Find out more with the TravelSupermarket guide to St Kitts and Nevis holidays…
The two-island nation of St Kitts and Nevis is in the West Indies region of the Caribbean. Part of the Commonwealth, these sister islands are distinctly tropical, yet British flavours can be tasted throughout.
Book a holiday in St Kitts and Nevis and you will land at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on the larger island of St Kitts (also known as Saint Christopher). Close to the capital of Basseterre, it’s easy to get to your hotel from here, whether you are staying on St Kitts or transferring by ferry to the smaller island of Nevis.
If you are unpacking your holiday wardrobe at a hotel on St Kitts, it’s likely you’ll be heading to one of the many excellent hotels around lively Frigate Bay. A strip of beach bars will soon have you revelling in that celebrated Caribbean spirit - and we don’t mean the rum (though there’s plenty of that too)! From colonial-style inns to five-star spa hotels at the edge of the Caribbean Sea, there’s bound to be a hotel here to match your holiday desires.
Nevis offers much the same in the way of beautiful vistas, warm island welcome and exceptional hotels. However, life here is decidedly slower and quieter. Nevis is a place that inspires you to get active amid the physical splendour of the island, or to simply flop on the pristine sands and enjoy the sound of nothing but the gentle waters folding onto the beach.
Both islands present accommodation types to suit all budgets, with self-catering, room-only, bed-and-breakfast and half-board options widely available. St Kitts and Nevis all-inclusive holidays are also popular with visitors.
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Figure out when to go with our climate guide to St Kitts and Nevis…
It’s the middle of December and St Kitts and Nevis is ready for the influx of visitors – welcome to high season. The peak tourism time here runs between mid-December and April, when the weather is hot, dry and not too humid.
The hurricane season naturally sees visitor numbers drop as occasional storms and rainfall keep huge numbers of holidaymakers away. This low season runs between June and November.
If you can travel outside of UK school holiday dates and the high tourism season, for example during May and in early December, you could get your hands on a really cheap holiday deal. If not, simply use the search tool on TravelSupermarket and we’ll find the best prices available.
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St Kitts Music Festival; June: Warner Park Stadium is the venue for this musical affair, which puts emerging artists on the same stage as the likes of John Legend, Billy Ocean and Shaggy.
CPL T20; June/July/August: You might be lucky enough to catch the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots cricket team in action during the Caribbean Premier League’s Twenty20 tournament.
St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival; December-January: Also known as Sugar Mas, this wild party runs throughout Christmas and New Year. Parades, concerts and the crowning of the carnival queen are just a few of the lively events that take place.
Holidays in St Kitts and Nevis are popular with families, couples and groups. Here are just a few of the islands’ attractions…
Grown-up families: A British-designed historic fort is the jewel in the crown of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. It will make for a fascinating few hours of your time on St Kitts.
Active types: Nevis is a mecca for those who can’t sit still, with opportunities for hiking, cycling, kayaking, diving, horse riding and much more. For a structured day out, tackle part of the Heritage Trail on foot or two wheels and see some of the most important sites on Nevis. If you are holidaying on St Kitts, the Valley of Giants will sate your thirst for adventure.
Shopping: The hub of commercial activity on the islands, Basseterre – the capital of St Kitts – is a pleasant place to spend some time and peruse the local shops. There are a couple of small malls, where handmade trinkets and art are on sale alongside bright batik (printed fabric).