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About St. Kitts & Nevis

The beautiful islands of St Kitts and Nevis offer an intoxicating blend of sun, sea, lush greenery, spa retreats and absolute luxury.

Commercialization has not yet taken over and travellers will enjoy the easygoing, quiet way of life of the local people which remains almost unspoiled. The exotically beautiful island of St. Kitts seems to embody a kind of lush tropical paradise usually associated with the South Pacific. The atmosphere here is palpably luxuriant. At the center of St. Kitts stands the spectacular, cloud-fringed peak of Mount Liamuiga (pronounced Lee-a-mweega), a dormant volcano covered by a dense tropical forest.

Since the 18th century, Nevis has been known as the 'Queen of the Caribbean', and over the last 100 years, the island has become one of the world's most exclusive resorts and spas. Most of the original plantation owners lived on the island and it became renowned as a center of elegant and gracious living. Although Nevis has lived through an earthquake and a tidal wave, which is claimed to have buried the former capital, the island is still dotted, as is St Kitts, with fascinating old buildings and historic sites, a delight for any traveller looking for their next Caribbean adventure

Useful Facts

St. Kitts is located in the Eastern Caribbean at 17° 19’ 59” North latitude, 62°45' West longitude, roughly 1,200 miles from Miami, 1600 miles from New York, 4,000 miles from London and about 45 minutes by plane from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The island is 69 square miles with a population of 31,880. Basseterre is the capital.

Time:

Atlantic Standard Time is used throughout the year. The island time is four (4) hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed.

Economy: Agriculture, tourism, light manufacturing.

Language Description: English.

Currency:

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD$). U.S. bills are accepted by most stores and businesses and change is given in E.C. currency. U.S. coins are not accepted.

Exchange Rate: $1.00 USD = $2.70 XCD

Banks:

Bank of Nova Scotia

First Caribbean International Bank

Royal Bank of Canada

RBTT Bank

St. Kitts Nevis-Anguilla National Bank

Bank of Nevis

Development Bank of St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts Nevis Cooperative Credit Union

Banks are open Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm; Friday 8am-4pm

Each bank provides 24 hour ATM services where you can get cash advances from your VISA or MasterCard. You can also withdraw from or check the balance of the primary chequing and savings accounts linked to your bankcard, via the PLUS/Electron or Cirrus/Maestro networks.

Travel Documents and Entry/Departure Requirements:

Citizens of Canada need only to present proof of citizenship – preferably a passport or birth certificate with the raised seal – in order to enter St. Kitts-Nevis. The birth certificate must be accompanied by a government issued photo ID (a drivers license, for example) showing the same name. Where applicable, documentation of a legal name change (for example, a marriage certificate) must also be presented. Citizens of the United States are required to have passports in order to re-enter that country.

Additionally, proof of sufficient funds and a return or onward passage might be required. There is a departure tax of $60 XCD (about $22 USD) payable in cash, or by credit card – Visa or MasterCard – at the airport.

Please reconfirm travel document requirements with your carrier prior to the commencement of your trip. Also, kindly click here for information regarding recent changes to the entry/re-entry requirements, as advanced by the United States Department of State. If you would like to apply for a United States Passport now, please click here.

Citizens of some countries are required to have visas in order to enter St. Kitts-Nevis. However, citizens from countries that are members of certain international organizations might be eligible for exemption. Please click on the appropriate category to see if your country is listed as an exempted country: Commonwealth Countries; Organization of American States (OAS) Countries; Other Countries. Cruise ship visitors, staying less than twenty-four (24) hours, are never required to have visas.

If you are not exempted and, therefore, need a visa, kindly download the instructions for applying. You can also click here to get the visa application form. We look forward to seeing you in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis.

Phones:

Cable & Wireless (Lime) and Digicel are major telephone service providers in St. Kitts & Nevis. Direct Dialing, Leased Circuits, Internet, Class Services, Voice Mail, Caller ID and other features are currently offered. ISDN and DSL services are also available. The area and country code for St. Kitts is 1-869.

Emergency Numbers:

Police / Ambulance - 911

Fire - 333

Air Ambulance - (869) 465-2801

JNF General Hospital - (869) 465-2551

Internet Service:

Internet services are available at all of the hotels, as well as from an Internet Cafes across the city. Broadband connections (DSL & Cable) are also available, as are Web developing and hosting services.

Radio and Television:

St. Kitts-Nevis is served by ten (10) radio stations, namely:

ZIZ - 96.0 FM

BIG WAVE- 96.7 FM

GOODWILL RADIO - 104.5 FM

WINN FM - 98.9 FM

CHOICE FM - 105 FM

SUGAR CITY ROCK - 90.1 FM

RADIO ONE - 94.1 FM

KYSS FM 102.5

VON Radio 895 AM

Choice FM 105.3

 

The Cable system provides at least 53 Cable TV Channels, including the local broadcasters, ZIZ. CNN, ESPN and BBC are also available.

Electricity:

The domestic market is served by a 230 volt single phase supply. However, a 110 volt supply is available in most hotels.

Water:

The water is of good quality and suitable for drinking. It is collected from direct precipitation, mountain springs and wells, and is chemically treated for purification. Locally bottled water is also available.

Health:

There are no particular health concerns associated with St. Kitts. Therefore, special vaccines are usually not required. Modern ambulatory services are available and there are specialists in most fields of medicine. A brand new state of the art hospital was opened in 2003, and emergency 911 services are available.

Pets:

St. Kitts is quite a pet-friendly island. As such, we have put in place a set of protocols to facilitate those who would like to travel with their pets, specifically cats and dogs. These regulations serve to protect the interests of you, the pet's owner, the destination and, indeed, the pets themselves. Please click here to download the form that must be completed in compliance with the necessary protocols. We look forward to seeing you and your pet exploring St. Kitts

What to Wear:

Light summer clothing may be worn all year. Dress is informal, even at elegant hotels and plantation inns, though you may want to dress up a bit for a nice dinner. Nudity is not permitted at any beach. Swim wear or scant clothing should never be worn in towns or villages.

Tipping Overview:

A 10% service charge is normally included in hotel bills. In restaurants, leave 10%-15%. It is not customary to tip taxi drivers.

Educated Workforce:

St. Kitts has a labour force of about 22, 000. Unemployment in St. Kitts- Nevis is among the lowest in the Caribbean. According to a survey of the labour force, conducted jointly by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government, the rate was confirmed at 4.3%. The country also enjoys a literacy rate of over 98%..

Religion:

There are a number of different churches on St. Kitts. The predominant religion is Christianity. However, there are small Rastafarian, Orthodox and other communities.

Legal System:

The legal system is based on English Common Law, served by a high court of justice, a Court of Appeal and her Majesty's Privy Council in London. St. Kitts has agreed to be included in the Caribbean Court of Appeals Circuit.

 

 

 

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