult and US $4 per child.

Upcoming Events:

20th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival – For those who like to plan ahead, the dates for the next year’s St. Kitts Music Festival have been set for Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25, 2016. Particularly for lovers of music and travel, this event is an ideal opportunity to combine a Caribbean island getaway with a fantastic musical event.  Taking place over the course of three nights, the sounds of popular local and international performers can be heard throughout Warner Park Stadium, where the event is held each year.  Having become known for featuring a mix of musical styles on the market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae and more, there are sure to be songs for nearly everyone’s musical preference. Past artists have included such top acts as John Legend, Jason Derulo, Ciara, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, KC & the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Air Supply, Billy Ocean, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Sean Paul, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Biggie Irie and Maxi Priest.  For the latest news and updates about this year’s event, follow the St. Kitts Music Festival on Facebook.  Videos of past Festivals can also be found on YouTube.

Recently Earned Awards & Recognitions 

With various new luxury developments making debuts in 2014 – including the openings of Belle Mont Farm at Kittitian HillSalt Plage beach bar and the super-yacht marina at Christophe Harbour, and the YU Lounge Private Jet Terminal, all taking place within the past year – a number of top publications have named the island among the hottest places to travel for 2015.  Here are just a few of the most recent-

 

About St. Kitts:

Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, St. Kitts offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking or ziplining through the tropical rainforest, riding the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger which connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which is the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on a sandy beach.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on FacebookTwitter and/or YouTube.

St.Kitts –> Honeymoon Destination for Caribbean Week in NY…

St. Kitts Selected as Honeymoon Destination for Caribbean Week

** Also Provides Honeymoon and Cake for Wedding Couple During the Caribbean Tourism Organization?s Caribbean Week in New York **

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Reinforcing the island’s emerging reputation as a top destination for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons, St. Kitts has been selected as the honeymoon site for the wedding couple who will be married at the Caribbean Fair at Grand Central Station on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The public wedding is one of several activities being held as part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual Caribbean Week in New York, June 4 to 9.

“St. Kitts is extremely pleased to have been chosen as the honeymoon location for this year’s lucky wedding couple,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “Destination weddings and honeymoons is a niche market that we have been targeting through our various marketing and sales efforts because it is one that we feel is a natural fit with our destination product attributes. We are grateful that our market outreach is having an increased awareness for St. Kitts as a competitive option within this key market segment, and we expect that this New York City event will help us gain further visibility.”

St. Kitts is donating a honeymoon to the lucky couple, Mr. John Gordon Andre Millard and Ms. Tricialouise Gurley, in celebration of their nuptials that will be part of the Caribbean Week in New York activities for 2012. As a result of the island’s partnering with American Airlines, the couple will receive two business class tickets to St. Kitts in addition to a four-night stay at the St. Kitts Marriott, provided courtesy of the resort. The St. Kitts Marriott is also providing complimentary spa treatments at the Emerald Mist Spa to the couple.

In addition, St. Kitts will bestow the cake that the couple will cut and host them for their cake-cutting ceremony, which will immediately follow their 2:00 p.m. vow exchange. St. Kitts has provided the cake for the Caribbean Week wedding for the past several years in a row, but this is only the second time the island has been selected as the honeymoon destination for the newlyweds. Rum will be provided courtesy of St. Kitts’ own award-winning Brinley Gold Rum.

As a result of this promotion, St. Kitts will be publicized as a premiere wedding and honeymoon destination to a key geographic market, reaching hundreds of people who are expected to attend the Caribbean Fair and wedding, thereby also supporting American Airlines’ non-stop flight from JFK to St. Kitts.

Most recently, the destination ranked #3 on a list of the 10 Best Islands in the World by US News & World Report following its ranking as #1 on the publication’s list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations in summer 2011. On February 9, 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC. It was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was named one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today. Last year, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.

Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches. Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube.

 

“OUALIE Bay” – Top Budget Hotel on Nevis!!!

TWO TIMES AT THE TOP: OUALIE BEACH RESORT NAMED ‘BEST OF THE CARIBBEAN’

** Property Cited as a Top Budget Hotel by Two Travel Industry Publications **

OUALIE BAY, NEVIS (May 15, 2012) – Supporting its positioning as an affordable boutique property, Oualie Beach Resort on Nevis won “Best Budget Hotel” for the second year in a row in the 2nd Annual Caribbean Travel & Leisure’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2011.  It was also named one of “20 Awesome Beachfront Hotels Under $200” in the February 2012 issue of Caribbean Travel + Life magazine, effectively making it a twofold winner.

