St Kitts and Nevis is a dual island nation in the Caribbean and offers an authentic visitor experience. Both islands are small enough to navigate in a day but rich enough in attractions and history to keep even the most active traveller entertained. Don’t miss favorite island attractions like historic Romney Manor, Brimstone Hill Fortress, and St. George’s Anglican Church. Hop aboard the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, one of the few operating railways in the Caribbean. St Kitts is also great for wreck diving and boasts a zipline and great rainforest hikes.
A ferry connects St Kitts with its sister island Nevis, which is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Vividly green with blue skies, clean air and long empty beaches, enjoy a pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you. It’s a very special place famed for its charm and the easy-going genuineness of its people. Only 36 miles around, its easy to explore and navigate or take time to truly switch off in this untouched lush green paradise.
The airport in Nevis can only accommodate small planes and private jets (the international airport is on nearby sister island St Kitts). With no casinos, no giant cruise ships, no hustle and no bustle, Nevis attracts a particular type of visitor who appreciates something different, a finer quality of life.
Dotted with brightly coloured houses and with more monkeys than people, Nevis has a charm all of its own. Its quiet villages, unspoilt beaches, wonderful accommodation together with an unhurried lifestyle only add to its unique appeal.
DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE
For a small twin-island state, St Kitts & Nevis has a marvellous selection of restaurants ranging from beachfront eateries to more formal establishments. Many offer tantalising Caribbean dishes made with local produce and there is also an extensive choice of cuisine from around the world including French, Thai, Indian and Italian. You’ll always get a friendly welcome at the restaurants. Hotel Restaurants also offer a good range including the Caribbean kitchen at Belle Mont Farm, the luxurious Four Seasons Resort and the historic Montpelier Resort.
British Airways flies direct, via Antigua, to St Kitts on Wednesday and Saturday, from London Gatwick.
British Airways flies direct to St Kitts twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday. Inter-island transfer will be arranged by us when booking. Alternatively you can fly to Antigua with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic and there are flights to Nevis.
Basseterre and Charlestown
10 hours via Antigua to St Kitts and boat transfer to Nevis
104 square miles
Time Difference from UK:
-4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer
East Caribbean (EC) dollar. Most stores and businesses accept US dollars or travellers’ cheques, but change will be given in EC.
Left hand side of the road
Vance W. Amory International Airport or Robert L Bradshaw Airport, located in St Kitts
British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Drink the Water:
The tap water is generally fine to drink but it is advisable to drink bottled water.
The locals will tell you that the best beaches on Nevis are on the northern and western shores. But all the beaches are picturesque, public and free. And because they are never crowded, you might have an entire beach to yourself. Cades Bay, Oualie Beach and Paradise Beach are the most popular and recommended.
Health & Safety:
No inoculations are needed to travel. Pack some insect repellant as there are mosquitos. As with any destination be vigilant and don’t leave high worth items without supervision.
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