The twin islands of St Kitts and Nevis are an island lover’s dream come true. Largely unexplored by the masses and therefore lacking the typical island tourist traps, St Kitts and Nevis offers holidaymakers an uncrowded and quiet beach destination. Travellers 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 travellers 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.
Sea breezes help the tropical climate of St Kitts and Nevis stay cool and comfortable. Temperatures hover around the mid-20s all year and there are no distinct seasons. It rains throughout the year, but hurricane season lasts from July to November.
Peak season in the Caribbean is during the winter months (December to early April), and when most travellers book flights to St Kitts to escape the cold. December to April is the peak travel season, so book St Kitts flights and accommodations ahead of time.
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.
Car rentals offer travellers the most freedom to explore the island. Drivers stay to the left in St Kitts and Nevis. Travellers 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 travellers wishing to explore neighbouring islands, hop a ferry for a small fee and head along the Caribbean to the nearby island destinations.
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