When is the Best Time to Visit St. Kitts?

Knowing which season to visit St. Kitts will help you join or avoid the crowds


When to Visit St. Kitts
 

Although the weather is almost always perfect on Nevis and St. Kitts, there are some other factors to take into consideration when planning to visit these two islands.

Weather

St. Kitts Beaches

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St. Kitts and Nevis have moderate climates year round. With temperatures hardly ever getting below 72 degrees Fahrenheit at night and above 86 degrees Fahrenheit during the day these two islands are a vacationer's paradise almost any day of the year. Even the average humidity level of 71 percent is not much of an issue, since cooling trade winds balance out the sticky heat.

Wet season on St. Kitts and Nevis hits between May and October, which is also during the low time of tourism on the islands. Despite the constant promise of rain, this remains the hottest time of year as well, with highs reaching into the low to mid 90s during the day. Guests who visit during the high season, between December and April will find the temperatures to be just to their liking, typically hitting about 75 degrees each day, with little chance of rain.

St. Kitts is located in the Atlantic Hurricane Belt, so the threat of dramatic storms hitting between the beginning of June and the end of November can be a deterrent, but remember that advanced meteorological technology will warn you well in advance of any storm striking.

St. Kitt's High Season

If you want to go visit the islands during the most popular seasons of travel, schedule your vacation during the winter months. December to February are generally the busiest times to vacation on St. Kitts Nevis, though the high season of tourism extends into April. Because tourism is at its peak during these months, accommodation rates are usually higher than other times of the year, and they are harder to book. If you plan to travel during this time, it is wise to make reservations well in advance. Also, arrive with the knowledge that the usually quiet beaches may be more crowded, shops will be fuller, and island tours will be packed.

St. Kitt's Low Season

...great climate and casual atmosphere...

Many would argue that the best time to vacation on either St. Kitts or Nevis is during the summer months, which coincides with the low season. From June to August, the beaches are usually less crowded and hotels and shops have generally more reasonable prices. Weather isn't as pleasant during this time of year, but it is still paradisiacal. One major travel deterrent is that this time of year is a recovery period for the island. Many businesses use this time of year to make renovations, so you could wind up staying in a hotel that is half shut down due to reconstruction. Shops and restaurants often close earlier during this season as well.

Events and Festivals

St. Kitts Events and Festivals

Another reason that the high season is so popular with tourists is the festival called Carnival. Carnival begins on Christmas Eve and goes until early January. This event is filled with parades, food festivals, street dancing, masquerades, private parties, and a lot more.

The low season also has festivals and parties. In May, St. Kitts has the annual St. Kitts Musical Festival, and in June the island holds the St. Kitts and Nevis Regatta, which is a sailboat race.

Regardless of when you visit, the mixture of St. Kitts and Nevis' great climate and casual atmosphere makes the islands a great tropical getaway anytime of the year.

 

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