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Saint Kitts and Nevis
Travel Planning
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis at a Glance

This two island nation is a winning combination of beaches, cute towns and a volcano. Frequent ferry service means that you can easily enjoy activities on both islands.  

Both islands have sections of sugar-white beaches, palm trees and crystal waters. Enjoy a tranquil morning swimming in the placid waters and catching some rays. Surfers and adventurous boogie borders can find more exciting waters at Windward Beach where the Atlantic surf pounds into the fine gray sand. 

St. Kitts and Nevis still retain signs of their colonial history. Old sugar plantations dot the landscape and have been turned into parks, museums and resort hotels.  

Rain forest adventurers will find zip lines and tropical tours available. Wade through the lush greenery of the interior islands and spot birds, monkeys and other animals. Hikers can scale the volcano on Nevis, from the top, the views of the sea are spectacular. 

What to Expect
High Season
December - May
Low Season
June - November
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Robert R. Bradshaw International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Visitors to St. Kitts and Nevis must present a valid passport with at least one page available for stamping. They must also be able to present a return ticket to their home country. For visits under 90 days, American citizens do not need a visa. For more information, contact the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis, or check with the U.S State Department website. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Caribbean hurricane season lasts from June to November. Weather is often harsher during this time and rain, thunderstorms and tropical storms can be more frequent. 

      Safety Concerns Avoid walking around the island after dark and follow your gut if you feel uncomfortable in a neighborhood. Animals, potholes and pedestrians make driving difficult, especially at night. Use great care when walking or driving at night; a lot of people drink and drive and this can make the roadways treacherous. 

      Health Concerns St. Kitts and Nevis have clean drinking water, but if you are not used to the tap water there it is a good idea to boil it or stick with tap water.