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Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis is an island nation in the West Indies that provides travellers with the unique combination of elegant beaches and dormant volcanoes. Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the country is made up of two main islands: St. Kitts to the north and Nevis to the south.

Visit Basseterre, the capital city of St. Kitts, if you want to be in the middle of the party and resorts on Frigate Bay. If you want a more laid-back experience, visit the island of Nevis, where you can take nature walks and visit local historical sites. Regardless of whether you visit one or both islands during your stay, booking travel insurance before your trip will allow you to enjoy your vacation worry-free.

Places to visit in St. Kitts and Nevis

Whether you want to explore or just lie on the beach, the islands offer the best of both worlds. You can bask in the sun on world-class beaches, climb a volcano, explore a fortress or even take a ride on the railway.

During your stay, consider checking out Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Mount Liamuiga, St. Kitts scenic railway, Bloody Point, Romney Manor and Old Road Town, Basseterre, the National Museum (an old treasury building), Fairview Great House and Botanical Gardens, and the beautiful rainforests that cover more than a quarter of St. Kitts.

Travel advice for St. Kitts and Nevis

If you are planning to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis, you must have a Canadian passport that is valid for at least six months after your expected departure date. Tourist and business visas are not required, but a student visa is required. You will likely be asked to show proof of a return ticket and sufficient funds for your stay. There is a departure tax of $37 USD.

You are responsible for your personal safety when travelling to foreign countries. Secure your personal identification and avoid unpatrolled beaches at night. Note that it is illegal to wear camouflage clothing in the country, and you will need a local driving permit to drive there.

The country’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD), but the US dollar, traveller’s cheques and major credit cards are accepted at most hotels and restaurants.

Travel insurance for vacations in St. Kitts and Nevis

When planning a vacation on small islands that are prone to hurricanes, travel insurance can provide you with travel support in case you need to evacuate the island, or if you need emergency medical attention, lose your baggage or have other travel issues. Blue Cross has personalized travel insurance solutions for all travellers. Contact us anytime to get a free travel insurance quote for your next trip.

General Saint Kitts and Nevis Canada
Continent: Americas
Population (2012): 53,584 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 261 9,984,670
Capital: Basseterre
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
Official language(s): English
Drive: Left
Diesel :   1.23 (2012)
Gasoline :   1.23 (2013)

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