Green Valley Festival is one of the liveliest and most colourful community events in the calendar
The sea temperature in May is around 27°C, so swimming and snorkelling are an inviting prospect. There are centres throughout the island that offer further family-friendly activities on the water.
You can try out paddleboarding, sail a Hobie Cat (catamaran dinghy) or hire a glass-bottomed kayak for an amazing view of the island’s marine life without even getting your feet wet.
St. Kitts’ May festivities start on the first of the month, with the Labour Day Emancipation March to celebrate the end of slavery in 1834.
This kicks off a weekend of events throughout the island, with beach parties, fashion and talent shows, calypso tents and village street jams.
Later in May (18th to 23rd) is the Green Valley Festival in the town of Cayon. It’s one of the liveliest and most colourful community events in the island calendar, with the infectious beat of calypso music accompanying a week of street celebrations.
A highlight of May for golf fans is the St. Kitts Open on the 14th and 15th of the month. The 36-hole stroke-play tournament is hosted by the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, and draws in top amateur players from all over the Americas.
Entrants compete in different categories according to age, handicap and gender, and there’s always plenty of support from spectators on the course (the first in the Caribbean to earn the coveted Audubon Certification for good environmental practice).
More casual golfers can test their mettle at Royal St. Kitts during other times of the month, or try out the equally scenic Irie Fields and Robert Trent Jones II courses – the latter on Nevis.
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