A Small and Friendly Island
St. Kitts is located in the central Caribbean at the northern end of the Leeward Islands.
It is a relaxed and friendly island with a population of only around 35,000 people, most of whom live in or around the capital Basseterre. The island covers 168 sq. km (65 sq mi) with a rugged green mountain range as its backbone that reaches a height of 1,210 m (3,972 ft) at its highest peak, Mount Liamuiga. It is home to a UN World Heritage Site – the Brimstone Hill Fortress.
Tourism has replaced sugar cane as the corner-stone of the economy, and St. Kitts is acquiring a growing reputation as an exclusive travel destination.
A Wonderful Tropical Climate
The combination of 12 hours of sunshine per day, low humidity and cooling trade winds make the climate on St. Kitts comfortable and enjoyable throughout the year. The temperature ranges between 25-33 °C, every day, with July and August being the warmest months. The annual rainfall of 140 cm (55 in) keeps the vegetation lush and green.
A Convenient Location
St. Kitts is in the same time zone as New York and the rest of the Eastern seaboard of the
US over the summer. In winter, it is one hour ahead of New York, as there is no daylight saving time on St. Kitts. Everyone on the island speaks and understands English, which is the official language, and you will soon get used to hearing the distinct West Indian accent and dialect. St. Kitts is also part of the North American telephone system, with an area code of +1 869.
Home to Adventure by Both Land and Sea
Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, diving, snorkeling, sailing and much more. If you like golf, you’ll love the three championship golf courses on St. Kitts and Nevis. For those who just want to relax, there’s no shortage of beach bars to dance the night away as well as a wide choice of both local and fine dining restaurants. St. Kitts is also home to Beaumont Park, a modern six-furlong horse race track, or you can try your luck at roulette or blackjack at the largest Casino in the Caribbean.