VISITING ST KITTS & NEVIS
St. Kitts & Nevis has just ranked #6 in a list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations by US News & World Report.
All major cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widely available.
ATMs are widely available.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars.
Mon-Thurs 0800-1400, Fri 0800-1600.
There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency, provided it is declared upon arrival.
Most major currencies can be exchanged at banks on the islands.
Police / Ambulance - 911
Fire - 333
Air Ambulance - (869) 465-2801
JNF General Hospital - (869) 465-2551
Internet services are available at all of the hotels, as well as from Internet Cafes across the city. Broadband connections (DSL & Cable) are also available, as are Web developing and hosting services.
The domestic market is served by a 230 volt single phase supply. However, a 110 volt supply is available in most hotels.
The water is of good quality and for drinking. It is collected from direct precipitation, mountain springs and wells, and is chemically treated for purification. Locally bottled water is also available.
There are no particular health concerns associated with St. Kitts. Therefore, special vaccines are usually not required. Modern ambulatory services are available and there are specialists in most fields of medicine. A brand new state of the art hospital was opened in 2003, and emergency 911 services are available.
WHAT TO WEAR
Light summer clothing may be worn all year. Dress is informal, even at elegant hotels and plantation inns, though you may want to dress up a bit for a nice dinner. Nudity is not permitted at any beach. Swim wear or scant clothing should never be worn in towns or villages.
A 10% service charge is normally included in hotel bills. In restaurants, leave 10%-15%. Tipping taxi drivers is not customary.
You will have to pay a departure tax when leaving St Kitts & Nevis. Departure tax is EC$58 (per adult) and EC$25 (child under 12).