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June 15, 2014

St. Kitts & Nevis: Portal to History

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Elevay Global

St. Kitts was first spotted by Christopher Columbus in 1493. St. Kitts is located in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 1,200 miles from Miami, 4,000 miles from London and about 45 minutes by plane to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. When Columbus first spotted the island, it was populated by native tribes and it wasn’t colonized until 1623 when the British arrived.

If you are looking for a place to escape the rush of the city, St. Kitts is it. There is little traffic on the island and not a single traffic light. But don’t be mistaken, the economy is now experiencing economic growth that allowed St. Kitts & Nevis to pay back $40 million to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in May of 2014. The current Prime Minister has been widely praised for returning the economy to positive growth.

Geographically, the beauty of the sandy shores is complimented by Liamuiga, a majestic volcano in the center of the island. The extinct volcano is 3,792 feet and is popular for hiking tours that take visitors to the peak of the volcano to peer into the crater. St. Kitts is an outdoor paradise for those who enjoy hiking or cycling, tours go through vine-encrusted forest where people can spot tropical birds in every colour of the rainbow, butterflies and the green vervet monkeys that populate the region.

For those who tend to gravitate toward fine dining and luxurious accommodations, St. Kitts & Nevis offer world-class dining and plenty of shopping. As tourism is the major source of income for St. Kitts, visitors are treated with the utmost pampering.

St. Kitts & Nevis is widely known for its immigration program which allows high net worth individuals the opportunity to obtain a second passport. While it is possible to obtain a second passport through St. Kitts & Nevis without residing or ever setting foot on the island, it is undeniably a beautiful place for a getaway…

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