Caribbean Tourism

Travel Information

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 minibus from Basseterre (Bay Road) to Dieppe Bay own, then walk to Saddlers (there might be a minibus if you are lucky) where you can get another minibus back to Basseterre along the Atlantic coast. There are several good...

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...

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 the south and the long sweep of Pinney’s Beach to the north, it is a small town with a compact centre. At first sight it would be easy to be disappointed. However there are several interesting buildings dating from the...

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 feel from its close neighbour, Charlestown. It was founded some 70 years later in 1727. Earthquakes, hurricanes and finally a disastrous fire destroyed the town in 1867 and consequently its buildings are comparatively...

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 Honorary Consuls of Spain, Germany, Trinidad and Tobago, France and the Netherlands. The acting British High Commissioner is in Antigua. Local Tourist Office The St Kitts Department of Tourism (Pelican Mall, PO Box 132,...

Communication

Telephone Services The telephone company, Cable & Wireless, has digital telecommunications systems for the two islands and international direct dialling is available. Telemessages and faxes can be sent from the main office on Cayon Street, Basseterre. Credit card calls T1-800-8778000. USA direct public phones available at C & W office. Phone cards...

Getting Around

Air Airlines: LIAT, TDC Airline Services, PO Box 142, Basseterre, T465-2511/2286, and Evelyn’s Travel, on Main Street, Charlestown, general sales agent for BWIA, LIAT, American Airlines and British Airways, PO Box 211, Charlestown, T469-5302/5238; BWIA, T4652286 on St Kitts, 4695238 on Nevis. American Eagle, T4658490 (St Kitts); Winair, Sprott Street,...

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 from the UK. Connections to North America and Europe can be made through San Juan (American Eagle and LIAT), St Maarten (LIAT and Winair), Barbados (LIAT) and Antigua (LIAT). Through Carribbean: There are good...

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 between 17°C and 33°C, tempered by sea winds and with an average annual rainfall of 55 ins on St Kitts and 48 ins on Nevis. St Kitts received severe damage from the flooding associated with Hurricane Lenny in November 1999...