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 strait 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 good level of open water experience and be capable of completing the average swim distance of 3km, prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 6km (split over a minimum of two swims).
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 in St Kitts & Nevis, Caribbean
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Four nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
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
SwimTrek delivers! Good locations & guides. We are hooked.
As usual SwimTrek delivered a fantastic experience. Swimming "the Narrows" from Nevis to St. Kitts was a real highlight. Felt safe & extremely well looked after by Ben & Keith. Many thanks!Richard L, Spain - 2019
It really is amazing how our guides could take such a wide range of swimming experience/speed and create an atmosphere where we were all swimming at our speed/comfort and yet all swimming together!Winona L, USA - 2019
Fantastic experience with emphasis on keeping the swimmers happy and safe. Thanks to all for a great trip!Pamela F, UK - 2019
The guides I've had on both of my trips have all been really wonderful people; very professional and always willing and able to help you out.Manuel R, USA - 2019
I had a great time. I really appreciated the clarity of the water and interesting topography.Kristin, US - 2017