“We’re thrilled to receive both of these distinctions from recognized Caribbean outlets,” said John Yearwood, Managing Director of Oualie Beach Resort.  “They reaffirm that Oualie delivers quality and value at an affordable price level while simultaneously raising awareness for Nevis as an accessible Caribbean vacation option for a wider range of travel budgets.”

For years, Oualie Beach Resort has been promoting itself as Nevis’ premiere affordable accommodations choice.  A full-service boutique property that is family-owned and operated, it offers many amenities typical of larger hotels while maintaining friendly, individualized service and a sense of community that’s within the means of more vacationers. 

Situated on a sandy beach on the picturesque island of Nevis, Oualie Beach Resort is a uniquely charming, family-owned boutique hotel designed to appeal to travelers seeking a laid-back, personalized experience.  The property’s management is passionately eco-friendly and employs sustainable tourism practices including solar water heaters, low energy lighting, water saving techniques and community development initiatives.

Oualie’s 32 spacious guest rooms and suites are nestled within 1- or 2-story Caribbean cottages, each with outstanding views of the property, beach and Caribbean Sea.  Accommodations are well appointed and feature covered front porches complete with authentic planter’s chairs, white ceramic tiled floors, four poster mahogany beds and invitingly cushioned furniture.  Wireless internet access is complimentary in-room, on the beach and throughout the property. 

When not exploring the island, guests can enjoy numerous activities on property, including snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, spa treatments, mountain biking, scuba diving, or simply relaxing in a hammock or lounge chair on the beach. Guests may dine in a casual open-air ambience at the Oualie Restaurant on tempting Caribbean fusion cuisine prepared by Culinary Institute of America Chef Michael Henville, the reigning “Top Chef” in St. Kitts and Nevis.  The Federation’s only 5-Star PADI dive operator, Scuba Safaris, is also based at Oualie Beach Resort. Oualie Beach Resort rates for 2012 start at $225 per room based on double occupancy and packages are available to suit a variety of special interests ranging from family to scuba to weddings & honeymoons.  For more information or reservations, call               1-869-469-9735       , e-mail reservations@oualiebeach.com, visit www.oualiebeach.com or follow the property on Facebook and/or Twitter for special deals.

Caribbean Travel & Leisure, launched in December, 2009 is a free online Caribbean travel guide featuring select Caribbean destinations, traveler reviews, special interest vacation themes and Caribbean travel deals as well as a hotel-booking and travel product engine powered by the Priceline.com® network.  The winners of the annual “Best of the Caribbean Reader’s Choice Awards” are determined through open voting via a poll on the website, www.caribbeantl.com.

The February 2012 issue of Caribbean Travel + Life lists Oualie Beach Resort among the authors’ 20 favorite beachfront hotels on the Caribbean.  Published eight times a year by Bonnier Corp., the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group, Caribbean Travel + Life also produces a Caribbean travel website, www.CaribbeanTravelMag.com, and a television series, Caribbean Travel + Life’s Best of the Caribbean, that airs on the Discovery Channel, Velocity Channel, Sun Sports and CaribVision. Potential travelers who are highly pre-disposed to visit the Caribbean comprise the publication’s print, digital, mobile and broadcast audience.

June 28-30, 2012 St.Kitts Music Festival

Toni Braxton to Headline 2012 St. Kitts Music Festival

** Full Lineup Announced for the Three-Night Event **


Basseterre, St. Kitts (May 9, 2012) — Six-time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton will headline the upcoming 16th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which takes place from Thursday, June 28 to Saturday, June 30, 2012, joining an impressive lineup of artists for this year’s “Sweet Sixteen” event.

Minister of Tourism & International Transport, Senator Ricky Skerritt, said the multi-platinum superstar will perform at Warner Park Stadium on Saturday, which is the last night of the festival. “We are proud to have Toni Braxton visit with us in St. Kitts to headline one of the most dynamic lineups for this year’s St. Kitts Music Festival,” Skerritt said.

