St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies

  • Believed by many to be the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis offer miles of tropical rainforests and white-sand beaches.
  • Undiscovered by many travelers, St. Kitts and Nevis are tiny, neighboring islands. The locals’ über laid-back disposition will undoubtedly rub off on you.
  • Kitts and Nevis have remained relatively untouched in comparison to their neighboring Caribbean islands and have never promoted mass-market tourism.

A Quiet Caribbean Utopia

The sister islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are ideal destinations for travelers with rest and relaxation in mind. While vacationing in these West Indies paradises, you're surrounded by stretches of pristine, quiet beaches and introduced to a leisurely appreciation of life at a slower pace. Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was born and raised here. The islands’ colonial heritage (it changed hands many times between the French and the English) is on full display with Victorian-style architecture and pastel-hued buildings. You'll feel right at home amid the islands’ charming small towns, white-sand beaches, and ample amenities, including golf courses, spas, restaurants, shopping, and tennis.

Quick Facts

  • SUGGESTED AIRPORT
    SKB or NEV
  • RAINY SEASON
    May to November
  • PASSPORT NEEDED?
    Yes
  • Currency
    Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Official language
    English

Fresh Things To Do

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  • Colonial Island Towns

    St. Kitts and Nevis are known for their colonial heritage, white-sand beaches, and incredibly friendly locals. Experience the Caribbean way of life in these two main towns.

    Charlestown, Nevis

    The charming capital city of Nevis is lined with pastel-hued, Georgian-style buildings. Below are three of our favorite things to do.

    • Take a tour of Alexander Hamilton’s childhood home, which has been carefully reconstructed after it was destroyed by a natural disaster.
    • On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, visit the Charlestown Market Place to shop for homegrown Caribbean produce.
    • The closest beach, Pinney’s, is about 1.5 miles north of the town but well worth a visit. Dine at oceanfront restaurants, splash in the Caribbean, or seek shade beneath an umbrella (there are plenty for rent).

    Basseterre, St. Kitts

    This capital town of St. Kitts houses a ton of cultural activities. Here are three of our favorite activities.

    • Stroll the lush gardens of Romney Manor, built on an old 15th-century sugar plantation.
    • Kitts is renowned for its snorkeling. Head to Cockleshell Beach to rent gear and explore underwater.
    • When you’re hungry, swing by Palms Court Gardens & Restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch (as well as dinner for groups of 10 or more). Enjoy Caribbean favorites like jerk chicken and saltfish while soaking up views of Basseterre harbor and Nevis in the distance.
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Travel Tips

Weather


  • Forecasting Your Nevis/St. Kitts Vacation

    There are no bad times to visit St. Kitts and Nevis. A tropical climate, complete with sunny skies and gentle trade winds, will greet you most any time of the year. Some say that May through November is the rainiest time, but rainfall is mostly consistent throughout the year, meaning the islands see less of the extremes that some other Caribbean islands experience.

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Map of Nevis, West Indies

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