Discover St. Kitts

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.

Useful Info



  • Time
    4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4). Daylight Saving Time is not observed.

  • Electricity
    230 volt single phase supply, a 110 volt supply is available in most hotels.

  • Language
    English

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

  • Emergency number
    911

  • Capital
    Basseterre

  • Area
    69 square miles

  • Communication
    The area and country code for St. Kitts is 1-869.

  • Climate
    St. Kitts is hot and humid all year round, as it is a tropical island. From July to November Nevis is rainiest with 4 inches rain per month.

  • Public Holidays
    - January 1: New Year Day
    - January 2: Carnival Day
    - April 6: Good Friday
    - April 9: Easter Monday
    - May 3: Labour Day
    - May 28: Whit Monday
    - August 7: Emancipation Day
    - August 8: Culturama Day
    - September 16: National Heroes' Day
    - September 19: Independence Day
    - December 25: Christmas Day
    - December 26: Boxing Day


Infos are subject to change.
Please refer to the official tourist office.

Airport



  • Address
    Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport

  • Facilities
    Cable news screens, restaurant and bar

  • Internet
    Wi-Fi is available

  • Airport taxis
    Taxis are available at the airport and are not metered, but have fixed rates in EC$ between EC18 and EC$72. Be sure to clarify whether the rate quoted is in EC$ or US$, before setting off in a cab.

  • Airport parking
    Available

  • Getting to the city
    Take a taxi to the city

  • Car rental
    There are different car rental agencies on the island.

Infos are subject to change.