Caribbean Tourism

St. Kitts and Nevis

Entertainment – St Kitts

Steel pan on Fri nights at OTI. A good place for a drink in Basseterre is TOTTs, opposite Post Office on the Bay Rd. Malloy’s Irish Pub, next to Bird Rock Beach. One-of-a-kind alternative to other forms of nightlife on St Kitts, friendly Irish atmosphere with reasonably priced Irish snacks. Flamingo Restaurant and Bar, T4650898, on Monkey Hill. Pool tables...

Diving & Marine Life

There is very good snorkelling and scuba diving. Most dive sites are on the Caribbean side of the islands, where the reef starts in shallow water and falls off to 100 ft or more. Between the two islands there is a shelf in only 25 ft of water which attracts lots of fish, including angelfish, to the corals, sea fans and sponges. There is black coral off the...

Beaches & Watersports

Most of the beaches are of black, volcanic sand but the beaches known as Frigate Bay and Salt Pond fringing the southeast peninsula have white sand. Swimming is very good in the Frigate Bay area where all watersports are available. The southeast peninsula itself also has white sand beaches. Banana Bay,Cockleshell Bay and Mosquito Bay all have sandy beaches...

Accommodation - Nevis

Accommodation on Nevis tends to be up-market, in reconstructions of old plantation Great Houses, tastefully decorated in an English style (collectively called The Inns of Nevis). Some have reciprocal arrangements whereby you can stay at one and use the facilities of the others. They are well worth a visit. After the 1998 hurricane season the hotels made a...

Accommodation - St. Kitts

There is a wide variety of accommodation ranging from first class hotels to rented cottages, but it is advisable to book well in advance. Large reductions are available in summer. There is a 7% occupancy tax and 10% service charge. In restaurants about 10-15% is expected. The St Kitts/Nevis Hotel Association can be reached at PO Box 438, Basseterre, St...

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...

St Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis The islands of St Kitts (officially named St Christopher) and Nevis are in the north part of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Wherever you go on these two small islands there are breathtaking, panoramic views of the sea, mountains, cultivated fields and small villages. Both islands are fully aware of their heritage and care for their historical...

The Leeward Islands

The Leeward Islands are a geographical grouping of small, mostly volcanic islands in the northeastern Caribbean. They include French, Dutch and British colonies and ex-colonies and combine within a small area very varied and rich cultures. Whereas in colonial times they were nearly all sugar producers, today they rely on tourism for a large part of their...

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES St. Kitts Tourism Authority ST. KITTS St. Kitts Tourism Authority (Main Official) Pelican Mall, Bay Road P.O. Box 132 Basseterre, St. Kitts The Caribbean Tel: 869-465-4040 Fax: 869-465-8794 CEO: Rosecita Jeffers Email: ceo@stkittstourism.kn Web: http://www.stkittstourism.kn/ ST. KITTS Ministry of Tourism, Culture Youth & Sports Porte...

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING Restaurants available-Local. Fast food. West Indian. International. Gourmet. American. Continental. Cantonese. Chinese available. Creole. French. Tipping is discretionary at 10-15%. Dress code is elegantly casual and informal. NIGHTLIFE Entertainment available includes: Live local & international entertainment. Discos. Casino. Dinner/dances....

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY St. Kitts & Nevis are located 17.15 degrees North, 62.40 degrees West. St. Kitts is 23 mls long, encompassing an area of 68 sqr mls. A rugged mountain range, including the dormant volcano, Mount Liamuiga, covers the central part of the island. The highest point above sea level is 3,792 ft. Dense, tropical forests near the summit contrast with...