St Kitts and Nevis are overflowing with viewpoints – don't ever forget to take your camera when you head out for the day. Some of the most stunning panoramic views of the islands are from the golf courses: it's worth bringing your clubs over for the scenery alone, but we also have a number of world-class fairways to whet your appetite.
Early morning golfers will get to see the sun rise around the Peak that overlooks the 18 hole course, a gorgeous route that incorporates the ruined remains of a sugar mill to add a touch of drama to the scenery. Including a driving range, putting green, clubs rental and golf instruction, the facilities here for keen golfers are some of the finest in the Caribbean.
Hop across the sparkling sea, and another fine 18 hole golf course awaits. Running down to the water's edge and dotted with palm trees, this is one of the most scenic golf courses in the whole of the Caribbean. Recently renovated, golfers must navigate a course that has water hazards on 10 holes and over 80 bunkers.
'Irie' – the Jamaican saying that means everything is great – is the perfect name for this golf course's location. Views reach as far as St Barths and St Maarten, and the carefully designed terraces of the course mean there are expansive panoramic views from every hole.
Municipal golf courses, Nevis
For those enthusiasts who want to sample everything on offer, Nevis is also home to two short courses. Cat Ghaut golf course is a 9 course challenge set on the windy north eastern reaches of the island, and guides players around a beautiful garden with multiple inviting seating areas. It makes a fun alternative to the perfectly manicured lawns of the islands' 18 hole courses, as does the Nevis Golf Association site that boasts just two holes – but notably, two holes that can be approached from multiple angles with varying degrees of difficulty woven in!
Golfing is so popular on the islands that Christophe Harbour is creating its own 18 hole course. Set high above the sea with 360 degree panoramic views of the seemingly endless blues and greens, the course – designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio – is destined to be the finest in the Caribbean.