The coin-shaped Caribbean island of Nevis can be found just three kilometres from neighbouring St Kitts; together they constitute the nation of St Kitts & Nevis. Splendid plantation houses, relaxed beaches, characterful restaurants and, of course, plenty of Caribbean sunshine make these twin islands a favourite Caribbean holiday destination.
A peaceful haven with an abundance of flora and fauna from the lofty green heights of Nevis Peak down to its sandy white shores. The verdant green slopes are home to an abundance of bird species including the Purple-throated Carib and Hummingbird, who are more active and easier to spot at dawn and dusk.
Time on the islands would also be well spent exploring the historical highlights, including archaeological sites from its Indian inhabitants, some of which date back over 2000 years and the beautiful colonial architecture. See the remnants of the once prolific sugar industry at its old plantations, some of which have been painstakingly and sympathetically developed into boutique hideaways, nestled in the foothills.
The landscape is ripe for being explored on foot or on bike, for those wanting to conserve energy in the saddle, it is recommended you should ride in a clockwise direction around the island. For the more adventurous, a more daring outdoor activity on St Kitts is climbing the 3,232 foot volcano. Visitors might be fooled by what appears to be a gradual incline, but the locals know better and warn that even the most experienced climbers would be foolhardy to tackle the ascent unguided.
St Kitts & Nevis Villas & Resorts
Offering exclusivity, St Kitts & Nevis villas and luxury resorts provide the opportunity to escape to an island paradise. While-away the days sitting on the traditional balconies that wrap-around Tamarind Bay House, or enjoy relaxing on the golden sands in front of the Park Hyatt St Kitts or in a luxury cottage at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club.The Best Time to Visit St Kitts & Nevis
Like other Caribbean holiday destinations, St Kitts & Nevis enjoy a tropical climate year round with average temperatures of 25°C to 28°C. The peak season in-between January and May are the driest months and the most popular for Caribbean holidays, so it is advised to book well in advance. Prices will be lower in April and May and the quietest time is of course from June through to November. With plenty of water sports, championship golf courses, spas and children’s activities, the twin islands of St Kitts & Nevis make an inviting getaway.
Speak to our Caribbean travel specialists for information on the best time to plan a luxury holiday to St Kitts & Nevis or read our practical travel advice and tips about the weather, vaccinations and recommended reading.