Bikinis & Helmets: St. Kitts

Bikinis & Helmets: St. Kitts

After non-stop ocean fun for the last 3 days, it was time to experience some land activities. ATVing is one of my favorite things to do because it’s always a guaranteed good time!  I’ve done it a few times in Pismo Beach, but Casey and I thought it would be a fun idea to trade in dusty sand dunes for some rich island vegetation. After being conned into paying $20 for a picture with a monkey (literally threw the monkey on top of me and then asked for $20…. Rude) we then took a taxi to our destination.

 

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We booked with Spectrum ATV tours. For $125 we were allotted 2 hours of riding time and a taxi ride to their most popular beach. The weather was perfect, the ocean was sparkling, and the ATV’s were geared up for us to enjoy the day!

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For 2 hours we enjoyed the amazing greenery surrounding us. Riding under tree canopies with swinging monkeys, through open grass fields of various cows (not the friendliest bunch), visiting ruins, and also rode up a mountain that led to one of their inactive volcanos. (Side note: Do not forget sunglasses! When you ATV you are bound to get dirt in your eyes from the speed and rough terrain.)

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This definitely was one of the highlights of our trip… except the part where I almost tipped over my ATV when I fell into a ditch! Way to make myself look like a rookie! One of my favorite parts of the tour was also the time we got to spend with our instructor, Elijah. He was 25 years old and told us how he has never been off the island of St Kitts. When I asked him why he has never had a desire to travel, he said that it’s because he is petrified of flying. You and me both buddy!

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After an adventurous few hours of ATV riding, nothing sounded more amazing than sipping on a few beers and lounging by the beach. The taxi driver took us to one of their most popular beaches called Cockleshell Beach. Lined with beach bars and lounge chairs, the vibe was a perfect way to end our day. The water was warm and clear and while we swam we had the picturesque view of Nevis (St Kitt’s sister island) in the distance.

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Once we cooled down, the beach bars were calling our name. We bought a bunch of their local $2 beer and enjoyed them on the sand. Gulping these down, I quickly went into a beer coma and soon enough my body was numb and my head was spinning. (The struggle of being such a lightweight!)

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After a few hours of relaxing it was time to get our tipsy selves back to the boat and head to our final island destination!

 

xx Shay

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