Travel Fundamentals for St. Kitts

From regions to respect, learn some basci information about St. Kitts and Nevis

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Before setting off on your island adventure to St. Kitts or Nevis, you may want to know a thing or two about your final destination. These basic facts about the land and people may help enhance your experience.


The majority of natives on both St. Kitts and Nevis are friendly and accepting of tourists as long as they are shown respect. The Kittians and Nevisians are very proud but shy people. When photographing people, please be considerate and ask permission before snapping the photo. Most people enjoy having their picture taken, but asking for permission makes the gesture less intrusive.


The general attitude toward fashion on the islands is to dress casually and informally but conservatively. Short shorts, bikinis, bare feet and bare chests should stay on the beach. Wear a shirt while in town.

Geography and Culture

Along with sugary white-sand beaches, St. Kitts and Nevis are both lush and green with fertile growth that starts at the shoreline with scrub and grassland and rises into rainforest. Mt. Liamuiga, which is a dormant volcano, towers above the island at 3,792 feet. Vacationers can climb the mountain, which is covered with lush mango trees, but taking a guide is highly recommended so you don't get lost.

St. Kitts and Nevis have only recently become popular vacationing spots. The islands are mostly free of commotion, and the atmosphere is relaxed. The culture of the island is drawn from a mixture of West Indies, African, and European traditions.

Beautiful scenery and quiet, soothing beaches are just a few of the charms that draw vacationers to St. Kitts and Nevis. Maintaining respect for the area's land and people will help ensure this destination remains pristine.


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