Enjoy an unforgettable swimming holiday in some of the clearest waters of the Caribbean
Explore the natural volcanic hot springs of the western coast
Swim across 'The Narrows', the channel which separates Nevis from St Kitts and is the site of many historic shipwrecks
Use your free time to ascend to Nevis Peak which boasts magnificent views across the surrounding Leeward Islands
Relax and enjoy the distinctive Caribbean entertainment and night life
Join us on a Caribbean short escape to the picturesque and unspoilt islands of St Kitts and Nevis. With volcanic landscapes, clear waters and idyllic white sand beaches, this tiny island nation offers some stunning swimming opportunities as we explore the bays, beaches and shipwrecks which make up the country’s beautiful coastline.
Located in the Caribbean Sea around 70 km west of Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis is the eighth smallest country in the world by area and ninth smallest by population. The two federated island nations are separated by a 4 km strait known as The Narrows, which, weather-permitting, we will attempt to swim across during this trip.
St Kitts is the larger of the two islands and is home to the capital city of Basseterre and the mighty Brimstone Hill Fortress. It is one of the most unspoilt islands in the Caribbean that enjoys green landscapes, blue skies and long, empty beaches. Across The Narrows, Nevis has a gentle pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate the natural beauty around you. The island is anchored by a single volcanic mountain and is home to a small number of beaches and villages.
Our home for the week is the laid back Oualie Beach Resort on Nevis, the perfect base from which to explore the seas around St Kitts and Nevis sister islands.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is made up of coastal swims and several crossings. Sea swell in the Caribbean tends to be bigger than in the Mediterranean, which also adds to the challenge of this trip and swimmers should be comfortable in these conditions prior to the start of the trip.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 3km. The average daily swim distance is around 6km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Four nights' accommodation
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Wonderful trip! Great guides and location. Cross Channel swim between Nevis and St Kitts was fun, interesting and rewarding.Fred W, USA - 2023
St Kitts & Nevis exceeded my expectations. It was just perfect in every way. Excellent guides, lovely swims, nice accommodations right on the beach, scenic locations, clear warm water. Memories to last a lifetime!Lauren M, USA - 2023
My first Swim Trek holiday exceeded expectations. I will definitely be doing more! Great way to travel solo.Linda P, USA - 2023
My friends and I have been dreaming about doing swim holiday and visited the SwimTrek website a lot before we decided to go. In the end it did not disappoint. Thank you so much!Bethany W, US - 2022
First swimtrek, first group swimming for me and I would not hesitate to book again. My new swimming friends and I are already planning our next trip!Andi K, US - 2022