The twin islands of the Caribbean -- St. Kitts and Nevis -- are an island lovers dream come true. Largely unexplored by tourists and therefore lacking the typical island tourist traps, St. Kitts and Nevis offer vacationers an uncrowded and quiet beach destination. Travelers boarding flights to St. Kitts can stay beachside or explore the island's sugar cane field and coral reefs. Due to the volcanic nature of the island, many northern beaches are black sand, providing travelers with a must-have photo opportunity. The beaches at the southern end, including Frigate Bay, Banana Bay, Sand Bank Bay and Cockleshell Bay, are miles of snow white sand.

Whether your flight to St. Kitts is for leisure or exploration, there is much to do and see in this Caribbean island.

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St Kitts and Nevis climate

Sea breezes help the tropical climate of St Kitts and Nevis stay cool and comfortable. Temperatures hover around 79 F all year and there are no distinct seasons. It rains throughout the year, but hurricane season lasts from July to November.

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Best Time to Fly to St Kitts and Nevis

Peak Season:

Peak season in the Caribbean is during the winter months, and when most U.S. travelers book flights to St. Kitts to escape the cold. December through April are high travel months, so book St. Kitts flights and accommodations ahead of time.

Off season:

St. Kitts and Nevis are in the hurricane belt, which could mean rain and high winds during hurricane season (June through November). If you're booking flights to St. Kitts and Nevis during this time, plan ahead by packing rain gear and a few warm cover-ups.  

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Getting downtown St Kitts and Nevis

Taxis are available outside the terminal and fixed rates are posted at the airport. There are no car rental agencies at the airport, but companies such as Avis, TDC and Sunshine provide a free pick up service from the airport.

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Getting around St Kitts and Nevis

Car rentals offer travelers the most freedom to explore the island. Drivers stay to the left in St. Kitts and Nevis. Vacationers who want to rent a car need to secure a temporary driving license.

Taxi or bus service is another option for exploring the island. Bus service is sporadic but is most dependable during the morning and afternoon. Taxis are not metered, and fixed rates are posted in airport and ferry terminals. Many taxi drivers also act as guides and offer island tours for reasonable prices.

Mountain biking and all-terrain vehicles are popular ways to enjoy the island, and for those travelers wishing to explore neighboring islands, hop a ferry for a small fee and head along the Caribbean to the nearby island destinations.

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St Kitts and Nevis Travel Information

  • Fort and plantations are abundant throughout the island. Grab a tour guide booklet and start exploring. Many of the forts are still reminiscent from the colonial period.
  • Independence Square will introduce first-time travelers to St. Kitts to the island's history.
  • The beaches of St. Kitts are some of the most beautiful in the world. Ranging in color from snow-white to black sand, each beach offers travelers a bit of peace and relaxation.  

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St Kitts and Nevis airports

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) is located about three miles (5km) from Basseterre on St Kitts. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, shops, duty-free shopping and tourist information.

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Passport and Visa Information

Visitors need a valid passport and proof of a return ticket. Some nationalities need a visa.

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Entry requirements

US citizens need a valid passport and proof of a return ticket, but no visas are required.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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