With more than 60 million albums sold worldwide Toni Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation with her distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, pop, jazz and gospel. Presently, Braxton is enjoying huge success with her Braxton Family Values reality show on the WE television network, however she is best known for songs like, “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You’re Makin’ Me High,” “Unbreak My Heart” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough.”

The addition of Toni Braxton completes an impressive St. Kitts Music Festival lineup, which includes Roberta Flack, Damian Marley, Omarion and other performers, as follows

Thursday, June 28, 2012 Friday, June 29, 2012 Saturday, June 30, 2012

Machel Montano and Team HD Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Toni Braxton

Edwin Yearwood and Krosfyah Morgan Heritage Roberta Flack

Spectrum Band Courtney Pine Omarion

Nicha B Lovinder Liamuiga Project

Grand Masters Eric Donaldson

Shakki Starfire Popcaan

Mighty Takeover I-Octane

Ali Dee

Masud Sadiki

Now in its 16th year, the St. Kitts Music Festival attracts both locals and visitors alike. It features a wide range of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, UB40’s Ali Campbell, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, The Commodores, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Biggie Irie, Bunny Wailer and Lord Nelson.

For more information, including ticket prices and places to stay in St. Kitts, visit www.stkittsmusicfestival.com.

On February 9, 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC. It was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was named one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today. In summer 2011, the destination also ranked #1 on a list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations by US News & World Report. Last year, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways. Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches. Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube.

Sea Turtle Interpretive Center to be developed in St.Kitts

Sea Turtle Interpretive Center To Be Developed In St. Kitts

‘Turtle Team’ Donors in Cross Channel Swim Raise More Than $10,000 for the Project as Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – In keeping with the island’s commitment to sustainable tourism, St. Kitts is pleased to announce that it will soon be home to a new Sea Turtle Interpretive Center.  The Center will be developed by the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network (SKSTMN).

The Sea Turtle Interpretive Center is set to be a year-round tourist venue and will be an important addition to St. Kitts’ expanding sustainable tourism product.  In addition to aiding in the preservation of sea turtles, the Center will also create jobs and add another eco-friendly attraction to the island for both visitors and locals alike.

“It would also aid tremendously in educating visitors and residents about these critically endangered animals and about the irreplaceable marine resources of the island,” said Dr. Kimberly Stewart, who heads up the SKSTMN.  “We really hope that the Center will inspire people to become actively engaged in marine conservation.”

Upon construction, the Center will serve as the SKSTMN’s orientation center for tours and field trips, a research station, an area to showcase the organization’s local craft and jewelry making, a gift shop and an area for members and visitors to seek refuge from the elements during patrols.  As their centralized base of operations, it will also allow the SKSTMN to expand their employee base from nine sea turtle technicians to at least fifteen plus ancillary support staff.  The Center will be located on St. Kitts’ Keys Beach and cost approximately $75,000 to complete. 

To help raise funds to build the new Center, the SKSTMN assembled a team of swimmers to participate in the 10th Annual StarMile2.5 Nevis-St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim on March 25, 2012.  The 34 members of the “Turtle Team” swam the 2.5 mile channel from St. Kitts to Nevis, raising more than $10,000 that will go entirely to the development of the Center.

This news is ideally timed, with sea turtle nesting season on St. Kitts having officially begun in March.  The SKSTMN offers eco-tours on St. Kitts from April 15 through June 15 annually, wherein guests can accompany the organization’s research team from 8pm – 12am to observe nesting female leatherback turtles.  Guests also receive a complimentary local beverage and packet of information about sea turtles.  Individuals can also adopt a turtle, learn more about the satellite tagging project, make a donation, or shop the SKSTMN’s online store.  The SKSTMN is a community based non-profit organization, so all proceeds are used to fund the St. Kitts sea turtle program.  

Founded in January 2003, the SKSTMN monitors nesting sea turtle populations & acts as an advocate for the strengthening of sea turtle protection laws.  Over the past 9 years, it has developed a broad-based program incorporating leatherback night patrols, morning beach monitoring, Sea Turtle Camp, school programs, leatherback ecotours and more.  To to inquire about arranging a tour or simply to learn more about SKSTMN, contact 1-869-764-6664 or visit www.stkittsturtles.org.  

