Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Airports: Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), Nevis: Vance W. Amory International Airport (NEV)
Known for: Music festivals, Carnival, Cricket (sport)
Official Tourism Website: St. Kitts: stkittstourism.kn; Nevis: Nevisisland.com
Drives on the: Left side
Calling Code: +1-869
Dare to follow your heart! Dare to be enticed by both the quaint and the luxurious offerings of a island whose shores are lapped by aqua-blue waters. Follow your heart to the island of St. Kitts. From her fertile hills and mountains rise a lush tropical rainforest. Her people are warm and welcoming, always ready to greet you with a smile. St. Kitts is rich in history. Whatever your taste and style, this island is perfect for your honeymoon or wedding.
Brimstone Hill Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, designed by British military engineers and built by African slaves to safeguard the coastline from attacks and to protect the native. Towering nearby is the Mount Liamuiga volcano, which last showed signs of life in early 2000.
There is much to do on St. Kitts. Join a Scenic Railway tour of the island, adsorbing the scenery and learning about the culture. Climb Brimstone Hill Fortress, take a ride on the Sugar City Train and tour the historical spots. From a past of struggles to its present state of unity, journey through the beautiful and historic city in the twin island Federation once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies. Dare some more, and zipline above the spectacular rainforests.
The island’s waters are not short on exhilarating and fun activities. Snorkel and dive and explore the natural reefs. How about flyboarding, kite surfing, jet skiing or paragliding? Enjoy a beautiful, romantic sunset on a catamaran and dinner tour. The choices in Paradise are endless.
Wondering about your accommodation? Envision a centuries-old sugar plantation and a tropical organic farm offering eco-luxury accommodation and farm-to-table dining. St. Kitts has an exclusive collection of luxury resorts, hotels, condominiums, villas, bungalows, and timeshares.
Enjoy the Kittitian cuisine, a fusion of Caribbean ingenuity and Old-World traditions’ available island-wide. Grab a ‘catch of the day’ lunch at a restaurant on The Strip, feet in the sand and a cold Carib beer in your hand as you sway to sweet Soca music or dine at a fine restaurant at a luxury resort. Regardless your choice, the food, infused with local herbs and spices, is guaranteed to be good and the experience fantastic.
So, follow your heart to St. Kitts and select from one of the many unique locations for your perfect wedding day venue – there’s a planner waiting to assist and provide you every need.
This little sister island to St. Kitts is charming and unspoiled, beautiful and historic. Though Nevis is part of the independent nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, there is a unique constitutional arrangement allowing for a separate parliament and its own, Nevis Island Administration, headed by a Premier.
Though small, Nevis has made important historic contributions to the World. Nevis is the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton – American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker, economist, one of the founding fathers of America and its first Secretary of the Treasury. The island was also birthplace and home to Frances Nisbet, wife of Britain’s most famous admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson, who used the island as a base of operations in the mid 1780’s.
For the adventurous, Nevis offers a hike to The Saddle Hill Battery, once the lookout point of Lord Nelson. There’s also the Scuba Safari to some of the reefs, wrecks and volcanic vents just minutes offshore. Think of horseback riding on one of the many trails, beaches or mountain slopes on this lovely island; or a kayak tour along the coastline.
Nevis can be your ideal wedding venue – elegant and romantic. You can exchange vows in a
charming historic church, on an ancient plantation, on a beautiful sandy beach or in a beautiful, lush, tropical garden – every location different, every memory special. There are wedding planners and coordinators ready to make your special dream come true.
Marriage Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
It’s easy to exchange your vows in St. Kitts and Nevis. No residency is required. Couples are only required to obtain a marriage license in St. Kitts and provide the following documents:
- A valid passport or photo ID.
- An original or certified copy of your birth certificates.
- If you’re divorced, a decree absolute (an original or certified copy showing court's stamp or seal).
- If you’re widowed, a copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse.
- If documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by a notarized translation.
If a Catholic priest is to perform the ceremony, the couple must receive marriage counseling sessions from their parish priest and submit the required Catholic documents. A letter must come from the couple's resident priest verifying that they are unmarried and that they have received the necessary instructions. All Catholic weddings take place in the church.
If an Anglican or other minister of religion is to perform the ceremony, it is recommended to bring a letter from the couple's resident minister verifying that they are known and unmarried. Counseling sessions may be a requirement but can be done by couple’s resident priest.
The license fee for getting married on St. Kitts is EC $200.00 (US $74)
The Justice of the Peace may also assess a fee.
Important Links for St. Kitts & Nevis
To learn more about St. Kitts and Nevis, please see the important links below:
Entry Requirements for St. Kitts and Nevis
How to Get to St. Kitts and Nevis
Places to Stay
Things To Do
Dining in St. Kitts
The Strip: https://www.stkittstourism.kn/stay-dine/the-strip
Nevis Cuisine: https://nevisisland.com/cuisine