Caribbean Tourism

Nevis

Across the two-mile Narrows Channel from St Kitts is the beautiful little island of Nevis The islands covers an area of 36 square miles and the central peak, 3,232 ft, is usually shrouded in white clouds and mist.


It reminded Columbus of Spanish snow-capped mountains and so he called the island “Las Nieves”. (It reminds others, in the wet, of the English Lake District, as does St Kitts.) For the Caribs, it was Oualie, the land of beautiful water. Smaller than St Kitts it is also quieter. The atmosphere is civilized, but low-key and easy-going; all the same, it is an expensive island. Less fertile than St Kitts, the principal crop used to be cotton but only 32 acres were planted in 1995. Agricultural workers have left their smallholdings for jobs in hotels or driving taxis as numbers of tourists, particularly from North America, have risen.


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Tourist Information

Embassies and Consulates There is a Venezuelan Embassy on St Kitts and an Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan. There are also...

Basseterre

The small port of Basseterre is the capital and largest town. By West Indian standards, it is quite big and as such has a quite different...

Charlestown

The main town is Charlestown, one of the best preserved old towns in the Caribbean. Situated on Gallows Bay and guarded by Fort Charles to...

Excursions - St. Kitts

A clockwise route around the island will enable you to see most of the historical sites. A cheap way of touring the island is to take a...

Before Travelling

Climate The weather is pleasant all year round but the best time to visit is during the dry months from Nov-May. The temperature varies...

Getting There

Air From Europe: JMC Airways offers a weekly charter flight directly into St Kitts from London and is the most convenient way to get there...

Getting Around

Air Airlines: LIAT, TDC Airline Services, PO Box 142, Basseterre, T465-2511/2286, and Evelyn’s Travel, on Main Street, Charlestown, general...