On February 9, 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC.  It was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was named one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today.  As of summer 2011, the destination also ranks #1 on a list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations by US News & World Report.  Last year, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.   Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts. 

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1-800-582-6208      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or from Canada 1-888-395-4887 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1-888-395-4887      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube

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16th Annual St.Kitts Music Festival, June 28-30, 2012

Omarion Joins the LineUp
for the 16th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival

Grammy-Nominated Artist to Perform at the Festival’s ‘Sweet 16’ Anniversary
 

BASSETERRE (April 5, 2012) – St. Kitts has added popular R&B artist Omarion to the roster of musical acts who will grace the stage at this year’s 16th  Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will take place June 28-30, 2012.  He joins Roberta Flack, Damian Marley, Courtney Pine and Morgan Heritage, who have already been announced as performers for the event.

“Omarion is an exciting artist who is known for his vocal, dancing and acting abilities,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport.   “He is a renowned entertainer with worldwide appeal, so having him perform at the St. Kitts Music Festival will certainly reinforce the event’s reputation as the most dynamic musical show in the Caribbean with rich variety, world-class standards, and exhilarating performances.”

Omarion, who’s legal name is Omari Ishmael Grandberry, is an exceptional American  R&B singer, actor, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and former lead singer of the popular R&B group, B2K.  Omarion was the last member to join B2K and became the lead singer of the group.  Following their debut album, “B2K,” the band’s second album, “Pandemonium,” reached the top ten on the Billboard 200 and gave them their first #1 single with “Bump, Bump, Bump.”  The group’s third album was the soundtrack to the movie, “You Got Served.” 

After the breakup of B2K, Omarion started his solo career.  His debut album, “O,” earned him two BET Awards in 2005, the Viewer’s Choice Award and the award for Best New Artist, as well as a 2006 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album.  His hit singles include  “O,” “I’m Tryna,” “Entourage,” “Ice Box,” “I Get It In” (with Lil Wayne) and “Speedin.”  He was also featured on Bow Wow’s hit song, “Let Me Hold You.”  In addition to playing the lead role of David in “You Got Served,” Omarion’s acting credits include the movie “Fat Albert” as well as several TV shows such as “America’s Best Dance Crew,” on which he served as a judge for the fifth season.

Now in its 16th consecutive year, the Festival attracts both locals and visitors alike. It features a wide range of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, UB40’s Ali Campbell, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, The Commodores, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Chris Brown, Biggie Irie, Bunny Wailer and Lord Nelson.

On February 9, 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC.  It was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was named one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today.  As of summer 2011, the destination also ranks #1 on a list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations by US News & World Report.  Last year, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.   Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts. 

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube.

News from !6th Annual St.Kitts Music Festival.

Morgan Heritage and Courtney Pine Join the LineUp
for the 16th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival

Two More World Class Musical Acts to Perform at the Festival’s ‘Sweet 16’ Anniversary


 

 

BASSETERRE (April 3, 2012) – St. Kitts announces that world-class musical acts Morgan Heritage and Courtney Pine will be performing at this year’s 16th  Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will take place June 28-30, 2012. They are joining Roberta Flack and Damian Marley, who have already been announced as performers for the event.

 

“A mix of great musical acts in one incredible destination makes our festival an experience like no other,” said Mr. Faron Lawrence, Chairman of the Festival’s Executive Committee. “I have no doubt that the blending of Morgan Heritage and Courtney Pine, with their roots-like music styles and history of exhilarating performances, will reinforce the reputation of the St. Kitts Music Festival as the most diverse musical event in the Caribbean.”

 

Oftern referred to as “reggae royalty,” Morgan Heritage is more than just a legendary reggae band.  They are known as a revolution, a family, a force of nature and a crew of five independent artists on an unsurpassed musical mission whenever they get together.  Lukes, Una, Gramps, Mr. Mojo and Peter Morgan – all children of roots reggae icon Denroy Morgan – draw on new wave, punk, hip-hop, dancehall and R&B, but manage to ground all of their musical explorations in the sound that is in their blood: Roots Reggae.

 

That finely honed modern roots identity has made Morgan Heritage one of reggae’s most enduringly successful acts.  The group is known for chart-topping hits such as “Don’t Haffi Dread,” “Reggae Bring Back Love,”  “New Time, New Sign,” “Down By The River,”  “Meskal Square,”  “Jah Seed,”  “Three In One,” “She’s Still Loving Me,” “A Man is Still A Man,” “Three In One,” “Your Best Friend,” “Tell Me How Come?” and “I’m Coming Home.”

