These islands enjoy a tropical climate with low humidity and an average yearly temperature of 79°F. Year-round temperatures range from 68 to 90°F, with cooling trade winds, and the annual rainfall averages 55 inches.
An experience like no other...
Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and sugary beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. St. Kitts is uncrowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of its ecosystems. Nature lovers will want to wander through the lava formations, tropical forests, and seaside lagoons. Boating and scuba diving expeditions are also favorite activities. Plantation homes have been transformed into grand yet intimate inns. Quaint shopping areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors to the tiny towns. If a quiet vacation in a luxurious and alluring corner of paradise is what you seek, you'll find it on St. Kitts.
Experience a taste of history when visiting St. Kitts, home to structures dated to the 17th century, with architectural influences from the French & English settlers.
With its origin in West Africa, stilt walkers or Moko-Jumbies as they are called locally, follow traditions from African mythology. These fearless artists walk and dance over six feet above ground on handcrafted stilts.
Marvel at the Masquerade dancers, uniquely Kittitian, wearing tall peacock-feathered headdresses, masks, and fringed costumes entirely decorated with bangles, mirrors and ribbons. Dance experts have identified both European and African influence, including the "Wild Mas", the Quadrille, the Rhumba, the Fertility Dance, and the Boillola.
Travel to and from St. Kitts uses the Robert Llewelyn Bradshaw International Airport.
Departure taxes are generally $15.00 US Rental Cars: In order to rent a car in St. Kitts or Nevis, you will need to purchase a permit from the Traffic Department (approximately $11 U.S.), and remember to drive on the left-hand side of the road. On St. Kitts, the only major agent is AVIS (869-465-6507, 1-800-331-1084). A & T Car Rentals offers affordable four door vehicles, they are on Parkrange Street in Brasetterre (869-465-4030). A local agent that offers cars and jeeps is Delisle Walwyn & Co. (869-465-8449). On Nevis, you can try Skeetes Car Rental (869-469-9458).
The currency in St. Kitts is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar.
Required Proof of Citizenship:
Valid US passport or state-issued birth certificate with photo ID.
Traveling with minors: Minors traveling with only one parent or adults other than their parents must have a notarized letter from the absent parent(s) authorizing them to be taken out of the country. If the parent is deceased, a copy of the death certificate will be required for check in at the airport.
Tips: A 10% service charge is added to most restaurant bills. Additional tipping is not expected, but is appreciated.
Waiting period is two working days (not including Saturday and Sunday); proof of divorce or a death certificate is required, if applicable; and the fee is $20 if the couple have been residents of St. Kitts for 15 days or more, $80 if under 15 days.
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APPLE RATINGS: Exceptional Standard of Service &
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