Motto: "Country Above Self"
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Airports: Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), Vance W. Amory International Airport (NEV)
Known for: Music festivals, Carnival, Cricket (sport)
Official Tourism Website: stkittstourism.kn
Drives on the: Left side
Calling Code: +1-869
There’s something about this small, sombrero-shaped island that grabs you. The charm and tranquility takes you back to a time when things were simpler, when life was more peaceful, when stress was just a word, not a way of life.
Its 10,000 residents are friendly and helpful, ready to make new friends and welcome back regular visitors. The genuine charm and hospitality radiate into the unspoken, “Welcome,” “Be my guest,” and “Do come again.”
Nevis is special, a place that will seduce you, and tug at your heart strings after you leave.
Things To Do in St. Kitts & Nevis
Upon your arrival you should detoxify under the sun at any of Nevis’s top ten beaches. There you can relax, take a walk on the white sands, snorkel, bar hop or shelling.
- Cades Bay
- Ft. Ashby
- Gallow’s Bay
- Herbert’s Beach
- Long Haul Bay
- Lover Beach
- NewCastle Beach
- Nisbet Beach
- Oualie Beach
- Pinney’s Beach
You should also experience Nevis’s geographical wonders by taking a guided tour up to the peak of Nevis. There are many different guided tours, find one that is right for you from your concierge. We found the most romantic were the Sunrise & Sunset tours!
Spend a day or parts of your day visiting some of Nevis’s Land marks, they will take you back to the Caribbean colonial era. Landmarks definitely worth visiting include
- Museum of Nevis History
- The Hamilton Estate
- Jew’s Walk & Cemetery
- Eden Brown Estate
Cuisine of St. Kitts & Nevis
The national cuisine is the same to its sister island St. Kitt’s. But just because this island is small, it is by no means limited. There are of course your notable hotel restaurants but also 2 wonderful vegetarian restaurants, Chinese, Continental, Eclectic and Pizza to choose from.
Marriage Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
- No residency period is required.
- Both parties must have either a valid passport or birth certificate.
- If either party is divorced, a decree absolute must be presented. If documents are not in English they must be accompanied by a notarized translation.
- If either party is widowed, a copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be presented.
- If the ceremony is to be performed by a Catholic priest, it must take place in a Catholic Church, and a letter must come from the couple’s resident priest verifying that they are unmarried and have received the necessary instructions.
- If an Anglican priest or other minister of religion is to perform the ceremony, a letter must come from the couple’s resident minister verifying that they are known and unmarried. It the couple is resident in St. Kitts and Nevis for the stipulated period, a notary public and a marriage officer would have to be paid, and the charges vary from island to island and from officer to officer.
- If the couple is residing or staying on St. Kitts or Nevis for the minimum period of two-week days, the license fee is US $80; if the couple is residing here for 15 days prior to the marriage, the fee is only US $20.
- If parties have never been married before an affidavit is required confirming single status and can be obtained from a Notary Public in the home country or on island for a cost of US$ 20.00 or EC$ 50.00 (compulsory in Nevis).