Saint Anne Sandy Point is the smallest parish in St Kitts and Nevis, with an area of only 5 square miles. Its capital is Sandy Point Town.
The La Vallée estate is currently being developed in the northern coastal plains. Upon completion of the project, the community will include residential villas, a marina and port facility offering transport boats to the northern Leeward Islands of Statia, Saba, St Barths, St Martin and Anguilla, a state-of-the-art sporting facility, and the La Vallée Golf Course.
The parish is noted for its Easterama, a week-long Easter festival of calypso shows, queen shows, street jams, parties and late-night limes (a Caribbean term for get-togethers).
Sandy Point Town
Sandy Point Town is in a valley in the northwestern part of St Kitts. Its name originates from a sandy point that protrudes into the sea one mile northwest of the parish capital.
The town is composed of suburban communities such as Fig Tree, La Vallée, Sir Gillee’s, Cleverly Hill, and Crab Hill. Settlements gather near the coastline while agricultural lands extend to the foothills.
Sandy Point has a few interesting sites. These include old churches like the early 18th century Anglican church, the 19th century Methodist church at Crab Hill, and the Catholic church at Mount Idle, built in 1940. Abandoned tobacco and sugar plantations dot the inland portions of the town.
One of the best dive sites in the Eastern Caribbean is the Sandy Point National Marine Park.
Commercial establishments in Sandy Point include shops, supermarkets, hardware stores, a public market, bakeries, restaurants, a post office, and bank.
Currently undergoing development is La Vallée, which will consist of residential villas near an 18-hole championship golf course, La Vallée Golf Course. The 12th hole of the course looks out to the Caribbean Sea, and provides breathtaking views of Mt Liamuiga—the highest peak in St Kitts and Nevis—and the neighbouring island of St Eustatius.