St Kitts or Saint Christopher to give it its full name, was first recorded by Christopher Columbus when he discovered the island in 1493. The most northerly of the Caribbean Leeward islands, St Kitts offers a delightful year-round climate with accessible sundrenched beaches and lush countryside. It is rich in history and culture and retains an unspoilt charm and serenity - and a special beauty all its own.Brian Dyde introduces the reader to the many attractions of this beautiful island, where to go and what to see, and in addition provides a background of the geography, history and natural history, people and culture, ending with a chapter of practical information. This is an indispensable and comprehensive guide for the visitor and one which is sure to tempt the traveller looking for the perfect vacation without the milling crowds.
Brian Dyde spent twenty years as a hydrographic surveyor in the Royal Navy before becoming a writer. His association with St Kitts began in 1973 while carrying out work for the production of the new charts of the Leeward Islands. This is his third book in the Island Guide series, and is illustrated with his own maps and many of his own photographs. He lived in Montserrat until forced to leave by volcanic activity and now lives in Wales.