The Twin islands of St.Kitts-Nevis is the Number 1 Listed Caribbean Island among US News and World Reports Top 16 Best Islands in the World .
Seclusion, sprawling beaches, rolling waves and untouched pockets of wilderness are all credentials for a nod among the best islands in the world. According to experts and U.S. News readers, the 16 islands listed boast a little something that keeps travelers enchanted. Consider which islands you favor, cast your vote below and help us rank next year’s best coastal locales.
The Number 1 Listed Island is Santorini Island followed by Bora Bora then St.Kitts-Nevis which is the first Caribbean island listed on the 16 island List. The Maldives was listed #4 and the #2 Island in the Caribbean is St.Maarten which rounded up the overall World Top 5.
St.Kitts-Nevis is described in the widely read publication as an A-List destination and is in 2015 what Acapulco was in the 1950’s .
“Around 1950, the A-list destination of the American celebrity was Acapulco. Now, that distinction may well belong to St. Kitts and Nevis, the little-known but luxurious and breathtaking twin-islands in the southern Caribbean. Their list of patrons runs long: Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Sylvester Stallone, Regis Philbin and many others have found solace on the Kittitian-Nevisian sands. St. Kitts is the more outgoing sister, with the widest selection of restaurants and hotels in Basseterre. Shy and lush Nevis showcases the opulence that has become this nation’s calling card.
Seclusion might be the number one draw (Nevis is without a single streetlight), but there are many other lures. Take for example the grayish-black sand (a rarity in the Caribbean). Or the sloping greens of Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. You want island culture? These islands have got it — just check out the Christmastime St. Kitts Carnival or the music festival held every June. And those with a penchant for history will certainly find it — Nevis is the birth island of founding father Alexander Hamilton; St. Kitts’ imposing Brimstone Hill Fortress was once known as the “Gibraltar of the West Indies.”
Other Caribbean Islands in the Top 16 Include Anguilla and the Cayman Islands
The Top 16 Best Islands in the World according to US News and World Report are listed as follows:
2. Bora Bora
3. St. Kitts & Nevis
5. St. Martin – St. Maarten
6. Cayman Islands
14. Hawaii – The Big Island
16. Galápagos Islands