If you're having trouble picking which island to stay on, writers and travelers urge you to choose St. Kitts. Not only are there more hotels, but the rates are more reasonable and there are more off-resort activities. You'll find some charming and locally owned bed and breakfasts and inns in and around the capital, Basseterre. The city's Ottley's Plantation Inn comes highly recommended by recent visitors, as does the Island Paradise Beach Village at Frigate Bay.
Nevis offers a quieter atmosphere, and prices are generally higher. If you're looking to splurge, try the large plantation resorts on Nevis, such as the expert- and traveler-recommended Hermitage Plantation Inn and the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. Many of the plantations were converted from old sugar plantations and colonial mansions.
- There is a good range of hotels on the two islands, the majority being on St Kitts; most are small and owner-managed, offering a high standard of facilities and comfort. … In general, prices are considerably reduced in the low season (mid April to mid December). Group discounts and package rates are offered by most hotels on request." -- World Travel Guide
- Choose St. Kitts if you want a wider choice of activities and accommodations (you can always do Nevis as a day trip). Nevis is a small island with no large resorts, and most accommodations are upscale -- primarily plantation inns and the luxurious Four Seasons." -- Fodor's
- Nevis has arguably the most appealing of the two islands' lodging options, with plenty of restored plantations. The sprawling Four Seasons Nevis resort was closed due to damage from Hurricane Omar, but it's set to reopen in February 2010. St. Kitts, two miles away, has a sprinkling of reasonably priced inns and hotels, in addition to the Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino." -- Concierge.com
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