Our Beautiful Island
East of Puerto Rico, illuminating the Leeward Islands with its bold festivals and stunning natural beauty, the island duo of St. Kitts & Nevis seduce guests to visit their sugar white shores, lush forested peaks, and year round festivities. Whether enjoying a unique Carnival celebration, competing in International Triathlons, or exploring the rich history of the islands on Independence Day, guests are sure to find an event filled with local music, parades, and great food. In between special affairs, guests can engage in one of many colorful activities including a scenic railway tour of the lush forests and coastlines of St. Kitts, day spent hiking Nevis Peak, spotting vervet monkeys and exotic birds, or a simple afternoon at the beach, scuba diving or fishing. At night visitors can rest their heads in one of the many luxury villa rentals, romantic condos, hotels, or family resorts. No matter what guests decide to do with their time in St. Kitts & Nevis, they can be sure that they will never be wanting for breathtaking tropical scenery and activities made to enjoy it.
Things To Do
The dazzling blue waters surrounding St. Kitts & Nevis make for exquisite diving and snorkeling opportunities at sites like Sandy Point, Finger Reef, or to one of the many sites made available through a sail boat or motor boat charter vacation. Typical of any Caribbean destination, St. Kitts & Nevis celebrate their own version of Carnival, with local music and dancing late into the night. Cultural events like Independence Day and Emancipation Day pay tribute to the island's victory of autonomy.
Places To Go
Taking a break from the parade filled streets of Basseterre, visitors can take to the protected forests of St. Kitts, or the majestic slopes of Nevis Peak, to explore the rugged real estate of the islands. Afterwards, swim the secluded beaches of Cockleshell Bay, followed by a refreshing drink at one of the beach bars on the Strip in Frigate Bay.
Getting Around The Island
For guests that want to make the most out of their stay on St. Kitts & Nevis, a car rental is suggested for easy travel around the island. Taxis and buses are also available, while a daily ferry schedule carry guests across the Narrows between the two islands, a trip that takes around 45 minutes and presents breathtaking views of the island peaks.
Getting To and From the Island
Arriving on St. Kitts is easy with flights leaving from a variety of hubs throughout the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. guests can also arrive in St. Kitts & Nevis by cruise ship or boat charters that operate in the Caribbean. All U.S. citizens must have a passport to enter the islands.
A tropical island destination should be filled with choices, from relaxing afternoons to moonlit nights of dancing. With two distinct forested peaks, dozens of brilliant beaches, world class scuba diving, and a calendar full of festivals and cultural events, St. Kitts & Nevis is proud to offer the options guests are looking for, and cannot be avoided when planning a holiday to the Caribbean.
- Local Currency- Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD$)
- Average Temp- 77º F
- Visa Needed from the USA- No
- Latitude and Longitude of Capitol city- 17° 18’ N 62° 43’ W
- Pets Allowed- Yes, with proper certification.
- Which side of the road do they drive on- Left
- Amount of airport departure tax- $60 XCD (~$22 USD)
- Don't miss these events- International Triathlon, Carnival, Independence Day, Emancipation Day