Airports / Gateways / Flying times
Airports: The Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts (SKB) is less than 2 miles from downtown Basseterre and Vance W. Amory International Airport in Nevis (NEV) is approximately 6 miles outside Charlestown. Additional private air terminal facilities with YU Lounge are available in St. Kitts.
Gateways/Flying Times: There are daily connections via Antigua and Puerto Rico to St. Kitts and via Antigua and Puerto Rico to Nevis. WINAIR also flies from St. Maarten to Nevis. A scheduled British Airways service flies twice weekly to St. Kitts on Wednesday and Saturday from London (Gatwick).
There are daily ferry services (45 minutes) or faster water taxi (6-8 minutes) is available between St. Kitts and Nevis. You can also take a ferry service from St. Kitts to Antigua which is about 1hr 30 minutes.
Temperature High/Low Summer 90/76 degrees F, 32/24 degrees C. Winter 84/72 degrees F, 29/22 degrees C. Average humidity is 71.5%. Annual rainfall averages 55 inches. Approximate sunrise 0530, sunset 1830.
Food aficionados will find a wonderful range of cuisines to select from available at various restaurants, both individually operated and found within the island’s hotels or inns. Local delicacies with a distinctly Caribbean flair dominate most menus, yet Continental, vegetarian, Italian and other styles can also be found on St. Kitts and Nevis. Tipping is discretionary at 10-15%. Dress code varies depending on the establishment.
Entertainment available includes-Live local and international entertainment. Conventional Clubs. Beach Bars/Club. Casino. Sports bars. Dinner/dances. Cinema.
The historic capital city of st. Kitts, Basseterre offers sites including Independence Square, Berkley Memorial, St. George’s Anglican Church, St. Barnabas Anglican Church, the Georgian House, the National Museum, the Cenotaph (war memorial), Government House and the Port Zante cruise terminal. Other top tourist draws on island are Brimstone Hill (the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean), Black Rocks, Bloody Point, Old Road Town, Carib Indian Petroglyphs, Romney Manor and the Caribelle Batik Factory, Belmont Estate, the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, tropical rainforest and extinct volcano Mt. Liamuiga.
The Horatio Nelson Museum is a must see on Nevis Island, said to be the largest collection of relics belonging to the British Naval Admiral in the western hemisphere, the “Nevis in the time of Nelson” exhibition has fascinated thousands of visitors, including HRH Queen Elizabeth II and other royal family members who stayed on the island. A natural progression would be to Fig Tree Church to admire the location where Nelson wed Fanny Nisbet of Nevis. Other historical visits would be to the Hermitage plantation Inn, here you can sample the rum punch Nevis is famed for in the oldest building on the island. Another would be to Bath Hotel, once a playground for the rich and influential, where now you can bathe in the newly revitalised thermal hot springs, at the Caribbeans first hotel.
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