 

Courtney Pine is one of the UK’s most celebrated and original saxophone musicians.  He is also known to be a multi-instrumentalist who studied the clarinet and excels in playing the flute and keyboards.  His most recent work has integrated modern British music like drum and bass and UK garage with contemporary jazz styles.  Key to Pine’s success is his willingness to stretch the boundaries of his genre.  He has, sometimes controversially, combined traditional acoustic jazz with reggae, soul, drum ‘n’ bass and afro-beat.  Over the course of his career, Pine has covered Nirvana, played on the main stage at Glastonbury and appeared at Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday concert at Wembley Stadium. He runs his own band and integrates many contemporary musicians in his performances. 

 

Pine, who has been on the forefront of Britain’s jazz scene for the past 20 years, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 Queen’s New Year Honours for services to jazz music.

 

Morgan Heritage and Courtney Pine will both take to the stage on Friday night, the second night of the three-night event.  They are the most recent additions to the lineup for the 16th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will be announced in its entirety in the coming weeks.  

 

Now in its 16th consecutive year, the Festival attracts both locals and visitors alike. It features a wide range of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, UB40’s Ali Campbell, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, The Commodores, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Chris Brown, Biggie Irie, Bunny Wailer and Lord Nelson.

On February 9, 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC.  It was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was named one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today.  As of summer 2011, the destination also ranks #1 on a list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations by US News & World Report.  Last year, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts. 

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube

St.Kitts breaks Ground on Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm. Feb 2012 news

St. Kitts Breaks Ground on Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm

20-Acre Farm Designed to Become A Local Tourism Attraction


Pictured: At left, artist rendering of the Sugarcane Labyrinth at the Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm; At right, Minister of Health, Culture, Community and Social Development and Gender Affairs, the Honourable Marcella Liburd; Minister of Public Works, Housing, Energy and Utilities, the Honourable Dr. Earl Asim Martin; Minister of Tourism & International Transport, Senator Ricky Skerritt; St. Kitts & Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil L. Douglas; Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Agriculture, Marine Resource and Cooperatives, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris; and Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Miguel Li-Jey Tsao conducting the ceremonial groundbreaking on the Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm.

 

Basseterre, St. Kitts (February 2, 2012) – The groundbreaking ceremony for a 20-acre Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm took place on January 31, 2012. The farm is located on the site of a former sugar cane plantation, Sir Gillies, and is scheduled for completion in two years. The project is a collaboration between the Governments of St. Kitts & Nevis and The Republic of China (Taiwan).

 

“This project is unlike any other in this part of the Caribbean,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “It is entertaining while also being educational, and represents a unique marriage between agriculture and tourism.  The Farm is an opportunity to showcase and promote community tourism and I commend it.”

 

In keeping with St. Kitts’ commitment to sustainability, the Farm will incorporate various “green” elements in its construction and upkeep.  It will feature local indigenous fruits and vegetables alongside crops originating from Taiwan, so that visitors can appreciate the crop diversity of both countries.  A Botanical Garden will have medicinal plants from both St. Kitts & Nevis and Chinese medical herbs.  Also gracing the gardens will be a traditional tea-house.  A visual highlight of the Farm will be a “Sugarcane Labyrinth” in the shapes of both St. Kitts and Taiwan, commemorating the sugar industry that once was an economic driver in both nations. 

 

Once operational, the Farm will conduct workshops and seminars for local youths who want to pursue opportunities in agriculture.  The design of the Farm was created by Taiwanese landscape and architecture experts who were sent to St. Kitts to compose a blueprint for the project. 

 

To commemorate the groundbreaking, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis, the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, joined with Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Miguel Li-Jey Tsao, in planting a memorial tree.  The ceremony also included the opening of the preparatory office of the Farm.

St. Kitts was named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was named one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today.  As of summer 2011, the destination also ranks #1 on a list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations by US News & World Report.  Last year, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts. 

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube

 

Montserrat’s Volcano Hazard Level Lowered! Nov 2011 news.

