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St.Kitts September #25130
01/30/2014 01:27 PM
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We're thinking of spending a week on St.Kitts (Brigate Bay )
the first week of September. I've checked weather history and of course they have had some hurricanes in the past as most islands.Does anybody have any opinions or stories. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

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Re: St.Kitts September [Re: carolandgeoff] #25131
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I don't remember a Brigate Bay did you mean Frigate Bay just south of Basseterre ?

Re: St.Kitts September [Re: sail445] #25132
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Sorry, yes Frigate Bay

Re: St.Kitts September [Re: carolandgeoff] #25133
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Your on the West side of the island where the waters are calm most of the times. September is the height of the hurricane season but your chances of being hit are rare.
Less then a mile south there's a beach bar that's interesting with a fun crowd.
Don't miss the Brimstone Fort that was built by the Brits. When they finished the fort all the cannons had to be brought up and mounted.
Well the French attacked them and took over before they could get them up. While at the fort you'll see the island of St Eustatius which has a volcano in the center and looks like something out of a Jules Verne's movie. Interesting.

Re: St.Kitts September [Re: carolandgeoff] #25134
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I don't have any specific information on ST. Kitts. As far as hurricane season in general, you have a very small chance of a hurricane but September is the height of hurricane season. Many people from the north don't like traveling to the Caribbean in September because it is fairly hot and humid then. If you do decide to book in September, trip cancellation/interruption/etc. insurance is a good idea. Don't have any idea about ST. Kitts in particular, but many places in the Caribbean, many of the restaurants are closed in September. We love travelling to SXM in September, have done it many times, because we love travelling without a crowd, but St. Kitts MAY be deserted then, I don't know.


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You can research the history and frequency of hurricanes for St. Kitts (and any other island for that matter) at www.stormcarib.com. Use the "Climatology" link then scroll down and click on "Hits & Misses". Then click on "St. Kitts (or any other island you wish) - you'll be directed to a chart showing the dates and intensity of every hurricane/tropical storm to affect the island since the early 1850's.

FYI - if there are no storms brewing during your visit the weather can be quite nice in September.

As Carol said, September is "off season" so many resorts, restaurants and tour operators are closed or operating under reduced hours or staff (or both).

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September is off season but on St Kitts the local population ratio to the tourist population is about equal and almost everything is open during off season.
My personal opinion is you'll enjoy at as a low keyed island but with an interesting history <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

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September is off season but on St Kitts the local population ratio to the tourist population is about equal and almost everything is open during off season.
My personal opinion

Re: St.Kitts September [Re: carolandgeoff] #25138
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We made at least 6 trips to SKB between 1987 and 2007. It is a pretty quiet island when compared to SXM. Our stays were at Ocean Terrace Inn, Frigate Bay, Island Paradise Beach Villas, and the Marriot. Unless some extensive remodeling has take place, I would not return to Frigate Bay or OTI. Take a look at Timothy Beach Resort and the Marriot. Get a car and explore. Brimstone Hill, Caribelle Batik, and the southern peninsula are great for ocean views. The beaches are dark sand due to the volcanic activity of the now extinct Mt. Liamuiga. The island has a dual ecosystem. The large northern part of the island is rainforest and the southern is a desert. Sugar production has ended but you can take the "Sugar Train" around the island. The train tour is a bit expensive but very informative. Duty free shopping is available at Port Zante where the cruise ships dock. We stopped going due to the inability of trading into a time share thru RCI. The Marriot has a casino and there used to be another just across the street at the Jack Tar Resort. A good place for info is St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism

Re: St.Kitts September [Re: Jerry_R] #25139
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Wow...thanks everybody for this great info. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />

Re: St.Kitts September [Re: carolandgeoff] #25140
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St. Kitts holds a lot of fond memories for us, too, over several visits a while back, but sadly, it's been a while since we've been there.....too little time and too many places to see. And, truth be known, too little money to do it all might enter into the equation, too. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

One thing that sticks in my mind is that St. Kitts is way different from St. Martin/St. Maarten - much quieter and far more reserved should that make any difference. It's green and lush and well worth seeing and exploring.

We had friends who went there after booking through one of the large but (IMO) more impersonal mall-type Travel Agencies.

They went thinking they might find an Orient Beach like atmosphere (but knowing there were no clothing optional choices) with all the activities, beach bars and restaurants along the beach.

They were very disappointed and let down but the truth is, they didn't do very much research and depended on the word of a travel agent who'd never been there herself. Had they but asked........... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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