Head to the bars on “the Strip,” including Boozies, Buddies Bar & Grill, Cathy’s Ocean View, Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack, Vibes and many others, when you are ready to experience the island’s nightlife at its hottest hot spot. Located just to the south of the island’s capital, Basseterre, the Strip first emerged as the place Kittitians go to party in the early 90s. Today you can find your way there by opening your ears, with live music or popular DJs at many of the bars each night.
Once you arrive, do as the locals do and order a “Ting with a Sting.” This popular drink starts with Ting, a grapefruit soda popular in the Caribbean, and then the “sting” is added: a generous shot of CSR—cane spirit rum, made on the island and a reminder of the days when St. Kitts was the king of sugar. Or you can instead sample one of the award-winning Brinley Gold Rums, in coffee, coconut, vanilla and other flavors.