Saint Kitts and Nevis
Welcome to Saint Kitts and Nevis
Two of the handful of Caribbean islands that boast dramatic black-sand beaches, Saint Kitts and Nevis doesn’t stop there. This twin-island nation pulls out all the stops with historic fortresses, clear-water snorkeling, verdant golf courses, historic plantation homes and a delightful small-town feel.
From a complimentary hammock at Oualie Beach on Nevis to popular, saffron-hued Piney’s Beach, you’ll find your perfect spot in the sun … and a margarita to cap off the moment.
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Need To Know
- Kitts is a volcanic island, although all of the volcanoes that formed it are now dormant. The tallest one is 3,7920-foot Mount Liamuiga but it hasn’t erupted for approximately 200 years. You can hike to it’s summit, a huge volcanic crater known as the “Giant’s Salad Bowl.”
- The record time for swimming across the Narrows, the strait between St. Kitts and Nevis, is 58 minutes and nine seconds.
- The two most popular festivals in the islands are the St. Kitts Music Festival in June and the St. Kitts-Nevis National Carnival, or Sugar Mas, during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.
- There are green monkeys scurrying about on St. Kitts, the ancestors of pets of 17th-century French settlers.
- Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Saint Kitts and Nevis’ official language is English.
When To Go
The best time to go to Saint Kitts and Nevis is in May and June after the peak season of December to April.
Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport
Passport must be valid at time of entry.
Visa Required By US Citizen?
None for stays under 90 days
The CDC recommends the following vaccines for most travelers when visiting Saint Kitts and Nevis: Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Depending on where you are traveling, you may also need Hepatitis B, Rabies and Yellow Fever vaccines.
Power plugs and sockets: types A, B, D and G. Standard voltage: 230V. Frequency: 60Hz.
Official local currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Use caution when driving as major roads are in average to poor condition, and drivers may encounter wandering animals and slow-moving heavy equipment.
Public transportation options include minibuses and taxis.
A temporary driver’s license is required.
US Embassy Info
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown
Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Telephone: +(246) 227-4399
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(246) 227-4000
Fax: +(246) 431-0179
Local Visitor Info
Kitts Tourism Authority Offices
Pelican Mall Bay Road
Local Emergency Phone Numbers
General Emergency: 911
Safety and Security
Crimes of opportunity, including petty larceny, burglary and automobile break-ins, occasionally occur. Use standard safety precautions.
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