St. Kitts Eco-Park Now Open

30 January 2015
Becky Welch

Tucked quietly into the hillside of the norther portion of St. Kitts, the St. Kitts Eco-Park has now officially opened its doors as the island's newest tourist attraction. Created by the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China, the Park boasts the Caribbean's largest greenhouse, and offers scenic views of Mount Liamuiga, Brimstone Hill and the neighbouring islands of St. Eustasius, Saba and even St. Barts.

 

Here, you can visit the St. Kitts Tourist Center and Taiwan Tourist Center to learn more about both cultures as well as how the Park integrates the ideas and practice of tourism, agriculture and green energy, such as constructing all the buildings using GRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete) material, which is three times lighter and five times harder than normal concrete.

 

Visitors can stroll the expansive grounds, and enjoy focal spots, like the medicine herb garden, the open-air tea house, the rose garden, the butterfly orchard, the desert plants garden, wide range of tropical fruit trees and labyrinth shaped to represent both St. Kitts & Nevis and Taiwan.

 

Inside the greenhouse, guests are delighted to discover a large central space filled with plants and a dedicated orchid area. The entrance fee for visitors is just US $8 per adult and US $4 per child.

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