Sports and Recreation

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Sports and Recreation

 

An exotic paradise, St. Kitts is distinguished by breathtaking natural beauty. Boasting crystalline waters, soft sandy beaches, untouched ecosystems, tropical rainforests, and a spectacular dormant volcano, St. Kitts offers something for everyone.

 

 

  

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Sports

 

The welcoming climate provides for a wide range of outdoor fun, including many water-based activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the various activities on the island, including golf, basketball, tennis, jogging, soccer, volleyball, flag football, and other outdoor sports.  The University actively endorses intercollegiate sporting events between the other universities in St. Kitts.  UMHS has a Sports Club which organizes a variety of team-based sports and sports outings. 

 

  

 

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Hiking, Climbing and Zip-lining

 

St. Kitts is also a perfect setting for hiking. The trails are beautiful and range in difficulty from easy to extreme.  The rainfall hikes are exceptional, allowing hikers to experience a wide assortment of flora and fauna.  Other hikes include trails to a variety of waterfalls, caves, and even a volcanic crater. 

 

Zip-lining is another popular activity on St. Kitts, especially for those with a penchant for adventure.  You will ride a series of zip-lines that traverse hundreds of feet above various canyons and tropical rainforests, experiencing all of the beauty of St. Kitts' exotic scenery. It's a must-do activity for all visitors to the island.  See more here -http://skysafaristkitts.com.

 

 

 

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Brimstone Hill

 

If you are a history buff, Brimstone Hill is definitely worth visiting.  Dating back to the 17th century when the French first placed a cannon on the strategically advantagous location, the fort changed hands several times between British and French forces over the years.  At 972 feet high, Brimstone Hill is also a great spot to bring your camera and enjoy the sweeping Caribbean views!

 

Botanical Gardens

 

The Botanical Gardens are also a must-visit, hosting an incredible variety of tropical plants including various palm species, and exotic trees from Africa.  Don't forget to stop at the batik store while you're there, and enjoy a live demonstration on the batik process. A beautiful and exotic clothing style, batik uses wax to create unique clothing patterns that will be a great addition to your Caribbean wardrobe.

 

 

  

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UMHS on Campus GYM

 

The University recently developed a gym that is equipped with a full range of cardio and weight-training gear including treadmills, elipticals, bikes, cybex machines, free-weights, and more.  The facility is open throughout the day and evening and is maintained by a staff of professionals who are available to assist students.  A variety of exercise classes are held throughout the day.  Recently the University constructed a new basketball court, and plan to develop a soccer field in the near future. 

     

 

Recreation

 

The island of St. Kitts offers a diversity of culture and a treasure-trove of historic sites to explore. Sightseeing might include small towns that highlight colonial architecture, stately plantation homes, as well as quaint local shops. Special annual events feature a colorful Carnival and a Music Festival. Special events are often held at the 10,000 seat stadium built for the 2007 World Cup Cricket Games. 

 

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