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St. KItts & Nevis Island Information

CAPITAL: Basseterre.   

AIRPORT: R L Bradshaw.   

LANGUAGE: English.

CURRENCY: Eastern Caribbean & US Dollar

TIME ZONE: GMT - 4 hours.

VISAS: Visas are not usually necessary for British passport holders.

VACCINATIONS: No compulsory vaccinations, however, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid are  recommended.  Please consult your G.P. before travelling.
  St Kitts & Nevis Map 02

St.Kitts is just 68 square miles, and the interior is dominated with rugged volcanic peaks sloping down into fields bright green with sugar cane.
Many of its beaches have grey, volcanic sand, although Frigate Bay, the main resort area on the island has a lovely golden stretch of beach.

Basseterre, the small capital of St. Kitts, is a charming town where echoes of the island's past association with Britain are abundant. 

A Victorian clock tower rubs shoulders with stone Georgian houses, old church towers and the 19th century Treasury building on Bay Road. 

Visit Brimstone Hill, one of the most impressive hill forts, for a magnificent view of neighbouring islands.

the 36 square mile sister island lies close by, separated by a channel of sea just two miles wide.
Charlestown, the capital of Nevis, boasts numerous 18th and 19th century Georgian style buildings, most  built of stone on the ground floors and wood upstairs.
These lush green islands in the Eastern Caribbean are tranquil and un-commercialised, and have maintained an easy-going, unspoilt way of life. 

The more discerning traveller will appreciate the choice of lovingly restored plantation house style accommodation and old fashioned standards of service that they provide

At St. Kitt's heart lies the spectacular, cloud-fringed peak of Mount Liamuiga (pronounced Lee-a-mweega), a dormant volcano covered by dense tropical forest. And on Nevis, too, the ground rises upward into a cloud forest teeming with tropical flowers and green vervet monkeys. For the naturalist and bird watcher these Islands have a lot to offer

And yet nature is only a small part of the wonder of these small, relatively undiscovered destinations. Long ago, St. Kitts and Nevis were the pearls of the British Caribbean, rich and enormously important islands that were celebrated throughout Europe. Nevis, the "Queen of the Caribbees," possessed unimaginable wealth from its super-productive sugar industry, while on St. Kitts the impregnable fortress of Brimstone Hill stood as the Gibraltar of the West Indies. Nevis was the setting for the romance of Horatio Nelson, who  met, courted, and married Fanny Nisbet.

Basseterre and Charlestown, the islands' capitals, are among the most enchanting of the Caribbean's harbour towns. The law here holds that no building here may be taller than the surrounding palm trees, and on both St. Kitts and Nevis natural preservation is a major value. Activities include treks through the islands' rain forests, golfing , fishing, boating and diving or snorkelling through underwater reefs and unexplored wrecks. There is also an exceptional wealth of historic sites, including restored fortresses, haunted plantations, and ancient petroglyphs. Added to this, the Islands are home to many of the finest and most welcoming plantation inns in the Caribbean. Mainly undisturbed, despite their extraordinary beauty, their remarkable history, and their unmatched charm, St. Kitts & Nevis offer a rare opportunity to visit the "Secret Caribbean." St. Kitts Tourism Board website  Nevis Tourism Board website

Weather Averages
for St. Kitts & Nevis
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Daily Sunshine (Hrs) 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7
Temperature (F) 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 86 86 85 84 82
Rainfall (inches) 4 2 2 2 4 4 4 5 6 6 5 4

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