Date: November 4, 2011

Written by Nerissa Golden

 

Montserrat’s Volcano Hazard Level Lowered

BRADES, Montserrat (November 4, 2011)The National Disaster Preparedness and Advisory Committee has taken a decision to reduce the hazard level of Soufriere Hills Volcano from 3 to 2, which will allow day-time access to Zone C.

 

Zone C comprises Cork Hill, Delvins, Weekes, Foxes Bay and Richmond Hill. Note there will be no access to St Georges Hill since is it now in Zone V.

Daytime access means that persons can visit these areas using a vehicle from 8:00 to 4:00pm. Children can only enter accompanied by their parents. Entry will be at a manned gate on the Corkhill Road adjacent to the condominiums on the southern side of the Belham Valley. Caution is urged when driving in the area as many of the roads are overgrown and are in poor condition.

 

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory has advised that the volcano is in a continued state of pause which is now the longest since the eruption began in 1995. The current pause has lasted 629 days. (Theprevious longest pause of 625 days occurred between 1998 and 1999).

 

The MVO Director, Dr. Paul Cole, has also stated that the frequency of pyroclastic flows occurring from the remaining lava dome has decreased.

 

Although the decision has been made to reduce the hazard level, residents and visitors need to be vigilant at all times because volcanic activity can still increase with very little or no warning.  Those persons entering should keep their car radios tuned to ZJB Radio at all times when in Zone C. They should also carry a battery powered transistor radio and mobile phone with them if they leave their cars.

 

Persons entering Zone C should exercise extreme caution generally and especially in crossing the Belham River Valley when it is raining heavily because of the possibility of lahars/mudflows. The crossing point is at the bottom of Dr Woods Road.

 

Zone V on the volcanic risk map remains closed. It is still in the full time exclusion zone.

 

Golfing with pros in St.Kitts & Nevis

Play Golf With the Pros in St. Kitts & Nevis

Book Now for the Second Annual Admiral’s Cup Pro-Am Tournament
Teeing Off January 8-12, 2012

Basseterre, St. Kitts Teams of professional and amateur golfers will take to the greens of St. Kitts & Nevis this winter for the Second Annual St. Kitts-Nevis Admiral’s Cup Pro-Am Tournament, which will be held from January 8 – 12, 2012.  The event will be hosted simultaneously by two Caribbean islands featuring play on two world-class golf courses.

“This is an important event for our destination marketing efforts as we begin to promote St. Kitts & Nevis as a world-class, twin-island golf destination,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “With two more championship courses scheduled to open on St. Kitts at Kittitian Hill and Christophe Harbour within the next two years, we are becoming well-positioned to grow the market for golf tourism to our islands. The Admiral’s Cup will help us spread the word about our unique twin-island golf experience which has been one of our best kept secrets.”

The 3-day, 54-hole tournament will feature Pro-Am teams competing on two of the Caribbean’s most scenic and challenging courses, the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and the Four Seasons Resort Nevis Golf Club.  Rounds one and three will be played on the links-style Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, an 18-hole course managed by Marriott Golf. This sea-side course was first designed by Peter Thompson in 1975 and then redesigned by Thomas McBroom in 2003.  Its unique layout offers holes on both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. It was the first Caribbean golf course to earn Audubon Certification for its environmental practices and is a natural haven for both native and migratory birds.  Round two will be played at the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, featuring the 20-year-old, 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II designed championship mountain side course that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and St. Kitts with a spectacular beach-side finishing 18th green.  St Kitts & Nevis are separated at the closest point by a 2-mile wide channel and travel between the two islands is just over half an hour by ferry service.

Each team will be comprised of one host professional plus three amateurs.  Registration for the Pro-Am tournament is currently open to club professionals and will soon be open for amateurs and guests.  All-inclusive entry and non-golfing guest event packages are available and include amenities such as round-trip airport transfers, group breakfast and lunch daily, on-course refreshments, a casino event, spa treatments and more. 

All players and guests will enjoy the hospitality and renowned service of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino, the host hotel for the event.  The Admiral’s Cup Pro-Am is managed by The Golf Connection and supported by the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis and American Airlines.  For more information about the event or to register, visit www.nevisproam.com or call               484-762-1185       .  

St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.  Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts. 

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at               1-800-582-6208        or from Canada               1-888-395-4887       , e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube