Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny
skies, warm waters, and white sandy
beaches combine to make St. Kitts
one of the most seductive spots in
the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus
first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when
it was populated with native tribes,
but the Europeans didn't colonize
until the British arrived in 1623.
Its strategic location and valuable
sugar trade led to an advanced and
luxurious development that was among
the best in the Colonial Caribbean.
Spectacular Mount Liamigua, a dormant
volcano located at the island's
center, dominates the landscape.
While you hike through the dense
tropical forest of the central slopes
and tramp across the lava formations,
the natural wonders on St Kitts
will astound you. Black, white and
golden sand beaches invite countless
hours of lounging and sipping frozen
drinks. Home to the Federation's
capital city, Basseterre, St Kitts
is known for its well-preserved,
picturesque colonial structures.
In fact, Basseterre is one of the
most picturesque colonial settlements
in the entire Caribbean.
Due to the number of sunken vessels,
virgin reefs and other submerged
natural wonders, dive enthusiasts
are now discovering that, in St.
Kitts, beauty runs deep. However,
although there is also a wealth
of fishing, snorkeling, sailing
and other water sports to enjoy,
St. Kitts is best known for its
relaxed atmosphere and stunning
GETTING TO ST. KITTS
For some getting to St Kitts may
seem challenging. The difficulty
comes when your vacation comes and
you have to leave until you come
again and again and again
From the United States, there are
daily flights by American Airlines,
Continental, US Air, Delta, True
Blue, Spirit United and other carriers
into San Juan, Puerto Rico, You
can then take American Eagle or LIAT to St Kitts.
There are direct flights from Miami to St. Kitts by American Airlines Wednesday - Sunday in the Winter months and Friday - Sunday in the Summer months. There is a also direct weekly service
by US Airways every Saturday from
Philadelphia to St Kitts.
Several North American airlines
also fly into neighbouring Antigua
and St Maarten. From there LIAT,
Caribbean Star and Winair can take
you across to St Kitts
From France there are daily flights
into St Maarten by Air France.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS & TIPS
Passport or other proof of citizenship
is required for travel to St Kitts
and for your entry back home.
We recommend that you take along
with you a carryon bag with essentials
in the event that your luggage is
mislaid during your travels.
Currency and Language. The EC (Easter
Caribbean) dollar is the local currency.
$2.60EC - $2.70EC = $1US. US currency
is accepted anywhere on the island.
Sterling and Euros are best
exchanged at Commercial banks as
conversion rates change daily.
English is the official language
of St Kitts
Attire: Smart casual is the norm.
T-shirts, jeans and shorts are not
preferred at dinnertime.